Botox The Woodlands
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. The popularity of BOTOX® is due to its ease of use and effectiveness in treating common types of wrinkles.
How Does BOTOX® Work?
BOTOX® is most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye), and frown lines. Wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity will not respond to BOTOX®
How Is a BOTOX® Procedure Done?
Getting BOTOX® takes only a few minutes and does not require anesthesia. BOTOX® is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort.
It generally takes three to seven days to take full effect, and it is best to avoid alcohol starting at least one week before the procedure.You should also stop taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications two weeks before treatment to reduce bruising.
How Long Does a BOTOX® Injection Last?
The effects from BOTOX® will last four to six months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are being trained to relax.
What Are the Side Effects of BOTOX®?
Temporary bruising is the most common side effect of BOTOX®.
Headaches, which end in 24 to 48 hours, can happen, but this is rare. A small percentage of patients may develop eyelid drooping. This usually ends within three weeks. Drooping usually happens when the Botox moves around, so do not rub the treated area for 12 hours after injection or lie down for three to four hours.
Who Should Not Receive BOTOX®?
People who are pregnant, breastfeeding, have a neurological disease, or are on specific medications should not use Botox. Since BOTOX does not work for all wrinkles, you should consult with Dr. Anita Arora Gill first at Gill Dermatology