Individuals who are in the Houston, Texas area who are experiencing dynamic wirnkles may find success through BOTOX™, an injectable treatment that paralyzes the underlying muscle causing a wrinkle to form when it is contracted. Dynamic wrinkles are wrinkles that appear when a facial expression is made. Common types of dynamic wrinkles include worry lines on the forehead, glabellar lines between the eyebrows, and crow's feet around the eyes. These may be embarrassing for some individuals, as these are often some of the first things that make us feel aged.
BOTOX™ should be discussed with a Houston cosmetic specialist to help them determine if the procedure is right for them. Those who have static wrinkles, which are wrinkles that appear when the face is at rest, may be encouraged to receive treatment with a dermal filler such as JUVEDERM™. Those who have an infection at the injection site or who have a known allergy to any of the ingredients of BOTOX™ should not receive treatment. What's more, those with a neuromuscular disorder like Myasthenia Gravis or Eaton Lambert Syndrome may be at a higher risk of clinically significant effects from this injectable treatment. Common side effects of BOTOX™ may include headache, respiratory infection, flu-like syndrome, temporary eyelid droop or nausea. Other possible reactions include pain in the face, redness at the injection site and muscle weakness.
This treatment works by paralyzing the muscle that cause the dynamic wrinkle being treated. The injection is made into the muscle, which prevents it from contracting by blocking nerve impulse transmission to the muscle. With the muscle unable to contract, the wrinkle does not form and over time relaxes. In most cases, this treatment is used for those wishing to treat dynamic wrinkles located in the upper part of the face, although some specialists may use BOTOX™ to treat other parts of the face and neck. What's more, BOTOX™ has even been used to treat migraines and excessive underarm sweating.
A small needle is used to apply treatment, which helps to reduce any discomfort the patient feels during the treatment. To many, the injection feels like a small prick with some experiencing a little stinging as well. The procedure takes about 10 minutes to perform and ice or topical anesthetics may be used to reduce any pain during the treatment. After the procedure, patients usually feel no pain. Some experience headaches or other side effects mentioned previously. One treatment is typically all that is needed to reach optimal results, which last for about three to six months in most cases.
There is no recovery time required after the procedure and individuals may resume normal activities or return to work right after the procedure. Of course, patients should follow any instructions given to them by the Houston cosmetic specialist to ensure proper recovery. The cost of each injection varies depending on the number of areas that are being treated. Prices may range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. What's more, repeat treatments are necessary to maintain results of treatment.
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