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Looking your best and brimming with confidence shouldn’t stop at a certain age, but common issues like facial wrinkles and fine lines can undermine anyone’s self-esteem. In the past, the only definitive solution was to have surgery, but these days, we have the luxury of Botox in our Houston, TX medical spa. With it, our team can help people achieve smoother, more youthful skin using a fast and non-invasive treatment that is trusted by everyone from Hollywood stars to working parents to energetic entrepreneurs.
By now, practically everyone has heard the word “Botox,” and most know that it can be used to get rid of facial wrinkles, but how does it actually work?
Botox is a substance derived from a bacterium called clostridium botulinum, and when injected into the face, it prevents the unconscious muscle movements that force the skin to fold, which is how wrinkles are created. By making these muscles relax, the skin remains smooth, and existing fine lines and wrinkles greatly fade or disappear altogether.
Botox can be used to smooth out just about every area of the face, and previously, our team has used it to:
Botox can also be used to reduce the size of the masseter muscles, or chewing muscles, to create a slimmer, more refined jawline and facial shape.
After talking with a patient and determining what they hope to accomplish, we’ll inject Botox into the areas of the face where they want improvement. A topical anesthetic will be applied beforehand, so all a patient will feel is a slight “pinch” for each injection. Typically, treatment can be completed in about 10-15 minutes. Afterward, full results will become apparent after about three days and last for three to six months. The skin might be slightly red and sensitive immediately afterward, but these symptoms are typically mild and go away very quickly.