Integrated Aesthetics

PLASTIC SURGERY: (281) 404-5454

YOUNG CHO, MD, PHD

DERMATOLOGY: (281) 829-8288

MELISSA CHIANG, MD

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm;
Saturday 9am - 3pm

Is Botox Right for You?

Cosmetic Treatments in Spring, Tomball, The Woodlands & Houston

The key to looking and maintaining a young and vibrant look is having healthy and youthful skin. However, even with the right care, our skin is not always impervious to the wearing of time and Mother Nature. Thanks to the improvements in cosmetic treatments, however, getting back that youthful glow and look is not only possible but fairly simple and accessible to the Houston public. If you could do with a few less smile and frown lines, read further to find out if Botox is the right choice for you.

What Is Botox?

Botox is a drug that comes from the byproduct of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Used in small, diluted amounts, scientists have discovered that this drug can be very useful for treating different health issues including: muscle stiffness, muscle spasms, excessive sweating, overactive bladder and chronic migraines. What Botox may be most popular for, however, is its cosmetic success in treating wrinkles and facial creases.

When injected into the face, Botox blocks the signals between the nerves and muscles, causing a temporary paralysis. The muscles treated with Botox will not be able to contract, which will cause the wrinkles to relax. This treatment is most commonly used on forehead lines, lines around the eyes and frown lines. Botox will have no effect on wrinkles and creases caused by gravity and sun damage.

Botox and You

 There are many things to consider when deciding to get Botox. There are both great benefits and risks that come with this procedure. It is good to know that Botox is only a temporary solution—treatments only last about three to six months. Even more, Botox cannot treat every type of wrinkle, and is only good for dynamic wrinkles. There are also temporary side effects that you should be aware of, such as pain and swelling, that are common after treatments.

Botox has been very successful in giving patients back their youthful and glowing skin and confidence in their appearance. Check out Integrated Aesthetics in the Houston area for more information on Botox and to find out if this procedure is the right fit for you.

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