Botox is a versatile medication that can treat many cosmetic and medical conditions. Our board-certified cosmetic surgeons at Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery use these injections to reduce signs of aging and restore a youthful look to your facial skin. If you have fine lines and facial wrinkles and want to explore the benefits of this simple and effective treatment, reach out to Dr. Layton to set up a consultation.
Is Botox Safe for Cosmetic Treatment?
Botox is an FDA-approved solution that can temporarily stop small muscles in your face from moving. It is an ideal treatment for reducing or removing the appearance of wrinkles. Our cosmetic surgeons inject this solution into areas of your face to provide visual relief for your aging skin.
How Much Does Botox® Cost?
The cost of Botox® is $13.50 per unit, but the cost of treatment can vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary to deliver your desired results. During your consultation, Dr. Layton will be able to provide you with a treatment plan that matches your specific needs. At this point, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of your treatment. We also offer financing services to help make this and other treatments more affordable.
Which Areas Does Botox Treat?
This therapy can be used to treat many different medical and cosmetic conditions. As a cosmetic therapy, it can reduce wrinkle and rejuvenate the skin, often in the following areas:
- Forehead wrinkles
- Eye lines, such as crow’s feet
- Glabellar wrinkles, which appear between the eyebrows
- Sunken brows
- Lines, wrinkles, and impressions in and around the chin
- Sunken, distressed, or wrinkled areas of the neck
Once injected, the active components disrupt the nerves in the targeted area. These nerve clusters are responsible for causing the muscles they lie within to move, either by twitching or contracting. Untreated, these movements, which the solution slows and then stops, can cause wrinkles and other aging signs.
What to Expect during the Procedure
Botox is a safe, non-surgical solution that can rejuvenate your tired skin. No anesthesia is required, and the needle used to deliver the injection is small.
If you have fine lines and want to learn more about how Botox injections can help, you should call our Houston clinic. First, we can schedule you for an initial consultation. Dr. Layton could then perform an exam and review your current and past medical history to determine if you are an ideal candidate. They can also review any prevailing conditions, such as pregnancy or breastfeeding, that could exclude you from treatment at that time.
Dr. Layton can explain all aspects of the procedure and answer any questions you may have. For example, you would need to refrain from alcohol, aspirin, and NSAIDs at least two weeks before the procedure to help limit bruising. Dr. Layton can also discuss possible adverse effects of this treatment, as well as expected recovery time.
Non-clinical details, such as cost, will also be explained. If you are a good candidate, the procedure is generally quick, with minimal discomfort. After the process, the surgeon will follow you closely to help ensure the best possible cosmetic outcomes.
Post-Procedure Care and Expectations
Following a successful treatment, you may notice a significant change within one to two weeks. You should try to leave injection sites alone and avoid rubbing or touching those areas for at least 24 hours. This can ensure that the solution does not migrate into the surrounding tissues. Recovery time is minimal and you may return to work the same day.
Most patients report significant visual improvements to treated areas within a day or two. You may not see the full effect of the injections for up to two weeks, and these changes may last anywhere from three to six months. A repeat injection may be ideal for maintaining cosmetic improvement.
Call our Houston Clinic Today to Learn More about Botox Treatments
If you are tired of unnecessary wrinkles, lines, and impressions on your face, Botox may be an ideal treatment to rejuvenate your aging skin. Take the first step to achieving fresh, younger-looking skin by scheduling an initial consultation with Dr. Layton. Call today to learn more about your options for cosmetic treatments such as Botox in Houston.