Botox Injections in Houston
Botox | Dr. Shel Wellness and Aesthetic Center
The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, usually referred to by its product brand name Botox® Cosmetic, is a popular non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, crow’s feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck. It can also be used to treat patients who experience chronic migraines or have hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating).
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How Botox Injections Work
Botox injections are a very quick, simple and painless procedure that can take years off your appearance. Fine facial lines and wrinkles can develop on our forehead, glabella (the area between the eyebrows) and crow’s feet over time as a result of making the same expression over and over. When used as an aesthetic treatment you will notice the gradual softening of lines in the affected area and results typically last 3-5 months. Botox blocks the nerve impulses and temporarily relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. While every patient is unique, most people begin to notice the effects of Botox within 1-10 days.
No anesthesia is needed but we encourage our patients to ice the area to be treated moments prior to the injection to ensure that the treatment is pain-free. Patients can return to their normal activities immediately following their treatment, however; we do not recommend exercising or lifting 24 hours after Botox injections to ensure that the product does not migrate. Patients that take prescription blood thinners or Fish Oil, Vitamin E or Aspirin on a regular basis may experience mild bruising which can quickly be resolved by applying Auriderm cream to the affected areas.
The Botox Process
- Initial Consultation
- Procedure: 15 minutes per session
- Sessions Required for Optimal Results: maintenance as needed every 3-5 months
- Recovery Time: None
“I went to Dr. Shel 2 years ago for my first ever Botox injections after my best friend had it and I loved her results. I had frown lines and was beginning to see expression lines in my forehead. I was anxious and nervous when I first went in but after my consultation my mind was at ease and Dr. Shel quickly and painlessly administered the injections. I started to notice my results within a couple of days and after a week, I knew I was going to love it. I return every 3-4 months for my treatment and each time I receive a very high level of care and I am always pleased with my results. I wouldn’t go anywhere else or have anyone else do my injections. Since then, I have also had many laser procedures and Radiesse to give volume to my cheeks and I absolutely love all of it!! *”
The treatment takes three to eight days to take full effect. Typically you will begin to see noticeable improvements within 3-8 days. The results can continue to improve up to 30 days.
Most patients can expect their results to last between 3-5 months. However, results will vary based on the severity of the lines being treated.
Botox is administered using tiny, ultra fine needles. The pain is very minimal and goes away very quickly.
Lines and wrinkles will begin to reappear over time. To maintain smoothness, you will need 3-4 rounds of Botox per year.
No, botox relaxes the muscles in the face and creates a more relaxed appearance, and your facial expression will remain. Pulling the skin through plastic surgery is what leaves an a natural look.