Dr. Lyos is one of Allergan’s specially designated National Educational Faculty members and a nationally recognized expert in BOTOX® Cosmetic use. Learn more about the general benefits of BOTOX® below or for a one-on-one conversation with Dr. Lyos about how this injectable can help you, please call (713)799-8989.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Botox® is a simple and safe way to minimize wrinkles, caused by contractions of the underlying facial muscles. Botox® utilizes a natural, purified protein that is administered at very low doses to reduce the contractions of winkle-causing muscles. Most typically these are the muscles on your forehead and the little corrugator muscles between your eyebrows. These muscles get in the habit of staying contracted and are the ones that can cause you to look perpetually worried or angry.
What Areas Can Be Treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® treatments can be performed in a number of locations, including:
- Between your brows
- Eye area
- Smile lines
- Masseter (jaw) muscle
- Underarm, hands or feet (hyperhidrosis)
Newer uses include:
- Relaxing the downward pull on the corners of the mouth
- Softening the pebble-like chin contractions some of us unconsciously seem to adopt and in some cases, can even be used to relax the lines under the eyes.
- A chemical brow lift or brow balance with a few strategic injections
While the results are dramatic, you don’t have to radically change your facial appearance. The muscles are simply relaxed, so you can still frown, smile, or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases.
What To Expect After I am Treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic appear within a few days and generally last from four to six months. BOTOX® is so simple, it’s very often injected at the same time as wrinkle fillers such as Restylane, Radiesse and Juvederm. By using BOTOX® Cosmetic along with your wrinkle fillers, they’ll both last longer. In addition, carefully selected use of small amounts of Botox in the lower face slow aging in this area.
If you’re like most patients, you’ll return directly to work or normal activity immediately. We’ll use a cold ice pack to apply to your injected area to help soothe. Most people are very surprised the first time to see just how quickly and comfortably BOTOX® Cosmetic can be injected. There’s nothing to be afraid of.
Before & After Photos