When it comes to rejuvenating the skin through an injectable filler, the first product that comes to mind for most people is FDA-approved BOTOX®. As the most common filler with outstanding results, BOTOX® effectively improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes, transforming frown lines, crow’s feet and elevating brows. Houston cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Sumpter, provides BOTOX® since it relaxes the underlying muscle activity, which causes wrinkling in the first place. Dr. Sumpter thoroughly assesses the patient’s skin to see if BOTOX® is the right option to get the desired results.
WHAT TO EXPECT
During the initial consultation, the forehead will be assessed so that the appropriate amount of BOTOX can be determined. Wrinkle location, depth and quantity will help determine the appropriate dosage. Most patients require anywhere between 20 - 50 units of the medication. During the same in-office appointment, the forehead may be marked with ink so that during treatment it will be known where the injections will go. The patient will feel a small prick as the injection is made through the skin by a fine syringe. Discomfort is minimal,and can be controlled with cold compression.
After their BOTOX treatment, patients are able to return to their normal activities. There will be some mild swelling and redness, but this is minimal and goes away within 3-4 hours. It is important for patients not to lie down for 4 - 6 hours following their injections, and exercise should be avoided for 24 hours. Results following BOTOX are most apparent around day 5 - 7. At this time, patients will notice that their foreheads are smoother and that wrinkles will have decreased significantly. They will feel younger and feel that their appearance has a new brighter glow!
Most cosmetic surgery practices charge about $275 - $400 for one full syringe of BOTOX. In addition, it is important to note that the majority of our patients return for additional treatments about every 3-4 months.
GET YOUR FACIAL GLOW BACK!
BOTOX is a fantastic way to look softer and younger without surgery. Men and women who wish to decrease facial wrinkles and lines may be candidates for this treatment. Results will last for several months, and sometimes longer for many of our patients. If you are ready to try out the injection that has changed the lives of millions of people, call our office today and talk to our staff about the wonders of BOTOX!