Everyone has heard of Botox. But what is it? How does it help in reducing the signs of aging? Is it effective? Dr. Thomas Wiener of Houston, TX works regularly with patients who are interested in nonsurgical solutions for aging skin, and meets many patients who are curious about Botox as an anti-aging solution. If you want to learn more about Botox injections, we encourage you to continue reading the frequently asked questions we’ll talk about today.
What is Botox?
Botox is known as a neuromodulator. It is a medication with botulinum toxin type A that works in reducing muscle contractions. When injected into the facial muscles, it reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles that have formed over time from muscle movements.
Where is Botox injected?
Botox is injected in the muscles around the face that contribute to forehead folds, glabellar lines (the “elevens” between the eyebrows), and crow’s feet. These are the places in the face where the injectable is the most effective.
Is Botox safe?
Botox is cleared by the FDA as a cosmetic injectable, though it has been used in many areas of medicine over time. When injections are managed by experienced professionals, the results are predictable and long-lasting.
How long does Botox last?
Patients will need to get Botox injections regularly to maintain the look, as it naturally reduces with time. We encourage most individuals to come in every four to six months for touch-up injections.
Can Botox fill lines and wrinkles?
Botox works differently than other injectables such as hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. However, patients can have dermal fillers injected along with Botox for a more dramatic improvement in the facial appearance.
Enhance your appearance today with Botox injections
Botox is a wonderful solution for many adult men and women who want to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and folds of the face. If you live in the area of Houston, TX and are considering injections, we welcome you to our practice to learn more. The office is located at 2323 Clear Lake City Boulevard, Suite #152 and accepts new and returning patients who call (281) 488-5795 for an appointment.