The first signs of aging can begin to appear all too early. After years of repetitive facial expressions and constant movements, dynamic wrinkles will begin to form between the eyebrows, along the corners of the eyes, and across the forehead. These fine lines can eventually turn into deep creases, adding unwanted years onto the appearance. Even the most expensive creams and moisturizers can do little to fight the changes in skin texture and quality as these wrinkles form.
The Benefits of Botox Cosmetic
Botox Cosmetic is a non-invasive aesthetic treatment, designed to improve the fine lines and wrinkles that result from repetitive expressions. Made from Botulinum Toxin Type A, Botox temporarily relaxes specific facial muscles. As these muscles relax, the associated lines on the face will become smooth and flat. Fine wrinkles and deep creases related to muscle movement can be erased for up to three months. While Botox Cosmetic is designed to address dynamic wrinkles, static lines (that result from a loss of tissue elasticity) can be targeted by adding a dermal filler, such as Juvederm or Restylane.
Botox Cosmetic can improve:
- Forehead Lines
- Frown Lines, between eyebrows (Glabella)
- Crow’s Feet, on the outer corners of the eyes
- Bunny Lines, along the sides of the nose
- Lip lines
- Neck bands (Platysma)
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating under arms, hands, and feet)
Choosing Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics for Wrinkle Reduction
Houston’s Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi are board-certified physicians known for their warm bedside manner, friendly demeanor and safe practices. Dr. Gopathi is the Director of Medical Aesthetics with a keen interest in female wellness, antiaging and facial contouring. She makes sure the entire team is dedicated to the creation of beauty, working with each patient to understand their aesthetic needs and desires. By offering a comprehensive menu of services, every individual’s goals can be attained with the proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Choosing a board-certified physician who has a comprehensive understanding of facial anatomy and movement who can execute advanced injection techniques will produce the most natural, beautiful results. To address the early signs of aging, Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics offers a full range of noninvasive techniques and treatments, including Botox Cosmetic. This ensures that patients can achieve their goals without the expense or lengthy recovery time associated with surgery. Dr. Gopathi and her team members will spend time discussing your needs and explaining all of the options before designing a personalized treatment plan.
“My primary goal during your entire plastic surgery journey is to make you feel comfortable and to assure utmost safety during your procedures. We are here to guide you to your very best outcome.”
–Dr. Ravi Somayazula
The Ideal Botox Candidate
Anyone interested in smoothing the fine lines and wrinkles that come from years of facial expressions may make a potential candidate for Botox Cosmetic. Both men and women can benefit from the treatment. The injectable is safe for all ethnicities and skin types. The ideal patient will understand the Botox Cosmetic treatment plan and hold realistic expectations for their results. Those with certain skin conditions or are pregnant may be encouraged to postpone their Botox treatment. Hyperhydrosis, or excessive sweating, of the underarms and hands is a medical condition that can be treated with Botox as well.
Botox Cosmetic Consultation and Examination
Potential patients should plan on their initial Botox Cosmetic consultation to take a half an hour, up to an hour at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics. At this time, Dr. Gopathi and Dr. Ravi will perform an in-depth skin assessment, determining the best set of treatments and techniques to achieve the desired results. Time is needed to get to know each patient’s aesthetic goals, as well as their lifestyle and daily skin care regimen. Finally, a personalized treatment plan, including Botox Cosmetic, will be created. The Botox treatment can be done at that same visit.
At the consultation appointment, the total cost of treatment will be determined. Our experienced patient coordinator will explain all of the payment options available, assisting in arranging the most affordable treatment plan possible.
The Botox Cosmetic Procedure
Each Botox Cosmetic session takes from 15 to 30 minutes, making it the perfect ‘lunchtime’ procedure. The injectable is applied in a private, comfortable treatment room at the Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics office. Using a very fine needle, Botox is meticulously injected directly into the predetermined facial muscles. The injections are not considered painful; therefore, Botox Cosmetic does not require any anesthetic. However, a topical or local anesthetic can be applied for added comfort.
Getting Back to Normal After Botox Cosmetic
There is no downtime necessary after a treatment with Botox Cosmetic. Patients are feeling well enough to go back to work or school immediately. Mild redness, swelling, and tenderness may be seen along the treatment area, however these are normally short lived. Bruising is also common.
The benefits of Botox Cosmetic are not seen right away. Over the next one to two weeks, targeted wrinkles will begin to ease and smooth. Optimal results from Botox can be seen in 10-14 days, and will last for three to four months. This will vary according to the individual patient and the specific treatment area.
Botox Cosmetic is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a safe method for improving dynamic wrinkles. Side-effects are not common but can include pinpoint bleeding, severe headaches, and facial asymmetry. More serious complications, such as infection or nerve damage, are rare. To ensure the safest and most effective Botox Cosmetic results, patients are encouraged to only trust a board certified, experienced provider, such as Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics.
Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics offers patients the Brilliant Distinctions Program, bringing special pricing, discounts, and exclusive invitations. Brilliant Distinctions® members can earn points with each Botox Cosmetic treatment, which are then redeemable deep discounts on future purchases of Allergan products and services. Brilliant Distinctions® points will accumulate each time you purchase Botox® Cosmetic, Laisse ®, or any Juvederm® treatment. Speak with your Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics’ patient coordinator for more details on Brilliant Distinctions®.
Turn to Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics for your Botox Cosmetic needs:
Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics is located at 9230 Katy Freeway near Memorial and Katy, but easily reached from every side of Houston. Our luxurious office is designed for up-most patient comfort and privacy. To find out more about the benefits of Botox Cosmetic, or to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Gopathi or Dr. Ravi, call Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics at 281.242.1061. For added convenience, fill out our easy, online Contact Us form and a patient coordinator will contact you shortly.
Botox Cosmetic FAQ:
- What is Botox Cosmetic?
Botox Cosmetic is a noninvasive treatment made from Botulinum Toxin. The injectable is designed to smooth dynamic winkles and fine lines associated with repetitive facial movements. As Botox temporarily relaxes targeted muscles, the associated facial lines will slowly smooth and flatten.
- Am I a good candidate for Botox?
The ideal candidate for Botox Cosmetic can be almost anyone who is frustrated with fine lines and wrinkles associated with early aging. Both men and women can benefit from Botox, as the injectable is safe for all ethnicities and skin types. People with certain skin conditions, or are pregnant, will be told to postpone their Botox Cosmetic treatment.
- What areas are most commonly treated with Botox Cosmetic?
Botox Cosmetic relaxes targeted facial muscles, making it an excellent choice for smoothing dynamic wrinkles. The area’s most commonly treated with Botox include the Frown Lines (between the eyebrows), Crow’s Feet (along the corners of the eyes), and forehead creases. Botox has additional uses, as well, including the treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
- How long does a Botox Cosmetic treatment take to perform?
A treatment with Botox Cosmetic will take 30 minutes or less. Each session will be performed in a comfortable, private treatment room at the Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics office.
- When can I see the results from Botox Cosmetic and how long will they last?
The benefits from Botox are not seen right away. Over the following week to two weeks, as the targeted muscles slowly relax, the benefit of treatment will appear. Patients can expect the results to last for three to four months. At this time, a maintenance session with Botox Cosmetic can safely extend the youthful results.
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