BOTOX® Cosmetic removes lines around the mouth and eyes, creases in the forehead, and furrows between the brows that can make you appear tired or irritated even when you’re feeling just fine. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are safely administered by our Dallas, Texas area staff at Regional Plastic Surgery Center.
Sometimes referred to as the fountain of youth, BOTOX® Cosmetic is a popular and safe non-surgical method for temporarily eliminating frown lines and forehead creases, “crows feet” around the eyes, and thick bands in the neck. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections remove these facial lines and wrinkles by influencing the muscles in the face that control expressions, such as frowning and squinting. Because BOTOX® Cosmetic is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure, there is no danger of scarring, there is little to no recovery time involved, and our patients immediately resume routine activities after treatment.
The BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment Consultation
A BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure at our facility near Dallas, Texas, begins with a consultation with one of our experienced cosmetic surgeons. It is important to be candid with our cosmetic surgeon when discussing BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment options at our Dallas facility. Pregnant women, women trying to become pregnant, and women who are nursing should not use BOTOX® Cosmetic. Certain forms of some medications and supplements such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, aspirin, herbs, and vitamins may affect the potency of the BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. Bleeding and bruising at the injection site can result.
The BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure
During the BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure at the Dallas area Regional Plastic Surgery Center, your cosmetic surgeon will ask you to point out which lines and wrinkles you want to remove and to contract the facial muscles in those areas. Your cosmetic surgeon will evaluate your face and determine the muscle that is causing the wrinkle. Once the muscle surrounding the wrinkle is identified, a tiny needle is used to inject a small amount of purified BOTOX® Cosmetic into a very small area of the problem muscle.
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections at our Dallas office prevent the area of muscle surrounding the wrinkle from contracting. This immobility relaxes the muscle and results in a smoothing of the wrinkle. In a few days the wrinkle disappears completely. Because only a small amount of BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into a very small portion of the targeted muscle, the immobility of this targeted area does not effect the natural movement of the other facial muscles.
The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic injections last from four to six months. Once the effects begin to wear off, the wrinkle will start to reappear. The BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure can be repeated at our Dallas facility as often as once every three months.
Are BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections Safe?
Although BOTOX® Cosmetic is a derivative of the bacteria that causes botulism, you are in no danger of contracting the food poisoning illness from a BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure at our Dallas area facility. There are possible side effects, however; and when not performed by an experienced cosmetic surgeon or physician, the chances of suffering one or more of these side effects drastically increases.
It is important to remember that BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription drug that should be administered by a qualified cosmetic surgeon in a medical setting that is equipped to treat any unexpected emergencies or side effects. The cosmetic surgeons at Regional Plastic Surgery Center are board certified and highly experienced. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a routine procedure performed at our Dallas, Texas, area surgical facility, and our patients’ safety is our highest priority.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Injection Side Effects
Side effects are generally a result of administering too much BOTOX® Cosmetic or administering the BOTOX® Cosmetic injections to incorrect muscles. Side effects are usually temporary, but they can last as long as several months. These side effects include droopy eyelids that can interfere with vision, localized numbness, bruising, swelling and burning during the injection, and flu-like symptoms, headache, and nausea.
Improperly handled, BOTOX® Cosmetic can become contaminated. BOTOX® Cosmetic is marketed in single use vials. Each vial is to be used only once for one injection on a single patient, and each vial must be used within four hours of being opened. Violation of these instructions risks contamination of the BOTOX® Cosmetic that can adversely affect the patient.
The cosmetic surgeons at Regional Plastic Surgery Center are highly trained and experienced in BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures. In Dallas, Texas, trust Dr. Denton Watumull and Dr. Bruce Byrne with all your BOTOX® Cosmetic needs.