What is Botox?

If forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet make you appear older than you are, Botox® injections can help you achieve a more youthful look.

At Houston Women’s Cosmetics in Houston, board-certified doctor Adebayo Adesomo, MD, and his team offer Botox® injections to smooth facial lines, making you look years younger and giving you the self-confidence you deserve.

Call our office to learn more about how Botox injections can help you, or book an appointment online.

What are Botox® injections?

Botox injections help fight wrinkles to rejuvenate your appearance and give you a boost of confidence. The injections contain botulinum toxin type A, which is a neurotoxin that eases fine lines and wrinkles caused by:

  • Frowning
  • Smiling
  • Squinting
  • Other facial expressions

Botox injections work by blocking nerve impulses to facial muscles, causing these muscles to relax. The result is a dramatic reduction in:

  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Lines near your eyes (crow’s feet)
  • Frown lines

Dr. Adesomo lets you know which areas of your face may benefit from Botox injections to give you the youthful appearance you desire.

What should I expect during Botox injections?

Injections containing Botox are noninvasive. You come in to Houston Women’s Cosmetics for your procedure, which takes just minutes to complete. Dr. Adesomo may apply a topical numbing cream to the area to make injections more comfortable, but the needle he uses is extremely thin.

Dr. Adesomo slowly injects the Botox solution into facial muscles at strategic points. You may feel a slight pinch during the injections, but you shouldn’t feel much discomfort.

What should I expect after Botox injections?

After your Botox injections, you can resume normal daily activities right away. Dr. Adesomo may recommend you avoid strenuous exercise for a day and keep your head upright to minimize possible side effects at the injection site.

You may experience slight:

  • Redness
  • Minor swelling
  • Some bruising

You likely won’t see results from Botox injections right away. However, about 3-7 days after treatment, you should notice fewer wrinkles and a rejuvenated, more youthful look.

How long do results from Botox injections last?

Botox injections aren’t a permanent solution for fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment can last about 3-6 months, but individual results may vary. Dr. Adesomo gives you an idea of how often you may require Botox injections to achieve desired results.

If you’re interested in restoring your youthful appearance, call Houston Women’s Cosmetics today to find out if you’re a good candidate for Botox injections. You can also schedule an appointment with Dr. Adesomo using the online scheduling tool.

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