Botox The Woodlands
Botox for Wrinkles
What Is Botox For Wrinkles?
Botox is an injection that can help decrease the number and severity of dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles that occur during facial expressions). The injection works by blocking the nerve signals to the muscles in the problem areas. This results in a decrease in wrinkles in those areas because the muscles are no longer contracting or they are contracting much less.
Who Benefits From Botox
Clients that most often benefit from this non-surgical procedure are males or females with transverse/horizontal wrinkles of the forehead, wrinkles between the eyebrows, and/or wrinkles around the eyes (crows feet). Botox can also be used to give some clients a “chemical” brow lift. In clients that are prone to forming wrinkles from facial expressions, Botox can also be used as a preventative measure.
Botox Procedure For Wrinkles
Clients should wear minimal make-up when coming in for facial Botox injections. The face will be cleaned and a numbing cream will be placed on the skin if the client desires (although the Botox injections can often be done without numbing cream as they are not very painful). The injections will be performed in the areas that need treatment and that are agreed upon by the client and the plastic surgeon. Unlike many other practices, in our practice, the plastic surgeon will be doing the injections. The in-office procedure will take about 15 minutes.
Botox for Excessive Underarm Sweating
What Is Botox For Excessive Underarm Sweating?
Some clients experience excessive underarm sweating that is not controllable with antiperspirants alone. This is called primary axillary hyperhidrosis. Botox can be injected into the armpit and can result in a decrease in sweating by as much as 80-90%.
Who Benefits From Botox Treatment For Excessive Sweating?
Clients that most often benefit from this non-surgical procedure are those that have excessive underarm sweating that has been refractory to trying different types of antiperspirants. This treatment is especially useful for clients that live in hot, humid areas such as The Woodlands, Texas and Houston, Texas. Males and females can both be treated for this condition using this modality.
Botox Procedure For Excessive Underarm Sweating
For excessive underarm sweating, Botox will be injected in each armpit in a grid pattern. The injections are not very painful as very small needles are used and the injections are not very deep. At The Lind Institute of Plastic Surgery, the plastic surgeon does all of the Botox injections. This is not the case in a large majority of other practices. The in-office procedure will take about 20 minutes.
Post-Operative Care Botox Treatment
After the injections, some redness and swelling can occur in the underarm area. This goes away quickly. Some bleeding can occur but this is usually very mild. If bruising occurs, it will resolve in a couple of weeks but it will be in an area that is already well hidden.
Strenuous activity should be avoided for the remainder of the day that your injections are performed. You can return to work the same day and can return to full activity the following day.
Botox is considered a preventative treatment for excessive underarm sweating. Results can last anywhere from four to 12 months. Botox injections will need to be repeated when the effect is starting to wear off.
Potential Complications From Botox Treatment
Botox injection is a very low risk procedure. Potential complications can include, as mentioned above, a small amount of redness and swelling. You can also develop some bruising. Temporary muscle weakness can also occur. Other rare complications will be discussed with you during your consultation.
On occasion, under-correction of the deformity may occur. It will take three to five days for the Botox to start working. For new clients who are being injected by the plastic surgeon for the first time, he will always be a little more conservative with the initial injections in order to decrease the risk of over-injection problems. If five days or so have gone by and the desired results are not adequate, the plastic surgeon will have you come back in and a few more units of Botox can be added to those areas to achieve the desired effect. Once a relationship is established with your plastic surgeon, he will learn what your body needs to achieve the desired effect. It is always safer to start with lower dosing and increase the dosing as needed. Botox can always be added but once it is injected there is no way to reverse it other than waiting. The results of Botox typically will last about three months. With that being said, if complications such as facial muscle weakness occur this will resolve in about three months.
Jeffrey G. Lind II, MD and The Lind Institute of Plastic Surgery offer luxurious, personalized care for cosmetic Botox clients in The Woodlands,Houston, Conroe, and College Station Texas area.