What Is Botox Used For?
Botox Cosmetic injections (onabotulinumtoxinA) are the only treatment approved by the FDA to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet, frown lines between the eyebrows, and other wrinkles on the face in adults. These lines and deep wrinkles are caused by contractions of the facial muscles when you laugh, smile, squint, concentrate, or frown. Environmental damage (such as sun exposure or pollution) and the natural aging process can accelerate the number and size of facial wrinkles. Botox is used to freeze, prevent, and even reverse many of these visible lines and wrinkles.
- How does Botox work?
Working beneath the surface of the skin, Botox blocks impulses from the nerves to the tiny facial muscles that cause expression lines. Botox works by releasing a liquid that relaxes the muscles, avoiding contraction. After Botox treatments the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expression to remain unaffected.
- Is Botox safe?
Botox Cosmetic is the only treatment approved by the FDA to treat the appearance of crow’s feet and laugh lines and is approved for use in 78 countries. Botox is one of the most extensively studied medical cosmetic treatments. Since 2002 over 10.9 million vials of Botox have been sold in the Unites States. Botox has been evaluated in clinical trials and over 400 peer-reviews scientific and medical journals. For over 13 years Botox has been used to treat various medical conditions such as chronic migraines and other ophthalmological, neurological, and dermatological issues.
Women and men from Houston, Sugar Land, Katy, and the surrounding area have been coming to Dr. Nikko for their Botox treatments for over fifteen years. Dr. Nikko is a skin expert who can reduce your facial wrinkles without reducing your ability to express yourself.
Dr Nikko's Q&A on Botox
Dr Nikko answers some common questions about botox and its effects.
- How fast will I see results from Botox?
The actual Botox injection process lasts about 10 minutes and you will begin to notice results within 24-48 hours. Botox is a temporary treatment used to reduce facial wrinkles; the results will last for 3-6 months depending on the patient. Studies have shown that the benefits will build with continued use, increasing the duration between treatments and reducing the amount of injections needed.
If you think that Botox Cosmetic injections are right for you, find out for sure by scheduling your free consultation with Dr. Nikko at the Nikko Cosmetic Surgery Center in Houston, Texas. During your consultation Dr. Nikko will discuss your goals and evaluate your facial wrinkles to determine how Botox can work for you.
- Botox is the most popular non-surgical treatment in Houston for reducing the signs of aging. The injections are quick and relatively painless. Depending on the location of your facial wrinkles Dr. Nikko will make a series of injections; the entire process lasts only about 10 minutes.
- After your Botox Cosmetic injections you’ll still look like yourself, only with fewer facial wrinkles! When Botox is administered by a medical expert like Dr. Nikko you won’t lose* any facial expression after a Botox treatment.
As a cosmetic surgeon, board-certified dermatologist, and a skin expert, Dr. Nikko is the obvious choice for Botox injections in Houston. If you are ready to see what Dr. Nikko and Botox can do for you, schedule your consultation at the Nikko Cosmetic Surgery Center in Houston, Texas today.