BOTOX wrinkle removal and prevention

What exactly is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

botox houston txBOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is a nonsurgical treatment that can temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines and wrinkles in people 18 to 65 years of age. During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines. The treatment is usually done in about 10 minutes, and no recovery time is needed. Within days, you may see an improvement that can last up to 4 months.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).

botox injections houstonBOTOX® Cosmetic is administered by a healthcare professional as a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.

While BOTOX® is best known for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, it is also gaining popularity as a preventative measure against wrinkles on the forehead, between the brows, and at the corners of the eyes. Amerejuve offers free consultations to ensure you are a good candidate for BOTOX® and that it's the best option for achieving your goals.

To schedule a free consultation, please call Medspa Houston: 713-960-6262 or Medspa Atlanta: 770-509-0000 to discuss if BOTOX® is the best option for you.

Facts about BOTOX® Cosmetic:

BOTOX® Cosmetic, introduced in 2002, is the first botulinum toxin to be approved by the FDA to temporarily treat moderate to severe glabellar lines between the brows.

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With real, noticeable results, no surgery, and no recovery time, there are many reasons why BOTOX® Cosmetic has been chosen by millions of women and their doctors. Approximately 11.8 million BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures have been administered in the United States since 2002. 97% of 117 patients surveyed were satisfied with the results of their BOTOX® experience (2,3).

Individual results may vary.

  1. Data on file, Allergan, Inc.
  2. Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF), BOTOX® Cosmetic Use Survey, April 2005.
  3. Facial Injectables Consumer User Survey; July 2009.

Botox FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Is Botox right for me?

If you are looking for a way to reverse time, or to look more relaxed instead of tense all the time. We offer free Botox consults and go over your areas of concerns and discuss if you are a good candidate.

How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?

Botox works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the activity of muscles that cause those persistent lines to form. Learn more about Preventive Botox.

What should I expect during my Botox treatment?

Some patients report a pinch during the injection itself. If you're concerned about the discomfort, it may be possible to use ice or a numbing cream to ensure minimal discomfort.

Can I get BOTOX® with my skin tone? 

As Botox is injected under the skin, skin tone does not effect your treatment. Any skin tone can be treated with BOTOX® to address wrinkles and lines between the eyebrows and at the corner of the eyes (crow's feet).

What do I expect right after Botox injections?

You may have some redness but will subside within a few minutes. We will go over Post Botox instructions which include not to exercise for 24 to 48 hours. Remain upright for 4 hours. Avoid hot tubs, saunas, or tanning for at least 7 days to up to 2 weeks. Avoid facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and massages at least 7 days to up to 2 weeks.

When will I see results from a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment?

Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines and wrinkles. Lines continue to improve for up to a month, and results can last for up to 4 months.

How long does BOTOX® Cosmetic last? Is Botox permanent?

Results from treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic can last for up to 4 months. If you discontinue treatment, the frown lines and wrinkles will look like they did before treatment. The Botox solution is gradually absorbed by your body over time and most typically lasts 3 – 4 months. This makes Botox an ideal solution for TMJ pain as patients can experience immediate pain relief, while implementing solutions to remedy the underlying cause of the pain; such as a soft diet, jaw exercises, or being fitted with customized night guard to prevent teeth clenching and grinding at night.

Will Botox Treatment Hurt?

As with any injection, there may be some pain associated with the injection of
Botox, but this is restricted to the insertion of the needle. Pain will be brief and you
will be able to resume your normal activities directly after the appointment.

What are the long term effects of Botox?

Most side effects are temporary and should fade within a few days. However, drooping eyelids, drooling, and asymmetry could be caused by the unintentional effects of the toxin on the muscles surrounding the target areas of the drug, if any of these occur, it could take several weeks to improve as the toxin wears off.

What is a unit of BOTOX®?

A unit is a way to measure how much BOTOX® is injected into the muscle. There are 12 units in a syringe of BOTOX® . Multiple units can be injected at a time.

How many Botox units do I get?

Every person is different in the amount of units each person gets due to what look one is trying to achieve relaxed or some say more “frozen”, size of forehead, or simply male or female. Male have double the muscle mass females have so most of the time double the amount of Botox for males.

Where can BOTOX® be injected?

The three most common areas for BOTOX® injections are between the eyebrows, on the forehead, and next to the eyes where "crow's feet" form. BOTOX® can improve your appearance and prevent the formation of deep expression lines that make you look older. BOTOX® will not help fine lines or wrinkles that are not due to facial expressions. Studies have shown clients who suffer from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) can benefit from BOTOX® injections.

How does BOTOX® work?

BOTOX® is administered by injection; it relaxes the muscles where it is injected, decreasing and preventing wrinkling of the skin. With a skilled injector, the results are relaxed, natural-looking facial expressions.

How many units of BOTOX® does it take to get the look I want?

It depends on the depth of the wrinkles. On average, the amount for the forehead is 15-20 units, 18-20 units for frown lines, and between 6-12 units per eye for crow's feet.

Who injects the BOTOX®?

At Amerejuve, it is important for us to ensure a licensed practitioner administers your injections. A licensed registered nurse administers all injectables done at Amerejuve facilities. Our RN's credentials are displayed and available for your convenience.

Is Botox The Solution for TMJ Pain ?

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are a group of conditions that affect the temporomandibular jaw joint and the surrounding muscles, often resulting in prolonged and severe pain. Botox works by paralyzing the tight muscles around the jaw, eliminating the resulting pain. Botox can also be used to relieve headaches caused by clenching or grinding. A small amount of Botox is injected into the problematic muscles, and injection sites will be specifically formulated to target the specific causes of your TMJ pain.

Do I need a follow up?

Follow ups are great and typically schedule around 2 weeks post. 2 weeks after would be a great time to evaluate and go ahead with a touch up at that time if needed.

Why Choose Amerejuve?

Amerejuve has 10 locations in the greater Houston area, providing flexibility in your treatment schedule. We also offer competitive pricing on all of our services. Because we are a MedSpa that offers a wide variety of services, we are experts at developing a comprehensive treatment plan for all of your aesthetic goals including skincare, body contouring, weight loss, hair reduction, and even cosmetic surgery with a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Is BOTOX® safe for men?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is certainly not just for women. If you are a man and think it's time to do something about those moderate to severe glabellar lines between your brows, talk to an Amerejuve healthcare professional about whether BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you.

6% of total BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures are performed on males (313,714 procedures)

BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular minimally invasive medically administered aesthetic procedure for males (314,000 procedures)(2)

  1. Data on file, Allergan, Inc.
  2. Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF), BOTOX® Cosmetic Use Survey, April 2005.
  3. Facial Injectables Consumer User Survey; July 2009.

Botox Treatment Before and After Photos

The difference in BOTOX treatments is readily visible. Age lines melt away, crows feet vanish, and your face looks more youthful and lively. Facial expressions are relaxed and natural-looking, and some studies have even shown a correlation between relaxed facial expressions and elevated mood.

Botox Cosmetic is the only FDA approved treatment to inject into muscles. Which is used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow's feet lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.

It targets the underlying causes of fine lines and crow’s feet. It will temporarily reduce the muscle activity so you’ll begin to notice a visible smoothing of the lines.

Before and After: Crow's Feet

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Before and After Photo of a woman's crow's feet after Botox.

Before and After: Maximum Frown

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A woman's maximum frown before and after Botox.Before and after photo of a woman's maximum frown after Botox.

Visit our Houston or Atlanta locations or schedule a complimentary consultation today to learn more.