BOTOX® Cosmetic & Dysport®

Botox Cosmetic | David Altamira Houston TX

Botox Cosmetic | David Altamira Houston TXWhat is BOTOX® ?

Botox cosmetic is a prescription drug that contains a purified and safe form of botulinum toxin A. when injected, it temporarily paralyzes the muscles. Botox is used to treat permanent forrows and deep wrinkles in the skin that are formed by continual contraction of the facial muscles.

 

Common areas treated

  • Forehead furrows
  • Frown Lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Skin bands on the neck

How does BOTOX® Work?

Dr. David Altamira offers Houston area patients a convenient, non-surgical way to diminish or erase the appearance of wrinkles. As a purified protein toxin, BOTOX® Cosmetic is carefully administered through a series of small injections with a micro-needle. Once applied to the necessary areas, BOTOX® Cosmetic works by paralyzing the muscles around facial wrinkles, forcing them to relax. Once relaxation is achieved, the skin smooths and wrinkles disappear or fade considerably.

This procedure does not require anesthetic, however Dr. Altamira may choose to numb the area of treatment with ice packs or a topical anesthetic cream.

BOTOX® Results

You may see results within a few days of treatment and can last up to 4 months, although areas that are treated on regular basis results may last longer.

Patients must not rub the injection sites for 12 hours after their injections, as this can cause the BOTOX® to migrate to an unwanted muscle. This can cause temporary drooping of an eyelid or other unwanted effects.

How is BOTOX® different than dermal fillers?

BOTOX® works its magic only on wrinkles created by muscle contractions. These are known as dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles usually form around expressions when we perform behaviors such as frowning, squinting, and the like.
Dermal fillers are completely different. They generally “fill” the space under the wrinkle where sun damage or loss of collagen has allowed the skin to sink. Fillers push the skin back up, eliminating the wrinkle. Fillers only work on static wrinkles, the type of wrinkles that show themselves at all times.

BOTOX® Side Effects

  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Bruising

BOTOX® Alternative

Dysport | David Altamira Houston TXDysport is an FDA-approved injection used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles in the forehead. Similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport is injected directly into the site of wrinkles to prevent the underlying muscles from contracting. Dysport injections are made from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, the same protein used in Botox injections.

Dysport injections are ideal for nearly anyone wishing to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and restore a younger, more refreshed appearance. The injections are administered directly into the facial muscles that cause frown lines and other wrinkles; these injections are generally painless, with no need for anesthesia. Treatment sessions typically take less 15 minutes, and are administered at six-week intervals. Three to five injections are usually required to achieve desired results.

Schedule a consultation

If you are interested in Botox treatment, and would like to see if you are a good candidate, call (713) 271-9000 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Altamira has plastic surgery offices located in Houston and Sugar Land, Texas.