Botox® in Houston, TX
Concerned about visible signs of facial aging? Have you noticed more lines, facial wrinkles, and deep creases in your forehead? BOTOX® Cosmetic could be just what you need to look as though you’ve turned back time. Dr. Christopher Hankins is the medical director at Premier Plastic Surgery, where he administers all BOTOX® Cosmetic injections personally. His practice includes residents of Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson and the surrounding areas of South Houston.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
As you may know, facial wrinkles are naturally occurring when you smile, squint, or laugh. The degree to which you have facial wrinkles can give you the appearance of being angry, tired, or sad.
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections provide dramatic improvement in the appearance of frown lines (corrugator), bunny lines (procerus), smile lines, and crow’s feet of the lateral angle or canthus of the eye.
The relaxation of the targeted facial muscle is accomplished through the use of an injectable substance made from a neurotoxin (botulinum toxin A). This substance is FDA-approved, safe, and highly effective in treating dynamic wrinkles and forehead furrows.
Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic
- Fast procedure
- Treats wrinkles, lines, and folds
- Administered by Dr. Hankins
- Minimal downtime
- Scarless procedure
How Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Differ from Xeomin®?
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin® are both neuromodulators. The two injectables can be used to treat the same types of wrinkles and they are, in reality, competitors of each other. BOTOX® Cosmetic is an Allergan® product and Xeomin® is a Merz Aesthetics® product.
The main difference between BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin® is that Xeomin® contains just one ingredient: botulinum toxin A. We call this a “naked injectable,” which means it has no protein component. A benefit of a pure-form injectable is that the body may become less resistant to it. While not typical, you can develop antibodies to Botox® over time.
You don’t have to decide whether BOTOX® Cosmetic or Xeomin® is better for you – that’s the job of a professional. When you visit our office for your consultation Dr. Hankins will review the pros and cons of both and make a recommendation regarding what product is best for your unique goals.
BOTOX Cosmetic® Quick Facts
- Type of injection: Neuromodulator
- Length of Treatment: Approximately 30 minutes
- Anesthesia: Topical, if needed
- Recovery: Minimal, minor swelling at injection site
- Expected Results: Some immediate, full results will be settled in about one week
- Longevity of Results: 3 to 6 months
It’s not necessary to have surgery in order to have fresh, rejuvenated skin. Consider the outstanding results achieved with BOTOX® Cosmetic injections in men and women all over Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson and surrounding communities in South Houston. Contact Premier Plastic Surgery and our friendly staff will help you schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Hankins to discuss all the options available to you.