Houston & Pearland, TX

BOTOX & Wrinkle Relaxers

Introduction to BOTOX & Wrinkle Relaxers

Are you concerned about visible signs of facial aging? Have you noticed more lines, facial wrinkles, and deep creases in your forehead? BOTOX® Cosmetic could be what you need to look like you’ve turned back time. Dr. Christopher Hankins is Premier Plastic Surgery’s medical director, where he administers all BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. His practice includes residents of Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston.

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What Are BOTOX & Wrinkle Relaxers?

As you may know, facial wrinkles naturally occur when you smile, squint, or laugh. The degree to which you have facial wrinkles can make you appear angry, tired, or sad.

BOTOX injections in the Houston area provide a dramatic improvement in the appearance of forehead lines, moderate to severe frown lines (corrugator), bunny lines (procerus), smile lines, and crow’s feet of the lateral angle or canthus of the eye.

The targeted facial muscle is relaxed using 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. 

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. 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 a consultation, Dr. Hankins will review the pros and cons and recommend the best product for your unique goals.

What Are the Benefits of BOTOX & Wrinkle Relaxers?

The benefits of BOTOX treatments include:

  • Fast procedure
  • Treats wrinkles, lines, and folds
  • FDA-approved
  • Administered by Dr. Hankins
  • Minimal downtime
  • Scarless procedure

If you are a patient from Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston, Dr. Hankins welcomes you to Premier Plastic Surgery! Schedule a consultation today.

Who Are the Best Candidates for BOTOX & Wrinkle Relaxers?

Premier Plastic Surgery wants you to be comfortable and happy with your appearance. Our patients come to us from Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston.

Patients of any age are welcome to try BOTOX and may benefit from it. However, preventative BOTOX can preserve your youth for as long as possible, so patients in their 20s will benefit the most. It has been shown that the earlier BOTOX is started, the more extended skin elasticity will persist with time.

Deep, static wrinkles caused by the action of the facial muscles will not respond as well in younger skin with better elasticity and shallower wrinkles, especially when the wrinkles are dynamic, only in the skin with more excellent elasticity.

Please note that neuromodulators like BOTOX cannot lift jowls. Dr. Hankins is a surgeon whose patients often credit him with life-changing procedures – but he’s not a miracle worker! Patients seeking BOTOX and wrinkle-relaxing treatments should have realistic expectations for their results. Dr. Hankins only offers treatments that are in his patients’ best interest.

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BOTOX & Wrinkle Relaxers First Step

What’s the
first step?

Dr. Christopher Hankins and his professional and knowledgeable staff realize that patients need accurate information, close personal attention, and skilled care at his practice.

Our dedicated staff wants your experience to be pleasant and will do all they can to help you feel as reassured and relaxed as possible. Our staff is very knowledgeable and can provide information on all the latest procedures, treatment techniques, and products regarding surgical and nonsurgical procedures.

Dr. Hankins will meet with you in a private setting, allowing you to feel comfortable as you take advantage of the personalized experiences offered in our cosmetic-oriented practice. Together, you can create a customized wrinkle-relaxing treatment plan that addresses all your needs. You and Dr. Hankins both will be able to determine which neuromodulator is best for you.

If you’re considering wrinkle-relaxing treatments in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston, call us to schedule your consultation today.

What to Expect From a BOTOX & Wrinkle Relaxers Treatment

Wrinkle-relaxing injections are relatively quick and easy. First, your skin will be cleansed, and if necessary, a topical anesthetic will be applied to the treatment area. Dr. Hankins will inject the appropriate amount of neuromodulator into the targeted areas. 

The entire process takes approximately 30 minutes. You can go home the same day!

Please note that BOTOX and other Wrinkle Relaxers cannot lift jowls or perform extensive facial reconstruction. If you would like to discuss additional facial recontouring procedures and treatments in your complementary consultation, please do so.

BOTOX & Wrinkle Relaxers Recovery

Given the noninvasive nature of BOTOX and wrinkle relaxers, recovery is quick and you will be able to resume your normal activities almost immediately following your treatment. After the injection, we request that you remain at the office for fifteen minutes to ensure there is no allergic reaction.

There might be some redness, swelling, or slight bruising at the injection sites, and they should usually subside within a few hours to a few days. We recommend you refrain from significant physical activity for a few days so that the toxin can settle in place. It is also recommended to avoid touching or rubbing the treated areas. It is also essential to follow the recommended skincare routine, so please make sure you do not leave the office without receiving post-treatment instructions.

BOTOX & Wrinkle Relaxers Cost

How Much Do BOTOX & Wrinkle Relaxers Cost in Houston, TX?

The cost of BOTOX and Wrinkle Relaxers will depend on several factors, including the severity of each patient’s case, the type and amount of neuromodulators used, and the frequency of sessions.

We don’t want finances to prevent you from getting the cosmetic surgery you want and deserve. To that end, Dr. Christopher Hankins is committed to making it as affordable as possible, including offering alternative financing solutions to his patients in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston.

We understand that sometimes it can be challenging to pay for cosmetic surgery. Dr. Hankins and his entire team at Premier Plastic Surgery want to ensure that your choice of procedures is as affordable as possible. One way we do that is by offering complimentary consultations to all our patients.

Please note: We charge a no-show fee for consultations and require a credit card to schedule an appointment.

We offer several payment options, including CareCredit and Cherry. If you have any questions about the fees or financing for your treatment or procedure, please don’t hesitate to ask.

We also accept:

  • Cash or Check: personal check, cashier’s check, or cash
  • American Express
  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • Discover

Payment is due in full before the start of treatment. You can use payment options individually or in any combination you choose. Feel free to contact our office about your financing options.

Why Choose Dr. Hankins?

Have you ever heard of glabellar lines? You’re probably more familiar with their common name, frown lines – the ones between your eyebrows that give your face a constant, angry look. Dr. Christopher Hankins can help you have a happy face by removing those lines with Wrinkle Relaxing neuromodulators.

Christopher Hankins, MD, is a plastic surgeon specializing in facial, breast, and body aesthetic surgery. He also has advanced training in hand surgery, breast reconstruction after cancer, and other reconstructive surgical procedures. Dr. Hankins completed five plastic surgery fellowships with highly distinguished physician mentors in the United States and the United Kingdom, including a Plastic and Microsurgery fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine and a Hand Surgery fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Hankins earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed his General Surgery training prerequisite for Plastic Surgery as established by the Residency Review Committee in Plastic Surgery and Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.

Dr. Hankins served as the Medical Director of the Wound Care Center at Lake Jackson Hospital from 2011 to 2014 and continues to treat wound care patients at his Premier Surgery Center and Lake Jackson Hospital.

In addition to his practice in plastic and aesthetic surgery, Dr. Hankins is actively involved in the study and clinical application of anti-aging medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine.

Dr. Hankins has authored 19 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and serves on the editorial boards of four medical journals and as a reviewer on three others. He has been a presenter on various plastic surgical topics at the regional, national, and international levels.

Dr. Hankins has participated in plastic surgery medical missions in Peru, Bolivia, and Pakistan, where he performed a number of surgical procedures on disadvantaged children and adults. He sits on the Boards of Directors of the Agris-Zindler Children’s Foundation and the House of Charity.

Dr. Hankins treats patients in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the neighboring communities of South Houston, but no matter where you come from, you will be in expert hands!

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BOTOX & Wrinkle Relaxers FAQ’S

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No one injection surpasses the other indisputably; each wrinkle relaxer has strengths and weaknesses. What might work best for one patient may not work for the other, and vice versa. Understanding what is best for you requires consultation.

It’s not necessary to have surgery 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 your options.

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