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Botox® Treatment at West Houston Dermatology

In addition to the outstanding medical dermatological services provided by West Houston Dermatology, their medical professionals also provide Botox® Cosmetic treatment.  Botox® is not only a popular cosmetic dermatology procedure, but it is highly effective in eliminating facial wrinkles and fine lines by paralyzing the facial muscles that help to create wrinkles, such as the furrowed brown and squint lines around the eyes.  Botox® is a fast acting treatment that is painless and requires no downtime.  Though the injections do not hurt and merely sting when the Botox® is injected with very fine needles, the professionals at West Houston Dermatology can numb the areas to be treated by applying a topical cream.  Following treatment there is no pain, but some patients may have very small bruises at the injection site; these are easily covered with make-up.  Effects of Botox® usually last about 3-4 months, and some patients who have regular treatments find that they may be able to go up to 6 months between treatments.  The cost of treatment depends upon how many units are required to get the desired results, and our physicians can discuss this with you.  Botox® delivers outstanding results without the worry or expense of cosmetic surgery.  However, this may not be the best treatment for patients greater than 65 years of age or who require more intensive treatment.  Rest assured that the professionals at West Houston Dermatology are straight shooters – if Botox® is not the best treatment, we will advise the patient and provide referrals to excellent cosmetic and plastic surgeons.