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Houston Botox Experts: West Houston Dermatology Laser & Skincare Center

Houston area men and women who are appearance conscious have many options when it comes to cosmetic dermatology and anti-aging treatments, ranging in prices from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars.  Though Botox is a non-invasive method for the temporary reduction and/or elimination of frown lines, forehead creases, and crow’s feet, it remains one of the most effective and least expensive cosmetic dermatology treatments.  One of the most frequently asked questions we receive at West Houston Dermatology Laser & Skincare Center regarding Botox is whether the injections can make one sick.  Botox contains a purified protein that is found in honey and other natural substances.  The protein in Botox that makes it an effective wrinkle and frown line treatment targets and blocks the nerve impulses that cause muscles to contract and create frown lines.  Botox does not impact all muscles in the face, but the specific muscles where your dermatologist makes injections, and that is why it is important to seek treatment for a board certified dermatologist because he/she knows what areas to target and which ones to avoid.  Though Botox cannot permanently rid one’s face of brow lines, crows feet or the creases in between the eyebrows, it can act as a temporary eraser making the skin look smoother.  Most patients will show results for three months, and others up to four. Even with repeat treatments over time, Botox remains one of the safest and most effective cosmetic dermatology procedures available to patients.  For more information about how you may benefit from Botox, feel free to contact our office.