Botox® in Katy, TX
Dr. David Stapenhorst of Signature Plastic Surgery is proud to provide cutting-edge Botox® treatments to the residents of Houston and Katy, Texas. Your forehead and the area between your eyes are susceptible to wrinkles as you age.
Fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes can make you appear tired or even angry. Botox®, or botulinum toxin, is one of the quickest methods for smoothing out these wrinkles and fine lines. Botox® is a purified substance created using a specific type of bacteria. When injected, it blocks nerve signals to the muscle. As a result, the weakened muscles cannot contract to form wrinkles and will disappear.
What Happens During The Botox® Procedure By Dr. David Stapenhorst?
During the procedure, Dr. Stapenhorst will inject the Botox® into the muscles in your forehead and the area in between the eyebrows with a tiny needle. Dr. Stapenhorst is an experienced practitioner who knows exactly what muscles to target just by looking at the wrinkles on the patient’s face. If Dr. Stapenhorst determines that you have extensive wrinkles, then several injections may be administered during one treatment session.
In addition, Botox® is a great option for patients who have very little free time. A typical Botox® procedure only lasts approximately 15 minutes. After just two or three days, you will begin to see the initial results, and after one week the full results will be apparent. Your refreshed, youthful face will generally last around three to four months, at which point Dr. Stapenhorst will invite you back to our office for another injection.
When Can Normal Activities Resume After The Botox® Procedure?
One of the benefits of Botox® is a quick recovery time. Typically, patients can resume the majority of their normal activities immediately after receiving their injections. However, in order to decrease the chances of swelling and bruising, Dr. Stapenhorst recommends that patients avoid exercise, strenuous activities and extreme heat for up to 48 hours after their treatment.