What is BOTOX?
Minimizing the visible effects of repetitive facial expressions in the upper face and forehead is quick and safe with BOTOX injections at Clear Lake Dermatology. BOTOX injections are also great for people who want to delay the appearance of fine facial lines. Our board-certified dermatologists are happy to offer BOTOX injectable treatments to patients in the Greater Houston area.
This facial rejuvenation procedure helps patients achieve the gorgeous results they desire. BOTOX injections are a filtered strain of botulinum toxin (type A), which temporarily eases the contractions of the facial muscles. The crevices created by these continuous expressions are known as “dynamic” because they're caused by facial movements. Eventually, these dynamic wrinkles stay in place, even when the muscles relax. BOTOX injections can significantly smoothen the depth of these wrinkles by limiting the range of muscle movement and giving the skin above those muscles a chance to relax. If you'd like to learn more, please contact one of our locations in Webster or League City, TX.
Benefits Of BOTOX
BOTOX treatments at Clear Lake Dermatology offer both men and women great aesthetic benefits, including:
- Dramatically smoothing wrinkles and lines
- Diminishing the signs of aging
- Preventing new wrinkles and lines from forming
- Pairing well with other procedures to enhance results
- Treatment sessions are quick
- No downtime
- Less costly than plastic surgery
"Dr. Joe has been treating my son for several years for his skin issues and my wife also sees him for her Botox injections regularly. The office and employees are very nice and professional. He has taken very good care of my family."- T.V. / Google / May 26, 2022
"I was refered to Dr. Joe over 20 years ago for my psorisis after going to 3 other doctors for this, none of which ever helped. Dr. Joe was able to clear up my condition immeadiatly! Ever since I have gone to him for my skin cancer checkup. I also have gone to his office for skin care, facials, face and daily skin care products. His staff is awsome! Never a wait for your appointment. I even got my daughter in laws gift certificates for facials and Botox."- D.H. / Yelp / Aug 25, 2022
"Removing skin tags is something I've held back on doing for a long time, but really glad that I found Clear Lake Dermatology through one of my daughters. She had a pleasant experience as well as myself. With most of the staff being young, they were all very friendly and professional. The doctor was my favorite as she asked concerning questions about my health, and explained all details of my procedure clearly and concisely, with plenty of empathy and concern for discomfort. The procedure was simple and with minor stinging at the very most. This dermatology office does a lot more than removing skin tags, such as Cool Sculpting, and Botox just to name a couple. I am highly recommending Clear Lake Dermatology, and will return with any other skin issues, if any, in the future. Two thumbs up for the doctors and their team!"- S. / Google / May 20, 2023
"Amazing like always. From the moment you walk in and they greet you with a warm smile to the time you walk out, I keep coming in for my Botox even when I have to drive across town"- M.C. / Google / Sep 13, 2023
"My husband and I both are very satisfied with Clear Lake Dermatology. He has had skin cancer procedure done and recovery was great. I had a Botox session with Lauren Howe today and I’m very pleased with how pleasant and professional she is. We will continue to go to Clear Lake Dermatology for our skin care and cosmetic procedures."- J.H. / Google / Sep 27, 2023
Candidates for BOTOX Injections
BOTOX is great for patients who want to soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles on their face without surgery. BOTOX can even be a preventive treatment for those who don't yet have wrinkles — keep in mind how often you find yourself making facial expressions! It's a terrific, noninvasive treatment if you're frustrated by forehead lines or frown lines between the brows. BOTOX is also a solution for Crow's feet around the eyes. If you have deeper lines, a combination of BOTOX and a filler injectable is typically more effective. Also, if you're over the age of 50 with moderate to severe skin laxity, you may need a facelift to achieve the look you want. This delivers a more dramatic, longer-lasting result.
HOw BOTOX is performed
BOTOX injections are available as an outpatient procedure at Clear Lake Dermatology. After completing your consultation, we can often perform the injection during the same appointment. One of our expert dermatologists will ask you to make various facial expressions while using your upper face, like frowning, squinting, and smiling. This will help us decide where to place your injections. BOTOX is most commonly administered between the brows, around the eyes (Crow's feet), and throughout the forehead.
Next, we'll clean your face and administer the BOTOX with a fine needle, followed by a cold compress to minimize bruising and discomfort. You may ask for a numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable, but it's usually unnecessary. Typically, BOTOX injections take 10 – 15 minutes to complete.
What to Expect after BOTOX
Following the injection, you can return to most of your regular activities. However, you should avoid strenuous exercise for a minimum of 24 hours. Also, patients should sleep with their head elevated for the first night and avoid touching their face, which could accidentally spread the BOTOX to other areas. The treated sections of your face may appear slightly bruised, swollen, or red for a couple of days, but you should not experience any serious or long-lasting side effects. In the majority of cases, it takes 5 – 7 days before noticing the full effects of BOTOX, which generally last 3 – 4 months. You should ask your BOTOX injector when to schedule your next appointment at Clear Lake Dermatology to maintain your results.
How many BOTOX injections/units will I need?
The number of BOTOX treatments needed will differ according to individual concerns and the severity and depth of your facial lines and wrinkles. Dr. Joe or Dr. Raimer will determine the correct quantity of BOTOX injections according to your cosmetic results and whether you want to treat the forehead, brow area, or Crow's feet. To prolong your cosmetic results, our practitioners might suggest receiving BOTOX procedures every few months at Clear Lake Dermatology.
Can I have BOTOX additional nonsurgical services?
BOTOX injections often pair well with other cosmetic options at Clear Lake Dermatology for men and women who prefer to address signs of aging. If you experience more pronounced and extensive lines, our practitioners may talk with you about incorporating a dermal filler to help you achieve smoother outcomes. To further improve your younger-looking radiant appearance, Dr. Joe or Dr. Raimer can provide other complementary treatments, including PRP with microneedling or facials.
Is there a comparable cosmetic injectable option?
BOTOX is a specific formulation of a wrinkle relaxer that thrives among a multitude of other comparable solutions, such as XEOMIN®, Jeuveau™, and Dysport®. All of these wrinkle relaxer options utilize type A botulinum toxin, but each one is formulated uniquely to meet particular concerns.
Is there a difference between fillers and wrinkle relaxers?
Although wrinkle reducers, like BOTOXCosmetic, are provided to smooth fine lines by temporarily blocking your muscle movements, dermal fillers are a distinct collection of aesthetic injections that add volume to the face. Dermal fillers are designed to plump gaunt-looking areas and reduce static wrinkles. Dr. Joe or Dr. Raimer can ascertain if you might benefit from a dermal filler (like Restylane® or JUVÉDERM®) to complement your BOTOX results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $250
- Recovery Time
- 1 hour
- How Long It Takes
- 30 minutes
- Follow Up Time
- 4 months
Reduce wrinkles without surgery
Thanks to BOTOX wrinkle relaxer treatments, patients in the Greater Houston area can laugh, smile, frown, and make other expressions without creating wrinkles or lines. To soften lines across the face, we invite you to schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified dermatologists in League City, TX to hear more about this revolutionary nonsurgical relaxer for wrinkles. We also have a location in Webster, TX for additional convenience.