To help turn back the hands of time and prevent lines and wrinkles from occurring on the upper section of the face, Lou Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX is pleased to offer BOTOX to area men and women. This nonsurgical treatment offers gorgeous results and is extremely popular among both women and men. This injectable can make a big improvement to dynamic lines and wrinkles, which are created by making expressions with the contracting muscles on the upper face. These facial lines go away when the face is relaxed, but dynamic lines can still remain. This muscle relaxer is a filtered strain of type A botulinum toxin that temporarily freezes the movements of the muscle. To correct these static lines, BOTOX is carefully injected to soften the skin. BOTOX is most commonly administered by Dr. Lou (or a member of his team) between the brows, around the eyes (Crow's feet), and along the forehead.
"I came in with an Angie's list coupon for a Botox treatment. It was the first time I have ever had Cosmetic treatment, so I had some questions and was a little nervous. When they found out that it was my first time, instead of the nurse who specializes in Botox, Dr. Lou came in to talk to me. He examined me, discussed options and administered the treatment himself. The treatment took more units than what I had paid for with the coupon, but he didn't charge me for the extra. The staff and the Dr. Lou were professional, knowledgeable, understanding and personable. I live in the northern burbs, so the drive is over an hour. However, with the outstanding experience I had, I will definitely come back again. « less"- S.W. / Office Visit / Apr 04, 2016
"I was able to get an appointment in a very timely fashion. Wait time in the office was minimal and I am very pleased with the results. Botox injections"- T.T. / Office Visit / Aug 31, 2015
"After Dr. Lou spent time with me discussing my options, I ended up making a decision to get a mini-facelift and Dr. Lou did the surgery. Everything went very well with the surgery and the hospital center where I had it done. After I healed from the surgery, I did get a few injections of Restylane. This does cause some bruising, but that is side-affect for a few days and it goes away. In every respect, Dr. Lou did a fantastic job and was always very professional and took time to talk to me about the different options I had. His staff was amazing, too. They would always get back to me quickly with any questions and treated me in a very professional manner. I would highly recommend Dr. Derek Lou to others with no hesitation. I went in to see Dr. Lou based on the $180 for 20 units of Botox treatments. However, I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted to do to deal with the aging in my face.In every respect, Dr. Lou did a fantastic job and was always very professional and took time to talk to me about the different options I had. His staff was amazing, too. They would always get back to me quickly with any questions and treated me in a very professional manner"- M.K. / Office Visit / Jun 18, 2015
"I met Dr. Lou for my second application of Botox and I was impress by his excellent bed side manners and extend knowledge. He not also answer all my questions, but took the time to consult on other procedures that I'm currently interested. The office staff is great; Erika and Amber are very attentive and cordial. Will be seeing Dr. Lou again. Botox"- L.D. / Office Visit / Jul 29, 2014
"This was an outstanding experience! The price was right! Appointment scheduling was painless! No wait in the waiting room! Very friendly staff! Excellent, excellent doctor! I have had Botox several places around town and I have to say I think this was the best! I was so comfortable with Dr. Lou I decided to get Juvederm also and it was reasonably priced, Dr. Lou was very patient with me as I asked questions and took his time to figure out the best way to provide the service. Prior to this experience I have had lots of bruising - I had none with Dr. Lou! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Was feeling old and needed to lift my spirits as well as my wrinkles!!"- B.H. / Office Visit / Feb 07, 2014
BOTOX Procedure Technique
BOTOX injections are ideal for patients who want to smooth the visible look of dynamic lines on their upper face nonsurgically. BOTOX is also used as a preventive anti-aging treatment, even if you are younger — keep in mind how often you find yourself making facial expressions. It is a great noninvasive approach if you have forehead wrinkles or noticeable furrows between the brows. It is also a solution for lines that form around the eyes. If you experience more severe and deeper lines, an injectable filler may be recommended. Furthermore, if you are over the age of 50 with severe wrinkles, you may opt for a facelift surgery. This delivers a more impactful result that is longer lasting. Lou Plastic Surgery offers facelifts, brow lifts, and eyelid surgeries as effective options.
BOTOX Smile Without Worry
BOTOX injections are completed as an outpatient procedure on-site at Lou Plastic Surgery. If it is your first time to visit our office in Houston, TX to get BOTOX, we commonly perform the treatment during the same day as your initial consultation with Dr. Lou. You will be asked to make a few expressions using your upper face, like frowning, squinting, smiling, etc., to help us determine where the injections will be best placed. The face will be prepared and BOTOX will be injected through a fine needle, followed with a cool compress to help reduce bruising, swelling, and discomfort. You can ask for a numbing cream to help make the procedure more comfortable, but it usually is not necessary. BOTOX treatments typically take around 10 – 15 minutes, and you may return to your usual activities with no required recovery period.
Following the injection, you can resume your usual activities, although strenuous exercise should be avoided for a minimum of 24 hours. You will be advised to sleep upright for at least one night and to avoid touching your face, which can accidentally spread the BOTOX to other areas. The injected sections of your face can be slightly red, bruised, or swollen for a few days, but you should not experience any long-lasting or serious side effects. In most cases, it can take around one week before the final results of BOTOX are visible. The results typically last 3 – 4 months. You can talk to your BOTOX injector about when to make touch-up appointments at Lou Plastic Surgery to maintain your results.
BOTOX Ideal Candidates
How much does BOTOX cost?
Your cost for a BOTOX treatment will be based on the amount of product that is needed. This varies to fit your unique goals. In your consultation, Dr. Lou will create your custom treatment plan and then he can discuss cost estimates. BOTOX produces impressive results when injected by an experienced doctor, like Dr. Lou. However, it can also be dangerous if performed by someone who doesn't have experience, which is why you should avoid any place that is advertising discounted or off-brand injections. If you'd like to save money, ask for more information on the Brilliant Distinctions Rewards Program, which allows you to earn points for BOTOX treatments and other products from Allergan, including Juvéderm.
How long will my results last?
The results from BOTOX may be visible for as long as four months. Usually, patients schedule an appointment every quarter to refresh their results; however, you can come back earlier. If you're using BOTOX before wrinkles are visible for a proactive measure, you can schedule appointments further apart. After hearing your concerns and creating your BOTOX plan, Dr. Lou will be better able to tell you when you should schedule your next visit.
What's the difference between wrinkle relaxers and fillers?
Injectable wrinkle relaxers (including BOTOX) and injectable wrinkle fillers (including Restylane and Juvéderm) are both popular aesthetic treatments that decrease wrinkles and correct fine lines. BOTOX works by relaxing overused muscles in your face that create dynamic wrinkles, including frown lines (which appear between your eyebrows), Crow's feet (which appear in the outer edges of your eyes), smile lines, and forehead wrinkles. Wrinkle fillers increase volume below the skin to correct depressions and improve the appearance of wrinkles on the surface. Depending on your goals, Dr. Lou may suggest BOTOX, injectable fillers, or a "liquid facelift," which combines both.
What's the difference between BOTOX and Dysport?
BOTOX and Dysport are injectable wrinkle treatments that contain botulinum toxin. Both relax the treated muscles to improve dynamic wrinkles; however, each brand is made to treat specific needs. Some of the small differences between them include the recommended dosage, how far the treatment spreads, and how long the results last. Dr. Lou will select the best brand or brands to match with your needs and goals.
Is BOTOX safe?
As long as it is administered correctly, BOTOX should not cause serious complications. However, it's still very important to find someone with experience injecting BOTOX, like Dr. Lou. Too much of the product may cause bad results. An experienced doctor will apply the right dose to safely relax the facial muscles causing the unwanted wrinkles without affecting nearby muscles. Quickly becoming one of the most requested cosmetic treatments, it is considered safe and has earned approval from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Along with its cosmetic uses, BOTOX can also be used as a treatment for medical conditions, such as excessive sweating, facial spasms, migraines, and uncontrollable blinking.
BOTOX What to Expect
Don't worry! You can frown, smile, laugh, and make any other face you want without seeing wrinkles and lines with BOTOX injectable treatments. To smooth and prevent lines on the face, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lou in Houston, TX to learn more about this amazing, nonsurgical relaxer for wrinkles.