Most people are under the impression that cosmetic treatments like the Botox procedure are only helpful for women. This is a misconception – many men benefit greatly from Botox treatments. After all, wrinkles and fine lines affect everyone, not just women.
The appearance of wrinkles can be especially worrisome if you’re a man whose career is dependent on looking young and alert. If you’ve started to notice an increase in the number of fine lines and wrinkles on your face and are feeling concerned about your appearance, Botox treatments at Houston Oculofacial can help.
How Can Botox Help Me?
Many men are known to use Botox to help them age gracefully. Although it doesn’t prevent the effects of aging, Botox can reverse them for a time. We live in a world where people are focused on youth and the appearance of one’s skin. Botox can help you look younger by smoothing out frown lines and other wrinkles.
Botox at Houston Oculofacial is safe, effective, and efficient. Unlike a surgical treatment, it’s completely free of downtime. That means you can get back to work as soon as you’re done. Many people even get it done during their lunch break, which is why it’s often called a “lunchtime procedure.”
What Exactly Is Botox?
Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by a bacterium known as Clostridium botulinum. The toxin that is used to make the Botox chemical for the treatment is diluted, meaning you have nothing to worry about from it.
Botox is carefully and precisely injected into the areas where wrinkles have started making an appearance. The drug effectively prevents nerve signals from the brain from reaching your facial muscles. Contracted facial muscles cause creases and wrinkles to form in the skin. Botox allows those muscles to relax and become less stiff, smoothing away the fine lines and wrinkles. It can even prevent future wrinkles from forming.
Who Administers the Treatments?
At Houston Oculofacial, Dr. Sami administers all the Botox treatments herself. Dr. Sami has years of experience with numerous aesthetic treatments. At the start of the procedure, your lines and wrinkles are marked. A topical numbing cream may then be applied in order to make the injections comfortable.
The injections are then administered to the target areas. The procedure takes around 20 minutes depending on the areas that are being treated. Many patients who have undergone the process say that they only felt a tingling sensation when the Botox was being injected.
You can start seeing results almost immediately. These results will last for around three to four months. Because the effects of Botox are not permanent, you will have to follow up with further appointments to keep up a youthful appearance.
Scheduling Your Informative Botox Consultation at Houston Oculofacial
Make a change that you can feel good about – get Botox injections to deal with those wrinkles. Contact our office today and schedule an appointment for a helpful consultation regarding Botox treatments. Dr. Mirwat Sami, a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, will be available to tell you more about this effective procedure and can answer any questions you may have.