BOTOX® Cosmetic (Injectable Wrinkle Relaxer with Botulinum Toxin) – Dallas, TX

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About BOTOX

To diminish the effects of aging and to avoid lines and wrinkles from occurring on the forehead and upper face, Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX is pleased to offer BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin. This facial rejuvenation treatment offers amazing results and is popular among both women and men. This injectable can make a dramatic improvement to your appearance by weakening the muscles of facial expression in your forehead and eyebrows. BOTOX is a purified strain of botulinum toxin that temporarily freezes the muscles to diminish the appearance of facial wrinkles. BOTOX is most commonly used by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe between the brows, around the eyes (Crow's feet), and the forehead.

Ideal Candidates

BOTOX injections are used for patients who hope to diminish and soften the visible look of dynamic wrinkles, lines, and moderate folds on their upper face in a nonsurgical way. BOTOX is often thought of as a preventive anti-aging treatment even if static wrinkles have not yet formed — keep in mind how often you find yourself making facial expressions. It is an effective noninvasive solution if you have obvious forehead wrinkles or frown lines between the brows and Crow's feet around the eyes. If you experience more severe and deeper lines, a combination of BOTOX and a filler may be a better option. Also, if you have moderate to severe skin laxity, you may be a candidate for a facelift or brow lift surgery. This delivers a more impactful result and it is meant to last years. Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery offers various facelifts, blepharoplasties, and brow lifts as effective options.

Procedure Technique

BOTOX injectable treatments are completed as an outpatient procedure right at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery. If it is your first time to visit our office in Dallas, TX to get BOTOX, we typically perform the treatment within the same day as your initial consultation with Dr. Dauwe. You will be asked to make several expressions using your upper face, like frowning, squinting, smiling, etc., to help us to visualize where the injections should be placed. Your skin will be cleaned with an alcohol pad and BOTOX will be injected under the skin using a fine needle, followed with a cool compress to help minimize discomfort and bruising. You can ask for a numbing cream to help make the procedure more comfortable, but it usually is not needed. BOTOX treatments typically take around 10 – 15 minutes, after which you may get back to your usual day as soon as you feel able.

What to Expect

Following the BOTOX injection, you are allowed to return to your regular schedule, although strenuous activities like exercise should be postponed for a minimum of a day. You will be advised to sleep with your head propped up 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 become swollen, bruised, or red for a couple of hours, but you should not have any lasting or serious side effects. In the majority of cases, it typically takes around one week before the final results of BOTOX become visible. The results generally last 3 – 4 months. You can talk to your BOTOX injector about when to make a follow-up appointment at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery to refresh your results.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does BOTOX cost?
The total cost for BOTOX injections will be based on the amount of product that is needed. This varies to fit your unique goals. In your consultation, Dr. Dauwe will form your custom treatment plan and then he can discuss cost estimates. BOTOX produces beautiful results when injected by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Dauwe. However, results can be less than ideal if performed by someone who doesn't have experience, which is why you should always seek an experienced injector. If you'd like to save money, ask for more information on the Brilliant Distinctions Rewards Program, which allows you to start earning points for BOTOX and other products from Allergan, including Juvéderm.

How long will my results last?
Improvements from BOTOX will likely be visible for as long as four months, but some patients see effects for up to 6 months. Usually, patients schedule a visit every quarter to sustain their results; however, you can come back earlier. If you're using BOTOX before wrinkles are visible for a proactive measure, you can schedule visits further apart. After hearing your concerns and forming your BOTOX plan, Dr. Dauwe will be able to tell you when you should make 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 procedures that improve the appearance of wrinkles and correct fine lines. BOTOX works by relaxing 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. Dermal fillers increase volume below the skin to correct depressions and improve fine lines throughout your face. Based on your goals, Dr. Dauwe may suggest BOTOX, fillers, or a "liquid facelift," which combines both.

What's the difference between BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin?
BOTOX, Xeomin, and Dysport are brands of injectable wrinkle relaxers that contain botulinum toxin. They all relax the treated muscles to smooth dynamic wrinkles; however, each brand is made to treat specific needs. Some of the small differences between them include the amount in each dose, how far the treatment spreads, and how long the results last. Dr. Dauwe will select the best one to achieve your goals.

Is BOTOX safe?
As long as it is applied correctly, BOTOX should not cause serious complications. However, it's important to choose someone with experience and training in injecting BOTOX, like Dr. Dauwe. You cannot receive BOTOX if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Overinjecting BOTOX may give you bad results. An experienced injector will apply the right dose to safely relax the muscles causing the unwanted wrinkles without affecting nearby muscles. Quickly becoming one of the most requested cosmetic treatments, BOTOX 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 issues including excessive sweating, facial spasms, migraines, and uncontrollable blinking.

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Average Cost  
From $12
Average Procedure Time  
15 Minutes
Post-op Follow-up  
Every 4 Months
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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Smile Without Worry

No more worrying! You can frown, laugh, smile, and make any face you want without creating lines with BOTOX wrinkle treatments. To smooth out lines throughout the face, we invite you to schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Dauwe in Dallas, TX to discover more about this revolutionary nonsurgical relaxer for wrinkles. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve a youthful look.

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