Want to get rid of those wrinkles around your eyes in about 5 minutes? How about those wrinkles on your forehead? Try BOTOX® Cosmetic. Houston area men and women visit Athré Facial Plastics for this convenient and effective treatment.
Request a complimentary consultation online to learn more about Houston BOTOX Cosmetic injections from Dr. Athré, or schedule your appointment by calling 281-557-3223.
Dr. Athré is available for select evening and weekend consultation appointments. If you are interested in meeting with him at one of these times, please call our office during our normal business hours for more information about his availability.
What Is BOTOX?
BOTOX is a medication that is synthesized in the lab and injected into the skin. It acts to temporarily relax muscles. The wrinkles between the eyebrows, the wrinkles on the forehead, and the wrinkles around the eyes are caused by contraction of the underlying muscles. When the muscle contracts, it wrinkles the overlying skin. BOTOX prevents the muscle from contracting; and, Voila…no wrinkles.
BOTOX has been used in the United States for more than 20 years and is an extremely safe medication. The primary function of BOTOX is to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles, such as crow’s feet around the eyes. BOTOX can also treat forehead lines and “angry” lines between the eyebrows. BOTOX cannot achieve the results of surgery such as face lift in Houston, but it can take years off of the upper face.
BOTOX can be used for almost everyone, takes just a few seconds to administer and is virtually painless. The effects of BOTOX take about 4 to 6 days to take effect, and each treatment lasts for about 12 to 14 weeks. Dr. Athré also offers injectable fillers like Restylane® and JUVÉDERM® for facial wrinkles on the lower face and around the mouth. In many cases, BOTOX Cosmetic can be used to complement surgical procedures like brow lift, face lift, and eyelid surgery in the Houston area.
Where Can BOTOX Be Used?
Patients choosing BOTOX treatment in the Houston area generally will focus on one or more of three main areas of the face:
- Wrinkles on the forehead
- Wrinkles caused by the corrugator muscles in between the two eyebrows (the glabellar region)
- Wrinkles on the outsides of the eyes (crow’s feet)
BOTOX Cosmetic provides an economical, effective, and natural result in all of the areas mentioned above. There are also some special uses of BOTOX. In rare occasions, it can be used in the neck to prevent increased contraction of the neck platysma muscles. This can help smooth the neck contour in patients whose platysma muscle contracts too much and causes lines in the middle part of the neck. BOTOX can also be used on the palms and in the armpit regions to control excess sweating.
Click here to view before-and-after photos of some of Dr. Athré’s patients.
Why Dr. Athré?
Many salons, spas, and even medical practices offer BOTOX today. Many injectors are aestheticians and nurses with little experience in injecting and tailoring each injection for the patient. At Athré Facial Plastics, Dr. Athré injects every single patient himself. “There is a difference between injecting every patient the same way, and customizing the pattern for the patient’s individual needs. My background as a surgeon allows me to comprehensively analyze a patient’s face, determine their individual needs, and manipulate the injections to their individual needs,” says Dr. Athré.