BOTOX® Cosmetic is a non-surgical procedure that can help smooth out wrinkles in the face, a more youthful, vibrant look for men and women who are starting to notice early lines and wrinkles.
Dr. Ricardo A. Meade is a board certified plastic surgeon and skilled BOTOX® Cosmetic injector serving the entire Dallas-Ft. Worth metro area, with offices in Dallas and Plano, Texas. In addition to BOTOX®, Dr. Meade offers a full range of facial cosmetic surgery procedures for both men and women, and has helped thousands of patients feel more confident about their appearance.
Also known as botulinum toxin, BOTOX® Cosmetic can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, upper lip, nose and mouth, giving your skin a softer, smoother look. Dynamic wrinkles are commonly caused by repeated movements and become more prominent with age, resulting in an appearance of being tired or even angry even when your face is at rest. BOTOX® injections relax the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles to form. This non-surgical procedure can also be combined with injectable fillers for particularly deep wrinkles, and can be an excellent option for looking younger without surgery.
Please contact us online or call 214.823.1691 for more information on BOTOX® Cosmetic injections at our Dallas or Plano plastic surgery offices. We encourage you to view BOTOX® photos in our real patient before and after photo gallery to get a better sense of what this procedure can achieve.
During your consultation with Dr. Meade, you will have the chance to thoroughly discuss all aspects of choosing BOTOX® and what the procedure can do for you. You can talk with Dr. Meade about your desires and expectations, and he will explain how BOTOX® Cosmetic works, any possible side effects and how best to maintain your results. You will also be provided with a cost estimate for your BOTOX® treatment along with detailed price information.
Preparing for Your Procedure
In the weeks before your procedure, Dr. Meade will likely request information on any drugs or medications you currently use. He will also need to know about allergies or any past skin infections, and whether you have received any other botulinum toxin product within the last several months in order to ensure that the risk of side effects is minimal and you can see the best possible results from your BOTOX® treatment.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatments
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a non-surgical procedure involving injections of botulinum toxin delivered directly into the muscles of the face that cause frown lines, crow’s feet or other dynamic wrinkles. These muscles contract hundreds of times each day, eventually etching lines into the skin. By temporarily paralyzing the facial muscles, wrinkles in your skin can relax and smooth away. In younger patients, BOTOX® can be used preventatively to help limit the formation of dynamic wrinkles in the first place. The injections take no more than 10 minutes to administer, and the results can last up to 4 months.
When performed correctly, BOTOX® should not give your face the impression of being frozen, but instead should give you back a naturally younger-looking appearance. BOTOX® Cosmetic can be incorporated into your regular skincare routine in order to maintain a vibrant and rejuvenated appearance, and can also be supplemented with various injectable fillers for more comprehensive results. Sometimes, Dr. Meade may also recommend including BOTOX® with eyelid surgery to enhance the entire upper face.
Recovery and Results
Recovery from BOTOX® will be slightly different for everyone, although there are some commonalities you can expect. Like most injections, BOTOX® Cosmetic can be slightly painful and some patients experience mild bruising, but otherwise recovery should be minimal. To avoid complications, strictly follow Dr. Meade’s post-procedural instructions.
Your results should start to show a couple of days after your treatment, and will continue to become more visible over the following week or two. Existing dynamic wrinkles should diminish or disappear entirely, helping you look refreshed and relaxed without looking frozen. The results of your treatment will gradually wear off over the next several months, but you can maintain your new look for longer by scheduling ongoing maintenance treatments as part of your regular anti-aging skincare regimen.