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Botox in Houston, TX

Expression Wrinkle Reduction

Houston Botox at Paul F. Fortes MD Plastic Surgery

Botox has become a household name in aesthetic rejuvenation for a reason. Dr. Paul F. Fortes, a double board-certified plastic surgeon, brings an artistic touch to Botox treatments, offering a compassionate and knowledgeable approach to achieving a rejuvenated appearance. Botox, one of the most sought-after cosmetic injectables, has the power to smooth lines and wrinkles, providing a non-surgical solution for a refreshed look. Whether it's crow's feet, forehead lines, or the vertical lines between your eyebrows, Botox works its magic, leaving you looking naturally youthful. Dr. Fortes and his team specialize in delivering Botox treatments that ensure a seamless, natural appearance.


What is Botox?

BOTOX® ( Allergan Irvine , CA ) is purified Botulinum Toxin Type A, which is produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. BOTOX is used to treat wrinkles that appear on the forehead and mouth, as well as the “crow’s feet” that appear in the corners of the eyes.

In April 2002, BOTOX Cosmetic was approved by the FDA. BOTOX injections have become the fastest growing cosmetic procedure performed by plastic surgeons, with more than 1.6 million people undergoing treatment in 2002 alone. Botox, Dysport, and Daxxify are all injectable forms of Botulinum toxin used to reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles on the upper face. While they share similarities in their function of blocking neurotransmitters to relax muscles and smooth the skin, the main differences lie in their molecular weight, dispersion once injected, and the presence of additives.

Dysport typically takes more units than Botox or Daxxify, starts to show results more quickly, and costs less per unit. On the other hand, Botox and Daxxify have a longer onset of results, but fewer units are required to achieve similar results. Botox and Dysport contain complexing proteins surrounding the toxin, while Daxxify is "naked," lacking additional proteins. This difference decreases the chance of the body producing an allergic reaction or neutralizing antibodies when treated with Daxxify.

Empower Your Aesthetic

What are the Benefits of Botox?

Beyond its renowned ability to soften facial lines and wrinkles, Botox injections can enhance natural beauty, improve various health conditions, and provide nearly immediate results. From reducing chronic migraines and muscle pain to addressing excessive sweating and overactive bladder, Botox's versatility extends beyond cosmetic enhancements. Its non-invasive nature and fast procedure make it an attractive option for those seeking a quick and effective solution. With its ability to enhance confidence and natural beauty, Botox continues to be a favored non-surgical cosmetic procedure, offering individuals a path to a rejuvenated and revitalized allure.

Botox Houston

Rejuvenated Youthfulness

Your Botox Consultation

During your Botox consultation, you can expect a comprehensive discussion about your aesthetic goals, medical history, and current medications. Dr. Fortes will evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the treatment. Likely outcomes, potential risks, and complications will also be discussed to provide you with a clear understanding of the procedure. This personalized consultation will allow you to ask questions and address any concerns, ensuring that the treatment plan aligns with your unique needs and desired results. Dr. Fortes and his team are dedicated to providing a thorough and informative consultation, empowering you to make confident decisions about your Houston Botox treatment.

Natural Face Expressions

Your Botox Procedure

Dr. Fortes administers BOTOX injections on an outpatient basis in Houston, TX. The procedure usually lasts about ten minutes. There are ten groups of muscles in the face and scalp that contract to express emotions, but only a few of these muscles are targeted for BOTOX treatment to reduce wrinkles. Natural facial expressions are preserved during treatment. First, Dr. Fortes will identify the areas for planned injections using a unique marking pattern, and he then will cleanse the skin with alcohol and cool it with an ice pack. He will use a tiny needle to make the injections – the pain should feel less than that of a bug bite in most cases. The ice pack is kept on the treated areas to prevent bruising.

Smooth Glow

Botox Results

After receiving Botox injections, patients can expect to see noticeable results within five to seven days, with the full effect typically visible between 10 and 14 days. The treated area will appear smoother and more refreshed, with the full effects lasting for approximately 3 to 6 months before the gradual return of movement. While individual responses may vary, Botox's ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and provide a rejuvenated look makes it a sought-after treatment for those seeking a refreshed and youthful appearance.

Seamless Rejuvenation

Botox Recovery and Aftercare

The effects of BOTOX can be noticed about three days after the treatment, and the results can last for about three months in most cases. Side effects of the treatment are usually minimal and may include bruising at the injection site and/or headaches. Very rarely, a BOTOX injection may cause a temporary weakness of the muscle that opens the upper eyelid when a treatment is performed between the eyebrows. This will correct itself when the effects of BOTOX wear off.

Botox Frequently Asked Questions

Botox is a versatile injectable treatment used to reduce facial wrinkles, including those on the forehead, around the eyes (crow’s feet), lip lines, and chin dimpling. Additionally, it can be injected into the jaw muscles to alleviate pain from teeth grinding or for a jaw slimming effect. Botox works by blocking nerve signals to prevent the contraction of facial muscles, resulting in smoother and unwrinkled skin. It is a popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure, with millions of treatments performed worldwide, and is also used to address medical conditions such as hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating.

Botox treatments are generally well-tolerated, with minimal discomfort. The procedure involves the use of an ultra-fine needle, and any discomfort is typically brief and mild.

Care You Can Trust

Place your trust in deserving hands. Explore state-of-the-art options and design your personalized treatment plan with renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Fortes. Your best results are within reach.