In this day and age, there is no such thing as having to suck it up and age like your grandmother once did. In fact, here at Dr. Esta Kronberg’s office, we believe that the only real way to age is gracefully. One of our biggest secrets? Botox. If you are starting to see signs of aging Houston Dermatologist, Dr. Kronberg, can reduce fine lines and wrinkles with Botox.
What is Botox?
Botox has remained the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure for a variety of reasons. Botox is derived from a purified protein called botulinum toxin-A. Once it is injected into your facial muscles around your eyes and forehead, Botox temporarily blocks nerve signals which in turn causes your wrinkles to relax and soften—leaving you with a more youthful appearance.
What Is Botox Used For?
Botox is injected into a predetermined area. This will temporarily relax and stop the nerve transmission to smooth facial creases such as fine line and wrinkles. Primarily, we see Botox used to treat cosmetic concerns in patients such as on the forehead, around the eyes, and frown lines. However, Botox can also be used to treat a variety of medical conditions such as migraines and excessive sweating.
What Areas Can Botox Improve?
The most common areas that Botox can treat are the frown crease between the eyes, eye wrinkles and the forehead. We can also treat the neck to make it look better in many ways. Other areas include:
- Crows feet
- Necklines and wrinkles
- Forehead lines
- Lines around the mouth
- Frown lines
Dr. Kronberg can also treat migraines, eye muscle tics and excessive sweating in the armpits (hyperhidrosis) with Botox.
Botox treatment consists of small, strategic injections of the serum into the targeted areas. Injections are fast and are not painful. Typically we use an ice pack to help numb the area but if you are nervous, we can trying a numbing cream instead.
Treatment is done by Dr. Kronberg, and we always make sure to use a fresh serum every time for maximum benefit. Any serum that is not used on a treatment day is discarded.
Botox for Migraines
For patients who suffer from chronic migraines, Dr. Esta Kronberg may recommend Botox for migraines. By getting Botox injections every 12 weeks, we can help to stop your migraines before they even start by preventing abnormal muscle contractions which contribute to migraine pain.
Botox for Excessive Sweating
It’s normal to sweat when you get nervous or are under a lot of pressure, but if you suffer from excessive sweating, it can be downright embarrassing. Luckily, with Botox injections, Dr. Esta Kronberg can temporarily block the release of the chemical in the underarms that causes excessive sweating. And, because results last for around six months on average, you only have to repeat your injections twice a year.
After treatment, you may have a slight swelling at the site of the injection. This fades in about 5 minutes. Otherwise, we would like you to stay upright for 4 hours after the treatment. No exercise the remainder of the day. You will notice gradually over a few days the muscles relax and there is much less or no movement in the muscles of expression such as the “frown crease”.
Botox Before and After
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Kronberg’s for 8 years. She was referred to me by a prominent plastic surgeon because she is regarded as the “BEST”. As an attorney my primary concern is my safety and health and that is also Dr. Kronberg’s first interest. I get both Juvederm and Botox. It’s my opinion that she is like an artist. I always look natural and would never go anywhere else! – Donna G.
As with any sort of cosmetic procedure, Botox results vary from patient to patient. However, on average, Botox cosmetic results last about three to four months.
After treatment you will start to notice results within two to ten days. If it needs a little more be sure to contact the doctor between day 14 and 28 for a touch-up. If it needs a little more be sure to contact the doctor between day 14 and 28 for a touch-up.
During your consultation with Dr. Kronberg, she will thoroughly explain the different options available to you that will best fit your needs to treat the area of concern.
Botox Side Effects
The most common side effect is slight bruising. This is actually pretty rare and it doesn’t bruise often. Rarely you can get a slight drop of an eyebrow.
How Much Does Botox Cost?
The average cost for treatment of Botox is about $300/area. This is about $15/unit, Dr. Kronberg offers financing options through CareCredit.com. Brilliant Distinction Members are welcome.
Dermal Fillers Vs. Botox
Unlike popular belief, Botox is not a dermal filler like Restylane or Juvéderm. In fact, Botox works entirely differently than fillers do. Hyaluronic fillers actually fill in fine lines and wrinkles on the face whereas Botox works on a different level to block nerve signals that cause your facial muscles to contract.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Kronberg has been performing Botox successfully since 1997, and her patients come back to her every time because they know they’ll receive the highest-quality care and results. Call (713) 771-8941 to schedule a consultation.