When you look in the mirror, do you see a face that looks older than it should? Many factors can contribute to the aging process of your facial skin, including such things as environmental pollutions, stress, and the sun. Stop signs of aging with Botox by visiting Esta Kronberg, MD in Houston.
What is Botox?
Are you starting to see signs of aging? Houston Dermatologist, Dr. Kronberg can reduce fine lines and wrinkles with Botulinum toxin, also known as Botox. Botox is a purified protein that is made by the large pharmaceutical company, Allergan.
Botox injections are performed with a very tiny needle under the skin and relaxes the muscle and prevents wrinkles.
How does Botox Cosmetic work?
Botox is injected into the muscle and it stops the nerve transmission and the wrinkle doesn’t occur. The muscle is relaxed and therefore we do not have a winkle.
Common areas treated with Botox
The most common areas we treat with Botox are the frown crease between the eyes, eyes wrinkles and the forehead. We can also treat the neck to make it look better in many ways. Dr. Kronberg can treat migraines, eye muscle tics and excessive sweating in the armpits (hyperhidrosis) also with Botox.
In addition to this, the treatment can help with such issues as muscle tics, excessive armpit sweating, and decreasing headaches and migraines.
What to expect during Botox treatment
The treatment consists of small injections of the serum in targeted areas. Treatment is done by Dr. Kronberg, and we always makes sure to use fresh serum every time for maximum benefit. Any serum that is not used on a treatment day is discarded.
Does it hurt when getting Botox?
The Botox is not painful. We use an icepack to keep you from feeling the very tiny needle. If you are very nervous we can use a numbing cream for comfort.
What to expect after Botox
After the Botox treatment you may have a slight swelling at the sight 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.
Common 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 soon after Botox treatment will I see results?
You will see your Botox results in 2 to 10 days. If it needs a little more be sure to contact the doctor between day 14 and 28 for a touch up.
How long does Botox last?
Botox results for a certain area typically lasts 3 to 4 months. Its a good plan to re-treat every few months if possible. DySport (another brand of neuromodulator) sometimes can last up to 5 months.
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.
How much does Botox cost?
The average cost for treatment of Botox is about $300/area. This is about $13/unit.
Schedule a consultation for Botox in Houston
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.
Dr. Kronberg has the distinction of being a National Trainer for this procedure, and she does all of the injections herself. This treatment can help you see a significant difference when it comes to fines lines and wrinkles. Call (713) 771-8941 to schedule an appointment.