Facial lines caused by muscle movements, such as squinting or smiling, are known as dynamic wrinkles. This type of wrinkle can be tough to prevent and treat and may make you look sad or angry even when you are in a good mood. Tiny muscles cause the skin to fold when you make a facial expression, and over time, these folds become deeper and more permanent.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can be used to soften facial lines and creases to provide a more youthful and refreshed aesthetic.
The Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa was founded in 1997 in Houston, Texas, and is a fully integrated medical spa. Dr. Richard LeConey has developed comprehensive personal anti-aging, wellness, hormone, and skincare programs for both men and women.
Our motto is: “Feel as good as you look, and look as good as you feel.”
We believe that there is simply no reason for you to look or feel your age. We are here to help create personalized treatment plans to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Dr. LeConey is board-certified in emergency medicine, is a certified Allergan trainer ,and trains physicians and nurses in the injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, and KYBELLA®.
Ideal candidates for BOTOX® Cosmetic are concerned about fine lines and wrinkles in the upper portion of the face but are not interested in a surgical procedure. Patients should be in good health and willing to continue regular treatments if they wish to maintain their youthful appearance.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is made of a diluted form of botulinum toxin A, which blocks nerve signals to the facial muscles. When it is strategically injected, the BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily immobilizes the muscles, smoothing out wrinkles in the face. BOTOX® Cosmetic can be used in the following areas:
Ice or numbing cream may be applied to the target sites for your comfort. Injections will then be made to relax the muscles that are causing fine lines and wrinkles. Your treatment can be completed in about 15 minutes.
Immediately after your injections, you may experience some swelling and redness in the treatment site(s). These side effects are usually mild and resolve within a day or two. You may return to most of your regular activities right after your appointment, but we recommend avoiding strenuous exercise for about 24 hours.
Most patients begin to see results 24 to 48 hours after their injections. Final results can take 10 to 14 days to develop. You can expect the effects of your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment to last for approximately three to four months. Maintenance treatments spaced three to four months apart can help preserve your refreshed appearance. Continued use may help extend the lifetime of future treatments.
BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines – the repeated muscle
contractions from frowning, squinting, smiling and raising the eyebrows over the years. Your injector will inject these muscles
with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of the frown lines
between your brows, your crow’s feet lines, and your forehead lines in 2-3 days, and you will see the full effect in 14 days.
BOTOX® Cosmetic lasts for an average of 3 months. We recommend BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments 3-4 times a year for most
people. When you see muscle activity returning to the point where you see your skin creasing, it is time for your next BOTOX®
If you discontinue BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments, your muscle activity will just return to normal and you will begin to see your
wrinkles returning. Nothing bad will happen, you may just miss your previous smooth appearance!
Not at all! Many men make BOTOX® Cosmetic part of what they do to care for their appearance. The number of men choosing
treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic has risen fast – in the past three years alone, men have received over one million botulinum
The actual injection process takes less than 10 minutes. Your injector will take your photos, discuss your treatment goals and
perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment for you that aligns with your budget. Your initial consultation
and injection appointment will take about 45 minutes. Once you have a treatment plan in place, you will usually be in and out
of our office in about 20 minutes for your routine BOTOX® Cosmetic appointments.
Most patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your injector may use ice to numb the
treatment area. Or, if you are concerned about discomfort, your injector may apply a topical numbing cream before
administering your treatment. If you would like additional numbing time, please notify the specialist when scheduling your
Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies, one percent of patients experienced eyelid
swelling in the crow’s feet studies, and one percent of patients experienced brow drooping in the forehead lines studies. Other
possible side effects include dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; bruising; double vision;
blurred vision; dry eyes and allergic reactions.
Everyone is different and our injectors have extensive training to help them determine muscle strength and indications for
each individual’s treatment. With that said, a typical forehead treatment is between 12-25 units. A typical treatment between
brows is about 20-25 units. A typical crow’s feet treatment is between 24-30 units (12-15 units per side).
Yes! We love the temporary effect of BOTOX® Cosmetic injected into the muscle around the mouth. It gives a slightly pouty
appearance and often shows more pink of the lip when the patient smiles. A typical lip flip uses about 3-4 units.