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.