Non-Surgical Procedures

Botox

Botox® injections are one of the most requested non-surgical procedures offered Cy Fair Plastic Surgery.  In 2010, Botox® procedures increased 12% nationally. Dr. Tang uses his knowledge of facial anatomy and technical skill to smooth wrinkle lines and produce a natural looking result.

About BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people, 18 to 65 years of age. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

One 10-minute treatment—a few tiny injections—and within days there’s a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, which can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time.

Is BOTOX® Cosmetic Right For You?

Having a treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic is one way that you can invest in your appearance. Talking with your physician will help determine if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you. BOTOX® Cosmetic does not improve the appearance of deep lines and folds, which are created by the loss of skin collagen, a normal process of aging. These lines may be better addressed with injectable fillers.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only treatment approved by the FDA for the temporary relief of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age. With one simple 10-minute treatment, results can be seen within a couple of days and can last for up to 4 months.

The Wrinkle and BOTOX® Cosmetic

The lines that appear between your brows (glabellar lines) actually result from muscle movement and the passage of time. You may have heard the expression “wearing your emotions on your sleeve,” but in reality you wear them on your face. If you’re angry or annoyed, for example, you knit your brows together. Underneath your skin, your facial muscles contract, cause a pleating of the overlying skin, and then, as anyone can see, you’re frowning.

After years of crinkling and wrinkling, those glabellar lines start to linger longer and can become more pronounced. For women, whose faces tend to be more animated than men’s, and whose skin is typically more delicate, these lines may appear exaggerated and more permanent.

Fortunately, there is a way to temporarily reduce moderate to severe glabellar lines. Treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic can visibly smooth and soften moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. BOTOX® works by reducing the contractions of the muscles that cause those persistent frown lines that have developed between your brows over time. An improvement can be seen within days and may last up to 4 months, although results may vary. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women surveyed rated the improvement in the appearance of frown lines between their brows as moderate to better 1 month after treatment.

The BOTOX® Injection Procedure

The beauty of a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is that it’s a simple, 10-minute, non-surgical process. A few tiny injections, and within days there can be a noticeable improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between the brows that can last up to 4 months. Results may vary. And there’s no recovery time. You can even do it on your lunch break.

  • Dr. Tang will administer several tiny injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic directly into the muscles that cause those moderate to severe frown lines between the brows.
  • Dr. Tang will determine where to administer the injections by examining your ability to move certain muscles in your brow area. The location, size, and use of the muscles that create a furrowed brow vary markedly among individuals.
  • No anesthesia is required, although Dr. Tang may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream prior to injecting. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief.
  • You can expect to be in and out of Dr. Tang’s office without downtime. You may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows within days. Improvement may continue for as long as a month, and could last up to 4 months.
  • Results may vary. If you do not continue treatments, the frown lines between your brows will gradually look like they did before treatment.

In addition to Botox for wrinkle treatment, many patients also opt to treat facial creases and folds with injectable fillers such as Juvederm or Artefil for more complete skin rejuvenation.

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