Thousands of men and women looking for Botox in Houston have turned to Dr. Derek Lou to correct facial lines and wrinkles often seen around their eyes, mouth, and forehead. They have sought a technique that gives reproducible results, is minimally invasive and has no recovery time. For those and many other reasons, Dr. Derek Lou chooses Botox Cosmetic as his preferred non-invasive cosmetic procedure.
Dr. Derek Lou has vast knowledge and experience with injecting Botox as well as Dysport, an alternative to Botox often used to receive the same results on a shorter period of time and sometimes with longer lasting results. He also delivers consistent and predictable results with patient satisfaction being a priority in our office.
Effects of Botox generally last at least 3-4 months. Dr. Lou has found that if Botox is administered again soon after the previous injection has worn off, the subsequent effects are longer-lasting each time.
No Downtime Results
Each area of the face treated with Botox takes about 3-5 minutes with multiple injections per site. After the injections, there is virtually no downtime at all. You will have some small red dots in the injected areas which will fade quickly and are easily covered by makeup.
What Can I Expect At My First Botox Visit?
Before your first Botox treatment, the most important aspect of the visit is the consultation. Initially, the ReNew staff will discuss your aesthetic goals and what is the most appropriate treatment for you.
After the initial discussion, Dr. Derek Lou will review the health declaration form you’ll fill out when you come in regarding your medical conditions and all the medications you take. Your list of medication should include all prescriptions as well as over-the-counter pills, skin creams and any supplements to make sure there is no contraindication to administering Botox.
Dr. Lou will also examine your facial muscles by having you perform a series of facial movements. This exercise will enable Dr. Lou to assess the location and strength of the muscles which are causing your facial lines. Your personal consultation will also outline a treatment plan which will be customized to your individual face and your goals. The plan may involve Botox alone or Botox combined with other options to help reverse your signs of aging.
Note that in experienced hands, Botox and Dysport can be used for more than treating lines and wrinkles. With injections into specific areas of the face, Dr. Lou is able to reshape the brows and alter their position as well as slightly round and open the eyes giving you a non-surgical brow lift effect.
Areas that can be treated include but not limited to:
- Glabella/frown lines (area between the brows)
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Bunny lines (wrinkles on top of your nose)
- Crow’s feet
- Peri-oral lines (around the mouth)
- Neck bands
- Brow lift (Botox can be injected above the outer area of the brow to create a lifting effect)
We can also treat you for sweat reduction for armpits and hands at our medical spa in Houston!
All of these procedures are usually comfortable and requires no anesthesia, although some patients choose to numb the area with a cold pack prior to injecting. Downtime is not expected after the procedure and bruising is uncommon. You will notice a marked improvement in days and the results should last 3 to 6 months.