Botox®

With over 6.5 million treatments performed in the United States each year, BOTOX® cosmetic is the most popular aesthetic treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical. BOTOX® has been used in medicine for over 90 years and was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use over two decades ago. BOTOX® has an extremely safe profile for both medical and cosmetic use, as well as its partner injectable, Dysport®. It’s a purified protein made from bacteria (similar to an antibiotic) and in very small amounts, it produces muscle relaxation. Depending on where they are placed, Dysport® and BOTOX® injections can create a smoothing effect on lines and wrinkles, giving patients a more rested, youthful look.

While there are many providers with different levels of expertise and experience providing BOTOX® cosmetic, the quality, longevity, and consistency of the results achieve will depend largely on the injector’s expertise. In addition to being an expert in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Michel Siegel is a member of the BOTOX® Cosmetic Network in Houston. If you’re looking for BOTOX® injections in Houston, our plastic surgery practice is the best place to start.

TESTIMONIALS

One week after my rhinoplasty I walked into Dr. Siegel’s office to finally see the results. I’d waited for this moment for more than ten years- and I was nervous. I’d compulsively found every list online of botched nose jobs. I researched all the worst possible outcomes of recovery, but there I was just one week later; I wasn’t stuffed with gauze, there was no heavy bruising, and it certainly didn’t hurt. Just a simple splint and what felt like the longest week of my life waiting for that appointment.

- Jane D, Septoplasty

Dr. Siegel removed the splint easily and painlessly with a liquid solution and asked if I was ready to see my new nose. Seeing myself in the mirror for the first time after my surgery was unreal- it was a subtle, natural looking change, my nose finally fit my face. After waiting for nearly a decade, I finally felt like I had the nose that I should have been born with.

- Jane D, Septoplasty

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The BOTOX® Process

Consultation

The first step to benefitting from cosmetic BOTOX® injections is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Siegel. During this appointment, he will discuss your desired results with you and answer any questions you have about getting Dysport® or BOTOX® injections. Once he understands what you’re looking for, Dr. Siegel will put together a personalized treatment plan for you. He may also use our advanced software to generate a three-dimensional BOTOX® “before and after” image to help you better imagine what your face might look like after having one or more injections. There is no time limit for your consultation. Dr. Siegel will meet with you for as long as necessary so that you feel comfortable and confident proceeding with BOTOX® cosmetic.

PREPARATION

Depending on your particular aesthetic preferences and medical circumstances, Dr. Siegel will provide you with personalized instructions to help you get ready for cosmetic BOTOX® injections. Generally speaking, there is no preparation for BOTOX® or Dysport® Injections, but the small chance of bruising around the treatment site can be decreased by discontinuing any anti-inflammatory medications (such as Advil) about 10 days before treatment.

PROCEDURE

Dr. Siegel performs each Dysport® or BOTOX® treatment personally at our beautiful Houston cosmetic surgery office. It is ideal to have BOTOX® injected by an experienced facial plastic surgeon, since an intricate understanding of facial anatomy, refined sense of aesthetics, and sufficient experience can determine the difference between achieving a rested, rejuvenated appearance, or a stretched and “worked on” look. Dr. Siegel will carefully and skillfully determine where and how to apply BOTOX® to your face based on your specific needs and preferences. When you come in, no anesthesia is required, but Dr. Siegel 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 our office in a manner of minutes.

RECOVERY

There is no recovery from Dysport® or BOTOX® treatment, but as with any injectable procedure, the most common complication is mild bruising and swelling shortly after your appointment. However, Dr. Siegel’s experience with injectables can minimize or even eliminate these effects. You may also prevent or alleviate these symptoms by icing the area immediately after treatment. You should be able to return to work with no down time. You could begin to see results from your BOTOX® treatment as early as three days after your injection, becoming fully visible around one week following your treatment. You may notice your facial appearance continuing to improve for up to a month. BOTOX® typically lasts up to four months, at which point it may need to be repeated.

Why Dr. Siegel

When it comes to your facial appearance, preserving natural contours, knowing which features to enhance and which ones not to, will make the difference between enhancing your self or appearing unnatural.

Dr. Siegel is sought out by highly sophisticated, discerning patients because of his innovative, yet conservative approach to Facial procedures- achieving natural, rested, and proportionate outcomes that exceed patients’ expectations.

 

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