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How can I avoid BOTOX side effects?

BOTOX® is the number one cosmetic procedure in the world, yet many people still believe that it comes with a number of side effects. Stories of looking artificial or plastic abound, but what is the truth behind these stories?

Most people find that BOTOX is a great way to look younger without surgery – but to get the best results, you need to know the do’s and don’ts of BOTOX treatment.

Use Only Licensed Providers

Because BOTOX is minimally invasive, many people believe that the person administering it isn’t important. Nothing could be further from the truth. A poor BOTOX experience is almost always due to an improperly done injection. Too much active ingredient, improper dilution, or the incorrect placement or direction are some of the possible ways your BOTOX treatment can be “botched.” These scenarios often occur with unlicensed providers, and can have a tremendous impact on your outcome. These mistakes often make the patient look artificial, stiff, or frozen.

Ask About Facial Skills

Don’t stop at the license for the best BOTOX results, however. Ask your provider about their experience with BOTOX, injectables, and facial aesthetics. The best BOTOX treatments are performed by a skilled surgeon who truly understands the anatomy of facial muscles. Ask to see before and after photos of their work and if you’re not confident they can do an excellent job, look elsewhere.

Know What to Expect

As with any cosmetic procedure, your satisfaction will be partially dependent upon your expectations before the procedure. Talk to your surgeon about your wishes for BOTOX treatment and what your concerns are. Ask questions and discuss what BOTOX can or can’t do for you. Then, you’ll have a clear idea of what’s realistic and there won’t be any surprises. Be sure you choose a provider who answers your questions clearly and honestly.

You Deserve the Best Experience

If you’re going to have any type of facial procedure done, make sure you take the time to research the person performing it. Your face is one of your most valuable assets, and even a seemingly “simple” treatment like BOTOX can turn out unfavorably in the wrong hands. Choosing a plastic surgeon isn’t enough: choose a facial plastic surgeon who focuses solely on this specialized area and who has performed thousands of procedures.

Would you like to learn more about BOTOX? Schedule your confidential consultation with Dr. Michel Siegel, and get your questions answered by an expert in facial aesthetics!


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May 1, 2020 Update:

Our office has reopened as of Monday, April 27th and we are following the recommended guidelines for maximum safety.

  • To make this transition as safe as possible, and to comply with physical distancing, we will be limiting the number of people in the waiting room to only one person.
  • To prevent having multiple people in the waiting room, we will space out appointments.
  • To minimize personal contact please be punctual for your appointment.
  • Please be on time for your appointment. If you are early, please wait in your car. If you are running late please call the office at 832-900-4818, so we can make proper arrangements.
  • For new patients, please fill out all your new intake forms at home. We will send you a link for registration when you make an appointment.
  • Patients must wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth when in the waiting room or walking back to the exam room.
  • If you are wearing gloves, please remove them when you arrive, we will provide you with hand sanitizer.

Please contact our office with any questions you have!

-Dr. Siegel & Staff

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