Botox® in Houston, TX
Get rid of your signs of aging once-and-for-all with the help of Botox® treatments. Botox® will get rid of the fine lines and wrinkles riddling your forehead and brow for the ultimate rejuvenated look. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Cara Downey, and her expert team of professionals are proud to offer Botox® to residents of Houston, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and the neighboring communities in east Texas.
What is Botox®?
Botox® is a cosmetic injectable gel treatment primarily made from a safe toxin called botulinum type A. Similar to Dysport®, Botox® is widely used to decrease the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the eyes, nose, forehead, and mouth. Botox® works by temporarily relaxing the muscles in the treated areas, causing them not to move and create the appearance of what we like to call “action wrinkles,” or wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions. While Botox® can be used to treat a variety of other conditions, such as chronic migraine headaches and hyperhidrosis, Dr. Downey mainly uses Botox® to create a smooth, youthful appearance in her patients.
How Much Does Botox® Cost in Houston, TX?
The average cost of your Botox® treatment in Houston typically starts at about $300. The total cost for your Botox® treatment will depend on the amount of product needed to help you achieve your desired results. At Heights Plastic Surgery, we accept cash and all major credit cards. We are also happy to offer financing through CareCredit® for patients. Because Botox® is often more about cosmetic appearance and is less of a medical necessity, it is typically not covered by most insurance plans.
How is Botox® Performed?
Botox® is an in-office procedure that typically takes about 45 minutes to complete. Before your Botox® treatment begins, Dr. Downey will apply a topical anesthetic to your treatment areas. This is to ensure you are as comfortable and pain-free as possible throughout the entirety of your treatment. Dr. Downey will then make a series of strategically placed Botox® injections into your desired treated areas, typically around the forehead, eyes, brow, and the bridge of the nose. Because Botox® is a minimally invasive treatment, there is no downtime or recovery period associated with treatment.
I've been wanting to do botox and get my skin looking great for some time now. I was a little nervous, Dr. Downey had a great staff, and she was super patient and fed me enough information to calm m...
- Stephanie O.
I had such a great experience with Dr. Downey. I was referred by a friend. This was my third attempt at getting surgery on some trouble spots after significant weight loss. I didn't go in with h...
- Paul V.
It was very easy for me to make a consultation appointment. There was no pressure to sign up for surgery that day. Dr. Downey was very professional and friendly. She answered all my questions an...
- Brittany G.
I had breast augmentation on 12/2/14 and Dr. Downey and staff made the whole experience amazing. Since the surgery I have minimal scarring and I look and feel great! This was one of the best decis...
- Ashly T.
Dr. Cara Downey, thank you so much for the care you gave to me and the exceptional work you have done to my body! You are amazing. Because of you, dreams come true! You are the best! Thank you for ble...
- Andrea C.
I didn't think I would ever feel this great again. Now I can wear strapless dresses. My shirts no longer have the peep holes near the buttons. I'm just so pleased with the work Dr. Downey has done. Bu...
What Results Can I Expect from Botox®?
Because Botox® is a minimally invasive treatment, patients are able to return to their normal daily activities – including work – immediately following treatment. It is normal to experience some redness, swelling, tenderness, and bruising around your treated areas. These side effects will typically subside on their own within 24 to 48 hours of treatment. While you may see some results of your Botox® treatment immediately, ultimate results will take about four to seven days to be completely visible. Botox® treatments typically last for up to four to six months at a time. Dr. Downey may recommend coming in for regular Botox® treatments every four months to maintain your desired results.
Am I a Good Candidate for Botox®?
At Heights Plastic Surgery, good candidates for Botox® experience the following concerns:
- Fine lines and deep wrinkles across the forehead
- Crow’s feet, or wrinkles around the outer eyes
- Frown lines, or deep wrinkles between the brows
- Bunny lines, or fine lines on the upper bridge of the nose
Ideal candidates for Botox® are in good general health and have realistic expectations of their potential results. The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for Botox® is to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Downey.
With more than 12 years of unparalleled experience, Dr. Cara Downey is proud to provide her patients with cutting-edge techniques, unmatched results, and quality patient care. Heights Plastic Surgery and Studio Essex Medical Spa offers a wide array of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to help residents of Houston, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and neighboring communities in Texas restore their confidence and enhance their natural features. Contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Downey today.