It seems like everybody is talking about BOTOX Cosmetic, a purified protein produced by the clostridium botulinum bacteria that is used to smooth and relax dynamic wrinkles on the face. By temporarily relaxing the muscles of the face, common facial contractions that create moderate to severe dynamic wrinkles are diminished for a more youthful appearance. Although BOTOX Cosmetic is a toxin, there have been no serious side effects because, for cosmetic treatments, it is used in extremely small amounts and does not spread throughout the body. At his Houston office, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rafi Bidros, most often applies BOTOX Cosmetic to the frown lines between the eyebrows, the horizontal forehead lines, and the crow’s feet. On occasion, some other areas may be treated as well.
"Dr. Bidros is absolutely phenomenal! I was SO impressed with his professionalism and knowledge. The office was super organized, clean and efficiently run. Michelle, Mandy, Jackie and Connie are all rock stars.!!! They get things done and are so incredible at their jobs, not to mention classy and beautiful. I will recommend Dr. Bidros to everyone. So easy to talk to and understand. Thank you!!!"- E.K. / Google / Feb 18, 2016
"It's been two years now that I had my BA surgery. I've am truly happy with my results. The entire process was awesome. Everything went so smoothly. They staff is so friendly and knowledgeable. Jackie and Mandy made me feel so welcoming and answered all the questions. Dr. Bidros is amazing at what he does. He is so professional and made me feel so comfortable. Thank goodness for his guidance because I was so indecisive and I'm so happy with his recommendations. I didn't have any complications and the recovery was faster than I expected. I truly believe it was because of Dr. Bridros skillful hands. He's the best!"- E.S. / Google / Jul 02, 2017
"I'm so blessed to have Dr.Birdros as my doctor!!! He is so caring and compassionate when it comes to patient care. I feel so comfortable to be under his care and I have total confidence in his recommendations regarding my situation. Dr. Birdros always takes his time in answering whatever questions I might have during the visit and I've never felt rushed at all !! Very rare quality to find in a physician these days !! He also has the best office staff ever!!! Thank you Mandy and Connie for always making me feel like I'm your only patient ! These ladies are awesome in their professionalism, kindness, and easy going personalities that you can't help but feel so special when you're around them!! They've always treated me with the utmost respect and were never unpleasant in any situation. I highly recommend Dr. Birdros to anyone searching for a good doctor with an amazing personality and awesome staff members!!!!!"- A.H. / Google / Jul 02, 2017
"Its been a little over a year since my BA surgery and I am extremely happy with my results! I get compliments all the time! The whole process was amazing and the staff is always so friendly and helpful. I just went to my last appointment and I'm kind of sad I wont be seeing them anymore. Dr Bidros is an expert at what he does and I would do it all over again if i had too."- L.V. / Google / Jun 18, 2017
"My breast surgeon recommended that I consult multiple plastic surgeons for reconstruction following a bilateral mastectomy. After meeting Dr. Bidros, I canceled my other appointments. His combination of professionalism and compassion are outstanding; and his care for me did not end at reconstruction, as he was genuinely concerned with my overall well being. Mandy, Jackie, Connie and the entire staff made every visit and phone call a pleasure in an uncertain and scary period of my life. Dr. Bidros and his team not only made me look like my old self, they also helped me feel like my old self when I thought that simply was not possible. I cannot thank them enough."- R.F. / Google / May 21, 2017
A few drops of BOTOX Cosmetic are injected with a tiny needle into the muscle that creates a wrinkle. When BOTOX Cosmetic is injected into a muscle, it blocks the nerve impulse from reaching that area, and as a result, the muscle weakens. As the muscle weakens, the skin overlying the muscle relaxes and the wrinkles in the skin gradually soften and often disappear.
When BOTOX Cosmetic is injected there is an initial minor sting for a few seconds. Once the injection is complete, there is usually no discomfort. BOTOX Cosmetic is a highly effective, non-surgical procedure that can dramatically reduce your toughest wrinkle within 7 days and lasts up to four months.
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- Average Cost
- $350 - $600
Numb, Frozen Face?@headingTag>
BOTOX Cosmetic doesn’t affect the nerve, so there is no numbness in the area of the injection. Also, the effect of BOTOX Cosmetic is only in the immediate area of the injection. Therefore, the muscles related to other expressions are unaffected.
The effects of BOTOX Cosmetic usually last three to five months, at which time another injection is required. After several treatments, the effects of BOTOX Cosmetic may begin to last longer, sometimes up to six to eight months.
Is BOTOX Safe?@headingTag>
BOTOX Cosmetic has been used safely and successfully in ophthalmology for over10 years, and for wrinkle therapy for over 6 years. In the amounts used for wrinkle therapy, the only possible side effects are temporary and localized to the area of injection.
There are very few restrictions regarding BOTOX Cosmetic treatments. Patients who are pregnant or have a neurologic disease should not be treated.