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
"I had Several procedures in am very please for their service the dedication their friendly Dr. Bidros and his staff make me feel like I known them for ever..."- B.R. / Yelp / May 08, 2018
"Dr. Bidros is an amazing surgeon. I will recommend him to everyone that needs a plastic surgeon. His staff is amazing. Mandy is the best ever!!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Apr 30, 2018
"Dr. Bidros is an exceptional physician and surgeon. My wife had a mastectomy on one breast that was reconstructed by another plastic surgeon. The results were not to her liking and the surgeon felt that no more could be done. Another surgeon was consulted but he offered no remedies. Today, my wife is thrilled with the outcome. Dr. Bidros is quite gifted and knowledgeable. He provided surgical solutions that the other surgeons could not provide. He and his staff are an incredible group of people."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Apr 19, 2018
"Dr. Bidros is an exceptional physician and surgeon. My wife had a mastectomy on one breast that was reconstructed by another plastic surgeon. The results were not to her liking and the surgeon felt that no more could be done. Another surgeon was consulted but he offered no remedies. Today, my wife is thrilled with the outcome. Dr. Bidros is quite gifted and knowledgeable. He provided surgical solutions that the other surgeons could not provide. He and his staff are an incredible group of people."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Apr 18, 2018
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $350 - $600
Numb, Frozen Face?
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?
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.