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
"Dr. Bidros is amazing I can never thank him more for the confidence he’s given me with my cosmetic surgery his team is great Mandy is so informative and made me feel at ease through it all it’s been a year post op breast augmentation and I couldn’t be happier if your looking for a cosmetic surgeon no need to look any further he’s your guy ?"- V.R. / Facebook / Jan 08, 2018
"Dr. Bidros and his staff were very friendly and professional from the start. They all treated me with utmost respect and gave me their honest opinions while I was going through my planning for my procedure. When I was doing my research on finding the right surgeon for me, I saw great reviews and pictures of his work. When I went in for my consultation, I saw albums of his many travels to perform procedures for children with cleft palates etc. which melted my heart and showed me that Dr. Bidros is a selfless man that cares for others and does this line of work for all the right reasons. I literally had no pain or bruising after my surgery and my results are phenomenal! Healing time was also minimal! Dr. Bidros is very talented and I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family and will go to him for any future procedures! Thank you Dr. Bidros & staff!"- J.B. / Google / Dec 31, 2017
"Dr. Bidros and his staff made me feel so comfortable. They were always available for any of my questions or concerns. I am very happy with the results."- K.F. / Google / Dec 31, 2017
"I agree with a previous review, being referred to Dr. Bidros and his staff was a true blessing. I absolutely love Dr. Bidros, Mandy, Jackie and Connie. I was referred to him by my breast surgeon. He and his staff are so caring, kind, educational and compassionate. My personal experience was one of breast cancer reconstruction. I have been exceptionally pleased. When asked about breast cancer; I say the best thing that came out of a really horrible, frightening situation, are the highly skilled and talented surgeons and people that I have met along the way. He and his girls are at the top of that list. I am very grateful and extremely blessed to have been directed to his office and highly recommend him."- M.B. / Google / Dec 31, 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.
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.