Patients who are considering Botox® injections for the first time, or those looking for more professional skin treatment and care, are encouraged to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bradford Patt and our staff at the Houston Center for Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Patt is an ABFPRS board-certified facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery specialist who is privileged to offer patients high-quality Botox facial treatment services in Houston.
Perhaps one of the BEST ways to experience Dr. Patt’s professional care in providing Botox skin treatments in Houston, is to visit our clinic and join us during one of our monthly Cosmetic Day Events on Fridays at the Houston Center for Facial Plastic Surgery. However, before having Botox injections, it’s always best to understand how the treatment can help your skin look smooth and rejuvenated.
Dr. Patt Explains What a Botox Injection Is
Botox belongs to a category of medications using various formations of a toxin known as botulinum. It is very carefully administered via injections to a specific area medically targeted on the face. This causes a temporary paralysis of muscle activity. This toxin is a microbe produced toxin which is the same microbe that causes a type of food poisoning known as botulism. However, its ultimate function is to immobilize muscle tension and over-activity. When muscles are relaxed, the skin also relaxes and begins to look supple. Ultimately, frown lines and wrinkles gradually diminish from the face.
Appropriate Uses for Botox
Botox injections are mostly recommended and utilized cosmetically for its capacity to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and lines. However, other approved medical uses can include the medical treatment of cervical dystonia, which is a chronic or repetitive neck spasm; as well as, for the treatment of hyperhidrosis, which is excessive sweating under the arms, on the back, or forehead. It has also been helpful for calming an overactive bladder, and for correcting crossed or wandering eyes in some patients. Adding to the versatility of its use is its further ability to help alleviate chronic migraines.
Seek Treatment from The Expert
Dr. Patt ultimately prefers to keep patients aware of how to best benefit from Botox injections as a treatment option. It can be extremely effective; however, it is imperative that these injections be approved, administered, and observed by an expert cosmetic surgeon. The benefit of choosing Dr. Patt as your Botox treatment physician, is that he is trained in specializing in all things pertaining to the face, neck, ears, nose, and throat; this also means that he is skilled in the procedural administration of the product for any patient who opts for it.