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By Deirdre McMullen, M.D., P.A.
February 19, 2021
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Botox  

Dr. Deirdre McMullen and Dr. Tiyashi Choudhury of Rocky Creek Family Medicine can administer Botox injections for patients looking to achieve a younger appearance. Botox has become more readily available, but is it right for you? Read about Botox injections and see if we can help you achieve a softer, younger appearance.

Botox can soften wrinkles and help you achieve a more youthful look. Your doctor in Missouri City, TX, provides Botox to help with the following issues and more:

  • Crow's feet
  • Wrinkles around the mouth
  • Forehead lines

Botox injections are a way to achieve a softer appearance without plastic surgery. Botox is made from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum in a refined, safe form. Botox injections precisely target the muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles. It stops the contractions in your muscles, forcing them to relax. When the muscles are relaxed, the skin over them appears smoother.

Getting a Botox injection is relatively painless. The needle used is very small and you feel a small pinch or prick with the injection. There are very few side effects, mainly a brief swelling or redness at the injection site. The injection begins to work after a couple of days, but it may be up to a week before you see the complete effects of the injection.

There is drastic plastic surgery available that is meant to completely change your appearance. Botox injections gently soften wrinkles and fine lines to achieve a softer, younger look that's still you.

There is maintenance recommended with Botox injections. The average injection lasts about three months, and we would recommend that you continue to schedule injections every three to six months.

Dr. Deirdre McMullen and Dr. Tiyashi Choudhury of Rocky Creek Family Medicine provide Botox injections and help patients achieve a younger appearance. Contact us in Missouri City, TX, at (281) 206-0068.

By Deirdre McMullen, M.D., P.A.
October 26, 2018
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Botox   Wrinkles  

A more youthful appearance could be yours in just a couple of minutes.

Botox ResultsBotox has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for treating lines and wrinkles of the face without the need for surgery. This largely due to how this simple, minimally invasive treatment only takes a couple of minutes to administer! Read below to find out how our Missouri City, TX, family physicians, Dr. Tiyashi Choudhury, Dr. Hillary Spears, and Dr. Deirdre McMullen can give you younger-looking results with Botox treatment!

What is Botox?

Botox uses a medical-grade and highly purified form of botulinum toxin, a chemical that when administered into the muscles of the face, temporarily relaxes them and prevents them from contracting. As a result, it smooths away dynamic lines and wrinkles (lines that appear or form when smiling or making other facial expressions) after it has been injected.

What issues does Botox address?

Are you wondering whether the lines and wrinkles you want to target will be reduced with Botox injections? As we mentioned earlier, Botox targets dynamic facial lines and wrinkles, which include,

  • Crow’s feet (lines around the eyes)
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Laugh lines (lines around the mouth)

Are you still not sure if Botox is right for you? Take a moment to stand in front of the mirror and smile. Do you notice certain lines and wrinkles appearing when you smile? If so, these are the types of wrinkles Botox can treat.

When will I notice my Botox results?

You won’t notice results right away, as it will take a few days for Botox to work its magic. You will see certain lines fading over the course of 3-4 days, with full results occurring within one week.

Is Botox permanent?

It’s important to understand that Botox results are not permanent. While Botox can prevent muscles from contracting, smoothing away certain wrinkles, it will not actually remove wrinkles from the skin. These lines will come back over the course of six months. Of course, if you love your Botox results, you can turn to our Missouri City, TX, family doctors regularly for maintenance treatments, which will refresh your appearance and help you keep your results longer.

Call today!

Are you interested in finding out whether Botox is right for you? If so, the doctors at Rock Creek Family Medicine in Missouri City, TX, are ready to sit down with you and discuss your treatment goals. Schedule a consultation today by calling (281) 206-0068.