Botox is America’s number one facial anti-aging procedure in cosmetic dermatology. While Botox injections do not require much introduction even for a new patient, the treatment expert will explain the procedure and discuss about its potential benefits and risks compared to other treatment options.
The provider will also evaluate the patient’s goals and examine their facial skin condition in order to determine their candidacy.
The consultation will provide an opportunity for a patient to gain full clarity about what Botox injection can or cannot do for them. They should feel free to ask questions and clear any concerns or doubts that they may have. Fantastic, salient, and board certified dermatologists Dr. Tri H. Nguyen and Dr. George Hughes III provide Botox treatment to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding communities in the prolific state of Texas.
Understanding the Patient’s Needs
At the outset, the Botox provider will try to assess the reasons why the patient wants to choose Botox treatment, and what exactly about their facial appearance may be bothering them. During the consultation, the provider will be able to comprehend the patient’s integral cosmetic needs and goals, and advise the best solutions in cosmetic dermatology or create a customized Botox injection plan.
In some cases, the patient may have sagging facial skin, which requires a subtle lift, or static creases or depressions in the face need to be filled up. In such cases, the provider may recommend a combination of Botox and dermal filler injections to meet the patient’s aesthetic needs. The provider will inform the patient about the areas of the face where they can achieve best outcomes with Botox.
Keeping Realistic Expectations
Botox has been approved by the FDA for the cosmetic reduction of frown lines between the brows and on the forehead as well as crow’s feet around the eyes. It is also used effectively for certain non-label areas where dynamic muscles are causing formation of minor wrinkles and fine lines. During the consultation, the provider will make the patient aware of what Botox can or cannot do for them.
Facial sites that require volumizing due to thinning skin cannot be improved with Botox. Secondly, the results with Botox non-surgical procedure are only sustainable for a temporary period of three to four months. Patients will have the opportunity for re-treatment as per the guidance of the dermatologist.
A committed Botox provider will explain the risks and limitations of Botox to ensure that the patient forms reasonable expectations. Some providers may also present Botox before and after photos during the consultation, or show testimonials of previous patients who have already received Botox treatment.
The provider will evaluate the skin laxity in the patient’s face at the time of consultation, and also examine the weakness in the forehead muscles or droopiness around the eyelids. Pregnant and nursing women as well as patients who have undergone Botox treatment in the last six months may have to wait before they are cleared for this procedure. Recovery instructions will also be provided during the consultation.
For more information on procedures and treatments offered at Texas Surgical Dermatology PA please call 832.663.6566 or click here to contact our dermatologists. Helping patients in Houston, The Woodlands, Springs, Katy and other surrounding areas of Texas.