What is BOTOX?
To age gracefully and to prevent facial wrinkles and lines from forming on the top portion of the face, Ellsworth Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX is proud to offer BOTOX to local individuals. This injectable treatment provides outstanding results and is very common among both men and women. BOTOX can make a significant enhancement to lines, which are made from expressive movement with the muscles contracting on the forehead and around the eyes. The lines may or may not disappear as the face relaxes. BOTOX is a clean and purified strain of botulinum toxin (type A) that temporarily blocks the movements of the facial muscle. To soften these wrinkles, BOTOX is injected to smooth the skin. BOTOX injections are most commonly placed by our registered nurse and aesthetic coordinator, Allison Verheul, between the eyebrows, on the Crow's feet, and across the forehead.
What are the Benefits Of BOTOX?
A personalized BOTOX treatment plan at Ellsworth Plastic Surgery can revitalize and rejuvenate your look with consistent, tested results and benefits, including:
- Reducing dynamic wrinkles and lines
- Smoothing the skin
- Creating a refreshed, youthful look
- Preventing new wrinkles and lines
- Pairing with other aesthetic treatments
- Treatments are quick
- No downtime
- No surgery or scarring
- FDA-approved safe and effective
"Dr. Ellsworth performed a Flap surgical procedure on me. I had a stage 4 isheal pressure ulcer that required removal of tissue to the bone. I then had to lay on my side for 5 weeks in an LTAC facility.Dr. Ellsworth and his staff took very good care of me pre and post-op, which was over 1 year. He has an exceptional bedside manner. He and his entire staff are very professional. He takes time with his patients.In addition, Dr. Ellsworth did a procedure on our 22 year old son to remove excess skin from his tummy after he lost 65 lbs."- B.V. / Google / Jul 30, 2016
"Cannot recommend Dr. Ellsworth and his team enough. As a woman looking for good recommendations for a Mommy makeover, I only had Instagram posts to go by as many women aren’t openly recommending this procedure on Google reviews as they are public and not anonymous. However, my family is in the medical industry and Dr. Ellsworth comes highly recommended by other doctors because he puts your safety and wishes FIRST. I had one other consult with a popular Houston Plastic Surgeon on Instagram and honestly, I didn’t feel “heard”. Most plastic surgeons have their own aesthetic, and they say go to a surgeon who matches your aesthetic goals. Well, Dr. Ellsworth listens to YOU and matches YOUR aesthetic goals. As it should be! Dr. Ellsworth does not have many pictures online anywhere but let me tell you, I could not be happier with my results thus far and I am only 11 weeks post-op. My first stage I had a circumferential abdominoplasty and a buttock aug, NOT a BBL. He does a different procedure because BBLs are dangerous! (Google them). I also think BBLs don’t look natural and I wanted a natural looking result. I LOVE my results!! His bedside manner and his support staff has made this an amazing experience. Carina Nelson (his PA) is also the best!! I have staged my procedures as this was recommended. I have lost excessive weight and he wants to take time to make sure it is done as I wanted and safely. I cannot wait to see my results after stage 2 is done this summer. I get SOOOOOOOOOO many compliments already on stage 1 and I tell anyone who comments that it was with the help of an amazing plastic surgeon!! I have no shame! After 3 kids and losing 80lbs, I couldn’t look this good without Dr.Ellsworth and Carina!! Thank you!!! I will update after stage 2, I expect it to be an equally amazing experience. Do yourself a favor and definitely go in for a consult with Dr. Ellsworth and his staff if you are shopping around for a plastic surgeon, you will NOT regret it!"- K.M. / Office Visit / Jun 07, 2022
"Recomiendo 100% al Dr. Ellsworth y todo el staff Que trabaja en sus equipo en especial Carina y Cecilia. Este año tuve dos procedimientos tissue expander y DIEP Flap para reconstruir después de una mastectomia. Estoy satisfecha con los resultados, es increíble como pude volver a la normalidad. La recuperación y proceso del DIEP flap puede ser intimidante. Pero vale la pena, ya que los resultados son asombrosos. La naturalidad y la sensibilidad están volviendo. Agradezco mucho haberme encontrado a este equipo profesional, y me siento afortunada que me hayan recomendado este procedimiento. Gracias una vez más por su ayuda, y excelente trabajo profesional."- V.V. / Facebook / Nov 30, 2021
"If you’re looking for a plastic surgeon who is attentive, professional and has genuine bedside manner, look no further. You will be in good hands. My mommy makeover was easy and my recovery was a breeze! Dr. Ellsworth and his team of amazing PAs, nurses and front office staff were amazing. I am pleased and thrilled with my results!!"- A.A. / Google / Nov 21, 2021
"Ally is very personable, knows her stuff, and she is very gentle!! I will definitely be back!"- J.R. / Google / Jul 27, 2021
Who is a Candidate for botox?
BOTOX is great for individuals who wish to soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles on their face without surgery. BOTOX can also be used as a preventive treatment even if you do not show signs of aging — keep in mind how often you tend to make facial expressions. It's a terrific nonsurgical treatment if you are frustrated by forehead lines or parallel lines between the brows. It's also a solution for lines around the eyes. If you have deeper lines, a filler product may be more suitable. In addition, if you are older with sagging skin and widespread wrinkles, you may be considered for a facelift. This offers a more dramatic result, and it is longer-lasting.
How is BOTOX performed?
BOTOX treatments are done as an outpatient procedure conveniently at Ellsworth Plastic Surgery. If it is your first time to visit us in Houston, TX for BOTOX, we usually perform the injection on the same appointment as your consultation. You will be asked to make a number of facial expressions using the upper face, such as squinting, frowning, etc., which will allow us to see where the injections need to be placed. The skin will be cleansed and BOTOX will be applied with a fine needle, followed by a cold compress to help prevent bruising and discomfort. You can request a numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable, but it generally is unnecessary. BOTOX injections typically take about 10 – 15 minutes, then you can resume your normal routine almost immediately.
What can I Expect after botox?
After the procedure, you may get back to your normal routine, but strenuous activity should be skipped for at least one day. You will be asked to sleep with your head elevated for the first night and to not touch your face, which may accidentally spread the treatment to other areas. The treated areas of the face may appear red, swollen, or bruised for 2 – 3 days, but you will not develop any serious or lasting side effects. In many cases, it generally takes about 5 – 7 days before the full effects of BOTOX can be seen. The results usually last 3 – 4 months. You should speak to your injector about how often to schedule your next appointment at Ellsworth Plastic Surgery to extend your results.
Is BOTOX safe?
BOTOX injections are considered safe, and the FDA has approved BOTOX for cosmetic use. We find that the benefits of treatment far outweigh any risks associated with this procedure, especially if you follow our aftercare instructions closely. Patients who press down on their treatment areas or exercise too soon increase their risk of complications.
Should I get wrinkle relaxers or fillers?
Wrinkle relaxers like BOTOX improve moderate to severe wrinkles that make you look angry or sad. They work by blocking nerve signals and temporarily relaxing the muscles. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, fill in creases — so they are less noticeable. A skilled practitioner like Dr. Ellsworth can determine if a wrinkle relaxer or filler will produce the best results.
What is the best age to get BOTOX?
The best age is when you want it! BOTOX is great at reducing the visible signs of aging, whether you have moderate to severe lines or sagging skin. Some people start as early as their 20s to prevent future signs of aging, but patients can also have BOTOX injected in their 40s and 50s to reduce the effects of sun exposure, gravity, or smoking on their skin.
Just Express Yourself
With BOTOX, you can smile, frown, laugh, and make any expression you want without causing wrinkles, thanks to BOTOX wrinkle relaxer treatments. To prevent and smooth lines across the face, we invite you to schedule an appointment with our registered nurse and aesthetic coordinator, Allison Verheul, in Houston, TX to hear more about this popular nonsurgical injectable.