Facial aging can begin in the early 30’s, gradually becoming more visible by the time you reach 40. Although there are surgical techniques to help rejuvenate the face, those who are unsure of undergoing an invasive procedure often opt for Botox ® cosmetic injections. Made of Botulinum Toxin A, this injectable is intended to help stop the communication between the nerve and muscle. Doing so prevents movement and therefore diminishes the appearance of lines and creases in the treated area.
Houston Botox specialist, Dr. Livingston, is a board-certified plastic surgeon and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). He personally performs injections on the forehead, glabellar area (between the brows), outer eye area (“crow’s feet”), and in the neck area to reduce the appearance of platysmal muscle bands. Some patients with facial asymmetry find these cosmetic injections an ideal solution to their problem. Dr. Livingston also injects smaller doses into the lip area where “smoker’s lines” often appear.
During your initial consultation, facial tissue is examined for areas of aging, goals are discussed, and the procedure is planned. Because each patient has a unique facial structure and desired results, every treatment is customized to fit his/her needs.