P. Craig Hobar, MD
4633 N. Central Expy, Suite 200, Dallas TX 75205 |214-739-5600

Botox in Dallas & Fort Worth, TX

There is arguably no product that has come onto the cosmetic surgery market in recent years that has drawn more attention from consumers than Botox. With as little as three injections a year, you can expect to see a significant reduction in the amount of wrinkles on your forehead, in between your eyes and alongside your eyes – your “laugh lines”. And the downtime is minimal. Men and women in Dallas have embraced this safe, effective product as a real solution to diminishing signs of aging and stress that plague them. Botox is safe and it is estimated by The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery that close to 6.6 million Botox treatments were done in 2014 alone.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only treatment approved by the FDA for the temporary relief of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age. With one simple ten minute treatment, results can be seen within a couple of days and can last for up to four months. Individual results may vary.

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What is Botox?

Botox acts by temporarily inhibiting muscles from moving. This in turn enables the wrinkles that have formed in your skin from muscle activity to soften resulting in a smoother appearance. Over time, Botox will gradually wear off and you will need to have another injection to see the same results. Botox treatments last approximately four months and many people have excellent results getting Botox two or three times per year. Botox is an effective nonsurgical treatment for temporarily decreasing certain wrinkles. Because of its efficacy and lack of down time, some people choose regular interval Botox injections over surgery. Others enhance their appearance for an upcoming event or social season.

What can I expect at my appointment?

Dr. Hobar’s highly trained cosmetic injectors will assess your facial anatomy during your consultation. Together with your input, they will explain a treatment plan and where Botox should be placed in order to achieve the results you desire. A topical numbing medication can be applied at request. The procedure itself takes less than 30 minutes with very little discomfort. Ice compress will be applied to minimize bruising directly after. The most common “risk” is bruising at the site of injection. Dr. Hobar’s office prides itself on natural outcomes and maintaining facial expression while reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

Are there potential risks and complications associated with Botox?

Botox is extremely safe when used properly. There have been a few serious complications but these were related to either “black market” Botox, or use around the neck and muscles of respiration, usually in higher doses than would ever be considered in cosmetic procedures. The biggest risk sits in the hands of the person doing the injections. If that person doesn’t have a thorough understanding of facial anatomy, which muscles to put the Botox in and which muscle not to, then you could have suboptimal results or even worse. According to Dr. Hobar, “Botox is like many things that come along and are new, we tend overuse them and make them do things they were never meant to do. The muscles of facial expression are extremely important tools of communication and appearance. You absolutely have to leave the majority of expression intact. You only want to ‘settle down’ the overactive muscles that are causing unnatural lines. The most useful areas for Botox are the central forehead (frown lines), the central forehead (transverse lines) and the lateral periorbital lines (laugh lines).

Why Choose Dr. Hobar?

As a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with specialty training during his fellowship that focused on the facial anatomy, Dr. Hobar is at a distinct advantage to effectively and safely give you superior results with Botox. His intimate understanding of facial anatomy honed by years of training and over 25 years of experience doing facial cosmetic surgery make him extremely qualified. You can benefit from his expertise and technique even with pricing that is inline with – or below – the current market rate. This is because he does not actively work to build up a large mass of patients seeking Botox. He does not have “Botox parties” or promote “Botox specials” or “Botox days”. These practices can oftentimes be a great deal of fun for the patient and profitable for the physician. But they can potentially undermine the fact that Botox is a real medicine and both the patient and the doctor should know and respect that fact. Dr. Hobar limits his Botox practice to a select few patients.“Botox treatments have never been a profit center for me, says Dr. Hobar. I incorporate it into my practice because I think it is a unique, effective tool that can enhance overall aesthetic appearance and can add to results created surgically and with good skin care.”
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