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Potential Risks and Side Effects of Botox in Houston

February 23, 2018

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 1:25 pm

Botox is a wonderful way to achieve more youthful, radiant skin. In fact, many of your friends and colleagues have likely already benefited from the cosmetic use of this common non-surgical treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. Medical News Today reports that Botox treatments have increased 700% since the year 2000. Botox in Houston can be completed in a short appointment before work or on your lunch break — and the attractive results can last for months. Of course, it is important to make yourself aware of potential risks and side effects of any elective treatment. Keep reading to learn about the risks and effects of Botox in order to stay fully informed on your journey to picture-perfect skin.


What Are the Medical & Cosmetic Uses of Botox in Houston?

February 15, 2018

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 5:06 pm

portrait of a young womanWelcome to our series on Botox in Houston, where we cover everything you need to know about this popular treatment. Here, we go into detail about the variety of uses of this popular treatment, which include more than you may think. Botox can be used for both medical and cosmetic treatments, depending on your unique needs. Keep reading to learn more about how we use this treatment, and be sure to check out our other posts on the procedure for Botox, how it is performed, and what it actually is. We’re the real experts!


How Is Botox in Houston Performed?

February 3, 2018

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 1:18 pm

woman getting botoxBotox is a popular treatment for people who are interested in improving the appearance of wrinkled or droopy facial tissue. If you are considering having this cosmetic procedure performed, it is important that you learn about the details of just how Botox in Houston works. The procedure itself is rather simple — which is part of the reason why Botox is booming in popularity, up 700 percent since 2000. In our series on Botox, we have covered what it’s made of, its applications, and possible side effects. Keep reading to learn more about just how the procedure is performed.  


What Is Botox in Houston?

January 31, 2018

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 1:16 pm

man getting botoxIf you are considering getting something like Botox to help you enjoy more youthful, radiant skin, it makes sense to get all the information possible before beginning with the treatment. One of the most basic questions is, of course, what Botox really is. Is it something your dentist injects into your skin to plump it up? That’s what most people think of when they hear “Botox,” but it’s actually inaccurate. In fact, Botox is a substance that freezes the muscles that cause wrinkles when they contract. Keep reading to learn more about Botox in Houston and how it can help you achieve the beautiful skin you desire… and deserve!


How Does Botox in Houston Work?

January 30, 2018

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 1:07 pm

smiling coupleIf you are considering getting Botox, we think that’s a great idea — and now it’s time to find out just how it works. Keep reading, because we’ve got the information you need in this week’s blog post! This is part of our larger series on what you need to know about Botox in Houston. Check out our other posts to find out what Botox is made out of, how the procedure is performed, and what it’s used for (more than just cosmetics!).


Why Choose an Oral Surgeon for Botox in Houston?

January 23, 2018

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 1:10 pm

portrait of a happy coupleDo you feel like your face could use a little pick-me-up? These days, you don’t have to live with wrinkles and fine lines. There are a number of treatments available for smoothing out facial skin to help you look your most youthful and radiant. Botox is one of the most popular options for men and women alike, so it is hardly a surprise that more and more providers are popping up each year. From your dentist to the spa down the street, it seems like you can get Botox in Houston just about everywhere. Keep reading to find out why that may not be the best idea — and why we suggest visiting an oral surgeon instead.


Top 6 Tips to Relieve Wisdom Teeth Pain

October 15, 2017

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 8:58 am

family smiling in an embraceAnyone who has ever had problematic wisdom teeth knows how painful they can be. Before you are able to work with an oral surgeon to have them extracted, you may need some help relieving pain on your own at home. We’ve got 6 tips to help you find the relief you seek!


Waking Up With Headaches and Jaw Pain? Maybe It’s TMJ

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 8:54 am

portrait of a smiling woman

Nighttime teeth grinding and jaw clenching isn’t just annoying for you and anyone nearby — it could also be what’s causing your chronic head and TMJ (aka jaw) pain. The condition known as TMD, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction, is often the result of teeth that don’t fit together quite right. Stress can make the nocturnal grinding and clenching worse. Fortunately, a qualified dentist or a specialist can treat a painful TMJ to help relieve your chronic pain.


Worried About Oral Cancer? Here’s What to Look Out For

September 15, 2017

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 9:13 am

older woman on a sunlit porchOral cancer — maybe it’s not something you think about very often, but regular screenings for the disease are absolutely vital for public health. Incidences of mouth cancer are increasing, and not just in older patients. More and more young, otherwise healthy people are undergoing oral cancer treatment every year.


Is It Safe to Remove an Impacted Wisdom Tooth?

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 8:05 am

tooth extractionWhile it doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense, there are some parts of the body we can just sort of… do without. Like the appendix, gallbladder, or wisdom teeth. When any of these start to act up, it’s painful — especially the last one. A wisdom tooth can easily become impacted, or stuck beneath the gums.


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