There is a reason that many of your family, friends, and neighbors in Sarasota Florida choose Botox Cosmetic to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It simply works……more than a million BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments safely given each year, the popularity of this treatment is unmistakable. BOTOX® is a simple and effective procedure with little downtime and recovery. Most patients return directly to work and see improvement in as little as a few days.
What is Botox?
Botox Cosmetic is the first in a class of drugs called “neuromodulators”. It is a purified protein that temporarily quiets the muscle contraction causing a wrinkle. Over time this wears off and the muscle returns to it’s previous state. With repeated injections over time, wrinkles will disappear or soften, often helping prevent permanent lines.
Where can I use Botox?
- Frown lines or “11’s” between eyebrows
- Crow’s feet(wrinkles around eyes)
- Forehead lines
- Bunny lines(lines on nose)
- Wrinkles around lips
- Downturning mouth
- Dimpling chin or prominent chin crease
- Muscular neck bands
- Relax prominent jaw muscle(TMJ)
- Excessive Underarm Sweating
How long does Botox last?
On average 3-4 months, depending on the dose, area treated, and the individual’s metabolism.
Does Botox treatment hurt?
Your comfort is very important to us. We use a small ice pack to “freeze” the area to be treated before the injection, along with the tiniest needle, discomfort is minimal.
When will I see results from Botox?
You will begin to see improvement in 3- 5 days, maximum effect of Botox is achieved 10-14 days after your treatment. A followup will be scheduled 10-14 days after your first treatment with us to be ensure we are both happy with your results.
Will I look different after Botox treatment?
Our goal is to decrease the severity of your lines and wrinkles. We want a natural result not an “overdone” look. Most people look refreshed and relaxed after the treatment has taken effect. If you have very deep “permanent” lines these will decrease but not completely disappear. We can discuss other treatments to improve permanent lines at your consultation.
How long will the Botox treatment take?
Typically the treatment lasts 10-20 minutes, we want to insure you are very comfortable.
Are there any side effects?
Typically there are no side effects. Occasionally a small amount of redness or tiny bruise which will resolve quickly. There is a small amount of swelling where Botox was administered and this disappears within 15-30 minutes after treatment. Rarely clients have a minor headache or achy feeling for 24 hours or less. You may go about your regular activity after treatment except facials, massage, and standing on your head……..after treatment.