Lines and wrinkles that show up at the corners of your eyes, on your forehead and between your eyebrows are often some of the first signs of aging. BOTOX® Cosmetic offers a simple and effective solution with little to no downtime and recovery, leaving you looking and feeling more refreshed and energized.
What Is BOTOX?
BOTOX Cosmetic is the first in a class of injectable wrinkle treatments called “neuromodulators,” which work by temporarily quieting the muscle contractions that cause wrinkles to form. Over time, the effects of BOTOX wear off, and the muscle returns to its previous state. With repeated injections over time, the appearance of lines and wrinkles can soften, often helping to prevent new static wrinkles on the skin.
BOTOX Cosmetic at Sarasota Facial Aesthetics
The highly skilled and experienced professionals at Sarasota Facial Aesthetics are national trainers, instructors and consultants for Allergan and Galderma, two of the largest companies that manufacture injectables like BOTOX, Dysport and fillers. We are proud to offer men and women in Southwest Florida cutting-edge anti-aging treatments in our state-of-the-art facility, offering both top-quality results and a luxurious, relaxing experience.
Sarasota Facial Aesthetics is also a TOP 50 account in the country with Allergan Aesthetics which places our practice is in the top percentile nationwide of practices offering injectable treatments of BOTOX, Juvéderm® and Juvéderm Voluma™. In fact, our practice proudly has two in-house Allergan Aesthetics National trainers that are recognized for their educational background and experience, and a true expert in medical aesthetics.
If you are interested in learning more about us or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our highly trained professionals, please feel free to contact us online or call our Sarasota office at 941-955-8384.
Areas of Treatment
While BOTOX is most commonly used to temporarily smooth away lines and wrinkles in the forehead and brow area, it can also be used to treat a variety of other concerns, including:
- Frown lines or “11’s” between eyebrows
- “Crow’s feet” at the corners of your eyes
- Forehead lines
- “Bunny lines” on your nose
- Wrinkles around your lips
- Down-turned mouth
- Dimpled chin or prominent chin crease
- Muscular neck bands
- Relax prominent jaw muscle (TMJ)
- Excessive underarm sweating
Am I a Candidate?
Virtually anyone who is in good overall health and is bothered by the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the forehead, brow and eye area could be a great candidate for BOTOX. This injectable treatment is also FDA-approved for treating several medical conditions, including migraines and excessive underarm sweating.
BOTOX is often combined with other nonsurgical anti-aging treatments such as facial fillers to achieve more comprehensive results.
How BOTOX Works
BOTOX consists of a purified protein that temporarily quiets facial muscle contractions in the treated area. These muscle contractions would otherwise cause what are known as dynamic wrinkles to form, which, over time, turn into static or permanent wrinkles. By relaxing these muscles, BOTOX can help to slow or even prevent the formation of these static lines and wrinkles on the skin.
While the immediate effects of BOTOX are often quickly noticeable, it can take around two weeks for your final result to fully develop. We recommend scheduling your appointment at least this far in advance of an important event to ensure optimal results in time. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled around 10 to 14 days after your initial BOTOX treatment to ensure you are happy with your results.
Prior to the two-week mark, you may notice some bruising, redness and swelling in the injected area. These side effects are typically mild and should resolve on their own over the next several days. You will be asked to avoid vigorously rubbing or massaging the treated area and will need to avoid strenuous exercise for the first few hours after getting BOTOX.
While you should only need one BOTOX treatment session to achieve your desired results, the effects of BOTOX gradually fade away over the course of 3 to 6 months. Many people find that BOTOX is easy and convenient to incorporate into their schedules every few months in order to maintain their results.
How much does BOTOX cost?
The cost of BOTOX widely varies from around $200 to $600 per treatment. BOTOX is measured in units, with the average cost of one unit being $10 to $15. Most treatment areas require an average of 20 to 40 units, although this greatly depends on your unique situation and goals.
How long will my BOTOX treatment take?
Typically, BOTOX takes around 10 to 20 minutes to administer.
Does BOTOX hurt?
Most people find that discomfort during BOTOX injections is minimal. At Sarasota Facial Aesthetic, we use a small ice pack to “freeze” the area to be treated before the injection, along with the tiniest needle for maximum comfort.