What is Botox?
Botox Cosmetic is an FDA-approved treatment for frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. This temporary treatment improves the appearance of wrinkles lasting up to 4 months. Treatments are quick, with minimal downtime. The result – predictable, subtle results that begin to appear in about 5 days with full effects seen in 2-3 weeks.
Whenever you make facial expressions, lines and creases develop on your skin. As time passes and your facial muscles repeatedly contract, these temporary creases become permanently etched onto your face. At this point, your facial muscles have become overworked and have tensed up. With the right amount of Botox placed in the proper muscles, you will still have natural movement while maintaining a youthful look!
How does Botox work?
Small amounts of Botox can block nerve impulses to the muscles, allowing your facial muscles to rest fully. As a neuromodulator, Botox Cosmetic works by blocking the communication between the brain and the injected muscles. Without this interaction, muscles lay dormant and, therefore, do not make an active expression. This paralysis is not permanent, however. After a couple of months, the blockage slowly begins to fade so that the muscles regain their activity.
What can I expect during treatments?
During your initial complimentary consultation, we will analyze your muscle movement and strength. This analysis will help us to determine the amount and location of Botox Cosmetic injections. During treatment, a series of small shots are injected into the targeted muscles. A precise amount of product is carefully placed into each site for maximum, lasting results. At each visit, we document your individualized treatment plan in your chart for future reference to ensure that we perfect the dosing and exact placement that works best for you.
The entire procedure takes 10-15 minutes, and you will be able to return to your normal activities immediately. A topical anesthetic may be applied to your skin to minimize discomfort during your appointment. Possible bruising at the injection site could occur in rare cases.
When should I expect to see results?
Typically, results last a few months. Because Botox Cosmetic is temporary, it is best to come in every 3-4 months to maintain optimal results. Do not wait until it completely wears off since there is a synergistic effect.
You will begin to feel the effects a few days after the treatment. The longevity of Botox depends on three things:
- Your metabolism
- Your muscle strength
- How active those muscles are
Some people will metabolize the product very quickly and will, therefore, need injections more often. Similarly, the stronger your muscles are, the more product you will need. Muscles we frequently use, such as the ones around the mouth and eyes, will need to be injected more often since they are more active.
Before & after results
Request Botox treatments in the greater Orlando area
If you are interested in Botox Cosmetic treatments for your facial wrinkles, schedule a complimentary consultation at Doctor Iggy Aesthetic Medicine. Our medical-based staff will create a custom treatment plan to help you stay ahead of the aging process. Request your appointment online or give us a call at (321) 972-2575 today.