Botox® in Orlando
Among the most effective, yet minimally-invasive and affordable skincare treatments available today is Botox®. Our Orlando dermatology practice offers Botox® treatments to help smooth wrinkles and fine lines, giving your face a youthful and vibrant look.
What is Botox® Cosmetic?
Botox® is the trade name for botulinum purified neurotoxin complex. Botulinum Toxin (or Botox® Cosmetic) is FDA-approved for the treatment of disorders of the muscles of the eye, certain types of headaches and other medical conditions. It is also approved for cosmetic treatment of frown lines between and above the eyebrows. The use of Botox® for other wrinkles (crow's feet, forehead lines) is at this time, considered "off label." Nonetheless, Botox® injections for all such wrinkles is a commonly performed cosmetic procedure here in Orlando and throughout the world.
Why choose Botox® Cosmetic?
Botox® therapy is an injection treatment designed to reduce facial expression lines. Via our 17 offices in Orlando, Botox® is administered daily by our top-notch skincare specialists to dozens of patients aiming to make sure they look as youthful and energetic as they feel.
How is this Procedure Conducted?
When Botox® Cosmetic for wrinkles is performed, tiny amounts of the drug are injected into the facial muscles thus weakening them. This reduces the associated lines and wrinkles. Botox® injections for wrinkles works best for "dynamic" lines and wrinkles, which are the result of constant pulling on the skin and underlying facial muscles. It is less effective for fine textural changes on the skin surface (due to age-induced changes) and for those lines present at rest.
After Botox® Cosmetic?
After Botox® is injected into the targeted muscles, the weakening effect gradually begins over 5-7 days and is not complete for two weeks. Therefore, we advise our Orlando Botox® patients to wait for at least two weeks before expecting optimal. During this period you may notice asymmetry or unevenness within the treated areas. This asymmetry will usually correct itself as the Botox® takes effect. There have been no long-term adverse effects or health hazards to the use of botulinum toxin reported to date. Muscle biopsy specimens have failed to show any evidence of permanent damage (degeneration or atrophy).
How often should I do Botox® Cosmetic?
Botox® Cosmetic is temporary, meaning it will have to be repeated on a regular basis to remain effective. Nonetheless, you may stop and restart treatments at any time without negative effects. How long each treatment lasts will depend on multiple individual factors including the depth of the lines, the size of the muscles, the amount and strength of Botox® used, the frequency of re-treatment and the speed of neuro-musclar repair. An average response is 3-4 months of diminished muscle contraction. Individual responses may vary depending on the above factors.
If you are interested in Botox Cosmetic, call our Orlando dermatology practice at 800-827-SKIN (7546) to schedule a consultation with one of our skincare specialists.
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