If you’re looking for an effective way to smooth out forehead lines and crow’s feet, talk to Associates in Dermatology’s Aesthetic Innovations team about Botox® injections. At offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Punta Gorda, Florida, aesthetics specialists use Botox to reduce signs of aging with minimal discomfort or downtime. Call the nearest Associates in Dermatology office to learn more about Botox treatment, or schedule a consultation online today.
Botox improves your appearance by temporarily smoothing out moderate to severe lines between your brows, on your forehead, and around your eyes (crow’s feet). It also has several medical purposes, including treating hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and preventing migraines.
Botox is derived from botulinum toxin A. This natural substance undergoes lab processing to ensure it’s safe before you receive treatment. It works by limiting communication between your facial nerves and the muscles that form wrinkles and frown lines.
Botox doesn’t prevent facial movement altogether — that would produce an artificial, frozen-looking appearance. Instead, the Associates in Dermatology team injects sufficient Botox to stop line formation, smoothing your face while ensuring you retain your natural expressions.
Before administering Botox treatment, your Associates in Dermatology provider discusses the procedure with you. They ask what you hope to achieve from aesthetic treatments and offer advice on the best way to proceed.
It’s important that you understand not only what Botox can do for you, but also what it can’t, so your expectations are realistic.
Your provider also reviews your medical history, asks about your health and any medications you take, and examines your skin. This is vital because Botox isn’t suitable for all patients. For example, you should avoid it if you’re pregnant or have open cold sores on your skin.
Botox injections use tiny needles that cause minimal discomfort. If you don’t like needles, you can apply numbing cream to your skin beforehand.
Your provider marks the places on your face where they plan to inject Botox to achieve the desired results. The injections take only a few minutes; afterward, you can continue your day as usual.
After Botox injections, you might experience some tenderness and/or slight swelling, but they soon disappear. While they’re unlikely to happen, contact Associates in Dermatology immediately if you develop more troubling adverse effects.
Patients typically see improvements quickly after Botox treatment. Results last 3-4 months, but you can maintain them over the long term by repeating the injections at the same intervals. If you stop having Botox, your lines and wrinkles simply revert to their previous state and won’t look any worse than they were before.
Call Associates in Dermatology to request a Botox evaluation, or schedule a consultation today.