Botox is a non-invasive injectable used by Dr. Hancock and Dr. Klimczak at FSIBR to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Botox received FDA approval in 2002 for cosmetic treatment aimed at enhancing the youthful appearance of the face by eliminating wrinkles and fine lines. It gets its name from a toxin produced by a bacterium, Clostridium botulinum.
Botox injections stop nerve signals from reaching muscles in the face. In doing so, they prevent the facial skin from contracting, lowering a person’s risk of forming forehead lines, crow’s feet and other visible signs of aging. There are dynamic wrinkles all over the face. When we smile, frown, raise our eyebrows, or squint our eyes, wrinkles begin to form as a result of those repetitive expressions.
Over time, these wrinkles become ingrained in the skin, appearing even when one’s face is completely relaxed. Botox is the go-to treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles on the face, resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin.
Today, women and men have more options than ever for delaying aging. While a healthy lifestyle is the best way to keep yourself feeling youthful and energetic, diet and exercise alone can’t do much to prevent the signs of aging. The Facial Surgery Institute offers several non-surgical options for facial rejuvenation.
Botulinum toxin, also known as Botox, is the most popular non-surgical procedure in the U.S. with over 6 million performed in 2021. Botox is the go-to treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles on the face, resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin. This is a good adjunctive procedure. Especially with other non-invasive or minimally-invasive aesthetic procedures such as radiofrequency microneedling (InMode’s Morpheus8) or dermal fillers, for patients who don’t want or don’t need surgery, or for those who wish to seek preventative treatment.
Botox is a good alternative to a facelift for patients who don’t want surgery or want preventative treatment. We most often use neurotoxins to treat the following cosmetic and medical concerns:
Recovery from Botox Boca Raton treatment typically takes around two to three days. During this time, there may be some mild swelling, bruising, and discomfort at the Botox injection sites. As with other medical treatments, it’s important to follow the Botox aftercare instructions. This includes avoiding strenuous activity for 24 hours after the procedure and keeping the injection site clean and dry for several days afterward to reduce the chances of infection.
Botox is an excellent way to improve the look and feel of your skin, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. The benefits of using Botox include:
As with any procedure, Botox may have side effects. These risks are minimal when injections are done by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Risks may include:
Many patients are hesitant to get Botox because they don’t want a “frozen” appearance. At FSIBR, we make sure patients can continue using natural facial expressions, and still achieve a youthful appearance.
The goal of Botox is to help you achieve a balanced, natural-looking facial appearance. Following a successful Botox treatment, you should be able to naturally produce facial expressions. That way, you can enjoy a rejuvenated facial appearance without having to worry about how you look when smiling, frowning, or making other facial expressions.
The treatment generally delivers visible results for about four to six months, but results vary based on the amount of Botox injected and your response to treatment.
Botulinum toxin delivers temporary facial rejuvenation results. Thus, those looking for a permanent facial rejuvenation treatment may need to look beyond Botox to accomplish their goals. In addition to Botox, we offer a variety of long-term facial rejuvenation procedures.
Several companies make neurotoxins, including Allergan (BOTOX®), Galderma (Dysport®), and Evolus (Jeuveau™). In general, all 3 are types of neuromodulators that block muscle contractions and are used as facial wrinkle treatments. The ultimate decision of which specific neuromodulator to use depends on various patient-related factors and the patient’s personal choice.