The Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections
Have you thought about making improvements to your face, but are not ready for surgery? If so, one of the most popular skin rejuvenation treatments at our practice, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, could be the perfect solution for you. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are an effective treatment of certain facial lines and wrinkles; they work by relaxing the small muscles between the brows, in the forehead, and at the corners of the eyes. Facial expressions such as squinting or frowning repeatedly over-contract these muscles, causing wrinkles and furrows. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections at our Orlando area practice are very effective in reducing the appearance of frown lines, forehead furrows and “crow’s feet”, by relaxing the muscles and creating a smooth surface in the overlying skin.
The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic are typically seen within 7-10 days after receiving treatment, but the full effect may not be visible until 30 days after injection, particularly in the glabellar area (between the eyebrows). The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic last between 3-6 months, and vary by individual. As each patient and their concerns are unique, so BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment should be tailored to the individual’s needs. At our office, we approach BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment thoughtfully, evaluating each patient, and determining an individual injection protocol, that will be evaluated and adjusted at subsequent visits for optimal results.
There is some current evidence to suggest that repeated injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic may ultimately lead to longer-lasting results. If you are planning to have BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, it is important that you plan your day after receiving BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment carefully – no rigorous sports activities, hair appointments, facials, massage or other activities that require having your head down or laying down for at least 4-5 hours after treatment. Also, please remember that drinking alcohol immediately before or after BOTOX® Cosmetic injections is ill advised; alcohol can cause vasodilation, which allows the migration of BOTOX® Cosmetic to other areas and may cause relaxation of muscles not intended for treatment. If you are on any antibiotics, please provide us with details of the medication, as many of them can reduce or completely deactivate the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic.