BOTOX is practically a household name thanks to its popularity and effectiveness at treating frown lines, forehead furrows, crow’s feet, and other expression lines. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Armando Soto offers BOTOX in Orlando, Florida, for women and men who wish to combat visible signs of aging without undergoing invasive surgery. At Aesthetic Enhancements Plastic Surgery in Orlando, Dr. Soto will develop an individualized BOTOX treatment plan to address your specific cosmetic goals.
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BOTOX is a botulinum toxin type A product used to treat wrinkles caused by repeated expressions (dynamic wrinkles). It relaxes the muscles underneath the skin so that the muscles cannot contract, allowing a softer effect on the surface.
What Does BOTOX Treat?
BOTOX is an ideal treatment for improving dynamic wrinkles like smiles lines, forehead wrinkles, and harsh lines between the eyebrows. Today, practitioners are treating patients of all ages with BOTOX. For some individuals, for example, those as young as 30, BOTOX is considered a way to prevent facial wrinkles. For others (i.e., 40 years old and older), it is a rejuvenation effort to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Older individuals (55 and up) will still receive great benefits from having BOTOX injections, but for some, a facelift technique might be a better option to consider.
Your BOTOX Procedure
Tiny doses of BOTOX are injected into the skin where wrinkles are noticeable. It is normally done in the doctor’s office, and the procedure can last from 15 to 30 minutes. The number of injections and dosage administered varies by patient depending on the severity of wrinkles. Patients are first marked with ink before the injection so that the practitioner can accurately inject the areas in need of wrinkle softening. This procedure does not create any discomfort other than a normal pinch that comes with a small needle. We can apply a numbing cream to help with any discomfort. Patients will be able to go home right after treatment with no downtime from their normal routine.
BOTOX Recovery & Results
After treatment, mild swelling and bruising may appear on the injection spots. Patients are advised to limit exercise and sleep in an upright position the same night as the treatment. The redness and swelling will only last for a few hours, but some patients may experience bruising for several days. There are bruising medications, such as Arnica, that patients can take a week before treatment to help minimize bruising. The results from a BOTOX treatment take 5 to 7 days to appear. The face will look smoother and brighter when they do, and patients will feel rejuvenated by their fresh appearance.
Dr. Armando Soto
Dr. Soto is a board-certified plastic surgeon who brings an exceptional level of attention, skill, and integrity to every patient and procedure. For more than 15 years, he has helped Orlando women and men look and feel fabulous using innovative yet proven surgical and nonsurgical options. As a well-respected plastic surgeon, Dr. Soto is a member of leading professional associations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Aesthetic Society.
When administered properly, BOTOX rarely causes any complications. It is still very important to find someone who has experience in handling this medication. Too much of the product can cause an undesirable outcome. A skilled practitioner will use just enough medication to effectively freeze the facial muscles that cause wrinkles while leaving nearby muscles unaffected. BOTOX is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments on the market today. It is safe and effective and approved by the FDA. BOTOX is also used to treat other medical conditions such as squints, excessive sweating, uncontrollable blinking, and migraines.
What are BOTOX parties?
There is an ongoing trend where people who wish to have BOTOX treatments will gather together and administer the BOTOX doses themselves called “BOTOX cocktail parties.” This is very risky. BOTOX, when administered incorrectly, may paralyze unintended muscles that can result in an abnormal facial appearance. BOTOX treatments should be done in a medical setting with an experienced, skilled injector.
Are there products that are the same as BOTOX?
BOTOX has seen some competition in recent years as other drugs have been approved by the FDA and introduced to the aesthetic market. Dysport and Xeomin are muscle relaxers similar to BOTOX. Each has its specific trending function that your provider can address during the initial consultation. Sometimes, a combination of the drugs is used to treat various areas—for example, BOTOX for frown lines and Dysport for crow’s feet.
How are fillers different from BOTOX?
BOTOX and fillers such as JUVÉDERM®are popular cosmetic treatments that can decrease wrinkles and smooth facial areas. The difference is the way the substances function to create the rejuvenating effect. Injectable fillers add volume under the skin to fill hollow areas and decrease the appearance of wrinkles on the surface. It is very common for patients to undergo treatment using both a muscle relaxer and an injectable filler to attain optimal results.
How long does BOTOX last?
A BOTOX injection will last between 3 and 4 months. Your provider can repeat the treatment every quarter and most patients who receive this treatment usually come back for more. BOTOX is an effective, easy, and safe way to minimize the appearance of facial wrinkles. Patients consider it a part of their normal beauty routine.