BOTOX® Cosmetic Sarasota, FL
Do you want to smile, laugh and express yourself without worrying about wrinkles? American Dermatology Associates performs BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment catered to the needs of our Sarasota, FL clients.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is made primarily of the botulinum toxin type A, the same bacteria that are responsible for botulism. This sounds scary, but it’s not. That’s because back in the 1950s scientists discovered that when a miniscule amount of the botulinum toxin was injected into a muscle, it made that muscle temporarily stop contracting. BOTOX® was born from that research. BOTOX® received its first FDA approval for treatment of involuntary eyelid spasms. Since then other uses, such as treatment of migraine headaches and TMJ disorder, have expanded its effectiveness.
But BOTOX® became a worldwide phenomenon in 2002 when the FDA approved it for treating wrinkles on the upper third of the face: crow’s feet, the 11s between the brows, and forehead lines. Since then, BOTOX® injections have been the world’s most popular cosmetic procedure every year. BOTOX® has been approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries. Dr. Trent has over 15 years of experience with this neuromodulator and you’ll be happy with your results.
What Problems Can Botox Fix?
- “Worry Lines” on forehead
- “Angry 11’s”(frown lines between the eyebrows)
- “Crow’s Feet”(laugh Lines around the eyes)
- “Marionette Lines”(lines extending down from the corners of mouth)
- “Smokers Lines”(lines around the mouth)
- Lessen the appearance of Neck Bands
- Brow Lift
- “Bunny Lines”(lines on sides of nose)
- Dimpled Chin
- Smile lift
Is BOTOX safe?
BOTOX® is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments. BOTOX® has been the most popular cosmetic procedure every year since its introduction, and it has been injected millions of times across the world. It has proven to be a very safe and effective procedure. Beyond its wrinkle-erasing prowess, BOTOX® continues to also find ever-widening uses, such as treating migraine headaches, urinary incontinence, temporomandibular joint disorder, and even excessive underarm sweating.
The main side effects after a BOTOX® session are slight redness, soreness, and bruising at the injection locations. This passes usually in a day or so. It’s important after your BOTOX® session that you do not rub the injection sites for the first 24 hours. This can make the BOTOX® migrate to an adjacent muscle creating unwanted issues such as a drooping eyelid.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet. The product is injected directly into the muscles needing to be treated. The result is a reduction in the appearance of those lines. A treatment session typically takes about 5-10 minutes with no downtime. Results do not appear instantly, in some cases patients begin to see results within 48 hours but most patients begin to notice results 5-7 days after treatment with a full expression of treatment at 2 weeks.
How long will my results last with BOTOX?
BOTOX® relaxes the muscles that form wrinkles for about four months. At that point, the body begins to absorb the now-inert botulinum toxin and the injected muscles begin to contract again, forming wrinkles on the surface skin above. To maintain your results, another BOTOX® session with the Dr. Trent is in order. For some patients, repeated BOTOX® sessions over time seem to make the injected muscles relax more easily and for a longer period of time.
What is the Recovery from Botox?
There is no recovery time after your BOTOX® session. You may have some redness and slight swelling at the injection locations, but that passes in a day or so. Some people can have a slight headache for a few hours. Otherwise, BOTOX® was the original “lunchtime procedure,” meaning you can go right back to work or your other normal activities immediately after your session.
While this isn’t “recovery,” as mentioned above it’s important to not rub your injection sites for 24 hours after your session. This prevents the BOTOX® from migrating to an unwanted location.
“I am beyond happy with my Botox and Juvederm filler. It was my first time so I was a little anxious and didn’t know what to expect. Jewel was very friendly, went over different options and had some suggestions before I saw Dr Trent. Dr Trent walked me through every detail…Read Moreabout what she was doing and about what to expect over the next few weeks. I didn’t even really know what to ask for and didn’t want a dramatic change so I left it up to her professional opinion. The results are beyond amazing. The Juvederm placed carefully around my mouth and jowl area gives me a much happier look (no more droopy mouth corners). A little undereye treatment makes me look well rested and some Botox took away a few years. I truly look the way I feel right now – actually I even feel better because I look better. Thank you!”
Who is a good candidate for a Botox session?
BOTOX® works in a completely different fashion than dermal fillers such as Juvederm. When injected into a muscle, BOTOX® blocks the nerve messages sent from the muscle to the brain. The brain never receives the message to contract the muscle, so it stays at rest. Certain expressions, such as frowning, squinting, or showing surprise, engage numerous muscles on the forehead. Over time, as we make these expressions thousands and thousands of times, a wrinkle forms on the skin above the muscle. These are known as “dynamic wrinkles.” These mainly occur on the upper third of the face as crow’s feet, the 11s between the brows, and forehead lines. If these are the wrinkles you are seeking to erase, BOTOX® with Dr. Trent is the perfect answer.
However, if your wrinkles show themselves at all times they are called “static wrinkles.” These form due to sun damage, declining collagen production in our skin, and personal habits such as smoking. Smile lines, parentheses lines, marionette lines, barcode lines — these are all static wrinkles. BOTOX® has no effect on these wrinkles: they are the domain of dermal fillers, which simply return volume when injected and push the skin back upward.
Botox Before and After Photos
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic painful?
What are the Possible Side Effects of Botox?
How Many Units of Botox Cosmetic Will I Need?
Different people have different muscle strengths, so it is hard to predict exactly how much BOTOX® a patient will require to erase their wrinkles. Here is an approximate range for different areas of the face where BOTOX® is typically used:
- The 11s between the brows — 20-35 units of BOTOX®
- Horizontal lines on the forehead — 6-20 units of BOTOX®
- Crow’s feet — 6-15 units of BOTOX®
Other areas, such as neck banding, vary widely between patients.