Dermatology Specialists of Gainesville
Dermatologists located in Newberry, FL & Chiefland, FL
BotoxⓇ is an FDA-approved treatment for reducing the appearance of forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. In the hands of a skilled practitioner like Dr. Christina Mitchell of Dermatology Specialists of Gainesville in Newberry, Florida, Botox can deliver astounding results. When you’re ready to explore all that Botox can do for you, schedule a consultation using the simple online tool or call to check availability.
Botox Q & A
What is Botox?
Botox is the world’s leading nonsurgical treatment for temporarily reducing the appearance of forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. It’s an injectable medication formulated from Clostridium botulinum, a substance found naturally in soil, lakes, and forests.
In certain concentrations Clostridium botulinum is deadly, but the volume used in medical applications is minute and perfectly safe. Botox is approved for use in 96 countries and is the subject of more than 15 years of clinical studies and nearly 500 peer-reviewed articles.
How does Botox work?
Botox works by temporarily impairing the ability of targeted muscles to go through their full range of motion. That leaves those muscles unable to pull and tug your skin into lines, wrinkles, and furrows.
The treatment still allows you to express emotion and move your face, just not to a degree that deepens lines and creates noticeable folds in your skin. A well-established record of safety and excellent outcomes is one of many reasons so many men and women try Botox every year.
Are Botox injections painful?
Botox injections are administered using a very thin needle that does not penetrate deeply. It takes three injections to smooth crow’s feet, and five to treat forehead lines and frown lines. The entire process is usually complete in around 5 minutes.
You might feel a slight pinch during the injections, but the process is not painful. Minor swelling and bruising could follow, but will clear up in a short period of time. There’s no need for anesthesia or downtime, and you can return to your normal daily routines immediately after your appointment.
How long do Botox results last?
You can expect your results to begin to develop in around 24-48 hours, but it may take 3-10 days for the full results to become apparent. Those results will last around four months.
As you near the four-month mark, you’ll notice your lines and folds returning. At that point, you can decide whether you’d like to have another round of injections to extend your results. There is research that suggests that subsequent treatments last longer than the first round.
If you’d like to learn more about how Botox can help you achieve a more youthful and well-rested appearance, schedule a one-on-one consultation today. You can set up your visit online or by phone.