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Botox Cosmetic Injections
in Jacksonville Florida by
Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic injections is a simple,
non-surgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth
moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Jacksonville Botox Injections
One 10-minute treatment—a few tiny injections—and within days there’s a noticeable improvement in those persistent lines between the brows, which can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time.
A million people have been treated with FDA-approved BOTOX® Cosmetic. There’s only one BOTOX® Cosmetic. Talk to us to see if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you!
When it comes to selecting a cosmetic treatment, chances are you’ll want proof, not just claims. The proof for BOTOX® Cosmetic is in the numbers.
- In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women surveyed rated the improvement in the appearance of frown lines between their brows
as moderate to better
1 month after treatment. Results vary.
- Results can last for up to 4 months, and may vary.
- BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used to treat a million people in the United States since it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 for the temporary treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people ages 18 to 65.
- The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ranked BOTOX® Cosmetic as the most popular cosmetic procedure (surgical and non surgical combined) in 2002 and 2003.
- BOTOX® Cosmetic should be administered only by experienced aesthetic-specialty practitioners and physicians.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How does Botox work?
A. BOTOX Cosmetic works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscles can no longer contract, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. It is most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye) and frown lines. Wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity will not respond to BOTOX Cosmetic. Wrinkles which are present in the skin before active contraction of muscles will not be removed with BOTOX Cosmetic.
Q. How is the Procedure performed?
A. The procedure takes only a few minutes, BOTOX Cosmetic is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles. It generally takes three to seven days to take full effect and it is best to avoid alcohol and green tea one week prior to receiving an injection. Aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications should be stopped two weeks before treatment as well in order to reduce bruising.
Q. How long does the Botox Injection last?
A. The effects from BOTOX Cosmetic will last four to six months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to re-appear and wrinkles need to be re-treated. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are being trained to relax.
Q. What are the side effects of Botox?
A. Temporary bruising is the most common side effect. Headaches, which resolve in 24-48 hours, can occur, but this is rare. This development is usually caused by migration of the BOTOX Cosmetic and for this reason; you shouldn’t rub the treated area for 12 hours after treatment or lie down for three to four hours.
Q. Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?
A. Although the results are visible, treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic will not radically change your facial appearance. The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is simply reduced, so you are still able to frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
Q. What is I choose not to continue treatments?
A. If you do not continue treatments, the areas which you treated will
gradually look like they did before treatment.
Q. Is the treatment painful?
A. Everyone’s level of sensitivity is different, but I can tell you the treatment takes only about 10 minutes. After the treatment it is important not to rub the area for 12 hours and you should avoid lying down for three to four hours so that the BOTOX Cosmetic will not migrate to other areas. Because the procedure is so quick and non-invasive you will be back to business as usual.
*BOTOX® is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.
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