Botox Boca Raton
The progression of time is something we can’t avoid, no matter how diligent we are in the anti-aging fight.
BOTOX® Cosmetic provides our greatest defense in a non-surgical, yet proactive approach.
You do not have to look “frozen” or “emotionless” with BOTOX®.
At Ultimate Wellness, we know how to help you look refreshed and glowing in a natural way.
What exactly is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. BOTOX® Cosmetic was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2002 for temporarily reducing facial wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyes and in the “crow’s feet” areas (upper third of the face) in people 18 to 65 years of age. This is a series of injections, administered by a physician, in which our BOTOX® patients receive a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines.
BOTOX® Cosmetic relaxes and therefore diminishes deep, persistent lines and wrinkles that develop with age. The treatment is usually done in about 10 minutes, and no recovery time is needed. Within days, you may see an improvement that can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.
How do I know if BOTOX® Cosmetic will work for me?
If when you frown you have two lines between your brows, lines on your forehead, crow’s feet or smile lines around your eyes, BOTOX® injections will make you appear rested and vibrant.
The advantage of having BOTOX® at our Boca Raton office is that it is a simple, 10-minute, non-surgical process. First, in order to prevent bruising, please do not take aspirin-based products or high-dose vitamin E supplements for 10 days before the procedure. Our physician will administer several tiny injections of BOTOX directly into the muscles that cause moderate to severe wrinkles. We will first cleanse the target area and ask you to frown, squint and smile so we can see which of these facial expressions cause you to activate the muscles to be injected. We then mark the injection spots with washable ink and proceed with the treatment, which usually consists of 5 to 20 injections. No anesthesia is required and discomfort is usually minimal and brief.
After the treatment, how will I look and feel?
The area of injection may have dots that resemble mosquito bite for about an hour. Bruising can occur (although uncommon) and it could take 7 to 10 days to resolve. You can use makeup to conceal the bruise immediately after treatment.
Ideally, for the first 2 hours after the injections, you should frown, raise your eyebrows, smile, and squint, it can help your body absorb the Botox® by the muscles. You should also not lay down or go to sleep for 4 hours after the injections. Immediately after treatment you can resume your regular skin care regimen.
Although the results are visible, a BOTOX® treatment will not profoundly change your facial appearance or make you look as if you “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is simply reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows. The results typically lasts 3 to 4 months before another treatment is necessary.
What will happen to the frown lines between my brows if I choose not to continue treatments?
If you do not continue treatments, the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows will progressively look like they did before treatment.
What are the risks and side effects of BOTOX®?
Our goal at Ultimate Wellness is always to make you look absolutely natural and healthy. Before your procedure, you will be informed of all potential risks and side effects. The most common side effect is a small bruise. There are much less common side effects such as a sagging brow or eyelid, or double vision. These conditions are extremely uncommon and occur only if Botox® migrates to nearby tissues. We inject very precisely and slightly dilute our Botox to avoid migration. If this temporary effect does occur, we will do whatever necessary to correct it. (Usually this is done with prescription eye drops or an additional procedure). You can learn more about the rare side effects of Botox® here.
How much does BOTOX® Cosmetic cost?
At Ultimate Wellness, the cost varies on the amount of units used during treatment. Side note: Men typically need more than women. Come in for a free consultation!
According to an American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery survey, BOTOX® is one of the low-entry-cost facial aesthetic procedures in the United States. Like other appearance-related investments, such as hair coloring and cuts, teeth whitening, and chemical peels, the cost must be weighed relative to your expectations.
If you would like to learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic at our Boca Raton office to enhance your skin’s condition and appearance, request a consultation with our practitioner to schedule your appointment. Call 561-391-7820 today.