Even if you have invested time and money in to your skincare, it is inevitable that you will start to notice fine lines and wrinkles on your face. As a male, you cannot hide these signs of aging behind makeup as some women can, so the signs only become more and more obvious.
Botox is an injectable made from Botulinum Toxin A. It works by disabling the muscles and disallowing them to contract and form the fine lines and wrinkles. The wrinkles in other words, are paralyzed for a calmer, smoother face. It is important that these injections are performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon as injection into the wrong areas could cause facial freezing and unpleasant results. Dr. Basile has years of experience and the education to ensure that injection placements are proper and safe.
Am I a good candidate?
If you have facial wrinkles including crow’s feet, forehead lines, frown lines or lines around your mouth, you may be a good candidate for Botox. You must be in good health and a non-smoker for these treatments.
How is Botox performed?
During your treatment, you will not be required to have anesthesia, rather you may use a topical numbing agent to avoid any discomfort. Dr. Basile will then inject the needles in to the previously decided muscles. Some patients report a small stinging sensations for these injections. The neurotoxin will then relax the muscle and release the contraction of muscles, smoothing your skin. Botox injections are commonly performed in under thirty minutes.
Results and Recovery
Results of Botox typically last up to four months. You may experience slight puffiness for the first few hours, but noticeable results will be seen almost immediately. Within one day, Botox treatments can have you looking and feeling younger and refreshed.
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If you want to ease the stress and signs of aging that you wear on your face, Dr. Basile can help. Schedule your consultation in Jacksonville, Florida today!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Botox?
Botox Cosmetic is an injectable formula with the active ingredient botulinum toxin A, which inhibits the signals that come from nerve cells to muscles. Its used to stop certain muscles from creasing the skin in the treated area, reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
How long does Botox last?
Botox usually lasts for three to four months in most patients.
How long does Botox take to work?
Botox begins working immediately but might take up to a week to reach a consistent result as it diffuses through the treatment area.
How does Botox help migraines?
Some migraines are caused by intentional or unintentional muscle clenching in the jaw or neck. By relaxing the muscles that lead to chronic or acute migraine, Botox can alleviate symptoms for several months or help with therapy to reduce muscle strain.
How often should you get Botox?
Botox doesnt stick around in the body forever - most Botox patients return after four months or so for re-treatment. Follow your doctors directions for when to schedule your next Botox appointment.