Facial lines and wrinkles can be caused by a lifetime of frowning, smiling, and squinting. If you’re beginning to see signs of aging like fine lines, you don’t need to undergo surgery. Relieve the stress and relax your wrinkles with Botox for a younger-looking, refreshed look.
Botulinum toxin type A, also known as Botox, is an injectable formula that blocks nerve signals to the muscles at the injection site. Botox is an extremely popular aesthetic treatment that is performed millions of times every year around the country. In the hands of a capable plastic surgeon, it can be used to smooth facial wrinkles and refresh your overall appearance.
Botox treatments are commonly used to eliminate the look of crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead lines, and furrowed brows that appear when making certain facial expressions. These are known as dynamic wrinkles, which are different from lines that are always present when your face is at rest. Botox is one of the best options for dynamic wrinkles because it can both reduce their appearance and prevent their formation when used early enough.
Most generally healthy adults are good candidates for Botox injections if they have mild to moderate signs of aging. However, you must be over 22 and a non-smoker for Botox injections. During a consultation with Dr. Patrick Basile, he will take a thorough medical history and spend time discussing your cosmetic goals to help you select the best possible option. Botox can easily be combined with other aesthetic treatments and we will help you develop a personalized treatment plan accordingly.
Before your Botox session at our Jacksonville Beach medspa, you’ll meet with Dr. Basile and our team to determine the best approach for your cosmetic goals. Dr. Basile will carefully select the injection spots based on your target areas and help you understand the treatment process and his conservative approach to cosmetic rejuvenation. In less than 15 minutes, the product will be injected into the appropriate facial muscles with a small needle. Once complete, you can go about the rest of your day.
You may have some minor redness at your injection sites after your treatment. Avoid elevating your heart rate for the first 24 hours and avoid laying down or bending over for the first four hours. We recommend avoiding blood-thinning medications like ibuprofen and aspirin to prevent bruising. Improvement can be seen within a few days of your initial treatment but may take 1-2 weeks for complete results. Botox typically lasts for 3-6 months, but this can be different for each patient. Dr. Basile will give you the best estimate of when to return for your next appointment.
Dr. Patrick Basile is one of the leading board-certified plastic surgeons in the Jacksonville Beach area. With years of experience in cosmetic surgery and treatments, he can bring a unique approach to injectable treatments that you won’t find elsewhere. With a conservative approach and eye for aesthetics, he can ensure your results are natural-looking and flattering.
Schedule your consultation today with Dr. Basile in Jacksonville, Florida to find out if Botox is right for your specific concerns. Patients have been enjoying the results of this quick, painless, simple treatment for over 20 years. If this is your first time considering Botox, welcome to the club! We’re happy to tell you more about this satisfying, affordable aesthetic treatment.
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.