BOTOX has proven to be an effective treatment for lines and wrinkles and has gained widespread popularity among doctors and patients around the world as a simple, inexpensive treatment that provides instant rejuvenation with results that can last for several months.
In fact, when used over the long-term, BOTOX can even help you to prevent new lines and wrinkles from forming while smoothing away your existing ones. BOTOX has become a household word in the lives of many adults, and with good reason.
BOTOX injections are ideal for temporarily improving the appearance of:
Anyone who has facial expression lines may be considered for BOTOX.
However, the treatment is best suited to individuals who are not pregnant and do not have a history of keloid scarring, certain neuromuscular disorders, or allergies to BOTOX ingredients. During your consultation, West Palm Beach facial plastic surgeon Dr. Troiano will ask you to make different facial expressions and review your treatment options with you.
BOTOX is a "lunchtime" procedure. Since there is no downtime, Dr. Troiano's West Palm Beach Botox patients can immediately resume most of their daily activities. Most BOTOX users report significant improvement in facial wrinkles within 14 days. The results can last anywhere from three to six months before requiring a touch-up. When it comes to treating facial expression lines, BOTOX is arguably one of the most convenient and cost-effective ways to look younger and fresher. A highly experienced injector like Dr. Troiano can ensure that your BOTOX results look natural, not frozen.
BOTOX and dermal fillers can both reduce facial wrinkles. The difference lies in the type of wrinkles each product is designed to treat. BOTOX works best on expression lines, also known as dynamic rhytides. This type of wrinkle is most prominent on the forehead, between the brows, and at the outer corners of the eye.
Dermal fillers are suitable for treating static wrinkles, which remain embedded in the skin even when the facial muscles are at rest. Unlike BOTOX, fillers can also restore volume to thin or sunken areas of the face. Depending on your specific concerns and aesthetic goals, Dr. Troiano may suggest BOTOX, dermal fillers, or a combined treatment to reverse visible signs of facial aging.
BOTOX is a safe and effective injectable treatment made from botulinum toxin type A. BOTOX works by temporarily relaxing certain muscles in the face in order to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle contractions.
The treatment is injected directly into the desired area to help reduce muscular contractions that cause wrinkles in the skin, most commonly the areas surrounding the eye and forehead.
Your first BOTOX treatment will produce visible results within the first week, but the benefits do not end there by any means.
These initial results of your first BOTOX injections will continue to improve over the coming weeks as you begin to see the consequences of having those muscles relaxed. The first treatment will usually last between 3-4 months, with effects beginning to diminish after about 2 to 3 months. After repeated injections, some patients see that their injections can be space out to every 6 months.
The cost of BOTOX treatment will depend on how many units a patient receives, in addition to other factors. This will vary slightly as everyone has different aesthetic goals and needs. Patients also receive an expert level of care and attention from Dr. Troiano and her team, who strive to deliver the best BOTOX West Palm Beach has to offer. Some patients will opt to combine BOTOX with other procedures, which can further affect the cost of treatment.
While many licensed medical practitioners are authorized to administer BOTOX injections, you will no doubt want to experience the best BOTOX West Palm Beach has to offer. BOTOX works best when administered by a qualified, trained plastic surgeon, and especially by one with specialized training in cosmetic facial and neck procedures, such as Dr. Chelsea Troiano in Palm Beach.
Dr. Troiano has the skill and expertise to understand exactly how the muscles of the face work, how facial wrinkles develop, and how to best use tools such as BOTOX to diminish their appearance and prevent them. Even though every patient has the same facial muscles, not every patient uses these muscles in the same way. That is why it is vital to understand the mechanics of the facial muscles on each individual patient to optimize results.Schedule Consultation
The optimal age to begin getting BOTOX injections is at about the age of 30, although some individuals may choose to begin in their late 20s. The sooner you begin treatment, the less likely you will be to develop lines and wrinkles that would be harder to treat once they actually appear.
In younger individuals, BOTOX acts as a preventative treatment that will ward off the visible signs of the aging process starting from an early age. For older patients who want to begin using BOTOX, the treatment works as both a preventive treatment against future wrinkles but also helps to diminish the appearance of existing lines and wrinkles as the skin is able to rejuvenate when it is not being continuously wrinkled.
Manufactured by Allergan, BOTOX works by blocking specific chemical signals along the nerves, which cause muscle contraction. With the facial muscle at rest, the overlying skin takes on a smoother appearance.
BOTOX is FDA cleared for treating glabellar lines, and has been successfully used millions of times, indicating a high standard of safety and efficacy. Allergies to the constituents in BOTOX are rare. Side effects tend to be mild and short-lived. Tenderness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site are the most common reported after effects. Some patients experience a slight headache in the hours after receiving BOTOX. In the hands of a surgeon such as Chelsea Troiano, MD, BOTOX is considered an overall safe and effective treatment for the majority of patients who wish to look younger.
Once you begin to receive regular BOTOX treatments, your facial muscles will begin to weaken gradually over time as a result of repeated injections. After a few treatments, they will have discontinued the habit of contracting when you smile or make other facial expressions.
This process will naturally cause any existing lines and wrinkles to become less visible, and the skin in the treatment area to appear smoother. While the results of your first BOTOX treatment may last only 3-4 months, with regular use, your future BOTOX injections may produce results that last as long as 6 months. Over time, you may require fewer BOTOX treatments, as well as fewer units of BOTOX per treatment.
BOTOX has several other uses, in addition to its use as a cosmetic treatment. BOTOX injections may also be administered to treat conditions such as cervical dystonia, which produces neck spasms, as well as hyperhidrosis, which produces excessive sweating in certain areas of the body.
BOTOX may also be used to control an overactive bladder, as well as a lazy eye, and has also demonstrated effectiveness at treating and preventing chronic migraines. Generally, your insurance will not cover BOTOX for cosmetic reasons.
BOTOX injections are considered minimally-invasive and are generally not painful or have long recovery time following the procedure.
Patients might feel a slight pinch at the injection site, which most say is manageable, but there are topical numbing agents that can be applied ahead of time to help. Sometimes there is a small amount of bruising that develops but Dr. Troiano pays special attention to the vascularity of the face to avoid this as much as possible.