BOTOX® treatments, offered at our Jupiter plastic surgery practice, can effectively reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. Frown lines, crow’s feet, and laugh lines are all caused by contractions of the facial muscles. When these muscles are relaxed with BOTOX® Cosmetic, the signs of aging often seem to melt away.
Video: Botox Injections
The key ingredient in BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified form of botulinum toxin type A. The toxin temporarily paralyzes the muscles that cause wrinkles, giving the skin a smoother appearance.
It is important that the doctor who administers the BOTOX® treatments be acutely familiar with the anatomy of the face. During a treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dr. Rankin and Dr. Dev precisely target the muscles of the face that cause wrinkles in order to achieve the most effective results.
Healthy people who wish to minimize the effects of aging may be great candidates for BOTOX® treatments. Many of our patients choose to combine BOTOX® therapy with the use of other dermal injectables, such as JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel or Restylane® for more dramatic results. While BOTOX® Cosmetic can significantly improve the appearance of the skin, patients with sagging skin of the face or neck may be interested in facial cosmetic surgery to rejuvenate their appearance, such as face lift, mini-facelift, or brow lift.
*Unretouched photos taken at maximum frown before treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic and taken at maximum frown after treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic. The photos featured heare are of an actual BOTOX® Cosmetic patient. Individual results may vary.
In clinical trails at day 7. 74% of patients demonstrated none or mild glabellar line severity at maximum frown as comared to 6% in placebo; at day 30. 80% of patients demonstrated the same as compared to 3% in placebo.1
Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflamation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising.
1.BOTOX® Cosmetic Prescribing Information, August 2009.