What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a made up of botulinum toxin Type A which, when injected into muscles, can temporarily paralyze them for 3-6 months. BOTOX® Cosmetic can target the muscles that create wrinkles on your forehead, around the corner of your eyes, and between your eyebrows. In addition, with the proper injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic, a mini-brow lift can also be achieved. BOTOX® Cosmetic can also be used to treat the bands along your neck as well as for the treatment of migraines.
Our Jacksonville plastic surgeons have significant experience with the injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic and will personally perform the service for you to minimize complications and to ensure you have results that will last as long as possible.
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic Safe?
Every year, patients in the United States collectively receive over 4.5 million BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. Despite its popularity and track record of success, many would-be patients still hesitate to use BOTOX® Cosmetic because of concerns over its safety.
Like every medical treatment, BOTOX® Cosmetic does come with its share of potential complications, but the vast majority of these complications are minor. The risk of serious side effects is very small.
What Are Some Possible BOTOX® Cosmetic Side Effects and Complications?
In general, side effects and complications arising from the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic are limited to:
- Pain at the injection site
- Paralysis of the nearby muscles
Many patients are worried by certain reports of isolated deaths associated with BOTOX® injections. However, no deaths have ever been linked to the use of BOTOX® injections as a cosmetic treatment. When you consider that over 4 million cosmetic injections are provided every year, this distinction becomes even more significant.
Who is a Good Candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic?
One of the ways our plastic surgeons ensure patients do not encounter any serious BOTOX® Cosmetic complications is by obtaining a thorough medical history and examination prior to treatment. Certain medical conditions may prevent you from being a good BOTOX® Cosmetic candidate, including:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Extra-thick skin
- Motor neuropathy
As board-certified plastic surgeons, our doctors are careful to apply BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments in accordance with the highest safety standards and the best medical practices. They will not treat you with BOTOX® Cosmetic unless they believe you are an ideal candidate.
Is There a Recovery Period After BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic patients can return to their normal activities the same day of the injection. Some topical numbing cream is applied prior to injection to ensure your comfort and minimize any discomfort. Any minor swelling or bruising resolves quickly.
Schedule a Consultation
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a hugely popular injectable to treat the wrinkles on your forehead, around the corners of your eyes, and between your eyebrows. Please contact Florida Plastic Surgery Group today to schedule your initial consultation. We also offer a variety of financing plans to fit your budget.