One of the biggest names in injectables, Botox® is one of the most trusted solutions. Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates welcomes patients in the Orlando, Lake Mary, and throughout Orange County who are considering Botox®.
Botox® May Be Right for You If You Have:
- Frown lines between your eyebrows
- Horizontal lines on your forehead
- Crow’s feet around you eyes
- Wrinkles on the sides of your nose and upper lip
- Vertical cords on the neck
Injectable relaxers, such as Botox®, flatten and smooth deep wrinkles by weakening the muscles that cause frowning and squinting.
The injections take just a few moments. Dr. Johnston will use the precise amount to get the desired effect. You may feel slight discomfort for a few seconds. Afterward, you will relax in a recliner and listen to music until you are ready to go – about 15 minutes.
You should be able to return to normal activity immediately. You’ll see results in a week or less and they should last up to six months. It may be necessary to receive treatments two to three times a year to maintain results.
More Information About Botox® in Orlando
Whether you look tired, need a quick refresher, are troubled by crow’s feet or have deep furrow lines and wrinkles, Botox® Cosmetic might be the solution for you. Botox® is best known for quickly and effectively relaxing age-related wrinkles and is the ideal solution for someone who wants to look better without anyone knowing what they did. By relaxing the muscles responsible for wrinkles, you can smooth away trouble areas that often cause people to look much older than they are.
A quick Botox® treatment can help soften the signs of aging and provide subtle and natural facial contouring. Botox® is used cosmetically to achieve a more restful and smooth appearance of the areas treated. For cosmetic purposes, Botox® is generally administered around the eyes (often called crow’s feet), between the brows and in the forehead. While Botox® has increased in popularity worldwide due to its safe and predictable results, patients should be cautious about where they go to get treated and who is providing the service to ensure a safe and natural outcome.
Results of your Botox® treatment depend greatly on the injector’s experience, techniques, and artistic eye. Many people who have been treated with Botox® and have a “frozen” or unnatural look were most likely not treated properly. When treated correctly, no one should be able to tell that you had Botox®, you should simply look refreshed.
The treatment itself takes around 15 minutes and most patients begin to see the effects of Botox® within a few days of their treatment, though it can take up to two weeks to see complete results. The benefits of Botox® typically last for three to five months. Side effects from Botox® are very rare and minor in nature. In fact, there are more side effects and complications associated with aspirin use or alcohol consumption. By visiting Dr. Johnston you will be assured you are receiving the highest in quality and care.
- Between the Brows
- Crow’s Feet
- Less than 10 minutes
- Return to your normal routine immediately
- Results in two to 10 days
- Lasts three to four months
Frequently Asked Questions About Botox®
How long does it last?
The average is three to four months (we recommend that you schedule a follow up in three months).
How do I know how much I need?
Dr. Johnston will help you determine what is necessary based on the consultation. (Every patient is different.)
Will it hurt?
You might feel a slight pinch from the injection but most patients report that the procedure is relatively painless.
Will I bruise?
You do run the risk of slight bruising from the injection; we recommend that you discontinue the use of non -prescription blood thinners as well as homeopathic, OTC medications, before and after injections. These medications can cause excessive bruising. However, we will provide you with a list of medications to avoid to reduce bruising. In patients who bruise easily we have special regimens to further reduce the risk.
Will I still be able to move my face?
Yes. Dr. Johnston is an expert injector and will place it strategically to smooth out the appearance of wrinkles while allowing you to maintain animation.
Is it dangerous?
No. In fact, many physicians, including Dr. Johnston, believe that Botox® is safer than taking aspirin.
Is it reversible?
No, but it will fade. Your body will metabolize it in three to four months, although the effect varies with each individual.
Is there any down time?
Within the first 24 hours after your treatment it is advised that you refrain from strenuous exercise, facials, consumption of alcoholic beverages, and extended exposure to the sun or heat. Exposure to any of the above may cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection site.
Where is Botulinum Toxin Type A most commonly used?
It is most commonly used in the upper one-third of the face. It is FDA approved to treat wrinkles between the eyes. Dr. Johnston also uses it to safely and effectively treat forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet and more.
Can I wear makeup afterwords?
Yes, you can put make-up on a few minutes after the procedure if there is no swelling, itching, or bleeding.
What if I notice any swelling around my injection site?
You can apply an ice pack for a brief period within the first 24 hours. Any swelling should subside within just a few minutes.
If you’re considering a Botox® treatment, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates proudly serves men and women in Orlando, Lake Mary, and throughout Orange County and the surrounding communities.