According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most common, non-surgical procedure performed by plastic surgeons in the United States every year. In fact, the most recent statistics released by ASAPS reveal that Botulinum Toxin-based injectables—which includes BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, Xeomin®, and most recently Jeureau®—accounted for almost half of all non-surgical treatments administered last year. You can easily find medical providers that provide Botulinum Toxin-based injectables. The challenge lies in finding a provider with a wealth of experience, knowledge, and true artistry to create beautiful and natural-looking results without the “frozen” look.
To learn all about BOTOX® injections, we invite you to explore the comprehensive information provided throughout this page. If you have further questions, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to find out if this treatment may be right for you, please don’t hesitate to contact Pinsky Plastic Surgery today. As a top plastic surgeon in Florida, Dr. Mark Pinsky is highly skilled and experienced in BOTOX® Cosmetic and will be happy to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a temporary nonsurgical treatment for frown lines, forehead furrows, “crow’s feet,” and lines and wrinkles of the lower face. The muscles that respond best to treatment are those that contract during facial expressions. Other, more sophisticated areas of the face that respond well to BOTOX® injections include those around the mouth, nose, cheeks, and neck. These areas require injectors with greater experience, such as Dr. Pinsky and our Physician Assistant Lori Oswald. Dr. Pinsky and Lori are in the top 1% of the nation as a BOTOX Cosmetic injectors and trainers.
Years of facial expressions and contraction of the facial muscles cause the lines in our faces to deepen and become more permanent. The dilute injections of highly purified botulism toxin (BOTOX® Cosmetic) reduce the contraction of these muscles and soften the lines. A skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Pinsky can soften the lines of facial expression while leaving enough movement so patients still have some facial expression and avoid the “frozen look.”
BOTOX® injections can be an excellent option if you are wishing to non-surgically:
Patients in their twenties with the initial signs of facial aging, as well as patients with well established signs of facial aging, are good candidates for treatment. Not only does it help soften the signs of aging, but it can also help slow down the visible signs of facial aging. Paralyzing the muscles helps to prohibit repetitive contractions that result in the formation of lines on the face. Many patients are surprised to learn that BOTOX® Cosmetic has this preventative effect in addition to its therapeutic effect.
At the time of your BOTOX® Cosmetic consultation, Dr. Pinsky will discuss your expectations with you and recommend a treatment plan that may include BOTOX® injections, dermal fillers, surgery, and/or a medically supervised skin care regime. All patients concerned with real or potential lines of aging on their face can benefit from a skin care program specifically tailored to their needs, age, and skin type.
When administered by a qualified and experienced provider, BOTOX® Cosmetic is considered very safe, and there are no systemic effects from injections.
Some of the most notable reasons patients choose Pinsky Plastic Surgery for BOTOX® Cosmetic include:
*Individual Results May Vary
The BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure is relatively simple and easily performed in the office. A treatment typically takes about fifteen minutes. Topical anesthetic is applied to the areas that are to be injected so they are almost numb or completely numb prior to the injection. You will be asked to contract the muscles in the area being treated so the proper location of the muscles for the injection can be determined. A tiny needle is used to perform the series of injections directly into the muscle. Dr. Pinsky possesses expert knowledge of the surgical anatomy of the areas being treated and is considered an experienced injector.
Either an ice compress or topical anesthetic can be applied to the skin prior to injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic to minimize or eliminate any potential discomfort during treatment. You may feel a quick pinch when the thin needle is inserted, but most patients report limited sensitivity. Once the injections are complete, there are typically no lingering sensations. The vast majority of patients agree that BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is very tolerable and would not describe the experience as painful.
Some patients may experience a small bruise or tenderness in the areas that have been injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic. That said, there is generally no downtime associated with treatment, so you can expect to resume most of your normal routine right away. Dr. Pinsky recommends keeping your head elevated for four hours after the treatment as well as avoiding strenuous activities the rest of the day in order to help limit side effects and ensure optimal results.
The results from BOTOX® injections are not immediate, and it might take five to seven days for the desired effect to be achieved. Every individual is different, however, so this timeframe may be shorter or longer based on one’s unique anatomy and goals.
*Individual Results May Vary
On average, the results seen after BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment last up to three or four months. If you do not continue to have BOTOX® injections, you will notice the lines that were present prior to the injection will gradually return. Most patients schedule subsequent treatments before there is complete return of their lines of facial aging. Ninety-seven percent of patients are satisfied with their treatment. This high rate of satisfaction explains why BOTOX® Cosmetic has been the most popular non-surgical treatment for years, and continues to grow at a staggering pace.
*Individual Results May Vary
In addition to offering BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, we also other wrinkle relaxing products called Dysport® , Xeomin®, and more recently Jeureau®. Dysport®, Xeomin®, and Jeureau® work just like BOTOX® Cosmetic; however, they each have some unique traits that may make them more or less ideal for any given patient. These BOTOX® Cosmetic alternatives are also an appealing option for patients who develop resistance to BOTOX® injections and need an effective new solution. Dr. Pinsky can recommend whichever product will be best for accomplishing your wrinkle reduction goals.
Beyond injectable wrinkle relaxers, we also perform a wide range of other non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments that can reduce the prominence of wrinkles and create smoother, younger looking skin:
Many patients enjoy combining these treatments with BOTOX® Cosmetic to achieve optimal skin rejuvenation.
The cost of BOTOX® Cosmetic is highly variable. Some of the most common factors that can impact pricing include the number of injection sites and/or units used, the experience and credentials of the provider, the location of the practice, and whether or not treatment is combined with other procedures.
For specific BOTOX® Cosmetic pricing information, you will need to schedule a consultation at Pinsky Plastic Surgery. During your appointment, Dr. Pinsky can evaluate your needs and goals, determine if BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most effective solution, and provide a customized cost quote based on your particular treatment plan. If interested, a member of our team can also introduce you to various plastic surgery financing options at this time. Our practice teams with CareCredit® and ALPHAEON® CREDIT, both of which are trusted healthcare lenders that offer numerous payment plan options to help make aesthetic treatment fit comfortably into virtually any budget.
To learn more about BOTOX® injections, please feel free to contact our practice to book a consultation with Dr. Pinsky or our PA Lori Oswald. He or she will be happy to answer any of your questions and help you achieve the look you desire.
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