BOTOX® Cosmetic in Hollywood, FL
Repeated movements and expressions cause the muscles around the eyes and mouth to weaken, which forms lines even when the face is at rest. While these lines and wrinkles look similar to the age-related wrinkles that develop across the face, they are treated differently.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a non-surgical injectable treatment that minimizes the appearance of expression lines (dynamic lines) by temporarily relaxing the muscles. Millions of BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are performed each year, making it the number one non-surgical procedure in the world.
Am I a Candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Candidates for BOTOX® Cosmetic are men and women who are dissatisfied with the appearance of lines and wrinkles around their face that are caused by repeated muscle movements. These lines include:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
- Smoker’s lines
- Lip lines
Candidates for BOTOX® Cosmetic are in good overall health, are realistic in their expectations, and do not have any allergies that could negatively interact with the injection.
To set up your BOTOX® Cosmetic consultation with the Medical Center of Hollywood, call our offices at (954) 889-0211.
How Are BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections Performed?
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are performed in-office in a matter of minutes. The length of your treatment will depend on the number of areas being treated.
Anesthesia is not necessary for the treatment, but a topical numbing cream may be applied before the injection to enhance comfort. Injections are made within the muscle layer of the desired treatment area to relax the muscles and prevent wrinkles from forming.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a neuromodulator that is made of a substance known as botulinum toxin type A. This toxin blocks the transmission of chemical signals between the brain and muscles that tell the muscles to contract. Without this transmission, expression lines cannot form.
Injections are safe and unlikely to cause any lasting damage, no matter how often injections are repeated.
Is There a Recovery Period After BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a non-surgical procedure that does not require any downtime or recovery period. BOTOX® Cosmetic patients may experience some mild bruising or redness around the injection site in the hours after the treatment. Any discomfort can be lessened with over-the-counter pain medication and cold compresses.
You can return to work and your normal activities immediately following the injection, but you should avoid exercise for at least 24 hours. Strenuous activity before that time could potentially result in headaches.
When Will I See My BOTOX® Cosmetic Results?
Any residual redness should disappear in the hours after your BOTOX® Cosmetic injection. You will start to notice the results of your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment within three to four days of the injection. These results will not be permanent, but they will reduce the appearance of wrinkles for three to six months.
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections may be repeated to maintain your youthful expression.
How Much Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Cost?
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are priced per unit. Therefore, the final cost of your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment will depend on the amount of toxin needed to smooth your lines and wrinkles. You will be quoted an accurate price estimate during your consultation.
Are You Interested in Learning More About BOTOX® Cosmetic?
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic, contact the Medical Center of Hollywood to set up a consultation by filling out our online contact form. We provide cosmetic services for women and men in Hollywood, Hallandale, Fort Lauderdale, and other nearby cities in Florida.