Approved to treat severe frown lines between the eyebrows in 2002, Botox Cosmetic® has consistently ranked as one of the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in the United States.
Along with its effective treatment of eyebrow frown lines, Botox is also a powerful yet subtle treatment for crows feet, frown lines, and furrows in the forehead. It is also being studied to treat a variety of other medical conditions, ranging from migraines to arthritis.
When to Consider Botox
Ideal Botox candidates are healthy individuals who are motivated to improve their appearance. Botox may be an excellent treatment for:
- Frown lines between eyebrows
- Crows feet
- Frown lines
- Forehead furrows
- Ocular muscle spasms
- Eye coordination
- Armpit perspiration
- Migraine headaches
Certain health conditions may lead to complications with Botox injections, so it is important to discuss your full medical history during the initial consultation.
What are the steps of Botox?
Multiple injection locations are first determined for each treatment area, and the locations are clearly marked. The treatment area is then cleaned and treated with antiseptic ointment. Local anesthetic or topical numbing cream may be used to reduce discomfort. The Botox filler is then injected beneath the skin at the marked locations.
How long is recovery following the Botox?
In most cases, you should be able to immediately resume your normal activities. There is little to no recovery period following Botox. There may visible weakness or droopiness in the treatment area, which typically resolves in the first few days.
Is there scarring from Botox?
With the very thin needles used in this procedure, there is typically no visible scarring as a result of Botox injections.
How will I feel after Botox?
Generally there is minimal discomfort following Botox injections, but some pain may occur as a rare side effect for the first few days. This can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
Are there any possible complications with Botox?
Rare side effects of Botox injections include nausea, headache, redness and pain at the injection site. These risks will be discussed in depth during the consultation process.
Learn More About Botox in Tampa
For more information about Botox, or to schedule a personal consultation with our nurse practitioner, Jennifer Puleo, please call 813-631-1500.
Brilliant Distinctions is a customer loyalty program from Allergan, the makers of Botox®, Juvederm® and Latisse®. When members of the Brilliant Distinctions program choose Allergan treatments with Dr. Mosiello, they can earn points. These points can then be used toward future Botox or Juvederm treatments, or to purchase Latisse.
You can register for Brilliant Distictions on Allergan’s Web site. Be sure to select Dr. Mosiello as your provider and let Dr. Mosiello’s staff know you are a member when you book your next treatment.
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