BOTOX® in Stuart, FL

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WHAT IS BOTOX?

Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin protein made by a bacteria, Clostridium botulinum. BOTOX is a name-brand formulation of this protein. The protein was approved by the FDA for use by ophthalmologists in treating a twitching of the muscles around the eye, known as blepharospasm. A keen physician noted improvement of wrinkles around the eyes while treating for this condition, and the rest is history. At Spyglass Dermatology, Dr. Ryan A. Schuering and the rest of our staff have vast amounts of experience utilizing BOTOX in order to help our patients in Stuart, FL, achieve their aesthetic goals.

Am I a Candidate for Botox?

Men and women who desire a minimally invasive treatment to soften forehead wrinkles, frown lines, or Crow's feet may be ideal candidates for BOTOX injections at Spyglass Dermatology. This can be a good aesthetic option if you are experiencing obvious glabellar lines ("11" lines between the eyes) that lead to a withered or older facial appearance. BOTOX injections have increased in demand from younger individuals, as well. Though individuals between the ages of 20 – 30 may not yet show the signs of aging, BOTOX could be provided as a preventive solution to help ward off the natural aging process by temporarily minimizing or slowing the proliferation of age-related lines.

How Does BotOX Work?

Throughout your first consultation, our staff will provide an aesthetic examination to designate which areas need treatment. Given that BOTOX is performed during a quick, outpatient service, your injections can usually be carried out during the same visit. The formula will be injected into the designated areas of your brow or face using a fine needle. BOTOX takes just a few minutes to administer, and many people notice only mild discomfort (such as a pinching or pinprick sensation). After your session, you are welcome to leave our practice and go about your day.

What are the Possible Side Effects?

If side effects do develop, they tend to be mild and temporary. It is the injection itself, rather than the toxin, that produces the mildest side effects. After injections, patients may experience swelling, redness, bruising, and soreness. Although botulinum toxin paralyzes muscle movement, the goal is to achieve a restored and natural look. Muscles for facial expression are not intended to be affected. Rarely, neighboring muscles may experience temporary weakness, but these effects are not permanent. A small percentage of patients may build resistance to the effects of BOTOX. In that case, there are other similar formulations that can be used, such as Dysport® and XEOMIN®.

What Results Can I Expect from Botox?

Effects can begin to be observed within 24 – 48 hours, with full effects obvious within 5 – 7 days. These results usually last about 4 – 6 months. The results are relaxed and softened wrinkles and lines. However, BOTOX does not affect wrinkles and lines caused by gravity and sun damage.

Repeated BOTOX treatments every 3 – 4 months will provide longer-term results (5 – 6 months), reduce the amount of the drug needed to suppress muscle activity, and reduce the frequency of injections to maintain your results. Keeping up with injections on a regular basis trains the muscles to relax, and over time these dynamic wrinkles become less severe.

BOTOX FAQ

How many BOTOX units/injections will I likely need?
The number of BOTOX injections administered will vary according to personal goals and the severity and depth of your facial wrinkles and lines. Dr. Schuering or an experienced member of his team will recommend the ideal number of BOTOX units based on your desired treatment outcomes and whether you wish to address the brow area, Crow's feet, or forehead. To prolong your cosmetic results, our team may recommend getting BOTOX procedures every 3 – 4 months at Spyglass Dermatology.

Can I have BOTOX additional nonsurgical services?
BOTOX injections pair well with additional noninvasive services at Spyglass Dermatology for those who would like to reduce signs of aging. If you have more pronounced and severe facial wrinkles and creases, our team might suggest adding a dermal filler for smoother outcomes. To further enhance your youthful radiant glow, Dr. Schuering can provide other complementary treatments, like facials or microneedling with PRP.

Is there a comparable cosmetic injectable option?
BOTOX Cosmetic is a specific formulation of wrinkle relaxer that competes with a myriad of other comparable brands, such as XEOMIN®, Jeuveau™, and Dysport®. These wrinkle relaxer options utilize botulinum toxin type A, but they are each designed a little differently to treat particular issues.

Is there a difference between wrinkle reducers and fillers?
Though wrinkle relaxers, such as BOTOX Cosmetic, are used to decrease facial lines by temporarily freezing your muscle contractions, dermal fillers are a distinct collection of cosmetic injections that increase volume in the face. Fillers are intended to volumize gaunt-looking areas and reduce static wrinkles. Dr. Schuering can ascertain if you would be a good candidate for a dermal filler (like Restylane® or JUVÉDERM®) to complement your BOTOX outcomes.

Take Years Off of Your Face

If you're tired of seeing facial furrows that are highlighting your age, BOTOX services at Spyglass Dermatology may be an effective noninvasive rejuvenation solution. BOTOX procedures can help to soften dynamic wrinkles and creases to highlight your natural beauty. Contact our practice in Stuart, FL, to reserve a visit with Dr. Schuering and discover more about achieving a renewed, youthful result.

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