To diminish the effects of aging and to prevent lines, wrinkles, and lax skin from forming on the forehead and upper face, Fort Lauderdale Dermatology in Fort Lauderdale, FL is proud to offer BOTOX to local patients. This facial rejuvenation procedure provides amazing results and is popular among both men and women. BOTOX can make a dramatic improvement to facial wrinkles, which are the result of expressions and movement with the muscles contracting on the forehead. The lines may or may not disappear as the face relaxes. BOTOX is a purified strain of botulinum toxin (type A) that temporarily blocks the movements of the underlying tissue and muscle. To ease the appearance of these lines and wrinkles, BOTOX is injected to relax and soften the skin. This specific injection is most commonly placed by dermatologist Dr. Eric Wilkerson between the brows where the number "11" appears, on the Crow's feet, and throughout the forehead.
BOTOX, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau are brands of injectable wrinkle relaxers that use botulinum toxin (type A). They all relax facial muscles to improve wrinkles, but each formula is designed to suit specific areas and needs. There are subtle differences between them, including the amount in each dose, treatment spread, and length of results. Dr. Wilkerson will discuss the benefits and limitations of each product during your private consultation and choose the best injectable to achieve your aesthetic goals.
BOTOX is used for individuals who hope to diminish and soften the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and moderate folds on their face in a nonsurgical way. BOTOX is often thought of as a preventive treatment even if wrinkles have not yet formed — keep in mind how often you tend to make facial expressions. It is an effective nonsurgical solution if you have obvious forehead lines or frown lines between the brows. It's also a solution for Crow's feet around the eyes. If you have deeper lines, a combination of BOTOX and a filler may be a better option.
BOTOX injectable treatments are performed as an outpatient procedure right at Fort Lauderdale Dermatology. If it is your first time to visit us in Fort Lauderdale, FL for BOTOX, we commonly perform the injection within the same appointment as your consultation with Dr. Wilkerson. You will be asked to make a few facial expressions using the upper face, such as squinting, frowning, etc., which will allow us to determine where the injections are best placed. Your treatment areas will be cleansed and BOTOX will be injected under the skin using a fine needle, followed by a cold compress to help reduce bruising, swelling, and discomfort. You can request a numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable, but it generally is not needed. BOTOX injections typically take about 10 – 15 minutes after which you can get back to your normal day with no required recovery period.
What to Expect
After the BOTOX injection, you are allowed to return to your usual schedule, but strenuous activities, like exercise, should be postponed for at least a day. You will be asked to sleep with your head propped up for the first night and to not touch your face, which may accidentally spread the treatment to other areas. The treated areas of the face may become red, bruised, or swollen for a couple of days, but you will not have any long-lasting or serious side effects. In the majority of cases, it often takes about 5 – 7 days before the full effects of BOTOX become visible. The results generally last 3 – 4 months. You should speak to your injector about how often to schedule a follow-up appointment at Fort Lauderdale Dermatology to refresh your results. To maintain your results for a long time, Dr. Wilkerson may recommend a customized skin care regimen that amplifies your natural beauty.
Just Express Yourself
With BOTOX, you can frown, smile, laugh, and make any expression you want without seeing wrinkles and lines. To smooth out dynamic wrinkles and unsightly lines throughout the face, we invite you to schedule a consultation with seasoned fellowship-trained cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Eric Wilkerson in Fort Lauderdale, FL at Fort Lauderdale Dermatology. Dr. Wilkerson will be happy to discuss all your options and to discover more about this revolutionary nonsurgical injectable. He can create a custom treatment plan to meet your needs and go over other services that can help you look and feel more attractive.
*Disclaimer: Although approved by the FDA, BOTOX may be used off-label for a variety of cosmetic purposes.