BOTOX® Cosmetic in Sarasota
If you're concerned about frown lines and crow's feet, the answer may be BOTOX. In Sarasota, BOTOX Cosmetic has become extremely popular as a quick, simple, and affordable way to erase wrinkles around the eyes and brows. As we age, we all naturally develop "dynamic" wrinkles caused by repeated movements. Every smile and every frown causes facial lines, which eventually begin to linger even after the expression fades away. The experienced professionals at our Skin Care Clinic use BOTOX injections to smooth away those lines. Throughout Southwest Florida, our state-licensed clinic is a premier source for non-surgical rejuvenation treatments that refresh patients' faces with little to no downtime.
Discover the many ways our non-surgical treatments can renew your look. Request a consultation at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center or call (941) 366-8897.
About BOTOX Cosmetic
BOTOX Cosmetic is made up of a substance called onabotulinumtoxinA, which was first approved by the FDA in 2002 to treat glabellar lines – those vertical frown lines between the brows. Since its approval, BOTOX Cosmetic has steadily risen to be the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the U.S. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the muscles that cause wrinkles when we make an expression. Instead of flexing and forming wrinkles, the muscles and skin stay relaxed. The team at our Skin Care Clinic uses this safe, effective product to treat frown lines, brow creases, and crow's feet, as well as laugh lines around the mouth.
Men and women come to our Skin Care Clinic for BOTOX from cities like St. Petersburg, Bradenton, and Naples. Most patients find the simple treatments very comfortable, although we can apply a topical anesthetic. The injections take just a few seconds, and the entire visit just a few minutes. Patients can return to their regular activities immediately.
The wrinkle-smoothing results of BOTOX Cosmetic are not visible instantly. Rather, they take about 7 to 10 days to fully develop as the chemical relaxes the tiny muscles. The effects last about 3 to 4 months, although results may vary.
Many women and men choose to combine BOTOX Cosmetic injections with dermal fillers such as Restylane® or JUVÉDERM®, which add volume for a more complete facial rejuvenation. The injections can also be combined with a chemical peel, IPL, or a number of other services. Some patients may also benefit from injections of a similar product called link: Dysport®. Our skin care specialists are glad to make recommendations for alternative or complementary procedures that would benefit each patient.
At Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center, we like to reward our loyal patients. Through the Brilliant Distinctions program, patients can earn points from treatments such as BOTOX Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM injections and from the purchase of SkinMedica® products. Patients can cash these points in for great discounts in the future. Ask a member of our team about Brilliant Distinctions next time you visit. Learn more >
Will my results look natural?
Many patients are concerned about looking "frozen" or not being able to show expressions. The highly trained injectors at our certified clinic use a conservative approach that prevents this from happening. We inject BOTOX Cosmetic in very small doses at precise points to target wrinkles without producing an overdone look. You'll look like you, only younger!
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are extremely rare with BOTOX Cosmetic, and the risk is lessened when injections are done by an experienced provider. Although rare, these effects can include dry mouth, discomfort at the injection site, headache, and eye problems such as dry eyes and swelling and drooping of the eyelids.
How much does it cost?
Although this is one of the most common questions we hear, it is difficult to answer without an individual examination. The cost of BOTOX treatment is based on the number of units used. On average, BOTOX treatment in the U.S. is in the $200 to $600 range, again depending on what areas are treated and how much product is used. Keep in mind that one of the reasons BOTOX Cosmetic is the top minimally invasive procedure in the country is because it is very affordable. Learn more about our fees and financing, and we will be happy to give you a quote at a consultation.
All successful cosmetic procedures begin with open and honest communication between doctor and patient. Are you considering a skin care procedure? Request a consultation with the team at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center's Skin Care Clinic, or call (941) 366-8897 and let us educate you about your options and the procedures available.