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Botox has become an extraordinarily popular minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment likely due to a high level of patient satisfaction. It has a proven track record of safety. Botox is injected into certain facial muscles to weaken them and reduce the wrinkles that they cause. The most commonly injected areas are the forehead to treat the horizontal wrinkles, around the eyes to address crow's feet, and in between the eyebrows in the area called the glabella to treat the vertical frown lines. Additionally, Botox can be used in the treatment of a gummy smile. Botox is quite affordable and can provide the refreshed look you want. It can be used alone or as part of an overall aesthetic plan complementing surgical procedures. Dr. Shaddix is an experienced injector and takes great care to avoid giving his patients the frozen look that is sometimes seen.
Reasons for Considering a Botox Treatment in Pensacola
Excessive facial wrinkles
Large wrinkles or furrows in your forehead.
Small wrinkles or “crow’s feet” around your eyes.
A vertical “frown line” between your eyebrows.
The Botox Treatment by your Pensacola Plastic Surgeon
The procedure works by altering the facial muscles beneath the skin that are related to wrinkles. Typically, a small amount Botox is injected into the area of the wrinkle. The active ingredient then works by blocking the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles. The result is that the underlying facial muscles relax and the skin begins to smooth. The effects of a Botox treatment will be seen within two to seven days and will last approximately three to four months after which time you may choose to repeat the procedure.
Recovery following Botox Treatment in Pensacola
Botox treatments are not associated with any downtime, and you can return to your normal activities immediately after treatment. In fact, many of our patients get their treatments on their lunch break before going back to work. Dr. Shaddix does ask that his patients avoid intense exercise for at least four hours after their treatment. Mild bruising may occur but resolves quickly. You should not massage or rub the injected areas for at least twenty-four hours after receiving Botox.
To find out if you are a good candidate for Botox in Pensacola, Florida, schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Shaddix, your Pensacola, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Gulf Coast cosmetic plastic surgeon, by calling (850) 476-7100.