Wrinkle-Relaxing Injections for Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Ft. Myers, and Naples, FL
It can take years for repetitive muscle contractions to etch wrinkles and lines into your face, but only a few days to smooth them out with BOTOX®. Naples, FL, based Skin Wellness Physicians offers the globally popular injectable for women and men who want to do something about visible signs of aging, but do not want to deal with the hassle, cost, or risks of surgery.
At Skin Wellness Physicians, dermatologists Dr. Anne Marie Tremaine and Dr. Daniel Wasserman perform the injections, which take a matter of minutes. The convenience, reliability, and results of BOTOX® have all contributed to making it the most commonly chosen cosmetic treatment in the world each year.
JUST THE FACTS
- BOTOX® relaxes the muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles to appear
- All injections are performed by the Skin Wellness Physicians dermatologists: Drs. Tremaine and Wasserman
- Results are temporary—lasting three to four months—but can be maintained via regular treatments
What Is BOTOX®?
Simply put, BOTOX® is an injectable prescription cosmetic used to reduce the appearance of facial lines and other signs of aging. More technically, BOTOX® is a purified form of a toxin created by specific bacteria—Clostridium botulinum—that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a variety of medical and cosmetic applications.
The active ingredient interferes with the proper reception of signals sent within the body. When injected into muscles—always with a careful hand and in small, measured amounts—it can prevent the contractions that pull skin into the same folds over and over again.
What Can BOTOX® Treat?
When it comes to cosmetic applications, the FDA has approved BOTOX® for addressing three signs of aging: horizontal forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet. It is also approved to reduce excessive underarm sweating.
Conventional use has also led to the development of more cosmetic applications routinely performed by experienced physicians. BOTOX® is frequently injected to address a sagging brow, bunny lines, a dimpled chin, a downturned mouth, lip lines, a gummy smile, and neck bands.
Rather than coming into the Skin Wellness Physicians offices with a specific request for BOTOX® in mind, we suggest that you share your general and specific cosmetic goals during a consultation, at which we can determine which treatments are best suited for delivering the results you are seeking.
What is a BOTOX® Session Like in Naples, FL?
Our skilled dermatologists can complete a series of BOTOX® injections in as little as 15 minutes. Patients often report feeling a slight "pinch" at the injection sites, but the treatment is overall easy to tolerate. That said, feel free to ask about strategies to minimize discomfort.
Over the next few days, there may be some slight bruising, redness, or tenderness in the treated area. This will fade—as will the targeted muscles’ ability to contract. In the coming weeks, you should notice a visible change.
Results can be expected to last for three to four months. As the ability to contract begins to return to the injected muscles, you can schedule a new round of injections to ensure an ongoing look of rejuvenation.
Is BOTOX® Safe?
BOTOX® injections are the most widely performed cosmetic treatments across the planet each year. Its widespread use is the result of decades of rigorous testing and study, followed by millions of annual applications. BOTOX® has earned its reputation as a safe and effective treatment—when handled by properly trained and experienced injectors.
While many people may claim to be adequate injectors, only dermatologists have a medical background focused entirely on the skin and its related systems, giving these physicians particular knowledge of how BOTOX® can impact the areas where it is injected. This knowledge is critical for delivering not just safe results, but aesthetically pleasing ones that relax wrinkles while still allowing you to form a range of expressions. Education and experience are important for any injector, especially since patients want to look refreshed, not "frozen."
Options Beyond BOTOX® in Naples, FL
Though BOTOX® is quite popular, it is not the only muscle-relaxing injectable available. Dysport® is another option for anyone looking for similar results, set apart by the fact that it takes effect sooner and may spread a bit farther from the injection site. Each injectable offers its own unique advantages to suit particular patients’ needs.
Wrinkles that form due to collagen loss as opposed to muscle movement require an entirely different strategy. Dermal fillers add volume in small amounts where injected, smoothing out skin that has developed lines naturally as it has aged.
The various injectables available from Skin Wellness Physicians can be used together in a range of combinations to achieve customized rejuvenating effects. Contact the team to discover which cosmetic treatments may best work for you and your cosmetic goals.