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Botox can be a safe and straightforward way to achieve smoother skin. If you are considering this procedure, there are questions you might have. At Tampa Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery, Dr. Brown and his team dedicate themselves to providing patients with the highest-quality procedures and treatments.

What Is Botox?

Most people have heard of Botox. Describing just what Botox is can get technical quickly, and some of the descriptions can sound intimidating. Let’s break it down.

Botox is a neurotoxin injected with a needle to relax specific muscles in the face. The goal is to reduce wrinkles in key areas such as the forehead.

The word neurotoxin can be daunting. But, Botox is a particular type that, when used in small amounts, can be safe. Its full name is botulinum toxin.

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What Is Botox?

Most people have heard of Botox. Describing just what Botox is can get technical quickly, and some of the descriptions can sound intimidating. Let’s break it down.

Botox is a neurotoxin injected with a needle to relax specific muscles in the face. The goal is to reduce wrinkles in key areas such as the forehead. The word neurotoxin can be daunting. But, Botox is a particular type that, when used in small amounts, can be safe. Its full name is botulinum toxin.

How Is It Used?

Botox can be used for several reasons. The most common usage is for cosmetic purposes, but it can also help with other health concerns. As a neurotoxin, Botox works by blocking nerve impulses in target areas. Without these nerve impulses, the muscles will have lower responses.

Cosmetic

The muscles targeted are those which cause wrinkles. If the muscles react less, then they will not make facial expressions that can generate lines over time.

Health

Botox also can treat hundreds of health concerns. Originally approved for treating a condition called blepharospasm of the eyelid, it has now seen use in multitudes of ways.

Is Botox Safe?

This is the question on everyone’s mind, and we’ve all heard unpleasant stories about Botox. But, such an experience can be avoided easily. The good news is that it is safe when used correctly. The most important factor in ensuring a safe procedure is to receive it from a board-certified physician. A doctor who knows what they are doing will be able to give you the results you want without concern.

Tips for a Safe Botox Experience

A board-certified surgeon is just the first step. When looking for someone to perform your Botox injection, a thorough vetting process is essential.

Avoid Deals That Are Too Good To Be True

As a rule of thumb, avoid deals in general. While saving money is always going to be tempting, this is a procedure that you shouldn’t skimp on. A respected doctor will have a proven track record. They won’t need to rely on deals and discounts to bring in clients. Instead, the quality of their work will speak for itself. Deals can be a sign that the doctor is inexperienced or doesn’t perform the procedure often. These aren’t necessarily immediate red flags but can be warning signs that you might not receive the best work.

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions

A good doctor will be willing and able to answer all your questions. They understand that you might have concerns, and will be able to keep you informed each step of the way.

Here are a few questions that a dependable doctor will be glad to answer.

  • How many units of Botox will you receive?
  • Ask to see examples of their work.
  • Where did the injectable come from (Allergan, Merz, Galderma)?

What is a Good Age For Getting Botox

The short answer: any age. That being said, Botox will be more effective if you get an early start. Preventing wrinkles and lines before they form will be easier than trying to get rid of them after they’ve already developed.

The longer wrinkles have time to deepen, the longer it will take for them to smooth out. Every time you raise your eyebrows or furrow your brow in thought, the lines will be reinforced.

What To Expect

Botox can be extremely effective, but it is possible to have unreal expectations.

It is Not Instant

Wrinkles take time to form, and they take time to go away. Botox won’t immediately vanish lines but is the first step in reaching smoother skin.

Not a One-Time Fix

The Botox that has been injected will dissolve over time. This is a good thing, as it means you have received an approved and quality produce.

What it does mean is that if you want to continue to prevent wrinkles, maintenance is required. A quality, healthy Botox product will wear off in about three months. This might appear paradoxical, but if it lasts longer, there is a chance that the filler might be a lower-quality product.

To continue to fight wrinkles, another injection can be required every 3-6 months.

Recovery and Post-Procedure

Recovery for a Botox injection is simple. There won’t be scarring or any major healing needed.

However, it will take some time to take effect. Most patients report seeing results within a week or two. There will be a period where the area targeted will feel a little funny as you adjust to the dampened nerves. This is entirely normal.

What is important is that you follow both pre- and post-procedure instructions. Anything that thins the blood is to be avoided. This includes aspirin and alcohol.

Dr. Brown will provide you with a full list of instructions to ensure that the procedure goes well and you achieve the results you desire.

Botox Tampa Bay, Lutz, & Land O’Lakes

Dr. Brown, plastic surgeon in Tampa, will discuss your concerns with you and develop a treatment plan that fits your needs and your budget while achieving beautiful results. Book your consultation at Tampa Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery today!

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