How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic works by temporarily interrupting the nerve signals that cause muscle tension. By interrupting nerve signals, BOTOX® Cosmetic allows your muscle to relax, resulting in a flattening of the overlying skin and a noticeable reduction in the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles.
On what areas of the face does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic has proven effective at treating fine lines and wrinkles throughout the face. Common areas for BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment include the forehead, in between the eye brows, around the eyes, and marionette lines or downturned corners of the mouth. Where you will most benefit from BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is best determined by Fort Meyers plastic surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña.
Am I a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic?
If you are unhappy with the way your face has aged, you may be a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections enjoy an incredibly low risk of side effects and have been safely used on millions of men and women throughout the United States. Nearly everyone can safely receive these injections, but those who desire more long-term results may wish to talk to Dr. Peña about other facial rejuvenation options.
How long does BOTOX® Cosmetic last?
The typical BOTOX® Cosmetic injection can produce results for up to four months.* Your results will depend on factors such as your lifestyle choices and age at the time of injections, but it is uncommon for results to last for a substantially longer amount of time. However, maintaining BOTOX® Cosmetic results is incredibly easy, requiring no more than additional visits to our office for touchup treatments.
How frequently can I have BOTOX® Cosmetic injections?
There is no limit to the frequency with which you can receive BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. Some people choose to come back to our office for a touch up as soon as lines begin to reappear. Others may choose to wait until the effects of their last treatment have faded entirely. The frequency with which you receive injections is left up to the decision reached by you and Dr. Peña.
If you live in or around Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, or Estero, Florida and have questions about BOTOX® Cosmetic, please contact Manuel Peña, MD to schedule a facial rejuvenation consultation today.
*Individual results may vary. Consult with Dr. Peña to see if you are a candidate.