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Botox Specialist

InCare -  - Internal Medicine & Primary Care

InCare

Internal Medicine, Primary Care & Advanced Medical Spa located in Riverview & Winter Haven, FL

Smaller facial wrinkles are a common cosmetic concern that can have a larger effect on your overall appearance than you might expect. With Botox® injections from InCare in Riverview and Winter Haven, Florida, you can smooth your wrinkles and lift your brows. To schedule a Botox consultation with Pramjeet Ahluwalia, MD, and Taha Dias, MD, call InCare or book online today.

Botox Q & A

 

What is Botox®?

Botox is the No. 1 selling injectable neuromodulator today. Its popularity is largely due to its primary cosmetic use in treating wrinkles and fine lines, so patients enjoy a more youthful look. 

The main ingredient in Botox injections is botulinum toxin, which is a neurotoxin that naturally occurs in nature from certain bacteria. After intensive research of its effects and safety, experts have found that botulinum toxin temporarily decreases muscle activity and the wrinkles that result by interfering with your motor nerves.

The InCare team can tell you whether cosmetic Botox injections are a good addition to your treatment plan according to your goals. We have substantial experience in Botox injections and can ensure stunning and natural-looking results. 

Which areas should I target with Botox?

Most people know Botox as a treatment for facial wrinkles, but it only treats a specific type. Botox specializes in targeting so-called dynamic wrinkles. 

Dynamic wrinkles are typically smaller and shallower than wrinkles that come from muscle movements. For example, when you smile and squint your eyes, crow’s feet appear. 

With enough of the same movement over time, the wrinkles stay in place even when you’re not consciously moving the associated muscles. A few features Botox can treat are:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Glabellar lines (the “11” lines between your eyebrows)
  • Forehead lines

Botox injections can also help you with a brow lift. Our team at InCare can discuss the effects with you and plan your treatment with one or more injection areas. 

How long does it take to recover from Botox injections?

The downtime after Botox injections is minimal. In fact, you can return to work, school, or your daily errands immediately after you leave the office if you feel comfortable doing so. You might notice a bit of redness or soreness around the injection sites, but this is temporary, and all other potential side effects are rare. 

How long do the effects of Botox last?

The effects of Botox cosmetic injections last for four months in the average patient. The time it takes for the drug to dissolve entirely within your skin varies from person to person, so your results might last a bit longer or shorter.

If Botox wasn’t what you expected, the results are temporary and will go away forever once the Botox dissolves. If you’re happy with the effects, you can schedule regular follow-up injections at InCare to continue enjoying fewer wrinkles. 

To learn more about Botox and why it’s so popular, call InCare for an appointment or book online at your convenience.