Magnolia Family Dental
General Dentistry located in Gainesville, FL
What is BOTOX®?
A BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is a fast, virtually painless, non-surgical procedure designed to temporarily smooth and soften moderate to severe frown lines and wrinkles caused by overly expressive muscles. Every day more and more people are coming to know the benefits of a Botox treatment to make them look and feel more refreshed.
Before/after photos below show a patient trying to frown before and after BOTOX® treatment.
- Frown lines
- Forehead furrows
- Crow’s Feet
- Down-turned smile
- and more…
What is a BOTOX® treatment like?
BOTOX® is not a “one-size-fits-all” injection. Each patient has a customized treatment plan which includes injecting as much or as little as needed to achieve the desired outcome. Our highly-trained BOTOX® medical professionals are skilled in the art of injecting BOTOX® to maximize wrinkle reduction yet allow natural-looking facial expressions. BOTOX® is a relatively quick and easy treatment. Tiny needles (similar to those used for Insulin injections) are used to make a few strategically mapped injections. Some patients have described the sensation during treatment as a mosquito bite.
What should I expect after the treatment?
- Mild redness, tenderness, and swelling can occur at the injection site, but usually resolves in a few hours.
- First-time BOTOX® patients will see beautiful results within 14 days, while repeat BOTOX® patients often see effects sooner. Lines and furrows will soften for a younger, fresher look.
- With repeat treatments, BOTOX® should lessen deeper lines and furrows that were created over many years.
Is BOTOX® FDA approved?
Yes. A major study investigating the safety and efficacy of BOTOX® for forehead wrinkles was completed back in 1995 with a review published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. In 2002, BOTOX® was FDA approved for the temporary improvement of glabellar lines (wrinkles between the eyebrows commonly referred to as frown lines) and TODAY BOTOX® is the only neuromodulator FDA approved for simultaneous treatment to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet lines, and forehead lines in adults. BOTOX® is the #1 selling product of its kind in the United States and we are proud to offer it to our Magnolia Family Dental patients.