Used to treat millions of patients worldwide, Botox®, a highly purified protein neuromodulator, is injected into certain overactive facial muscles whose repeated contractions cause unwanted lines.

How It Works

Botox® Cosmetic in controlled small doses, is injected with a very fine needle directly into the muscles that cause frown lines, the corrugator muscle.  Frown lines are caused by the bunching of skin from facial muscle contraction producing a constant furrow, or frown line. Injecting Botox® Cosmetic directly into the corrugator muscle weakens it stopping your ability to draw your eyebrows together when you frown. Since the specific muscles no longer contract, the action of frowning is stopped, and the frown lines soften, relax, and diminish giving you a youthful appearance.

Neurotoxins cause these muscles to relax by blocking the nerve impulse to the muscle. Just a few small injections into the muscles reduce the lines associated with different facial expressions. Botox® can also raise the lateral eyebrow, lift the corners of the mouth, and reduce turkey bands under the neck and dimpling in the chin. This injectable product can also be used to stop underarm sweating.

Results

While it varies from person to person, it typically can take anywhere from 2-10 days to see the full effects of the neurotoxin. You will start to notice that the wrinkles will soften and the muscles are weaker.

These neurotoxins typically last around 3-4 months. At this time, you will start to notice that full movement of the muscles will return. We typically tell patients to come back in at this time for evaluation and re-treatment.

Is It Safe?

Botox® Cosmetic has been used since 1980 for the treatment of strabismus (lazy eye) and blepharospasm (uncontrolled eye blinking).  Since 1989, it has also been used for hyperfunctional facial lines. There have been many scientific articles showing the positive effect of Botox® Cosmetic on facial lines.  In 2002, the FDA approved Botox® Cosmetic for the cosmetic treatment of frown lines in the midface, known as glabellar furrows.

As with any injection, there can be temporary swelling, redness, bruising, headache, or local discomfort.  Rarely, patients have been reported to develop a slight lowering of the eyelid (ptosis), or a slight lowering of the forehead.  This is temporary, and resolves in a few weeks. Some patients may have an uneven or incomplete response to treatment. Botox® Cosmetic does not reduce the action of the muscles of facial expression distant from the site of treatment.  Patients with neuromuscular disorders should inform their doctor before therapy. Botox® Cosmetic treatment should not be administered to women who are pregnant.

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Zephyrhills 
38162 Medical Center Ave
Zephyrhills, FL 33540
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Weston 
2625 Executive Park Drive Suite 7
Weston, FL 33331
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Venice Health Park Suite 1295 
1295 Jacaranda Blvd.
Venice Health Park Venice, FL 34292
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Venice Health Park Suite 1203 (formerly Venice Island) 
1201 Jacaranda Blvd. Ste. 1203
Venice Health Park Venice, FL 34292
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Tampa Palms 
15310 Amberly Drive Suite 150
Tampa, FL 33647
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Sun City Center 
4002 Sun City Center Blvd, Unit 102
Sun City Center, FL 33573
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St. Petersburg 
2299 9th Avenue N #1D
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
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Sarasota 
2426 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239
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Pembroke Pines 
603 N. Flamingo Road Suite 350
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
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Parrish 
9015 US Hwy 301 N
Parrish, FL 34219
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North Port – Commons 
14840 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34287
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North Port – Bobcat Village 
3105 Bobcat Village Center Rd
North Port, FL 34288
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Naples – North 
1015 Crosspointe Dr.
Naples, FL 34110
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Naples – Health Park 
11181 Health Park Blvd., Suite 2280
Naples, FL 34110
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Naples – Downtown 
261 9th St South
Naples, FL 34102
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Naples – Colonial Square 
1108 Goodlette-Frank Rd.
North Naples, FL 34102
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Mercy Professional Suite 6008 
3659 South Miami Ave, Suite 6008
Miami, FL 33133
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Mercy Professional Suite 6006 (Formerly Suite 102) 
3659 South Miami Ave, Suite 6006
Miami, FL 33133
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Marco Island 
950 N. Collier Blvd. Suite 303
Marco Island, FL 34145
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Hialeah 
7100 W. 20th Ave, Suite 702
Hialeah, FL 33016
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Fort Myers – West 
9400 Gladiolus Drive, Suite 320
Fort Myers, FL 33908
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Fort Myers – South 
7331 Gladiolus Dr.
Fort Myers, FL 33908
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Fort Myers – Metro 105 
14131 Metropolis Avenue, Suite 105
Fort Myers, FL 33912
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Fort Myers – Metro 
13641 Metropolis Ave, Suite 102
Fort Myers, FL 33912
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Fort Myers – The Forum 
3268 Forum Blvd. Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33905
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Fort Myers – Downtown 
2621 Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901
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Englewood 
406 N. Indiana Avenue
Englewood, FL 34223
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Delray Beach 
15300 Jog Rd #202
Delray Beach, FL 33446
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Clearwater 
1122 Druid Rd E
Clearwater, FL 33756
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Cape Coral 
413 Del Prado Blvd S, Ste. 101
Cape Coral, FL 33990
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Bonita Springs 
25987 S. Tamiami Trail, Unit 90
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
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Bay Harbor Islands 
1111 Kane Concourse, Suite 100
Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154
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