As we go through the natural aging process, our skin begins to lose its elasticity and structure and becomes loose and lax. This laxity of the skin can contribute to the formation of dynamic wrinkles, wrinkles that form as a result of repeated muscle contractions like smiling, squinting, or frowning. Dr. James DeStephens offers BOTOX® injections to provide temporary correction to the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and create a smoother, younger-looking appearance.
Are you interested in learning more about how BOTOX® can be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles? Contact our office in Gainesville today for further information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. James DeStephens!
Real Before & After Results
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is an injectable form of botulinum toxin and is used to reduce the appearance of dynamic facial wrinkles. The botulinum toxin found in BOTOX® temporarily relaxes the facial muscles and reduces their ability to contract, which smooths the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Benefits of BOTOX®
- Quick treatment sessions
- Little to no downtime
- Reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles
What can I expect during an injection session?
We will use a fine needle to inject BOTOX® into the facial muscles in the designated treatment area. At the patient’s request, a topical anesthetic can be applied prior to treatment to reduce any discomfort associated with the injection process. Injection sessions typically last for about 10 to 20 minutes and have little to no downtime associated with them.
When will I see results?
Most patients are able to see visible improvement in the treatment area about three to four days following an injection session with continued improvement for up to one month after treatment. The results of BOTOX® can last for up to three months. Multiple injection sessions may be required in order to achieve your aesthetic goals. Results may vary.
Are there any side effects?
Some patients may experience some mild swelling, bruising, itching, or discomfort at the injection site. These side effects are temporary and typically resolve on their own. Most side effects subside within a week of an injection session.
Am I a candidate?
BOTOX® is a treatment option for men and women interested in improving the appearance of fine lines and dynamic facial wrinkles. During your consultation, Dr. DeStephens will review your medical history, general health, and desired results of treatment, and recommend the appropriate treatment plan to best fit your needs.
Do you want to find out if BOTOX® is the right aesthetic treatment for you? Contact our office in Gainesville today for more information or to schedule a consultation with a member of our expert staff. We look forward to hearing from you!