Botox® treatments are non-invasive, non-surgical injections of a botulinum toxin that was developed specifically to treat signs of facial aging by reducing the visual signs of wrinkles. Dr. Hardy will select the appropriate injection sites based on the area of aged skin to be treated. Common areas for Botox® treatments include the horizontal forehead wrinkles, the vertical frown line between the eyebrows and the “crow’s feet” around the eyes. It’s no wonder that Botox® has become the treatment of choice for cosmetic correction of facial wrinkles. It is the best non-surgical option for facial rejuvenation, and can produce phenomenal results.
Reasons for Considering a Botox Treatment:
Aged Facial Features - Excessive facial wrinkles cause unnecessary look of old age.
Forehead Wrinkles - Large wrinkles or furrows can develop in forehead skin.
Crow’s Feet - Small wrinkles around your eyes cause wrinkles-on-wrinkles look.
Frown Lines - A vertical line or indentation of skin between your eyebrows.
General Botox Treatment Procedure
Dr. Hardy will identify wrinkled areas of the face where the skin furrows are causing the patient’s face to have an aged appearance. By injecting small amounts of Botox® just below the skin, the wrinkle is relaxed and the facial skin begins to smooth out. Although Botox® is not a permanent solution, the cosmetic effects produced by the underlying relaxed facial muscles will typically last between three to six months. At that time, the patient may choose to visit Dr. Hardy and repeat the Botox® injections in his Jacksonville plastic surgery office to block the nerve impulses that cause their forehead wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet.
Recovery from Botox Treatments
After most botox treatments in Jacksonville, the patient can immediately return to their normal activities with a few common-sense restrictions. Following the post-procedure guidelines you’re given, can dramatically reduce the length and intensity of your recovery period. Naturally, you should avoid engaging in heavy physical exercise, sweating unnecessarily, applying cosmetics, or laying down flat for the first 4 hours after the injections. It is also advisable to avoid rubbing or massaging any of the areas of the face where the Botox® was injected for at least 24 hours after the non-surgical cosmetic facial procedure.