What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Cosmetic & Reconstructive Specialists of Florida is proud to offer Botox in Fort Lauderdale. Botox is the brand name of the most well-known wrinkle-reducer. The FDA-approved cosmetic drug is classified as a neuromodulator. This means that it regulates the neuroreceptors in the target tissue. Botox has been widely used since the early 2000s. Before that time, the ingredient in Botox, the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, was used therapeutically in the management of muscular disorders. Initially, Botox was approved to treat glabellar lines, the “11s” that appear in between the eyebrows. Today, Botox injections are used to address a number of concerns. If you would like to know whether Botox is right for you, give us a call at 954.533.8029 today!
Benefits Of BOTOX®
Botox is one of the most familiar injectable treatments of our time. It is known for its convenience and natural-looking results. Benefits of Botox treatment include:
- Safety and efficacy have been proven. Botox gained FDA approval in 2002. To be approved for cosmetic use, the drug had to undergo strict clinical testing, which it passed brilliantly. Being used since the early 2000s, Botox has demonstrated what it can do to rejuvenate the face quickly and safely.
- Results are consistent and lasting. The effects of Botox appear over 5 to 7 days. After that time, patients may continue enjoying their refreshed look for up to 6 months. This varies based on individual metabolism. Some people get Botox touch-ups every 3 to 4 months. Some notice that they require less frequent touch-ups over time, while others seem to build up a tolerance that minimizes the effects of the drug. In general, Botox continues to work well even after years of consistent treatment.
- Botox has become very versatile. Understanding how Botox works on muscles, doctors have discovered that this drug can correct several concerns. This injectable is commonly used to reduce the appearance of bunny lines on the nose, crows’ feet, drooping eyebrows, horizontal lines on the neck, excessive sweating, and more.
What People Say About Us!
I want to start by saying that Dr. Cheung is both an incredible surgeon, and a true artist when it comes to filler. Dr Cheung, Dr Low, and their incredible staff genuinely care about their patients and you can feel that right off the bat. From the moment I went in for my breast augmentation consult, the women working the front desk welcomed me in and were so friendly. I immediately felt comfortable. When Dr. Cheung came in to the room he asked a bunch of questions and was very thorough to make sure he truly understood my desired end goal. He was very upfront about the options we had, cost, and made sure to touch on everything a patient should know before getting a breast augmentation. Going in for a breast augmentation consult can be a little uncomfortable, but his professionalism and bedside manner really put me at ease, and made me feel super comfortable. Not to mention his skill, and expertise are second to none. After my surgery he even gave me his personal cell phone number and told me to call him day or night if I had any issues. Dr Cheung is also an artist when it comes to filler. I’m no stranger to filler and Botox and I’ve gone to multiple highly rated places in Fort Lauderdale but none compare to Dr Cheung. I used to go to the Botox lady next door, but since first going there in March 2022, they’ve increased their price per syringe twice now, and after having a bad experience the last time I was there, I was looking for someone new to go to. Thank God I Decided to ask Dr Cheung when I was in for my two week breast aug checkup, because now I will never go anywhere else. It’s incredible what he can do with just one syringe of filler. As a surgeon, he is meticulous, and has extensive knowledge on facial anatomy/symmetry, bone structure, etc. so he knows exactly where/how to inject the filler to achieve the desired results. Not to mention, their prices are the most reasonable I’ve seen so far. They also have monthly specials sometimes for discounted pricing on filler and botox! I got two syringes of filler for the price of one and he doesn’t up charge depending on the area of your face you want to inject (like a lot of other places do). If you’re looking for an incredible surgeon or someone to go to for filler/Botox, look no further. Dr. Cheung and Dr. Low are the best in the business. You will thank me later!
Am I a Candidate for BOTOX® Injections?
Most healthy adults can be good candidates for Botox. Treatment is ideal both for the correction of existing lines and wrinkles and also for the prevention of new lines and creases around the forehead and eyes. Our staff conducts a thorough consultation for each person interested in Botox for facial rejuvenation. Treatment revolves around preferences and needs.
The BOTOX® Procedue
One of the benefits of Botox treatment is that appointments are brief. To begin, the provider discusses concerns and desired results from injectables. The skin and muscle are observed to determine injection sites. While pain is not typically a concern due to the small size of the needle, patients can request a topical numbing cream. This, however, needs to stay on the skin for approximately half an hour to be effective. Because the needle is tiny, injections are barely felt as more than a slight pinch. It takes no more than a few minutes to administer the few quick injections that are needed for great results. As soon as treatment is over, patients can resume normal activities.
Recovery From BOTOX® Injections
Patients do not need downtime after Botox. A few pinpoint red spots may be noticed at injection sites. Those areas may also swell slightly. These minor side effects decrease quickly. Within a few hours of treatment, they should resolve completely. While most normal activities can be resumed, patients should avoid rubbing the treatment area, lying down, or engaging in strenuous activity for a few hours after their appointment.
Cost Of BOTOX® Cosmetic
The cost of Botox is determined by the number of units a person needs to achieve their desired results. When looking for a treatment provider, patients will notice a per-unit price listed or discussed. Unit-price may vary from one provider to another. The most important aspect of getting Botox injections is not the price but the experience of the provider. Though serious side effects are rare, there is a risk of drooping or spreading if injections are not administered properly. For this reason, prospective patients are advised to research the providers in their area and only receive care from one who has the necessary training and experience to achieve good results.
Is The BOTOX® Treatment Painful?
Botox is not painful. Providers use a very small-gauged needle to introduce Botox into the superficial layer of muscles in various areas. Because the needle is not inserted deeply beneath the skin and does not remain in place for more than a few seconds, the only sensation patients tend to feel is a mild pinch.
Schedule Your Consultation For BOTOX® In Fort Lauderdale
If you would like to learn more about BOTOX® Injections, or if you wish to determine whether you are a candidate for the procedure, be sure to contact Cosmetic and Reconstructive Specialists of Florida today! Call 954.533.8029 or go to our contact page and fill out the appointment request form. Dr. Christopher J. Low and Dr. Michael C. Cheung serve patients in Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas of Florida.