Botox

Brandon Riverview Medical Associates

Primary Care Practice, Urgent Care, & Weight Loss Center located in Brandon, FL & Riverview, FL

Frown lines, smile lines, and wrinkles that leave you looking angry can greatly impact your appearance and confidence. To reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a smoother, more youthful look, consider Botox® at Brandon Riverview Medical Associates in Brandon and Riverview, Florida. The providers offer personalized and detailed anti-aging treatments to help you look and feel your best. Book a consultation online or by phone today to get started.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is a type of injectable medication made from a botulinum toxin that can smooth fine lines and wrinkles on your face. Botox is FDA-approved for the treatment of fine lines and deep wrinkles on your face and can be used for subtle and more dramatic anti-aging results. At Brandon Riverview Medical Associates, the medical spa team offers personalized Botox application to achieve the look you want.

How does Botox work?

The botulinum toxin found in Botox is a neurotoxin that regulates the activity of nerves in your face. When Botox is injected into your facial muscles, it prevents nerves in the area from sending signals to your muscles to contract. This produces an immediate smoothing effect and can prevent the formation of deeper wrinkles.

Depending on how your body metabolizes the medication, results can last 4-6 months. Your provider may recommend touch-ups after six months to maintain your results if desired.

Where can Botox be used?

Botox is most commonly used in the following areas of the face:

  • Forehead
  • Between the eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet at the outer corners of the eyes
  • Smile lines around the mouth

Your provider can recommend the best locations to apply Botox to get your desired results.

What should I expect when getting Botox?

Before your procedure begins, your Brandon Riverview provider discusses your aesthetic goals with you to determine if Botox or dermal fillers are right for your needs. Based on this information, your provider then marks your skin with a washable pen to determine the exact placement of each injection.

Once you’ve approved the locations chosen for your Botox injections, your provider uses a tiny sterile needle to insert Botox under your skin. Multiple injections may be recommended depending on the size of the treatment area. Each injection feels like a mild prick or pinch. Some tingling is common after your procedure is complete.

How quickly does Botox work?

Botox begins working right away. In fact, many patients notice a difference in their appearance immediately after the procedure is completed. In most cases, full results emerge within 24-48 hours. Some mild redness at the injection sites is possible for a few hours after treatment.

If you’re considering Botox, call Brandon Riverview Medical Associates or schedule a consultation online today.