BOTOX Frequently Asked Questions
To help you age gracefully and prevent additional wrinkles and lines from forming on the top portion of your face, Urbaniak Plastic Surgery in Largo, FL is proud to offer BOTOX to local individuals throughout the greater Clearwater area. Provided by our practice's Beach Beauty Bar, this injectable treatment is known to produce outstanding results. BOTOX injections are a highly sought-out service among both men and women. This wrinkle relaxer can make a significant improvement to dynamic lines, which form as a result of expressive movement that causes the to muscles contract on the forehead and around the eyes. These lines disappear as the face relaxes, but dynamic folds can still exist. BOTOX is a clean and purified strain of botulinum toxin (type A) that temporarily blocks the movements of the facial muscle. To soften these dynamic wrinkles, BOTOX is injected to smooth the skin. At our office, your injections will be placed by board-certified physician Dr. Ginger Urbaniak or one of her skilled aestheticians between the eyebrows, on the Crow's feet, and across the forehead.
In addition to BOTOX, our office's efficient Beach Beauty Bar offers the injectables Dysport and Xeomin as alternatives. Both are wrinkle relaxers, just like BOTOX, and freeze the facial muscles in the forehead that cause contractions and lead to folds and creases. The treatment process is the same between the three products; you will be asked to make a serious of facial expressions, and your skilled aesthetician will inject the product as needed. The amount of BOTOX, Dysport, or Xeomin you receive will depend on your unique situation. During your one-on-one consultation, Dr. Ginger Urbaniak or a member of her team will assess your concerns, goals, and budgets to determine which injectable will best suit your situation.
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BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin are all great for those who wish to soften the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles on their face without the need surgery. These injectables can also be used as a preventive treatment even if you have yet to show signs of aging — bare in mind how often you make facial expressions. Wrinkle relaxers are a terrific nonsurgical service for those who are frustrated by forehead lines or parallel lines between the brows. They can also be a good solution to address lines around the eyes. If you have deeper folds, a filler product may be more suitable to smooth these out. If you're older and have sagging skin and widespread wrinkles, you may be a better candidate to receive a facelift. This surgery offers patients a more dramatic result and is much longer-lasting. Urbaniak Plastic Surgery also offers eyelid surgeries, facelifts, and brow lifts as great, lasting alternatives for facial rejuvenation.
BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin treatments are performed as an outpatient procedure conveniently at Urbaniak Plastic Surgery. If it is your first time to visit our office's Beach Beauty Bar for a BOTOX appointment, we typically perform the injection on the same day as your consultation with Dr. Ginger Urbaniak or your aesthetician. You will be asked to make a few expressions that incorporate the movement of upper face, like squinting, frowning, etc., which will allow us to determine where the injections can be best placed for ideal results. The skin will be cleansed and the product will be applied with a fine needle, followed by a cold compress to help reduce bruising, swelling, and tenderness. You can request a numbing cream to make the treatment more comfortable if you're concerned about any pain, but this is generally is unnecessary. BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin injections can take anywhere from 10 – 15 minutes to complete. Following your appointment, you will be permitted to resume to your normal routine with no required recovery period.
What to Expect with BOTOX®
After the procedure, you may get back to your usual routine, but strenuous activity should be skipped for at least one day. You will be asked to sleep with your head elevated for the first night. After your treatment, it's important to not touch your face as this could accidentally spread the product to undesired areas and affect your results. The treated areas of the face may appear red, bruised, or swollen for 2 – 3 days, but you will not develop any long lasting or serious side effects. In many cases, it takes about 5 – 7 days before the full effects can be seen. The results usually last 3 – 4 months. You should ask your injector how often to schedule your touch-ups at Urbaniak Plastic Surgery to maintain your results.
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How much will my injectable treatment cost?
The cost for your trestment will depend on how much product is being used. This amount will vary depending on your needs and goals. During your consultation, Dr. Ginger Urbaniak or your injector will develop your personal treatment plan before we can estimate your costs. Wrinkle relaxers like BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin can produce impressive results when performed by a skilled physician or aesthetician, like those on our team, but it can be unsafe if done by someone without training. This is why it's better to avoid places offering cheap or knock-off injections. To save money, ask about the Brilliant Distinctions Rewards Program so you can get points for BOTOX and other Allergan products, like Juvéderm. In addition to the Brilliant Distinctions Rewards Program, patients can also join our exclusive Diamond Membership program to receive exclusive deals and discounts on nonsurgical procedures, including BOTOX and Dysport injections!
How long will my results last?
Your results from BOTOX, Dysport, or Xeomin can last up to four months. Most patients schedule their appointments once every season to maintain their results, but you may have to come back sooner. If you are getting treatments while you're younger as a preventive measure, you may be able to schedule treatments further apart. After listening to your goals and developing your treatment plan, Dr. Ginger Urbaniak will be able to schedule your next appointment.
What's the difference between wrinkle relaxers and fillers?
Wrinkle relaxers (like BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin) and wrinkle fillers (like Juvéderm and Restylane) are both treatments that reduce wrinkles and smooth fine lines. BOTOX relaxes overused facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles, like frown lines (between the eyebrows), Crow's feet (in the outer corners of the eyes), forehead wrinkles, and smile lines. Injectable fillers add volume under the skin to correct hollow areas and decrease static wrinkles. After hearing your goals, Dr. Ginger Urbaniak may recommend a wrinkle relaxer, fillers, or a combination of both for a liquid "facelift."
What's the difference between BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin?
BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin are brands of wrinkle relaxers that use botulinum toxin (type A). Each of these relax facial muscles to improve dynamic wrinkles, but each formula is designed to suit specific areas and needs. There are subtle differences between them including the dosing amounts, treatment spread, and length of results. Dr. Ginger Urbaniak will choose the best injection to fit your goals. At Urbaniak Plastic Surgery, we offer all three products.
Are wrinkle relaxers safe?
When used properly, wrinkle relaxers (like BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin) rarely cause any complications. With that said, it's important to select someone who has training in handling this medication, like Dr. Ginger Urbaniak. Overusing BOTOX can create an undesirable outcome. A skilled practitioner will use just enough of the medication to effectively freeze the muscles that cause wrinkles while leaving nearby muscles unaffected. One of the most popular cosmetic treatments on the market today, these injectables are safe and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition to cosmetic uses, wrinkle relaxers (notably, BOTOX) can be used to treat medical problems like facial spasms, excessive sweating, uncontrollable blinking, and migraines.
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Stop worrying! You can frown, smile, laugh, and make any expression you want without seeing wrinkles and lines thanks to BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin wrinkle relaxer treatments. To prevent and smooth lines across the face, we invite you to schedule an appointment with board-certified physician Dr. Ginger Urbaniak or a member of her team in Largo, FL to hear more about this popular nonsurgical injectable.