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Botox & Dysport
Treatments

BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) Cosmetic has been evaluated and approved by the FDA to help make moderate to severe lines look better in adults. It works by preventing the release of acetylcholine, preventing contraction of the muscle cells, therefore improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, glabella, and more. Results occur in 2-3 days, lasting 3-4 months.

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Botox Can Be Used For:

  • Frown lines or worry lines
  • Periorbital wrinkles or Crow’s feet
  • Brow lift
  • Drooping mouth corners
  • Brow asymmetry
  • Lip wrinkles
  • Platysma stranding or “neck banding”
  • Chest wrinkles
  • Bunny lines
  • Masseter hypertrophy or softening of the jaw line
  • Horizontal creases on the forehead
  • Hyperhidrosis or severe sweating of the underarms, palms or feet

What is Botox?

BotoxCosmetic is an injectable treatment used for the rejuvenation of the skin. It is a naturally purified protein that relaxes the muscles of facial expression giving you a smooth, relaxed and youthful look. The procedure is quick, very well tolerated and results typically last for three to four months. Botox is a purified protein found in nature. It is a neuromodulator. What that means is that Botox blocks the attachment of the neuro- transmitting chemicals that are released by nerves at the neuromuscular junction to make a muscle move. As a result, the impulse from the nerve to the muscle is blocked. The clinical result is a decrease in the movement of the muscle and that causes a decrease in the wrinkling of the skin overlying that muscle. Botox is not a filler, but is often used in conjunction with fillers to reshape the face. Botox relaxes and fillers fill. This is an important difference.

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Where is Botox Used?

Botox is FDA approved for treatment of frown (glabellar) lines between the brows. Being FDA approved means Botox has been studied and found to be both safe as well as effective. Dermatologists often use Botox for other “off-label” uses as well. Botox improves not just frown lines, but also crow’s feet and forehead lines.

Botox can be used to achieve a chemical, non-surgical brow lift when certain muscles are injected. Botox can improve jaw line definition when injected into a neck muscle called the platysma. Botox can also be safely used to decrease excessive sweating of the hands or under the arms from medical conditions such as hyperhidrosis, or cosmetically for special, but stressful, situations like weddings.

Who Can Get Botox?

Botox is commonly used in a wide age range of patients aged from 18-65. Patients over 65 can use Botox, but loose skin overlying the muscles makes the improvement less dramatic. Botox effects usually last 4 months, but over time a cumulative benefit can be seen in younger patients.

Who Performs Botox?

Dr. Pennie and staff perform Botox injections on their patients. It is imperative that Botox procedures are performed by a qualified provider with experience in cosmetic injectibles. This is the best way to safely ensure a great outcome and make sure you receive the best possible results without complications.

What is Dysport?

Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA) has been evaluated and approved by the FDA to help make moderate to severe lines look better in adults. It works by preventing the release of acetylcholine, preventing contraction of the muscle cells therefore improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, glabella, and more. Results in 2-3 days, lasting 3-4 months.

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Sarasota, Florida 34231

Phone: 941.921.4131
Fax: 941.921.4173

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Englewood, FL 34223

Phone: 941.474.8811
Fax: 941.473.0058

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