What is Botox®?
Botox® Cosmetic is the most effective non-surgical aesthetic treatment for preventing and erasing fine lines and wrinkles. It is the leading brand of botulinum toxin in the world used to achieve the goal of stopping wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions. (Other brands include Dysport and Jueveau, but Botox is the brand 99% of patients ask for by name.)
Botox® is the most popular aesthetic procedure performed in the United States and one of Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery’s most requested treatments. Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery and The Skin Care Center have been awarded the prestigious Black Diamond status by Allergan, the makers of Botox®. Black Diamond status places our practice in the Top 1% in the entire country for demonstrating our expertise through a high volume of aesthetic procedures including Botox® and Juvederm®
How Does Botox® Work?
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Botox Made of?
Is Botox just for forehead wrinkles?
How Does Botox Work?
Botox injections deliver a purified protein that blocks the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscles, where it is injected. By reducing the nerve impulses in these muscles movement is restricted, preventing wrinkles in the skin.
Am I a Good Candidate for Botox?
Most healthy individuals ages 18 years old or above are good candidates for a Botox treatment. Patients who do not want to undergo a facelift procedure to treat facial wrinkles are especially ideal, since Botox involves no scalpels or incisions.
Candidates must have realistic expectations from the treatment. It is important that candidates do not have any active infections in the targeted areas. If an active skin infection is present, it must be fully treated before Botox injections can be performed.
What Happens During a Consultation?
During your consultation, we will listen to your goals and examine the signs of aging that you want to treat. We will evaluate your medical history and check your skin for any allergy or sensitivity to Botox. Please tell us if you have ever gotten Botox injections in the past.
Once we determine that the treatment is right for you, we will customize a treatment plan that can produce optimal results. We will discuss the cost of Botox and the number of injections needed. We encourage you to raise questions so we can address them and help you make a sound decision.
How Long Do Botox Treatments Take?
Do I Need Anesthesia for a Botox Treatment?
Anesthesia is typically not needed for a Botox session. For patients who are sensitive to pain, a topical anesthetic cream can be applied to numb the treatment region.
When Can I Expect to See Results?
How Long Is the Recovery Time?
One of the many advantages of Botox is its limited downtime. After your injections, there may be slight bruising, but most people return to their normal activities without anyone knowing they’ve had any “work” done.
How Long Do the Effects Last?
What Are Common Treatment Areas?
More advanced techniques can be used to:
- raise the eyebrows
- correct the “bunny lines” on the nose
- raise downturned corners of the mouth
- treat a dimpled “orange peel” chin
- treat a gummy smile
The most common treatment areas:
- frown lines
- crow’s feet
- forehead lines
- creases between brows
Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery offers Botox injections on a walk-in basis. However, you can always make an appointment if you have a preference as to which medical professional will be administering your treatment. It usually takes about 15 minutes. It is minimally invasive and offers dramatic results within days of being treated. Effects typically last between 3 to 4 months. Results may vary.
$12 per unit
*This is an estimation & prices may vary.
Schedule a Botox Consultation
Contact Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for your Botox in Pensacola. We will take the time to guide you through the entire process, ensuring results that fully satisfy your aesthetic needs. Contact us today!
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At Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, we understand that the selection of a plastic surgeon is an extremely important decision for any prospective patient. We believe communication, education and individualized patient care are the foundation for creating a strong and trusting patient-physician relationship. Our entire staff is absolutely committed to providing compassionate, personalized, individual attention before, during, and after surgery. We work together to deliver the best possible aesthetic outcomes in a setting that embodies the standards and lifestyle you seek.
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Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery offers a variety of payment options so that your cosmetic surgery will suit your budget. All major credit cards are accepted, and financing plans are available.