Are crow's feet creeping around your eyes and frown lines dragging down your smile? Or are frequent muscle spasms causing you discomfort? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Botox® injections might help. Dr. Omar Aref, a board-certified family physician in Plant City, Florida, has the skills and experience to smooth away wrinkles and restore neuromuscular function through Botox therapy. Call or book online today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Aref.
Botox is a highly effective cosmetic filler that virtually erases crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead creases, neck wrinkles, and other age-related skin issues. Derived from the botulinum toxin, this FDA-approved medicine is safe and produces outstanding results when administered by a certified practitioner like Dr. Aref.
Originally developed to alleviate muscle spasms and excessive sweating, Botox injections can successfully treat:
Botox targets local nerve groups at the injection site, blocking impulses that make muscles contract. This relaxes wrinkles, making the skin appear smoother and more youthful. With more serious medical issues, it paralyzes the overactive muscles that cause spasms, pain, sweating, incontinence, and other nerve-related problems.
Botox injections are safe and effective for most patients. However, you should avoid Botox if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or you have any of these conditions:
Although most patients find the Botox injections tolerable, Dr. Aref can provide topical anesthesia to alleviate any discomfort.
During the procedure, Dr. Aref uses a small needle to inject Botox. The number of injections required depends on the nature and extent of your therapy. After the session, you can usually return to your normal activities right away.
One of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the United States, Botox has a patient satisfaction rating approaching 98%. However, like any medical procedures, there are potential side effects, including:
These side effects are rare and typically subside within a few hours. If symptoms persist, call Dr. Aref right away.
Results take anywhere from half an hour to a few days to appear, depending on the condition being treated. Typically, wrinkles vanish for 4-6 months and other nerve-related issues can see relief for 4-12 months.
Whether you want to smooth away wrinkles or alleviate neuromuscular conditions, Botox offers a highly effective treatment option. Call or book online today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Aref.