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Botox

Alexis Stephens, DO, FAAD, FAOCD -  - Dermatology

Parkland Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery

Alexis Stephens, DO, FAAD, FAOCD

Dermatology & Aesthetic Clinic located in Coral Springs, FL

Many men and women have a hard time accepting the facial changes that come with age, specifically facial lines and wrinkles. That’s why Botox®, a wrinkle relieving injection offered by Alexis Stephens, DO, FAOCD, FAAD, at Parkland Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in Coral Springs, Florida, is so popular. If Botox isn’t your best option, Dr. Stephens offers similar injections for you to explore. To smooth your wrinkles and renew your appearance, call Parkland Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery or book your consultation online today.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable drug that has the renowned ability to reduce wrinkles and lines on your face by relaxing the muscle tenseness that causes them to appear. The active ingredient in the product, called botulinum toxin, blocks the nerve signals that tell your muscles to contract.

In addition to treating wrinkles and lines, Botox is often recommended to treat other conditions like excessive sweating and uncontrolled muscle twitches. The results last for months at a time and you can get the injections regularly to keep the effect going. 

What are some alternatives to Botox?

In addition to offering Botox, Parkland Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery offers several similar products to provide the treatment to a wide range of patients.

Dr. Stephens can help you explore these injectables to relieve your wrinkles:

Jeuveau®

Intriguingly nicknamed “Newtox,” Jeuveau is the latest type of botulinum toxin injection specifically targeting frown lines. If frown lines are your most glaring wrinkle type, Dr. Stephens may recommend this injection.

Dysport®

Dysport is a botulinum toxin injection that prides itself in its subtle, natural-looking results. It is especially effective for moderate or severe frown and forehead lines.

When will I see my results?

If you’re not seeing your wrinkles disappear immediately after your botulinum toxin injections, don’t panic. The results typically take between three and seven days to fully appear. After any type of botulinum toxin injection, you can expect the results to last for up to four months.

Who is a candidate for Botox?

Botox, Jeuveau, and Dysport all have similar criteria for patients who are interested in the treatment. Dr. Stephens discusses your medical history in depth before deciding whether or not this type of treatment is right for you and choosing the best brand for your unique situation.

You might be a candidate for cosmetic botulinum toxin injections if you:

  • Aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients
  • Don’t have any neuromuscular conditions (e.g. Lou Gehrig’s disease, Parkinson’s disease)
  • Don’t have a skin infection near the injection area
  • Aren’t pregnant or breastfeeding

Additionally, you should have realistic goals that align with the capabilities of botulinum toxin injections. If you’re not a candidate for any of the injectables, Dr. Stephens helps you review other wrinkle relief options. 

If you feel that your wrinkles make you look older than your age and want to renew your self-esteem, don’t hesitate to call Parkland Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery or book your Botox consultation online today.