Dr. Michael L. Schwartz, MD, FACS and his team of medical professionals at Palm Beach Face specialize in the Botox procedure. Individuals interested in Botox in West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and the surrounding areas can trust they are in good hands.
Table of Contents
- What is Botox® Cosmetic?
- Why Choose Botox®?
- Who is a Candidate for Botox® Cosmetic?
- A Botox® Consultation at Palm Beach Face
- The Botox® Procedure
- What is the Recovery Time for Botox®?
- Possible Side Effects and Risks of Botox®?
- Why Choose Dr. Schwartz for Botox® in West Palm Beach?
- Botox® FAQs
Years of expression can leave the face deeply etched with lines and wrinkles. Concentration, squinting, and frowning creates vertical lines between the eyebrows, while smiling can create “crow’s feet” at the corners of the eyes. These lines can cause people to look older than they really are or even change their resting facial expression. Luckily, there’s a safe and effective solution: Botox®. It’s a popular injectable treatment that works by stopping the nerve impulses to the muscles that create these less-than-desirable lines and wrinkles.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael L. Schwartz, MD, FACS and his team of medical professionals at Palm Beach Face specialize in this popular and effective procedure. Individuals interested in Botox® in West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and the surrounding areas can achieve a more youthful appearance and trust they are in good hands with Dr. Schwartz.
What Is Botox® Cosmetic?
Botox® Cosmetic is a non-surgical injectable treatment that temporarily smooths out dynamic lines and wrinkles in the face and neck. A variety of wrinkles can be treated including forehead wrinkles, frown lines, crow’s feet, and neck bands. Botox®, which is the cosmetic form of medical botulinum toxin, works by blocking the nerve impulses and temporarily relaxing the facial muscles responsible for wrinkling. The result is a smoother, more youthful and refreshed appearance for months at a time.
Approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2002, Botox® was the first treatment to use botulinum toxin to ease wrinkles. Since then, it has proven to be effective for treating the “frown lines” between the brows caused by muscle contractions. Using Botox® causes safe paralysis of the glabellum muscles above the eyebrows. This helps to prevent future forehead wrinkles or the deepening of current creases. It is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the country and can now treat several types of dynamic wrinkles.
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Why Choose Botox®?
The primary benefit of Botox® treatments is an immediate improvement in expression and appearance. Individuals in the West Palm Beach area often turn to Botox® as a safe and effective way to minimize the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows, worry lines on the forehead, and crow’s feet around the eyes. Not only does Botox® minimize signs of aging, but this popular treatment can also create a friendlier, more approachable appearance. Many patients choose Botox® over other cosmetic treatments and surgical procedures because it requires no recovery time and offers great results.
Who Is a Candidate for Botox® Cosmetic?
Good candidates for Botox® in West Palm Beach include men and women who are healthy and have dynamic facial wrinkles that are not yet deeply etched into the skin.
Most people between the ages of 18 and 65 who are concerned about lines and wrinkles are eligible for Botox® treatment. However, women who are planning to become pregnant, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding should wait to get Botox® treatment. Botox® is not appropriate for everyone, including individuals with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome.
People who are suffering from a muscular or nerve disease, have a breathing problem, intend to have surgery, have undergone surgery of the face, are allergic to botulinum toxin products, have swallowing problems, or have difficulty with their facial muscles should not use Botox®.
A Botox® Consultation at Palm Beach Face
During a Botox® consultation in West Palm Beach with Dr. Schwartz, a detailed medical history for the patient will be recorded, including any allergies, previous cosmetic treatments, and any medications the patient is currently taking. Dr. Schwartz asks patients about their goals and performs an exam before recommending a treatment plan, which may include alternatives or complementary treatments to Botox®.
The doctor may perform a detailed skin analysis with digital skin imaging to assess the skin’s age and health. Be sure to come prepared with a list of questions to ask the doctor and don’t be shy about expressing any concerns you may have. Dr. Schwartz is an expert and will give you all the information you need to make a treatment decision. Individuals looking for a Botox® specialist in the West Palm Beach and Delray Beach areas can schedule a consultation at the doctor’s West Palm office.
The Botox® Procedure
Dr. Schwartz performs the Botox® procedure at his West Palm Beach, FL office, a process which typically takes around ten minutes to complete. Botox® is injected into the glabellum muscles between the eyebrows, and/or other areas where it is needed to ease facial creases. The areas to be treated will be discussed well in advance of the procedure.
Local anesthesia is used to increase patient comfort before the Botox® is administered directly into the muscle with several tiny injections. Some discomfort may occur during the injections, but this is typically minimal and does not last long. Numbing the area beforehand can help reduce any discomfort. This is accomplished by using an anesthetic cream or a cold pack.
There is no recovery or downtime and patients are able to immediately resume work and other normal activities.
What Is the Recovery Time for Botox®?
Unlike many like other cosmetic procedures, there is no recovery time required for Botox® in West Palm Beach. Immediately after cosmetic injections, patients may experience mild injection site pain, tenderness, swelling, redness and/or bleeding. However, these side effects should subside quickly and should not affect normal activities.
The effect of Botox® treatments can be seen within five to seven days after treatment, though it can take two weeks for the maximum effect to occur. Like most injectable procedures, some swelling, redness, or bruising can occur at the injection site, though these side effects typically clear up quickly.
What Are the Possible Side Effects or Risks of Botox®?
As with most cosmetic procedures, there are potential risks associated with Botox®, although the more serious complications are extremely uncommon. Side effects and risks may include:
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Though these side effects are very rare when Botox® treatment is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, patients should contact a doctor immediately if they experience any of these symptoms as some can be life-threatening.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Schwartz for Botox®?
Those who are interested in achieving a smoother, more refreshed look often search for a Botox® specialist in West Palm Beach. When researching doctors to perform cosmetic injections, it is crucial to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon (FACS) or dermatologist in order to ensure beautiful, natural-looking results and to keep any risk to a minimum.
Dr. Michael L. Schwartz, MD, FACS, is a talented facial plastic surgeon certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. His unique combination of skill and precision with a focus on patient care makes him a highly sought after surgeon for plastic surgeries of the face as well as other cosmetic facial procedures including Botox® in the West Palm Beach area.
How long does Botox® Cosmetic last?
The effects of the procedure normally last four months. However, this can vary from person to person. Some people have experienced results that last up to six months. Others find that their injections wear off more quickly. The results of Botox® Cosmetic are temporary and the injections will need to be repeated every four to six months in order to maintain the results.
How does Botox® Cosmetic work?
Botox® is the cosmetic form of botulinum toxin. When injected into certain muscles responsible for wrinkling, it blocks the nerve impulses and temporarily relaxes the muscle. This eases current wrinkles and keeps new wrinkling from forming.
Where does Botox® Cosmetic treatment take place?
Dr. Schwartz performs Botox® injections in his West Palm Beach, FL office.
How much does Botox® cost?
Prices for Botox® in West Palm Beach vary depending on the number of injections needed.
How long does the Botox® injection take to perform?
The Botox® injection is a simple and quick in-office treatment that takes around ten minutes to perform.
Will I experience any pain during the Botox® injection?
Patients may experience a brief sensation like a pin prick during the injection. However, Dr. Schwartz uses a local anesthetic to maximize his patients’ comfort during the procedure.
When will I be able to return to work after my Botox® injection?
Patients are able to return to work and other normal activities immediately after the Botox® injection.
Is treatment with Botox® covered by insurance?
Botox® injections in West Palm Beach that are performed for cosmetic reasons are generally not covered by insurance, though patients should consult with their own insurance carrier.
Can Botox® be used in combination with other skin care treatments?
Yes, Botox® is often combined with laser treatments, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and dermal fillers for improved facial rejuvenation.
Can the Botox® procedure be financed?
Yes. There are financing options for Botox® available at our West Palm Beach office.
Individuals interested in achieving a naturally youthful and refreshed appearance with the help of Botox® can schedule a consultation with Dr. Schwartz at his West Palm Beach, FL office. Contact us today at 561-228-5888 to speak with a helpful advisor. We will work with your schedule to determine a time that works best for you.