Botox® Cosmetic

Botox Cosmetic injections are the most popular non-surgical Plastic Surgery procedure performed in Gainesville, Florida. These tiny injections can help erase years of wrinkles formed by our facial expressions. Years of smiling and frowning leave their mark on your face, and lead to wrinkles. “Crow’s feet” around the eyes, “frown lines” between the eyebrows and horizontal forehead lines are all caused by contractions of the underlying facial muscles. Dr. Tyrone is an expert in facial anatomy and knows that these wrinkles are not just “skin deep”. Botox ® Cosmetic is a non-surgical procedure that can dramatically reduce these wrinkles. It is an office procedure that requires minimal to no down time. While this treatment is not a substitute for surgical rejuvenation, it can dramatically soften and rejuvenate specific areas. Botox injections must be repeated periodically to maintain desired results. Come in for a consultation to find out if Botox ® Cosmetic is right for you.

At North Florida Plastic Surgery in Gainesville, Florida, Dr. John W. Tyrone expertly administers BOTOX® Cosmetic, one of our office’s most frequently performed cosmetic treatments. In contrast to some practices where treatments are done by nurses or aestheticians, in our office, BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are always provided by Dr. Tyrone. Simple, nearly pain-free Physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and face in people from 18 to 65 years of age. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

About Botox® Cosmetic Injections

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time. Specific muscles are targeted for injection with BOTOX® Cosmetic (ie the corrugator and procerus muscles when treating frown lines between the brows). In 2005, approximately 3.3 million procedures were performed with FDA-approved BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Prior to your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, Dr. Tyrone will inquire about your medical history including current medications and allergies. It is important to be thorough when discussing your medical history as safety is Dr. Tyrone ’s top priority. After the treatment, the areas may be iced for a short period of time. You may resume your normal activities when you leave the office. BOTOX® Cosmetic can alleviate wrinkles with little or no discomfort, and the entire procedure can often be performed over a lunch break.

If a patients has very deep wrinkles between the brows or elsewhere, a combination of BOTOX® Cosmetic and facial fillers (Restylane®, Juvederm®, or fat injections) may be needed to achieve the desired results. If wrinkles are deep or severe, a combined treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic and a facial filler is ususally recommended.

Dr. Tyrone routinely performs BOTOX® Cosmetic, Restylane®, Juvederm®, and fat injections in Gainesville, Florida on patients from Alachua and surrounding counties, including Ocala and Jacksonville.

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