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Botox Specialist

South Florida Preventive Care Group, Inc.

Preventative Care Specialists located in Hollywood, FL & Pembroke Pines, FL

Looking in the mirror and seeing creases between your eyes, on your forehead, and near your temples can make you feel like you look older than your age. At South Florida Preventive Care Group, Inc. in Hollywood and Pembroke Pines, Florida, Deisy Diaz-Prieto, DNP, can help you reduce these lines for months at a time with a series of Botox® injections. To find out if your most prominent wrinkles are treatable with these injections, book an appointment by phone or online today.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is the top cosmetic injectable used to reduce the fine lines on your face. In a quick ten-minute treatment, your provider at South Florida Preventive Care Group carefully places a number of injections near your wrinkles. 

These injections contain a neurotoxin that blocks or weakens the nerve signals telling your muscles to contract. Within 24 to 48 hours, you’ll see a significant reduction in your wrinkles, even while making facial expressions. 

The injections aren’t strong enough to stop you from moving your face, so you won’t look unnatural or inexpressive. Instead, you’ll enjoy wrinkle relief for up to four months and you can continue getting injections to keep your results thereafter.

What does Botox treat?

Botox specializes in the wrinkles that appear and deepen when you make facial expressions. These are called dynamic wrinkles. More specifically, Botox targets:

  • Frown lines between your eyebrows
  • Lines across your forehead
  • Crow’s feet by the outer corners of your eyes

Beyond aesthetics, Botox has many other uses in medicine. It treats conditions and symptoms linked to overactive muscles including hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), eyelid spasms, migraines, and more. 

Do Botox injections hurt?

Most patients agree that Botox injections aren’t overly uncomfortable or painful. You’ll feel a slight pinch as the needle enters your skin. 

To minimize any anticipated discomfort, your provider at South Florida Preventive Care Group may numb your skin using ice or a numbing cream before the injection.

What is the recovery period like after Botox?

Botox is well researched and safe for most patients, but there are a few side effects that could appear as a result. For a few days after your injection appointment, you might notice symptoms like:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Light bruising
  • Soreness

To minimize these symptoms and ensure that your results look the way you want them to, your provider gives you some instructions for aftercare. You should:

  • Wait several hours before a workout
  • Apply your makeup lightly and carefully
  • Avoid rubbing your face

You won’t need to take the day off or reserve time for recovery after your treatment. Instead, you can continue your day as normal and even safely use makeup to cover any resulting redness.

Being unhappy with your wrinkles doesn’t have to call for surgical intervention. To find out if Botox injections can alleviate your problematic facial wrinkles and lines, call South Florida Preventive Care Group or book your consultation online today.