Botox Specialist

Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics -  - Board Certified Dermatologist

Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics

Board Certified Dermatologists & Emsella located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

If you’re considering having facial cosmetic treatment to delay the signs of aging and get rid of wrinkles, then you should consider Botox. Botox is a facial filler, which means it’s a nonsurgical alternative to a facelift. Will Richardson, MD, at Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics in Fort Lauderdale, Florida can discuss the procedure with you and look at a range of options to find what suits you best. Call the office today, or book an appointment online.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is an FDA-approved therapy typically used to improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. While wrinkles are a natural part of aging, many people feel wrinkles make them look tired or older than they are.

What areas can Botox treat?

While everyone is born with wrinkles, as you age they get deeper and easier to see. Botox makes them less noticeable. Botox is most commonly used to improve the appearance of:

  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Crow’s feet
  • Marionette lines (around the mouth)
  • Bunny lines (on your nose)
  • Botox is also occasionally used to treat:
  • Excessive sweating

What happens during a Botox procedure?

When you come to Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics, Will Richardson, MD, first identifies the specific muscles responsible for your wrinkles. He then injects the botulinum toxin into those facial muscles.

Botox relaxes the area, effectively paralyzing the muscles, so they no longer contract and form wrinkles. Lines and wrinkles diminish within a week. You will see full results in less than a month, and they typically last for 3-6 months, depending on the area treated. More than one injection may be necessary to ensure you get the results you expect.

The process takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Since this is a noninvasive procedure, there is little to no downtime after treatment, and you can resume regular activity immediately.

What are the risks associated with Botox?

Some of the more common side effects associated with Botox include bruising, redness, or pain at the injection site.

Botox is also not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Although it doesn’t diminish fine lines associated with thinning collagen, Dr. Richardson can recommend other injections to boost collagen. 

If you’re interested in looking younger and more vibrant with Botox injections, call or make an appointment online at Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics.

*Individual results may vary

What are the alternatives to Botox?

Other products that have the same effect you may recognize are Dysport, Xeomin and Jeuveau (Newton).