Botox near Fort Lauderdale, FL
Are you wondering why Botox® is popular as a cosmetic treatment for men and women in the Fort Lauderdale and Broward County areas? Botox® gives men and women the immediate anti-aging results they want in less than an hour. Dr. David J. Levens, a board-certified plastic surgeon, performs Botox® treatments at his practice in Coral Springs.
What is Botox®?
Botox® Cosmetic is an excellent treatment for “frown lines” between the eyebrows, “crow’s feet” beside the eyes, and horizontal lines across the forehead. These lines and wrinkles are caused by repeated contraction of the muscles of facial expression. It is very difficult to change these facial expression habits. Aging and sun exposure can make expression wrinkles even more prominent.
Botox® Cosmetic works by weakening specific muscles of facial expression so that the contractions cannot continue to occur. Without the repeated contraction, the lines and wrinkles fade dramatically though complete eradication cannot be guaranteed. Botox® Cosmetic is injected with a tiny needle directly into the affected areas. There is either no pain or only a mild stinging, which lasts only a second or two. Treatment only takes only a few seconds for each area.
You can return to work or social activity immediately since there is virtually no evidence that treatment has been performed. On the rare occasions when a tiny bruise forms, it may be completely covered with make-up, and will fade rapidly.
The positive effects may be noticed as soon as days after treatment, but the maximum benefit may not occur for 2 weeks. In most cases, there is dramatic improvement much sooner.
Botox® Cosmetic is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.
Benefits of Botox®
Men and women love Botox® treatments because the product gives them immediate results in less than one hour. No downtime is needed, and the results last 4-6 months.
Botox® Before and After Photos in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Good Candidates for Botox® Cosmetic
Candidates for Botox® are healthy men and women with:
- Unwanted frown lines between the eyebrows
- Expression lines on the forehead
- Crow’s feet beside the eyes
Special Considerations for Botox® Patients
The effects of Botox® Cosmetic are not permanent. Muscle function returns about three to four months after the first treatment, and the procedure must be repeated to continue its benefit. Studies have shown that repeating the treatment as soon as unwanted muscle movement returns often extend the effective period of each treatment. Some patients only require treatment every five to six months. Most say the slight inconvenience of repeating Botox® Cosmetic treatment is far outweighed by its effectiveness, ease of treatment, lack of “down time”, and avoidance of surgery and anesthesia.
Complications are virtually non-existent. In rare cases, the muscle that elevates the eyelid is weakened, creating a temporary mild eyelid droop which fades as the Botox® Cosmetic wears off.
How Much Does Botox® Cost?
The cost of Botox® is based upon an individual treatment plan that Dr. Levens develops during your consultation. After the appointment, we provide you with a total cost and explain our payment options, including cash, personal check, Visa®, MasterCard® and American Express®. If you are interested in financing your Botox® treatments, our patient coordinators will explain how to apply for CareCredit®, Alphaeon Credit, or Prosper® Healthcare Lending.
Learn More about Botox®
Dr. Levens will review every aspect of Botox® treatment with you during your complimentary consultation. Patient Coordinators Diana and Chris will discuss fees, financing plans, and scheduling, and answer any additional questions. There is absolutely no obligation to schedule a procedure. To arrange your consultation, please contact us today.
Dr. Levens has been providing Botox® treatments for patients in Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, and throughout Broward County since 1989.