Many men and women seen by Dr. Gulin at Plastic Surgery Associates at Naples - Fort Myers wish to have frown lines in the forehead, between the brows and lines around the eyes and lips smoothed out. Often the worried or angry look caused by the pulling in of the brows in the midline is improved through Botox Cosmetic injection. Platysma muscle bands in the neck are also relaxed by Botox Cosmetic injection.
About the BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure
Botox Cosmetic is a substance that is used to relax the muscles underneath the skin. These muscles cause the lines and wrinkles which appear on the surface. In addition the bands of tightened platysma muscles may also be prominent in the neck under the chin. Botox Cosmetic remains in the area injected and does not travel elsewhere in the body. Minute amounts of the substances injected allow this to be a very safe procedure.
Injections are usually done after a topical anesthesia has been applied. Very small gauge needles are used and the procedure can be done quite comfortably.
After the BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure
Following Botox Cosmetic injections by Dr. Gulin slight bruising or redness can occur although this is usually infrequent. Patients return to their usual activity or work the same day. Minimal discomfort is associated with the procedure following injection.
After several days patients begin to see the lines around the forehead, in between the brows, in the crows feet area and in the upper lip gradually smoothen. It may take up to one week before the full effect of the Botox Cosmetic is seen. The correction that is obtained can be made even better by injection of soft tissue injectable fillers to bring the depth of the lines up to the surface of the skin.
Most patients find that the effect of Botox Cosmetic lasts for about six months. At that time the lines gradually return although no worse than they were prior to the injection. When the Botox Cosmetic injection that has been combined with a well planned skin care program, the facial lines are often less apparent even when the Botox Cosmetic has worn off.
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Permanent Cosmetics is a simple and safe procedure that offers new hope to many people. It can dramatically improve your appearance and your outlook on life.
Imagine eyebrows that will not wash off!! Eyeliner that will not smudge!! Lips having color, shape and fullness!! Always looking put together 24 hours a day...
Permanent Cosmetics benefits most individuals one way or another. Especially those that have a desire to always look their best!
Some of the reasons which are limitless are:
- Sparse eyebrow hairs, half a brow, scarring or no visible brow at all
- Poor vision, wear contacts, allergies to make-up
- Eyeliner melts & smudges
- Poorly defined lips, small lips, light/no lip tone, scarring
- Active lifestyle - traveling, sports, career, motherhood
- Little to no time to apply or reapply your make-up
- Hand tremors
- Any medical condition limiting your ability to apply make-up
- Low thyroid-loss of outer third of brows
- Alopecia - loss of hair from brow, lashline or scalp
- Thinning of brow or lashline from chemotherapy
- Light or no areola color
This list could go on forever, we can't think of a single reason not to treat yourself to this amazing procedure.