Botox Specialist

Sunshine Medical Center LLC

Family Medicine and Aesthetics & Geriatrics located in Sarasota, FL

Since 2002, Botox® has easily smoothed away wrinkles in millions of Americans. As you age, the years of muscle movements add up, creating lines and wrinkles around your eyes and on your forehead. At Sunshine Medical Center LLC, Soordal Prakash, MD, and Shanthi Prakash, MD, can inject Botox in a matter of minutes. This blocks muscle contractions and relaxes your wrinkles. Call the Sarasota, Florida, office or click on the scheduler to book your Botox appointment now.

Botox Q&A

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable aesthetic treatment for wrinkle reduction. It works by blocking the signals between specific nerves and muscles. That leaves injected muscles unable to contract fully, and leads to line and wrinkle softening. 

Where can I have Botox injected?

The most popular Botox treatment areas are the facial muscles that contract the most. This includes: 

Glabellar lines

Glabellar lines (“11” lines) are the two vertical lines between the eyebrows. When you’re still very young, your skin immediately smooths out after frowning or drawing your brows together. But, skin loses some of its natural elasticity over time, so it’s common to have lingering glabellar lines. 

Crow’s feet

Crow’s feet are the wrinkles that fan out at the outside corners of your eyes. Just as with glabellar lines, crow’s feet quickly vanish after squinting, laughing, or smiling while you’re still quite young. But, aging skin doesn’t bounce back as quickly and crow’s feet can intensify and last for longer. 

Forehead lines

Forehead lines develop when you raise your brows or squint. As with crow’s feet and glabellar lines, they instantly smooth out when you’re young but eventually linger or become permanent when your skin starts to age. 

It’s important to note that Botox only works on wrinkles caused by muscle movement. Lines and wrinkles that come from volume loss, gravity, and sun damage are treatable with other options at Sunshine Medical Center LLC like dermal fillers and skin resurfacing. 

How does the Botox process work?

Sunshine Medical Center LLC offers Botox injections that take only a few minutes. After you discuss your needs and goals with the team, they have you make some expressions to determine the right place for the injections. 

You don’t need any anesthesia, and the tiny needle is almost painless. After Botox, you can return home and go back to your regular routine immediately. 

When do I see the results of Botox injections?

It takes three to seven days to see the full results of your Botox treatment, although you could start to see wrinkles receding in just 24-48 hours. After that, you can expect up to four months of wrinkle control. 

How do I get ready for Botox injections?

Sunshine Medical Center LLC recommends stopping anti-inflammatory medications and aspirin two weeks before your Botox treatment, as this minimizes bruising. Avoid alcohol for a minimum of one week. 

Thanks to Botox, you can beat fine lines and wrinkles without submitting to surgery. Call Sunshine Medical Center LLC, or book your appointment online now.

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