What is a Botox Treatment Exactly?

Most today have heard of the term “botox”. Like most plastic surgery procedures, botox treatments are often stereotyped among rich, middle-aged women and celebrities. But what exactly is it, and how is the procedure conducted?

What is Botox?

Botox is actually a registered chemical brand name and, to perhaps the surprise of many, has been around for approximately the last twenty years. It was first created in order to help treat patients with various medical conditions such as strabismus and blepharospasm. Botox treatments were approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, or commonly known as the FDA in 2002.

In addition to helping patients with medical conditions, it also helps with the treatment of minor to major frown lines between the eyebrows in adults aged between eighteen and sixty-five. Botox treatment is now approved for widespread use and practice in over seventy-five countries, and probably reigns as one of the top cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.

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During a Botox treatment, small doses of the Botox chemical are released into the skin and muscles via small injections. The Botox chemical then relaxes the muscles when they would normally contract, leaving skin looking smoother and youthful. Botox treatments under the care of Dr. Jacobson and Dr. Mardirossian do not affect a patient’s ability to laugh, smile, or show facial expressions during recovery time.

One of the most attractive advantages to Botox treatments is that the entire procedure takes approximately ten minutes from start to finish. Pain and discomfort are minimal and the recovery and healing time is almost immediate or several days at most. Patients rarely experience side effects such as pain, tenderness, swelling, redness or inflammation, or bleeding. However, Dr. Jacobson and Dr. Mardirossian strongly urge that any patient that experiences any level of discomfort as aligned above should contact the plastic surgery excellence immediately for a quick follow up.

Finally, patients can expect to see almost immediate results from a Botox procedure within seven to ten days following the procedure. Since each and every patient is unique in his or her own way, results may vary. Patients with prior health concerns should discuss the procedure in detail during an initial consultation.

As a part of undergoing any procedure with Dr. Jacobson and Dr. Mardirossian and their team of professional plastic surgeons, patient follow ups are scheduled immediately upon procedure completion. Our professional plastic surgery team takes the time for each and every patient to carefully monitor the healing process and schedule additional follow ups, if necessary.

Patients who work with Dr. Jacobson and Dr. Mardirossian’s team are more than satisfied with their results and thoroughly enjoy visiting the office. Their team takes great pride and puts forth the effort to making sure each and every client feels comfortable, attended to, listened to, and respected prior to beginning any procedure and thereafter. This is what makes us known as the Palm Beach plastic surgery center of excellence.

Contact Professional Team of Plastic Surgeons

Regardless of what stereotypes may dictate, Botox treatments really are for everyone who is concerned or self-conscious about brow or frown lines, or suffers from a medical condition where Botox treatments could be the answer. Regardless of the reason, prospective patients are strongly encouraged to contact the office of Dr. Jacobson and Dr. Mardirossian and their professional team of plastic surgeons at 561-624-0900 for a free, no-obligation consultation and detailed discussion on Botox treatments.