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Botox® Injections in Vero Beach, Florida

BOTOX® Injections at Ocean Drive Dermatology

Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is more than a wrinkle remover. It is a nonsurgical method of graceful aging. Botox is a prescription medicine that is injected into facial muscles. Both men and women may receive injections to soften the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines on the face. At Ocean Drive Dermatology, we only buy our Botox directly from the makers, Allergan Inc., to ensure that we receive pure, fresh (unexpired), and undiluted products. We solubilize the product according to Allergan guidelines, and we don’t dilute the product to make it “last longer.” We also store Botox according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. To ensure that proper storage temperatures are maintained, we have electronic thermostats that monitor the temperature in the storage unit 24 hrs a day, seven days a week. We are alerted to any fluctuations in temperature that could result in the degradation of the product. Thus, you are ensured of getting injections of stabilized and active Botox products.

At Ocean Drive Dermatology, our philosophy is to provide a comprehensive improvement to your facial aesthetics by using Botox to improve brow position and eyelid aesthetics. As a provider who has cross-trained in both Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, we routinely perform surgical brow lifting and eyelid (blepharoplasty) procedures. We have a deep and comprehensive understanding of the aesthetics of the human face and apply it to every injectable treatment we provide. When it comes to Botox Vero Beach providers at Ocean Drive Dermatology use this global understanding to separate our results from other Botox specialists.

Our objective is to improve your overall appearance without changing your natural look.

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Botox® Revolution

What is Botox?

Botox is one of the great advancements in plastic surgery over the last 20 years. Botox is a purified form of the neurotoxin protein found in the bacteria called Clostridium Botulinum. It was developed and distributed by Allergan Inc., and its initial uses were for the treatment of blepharospasm, which is a condition of constant eyelid twitching. It was also used for the treatment of esophageal achalasia, a disorder where the lower esophagus is unable to relax, leading to an inability to eat properly.

Upon injection of Botox, the affected muscles stop contracting, which temporarily cures blepharospasm and achalasia of the esophagus. During the treatment of blepharospasm, it was noted that it not only stopped eyelid twitching but it also reduced the appearance of periorbital wrinkles, also called crow’s feet. After its initial successes, Botox was then resubmitted to the FDA for aesthetic usage in the human face. The FDA subsequently approved Botox for use as a temporary wrinkle remover. Since its approval for plastic surgery usage, Botox has rapidly become the most sought-after plastic surgery treatment in the country, with over six million treatments delivered annually in the United States alone.

How does Botox work on wrinkles?

All neuromodulators remove facial wrinkles by temporarily and partially relaxing the muscles of the human face. This relaxation effect leads to a marked reduction in facial lines and wrinkles because facial muscles attach directly to the skin.

Botox is most effective in the glabella (the 11’s between your eyebrows), the horizontal forehead lines, and on your crow’s feet, which are those small lines surrounding your lateral eyes. Beyond its ability to reduce facial wrinkles, Botox injections can provide a lifting effect to your eyebrows and comprehensively improve the upper 1/3 of the face.

Safe and Effective

What are the benefits of Botox?

The use of Botox neurotoxins is completely safe, requires ZERO downtime post-injection, and is completely effective in removing what we call ‘animational rhytids,’ the medical term for skin wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle contraction, aka muscle wrinkles. This means that it will work on areas where there is constant muscle motion; the forehead, glabella, and around the eye areas. However, Botox works on the outer area of the eye and not the inner area of the eye.

Wrinkle reduction of Botox lasts anywhere from 2-4 months with an average of 3 months length.

Additional Reading

Our Vero Beach Botox patients are encouraged to maintain a steady schedule of injections for maximal effect, with most patients receiving injections every 3-4 months. Botox injections can be administered as a separate treatment or in combination with laser therapy, dermal fillers, microneedling, or surgery. Because we are a medical dermatology practice partnered with plastic surgeons, all procedures can be performed at Ocean Drive Dermatology in Vero Beach, Florida Dr. Alan Durkin, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, has been injecting Botox for over a decade. Dr. Durkin’s Botox injections are both precise and predictable, and he has an impeccable track record for safety and efficacy. Dr. Durkin has been named an Expert Injector. Dr. Becker has been named a National Training Center physician for the Network Preceptorship Training Program and provides training to physicians in safe injection techniques. Secondary uses for Botox include:

  • Injection in the hairline to reduce the appearance of early stages of balding in men and women
  • Elevation of the upper lip, which is commonly combined with dermal filler therapy for comprehensive lip rejuvenation
  • Reduction of nasal depression upon smiling while talking,
  • Reduction of the bunny lines on the side of the nose that occur during laughter
  • Reduction of excessive sweating in the armpits (hyperhidrosis).

Lastly, Botox has been shown to be very effective in the treatment of certain types of migraines and chronic headache syndromes via scalp, neck, and shoulder injections.

Less Product, Superior Result

Your Botox Consultation

Your Vero Beach Botox experience at Ocean Drive Dermatology begins with your initial consultation. Max or Nick will comprehensively evaluate your facial aesthetics and explain your options for improvement. Together, we discuss and decide upon a treatment modality before any intervention occurs. Because of our comprehensive understanding of facial aesthetics, we are able to use fewer products and create superior results. Across the United States, most treatments use around 66 unit doses per patient; our average unit dose per patient is 32 units. Our medical professionals lean towards conservative injection volumes because we can always add more, but we do not want to create the “over-botoxed” look.

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Turn Your Frown Upside Down

Your Botox Procedure

You should avoid drinking alcohol for 24 hours before your Botox procedure. Also, avoid blood thinners or Ibuprofen, which will help prevent redness and bruising. After we decide on our treatment modality, the skin is gently cleansed. During their injections of Botox Vero Beach patients are given the option of using a numbing cream on treatment areas. Once numbing is complete, injections are placed by Maxwell Poling. During our injection process, cold roller therapy is used to reduce bruising and improve patient comfort. Botox injections can take less than 15 min in the hands of an experienced injector. After treatment, patients are given an ice pack to take with them to reduce swelling. Many patients return to work the same day as receiving the treatment.

Refreshed, Never Frozen

Botox Results

At Ocean Drive Dermatology in Vero Beach, Florida, our Botox patients leave the same day with a more refreshed version of themselves. Our plastic surgery experience, knowledge of human anatomy and the aesthetics of the human face, and years of experience performing Botox procedures mean patients do not leave our practice with the dreaded “frozen” look. It takes about three to seven days to see maximal wrinkle reduction from your Botox treatment. Deep lines may take up to 14 days to fade. The ultimate result of your Botox treatment will be a fuller, firmer, more youthful appearance.

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Firm and Fresh

Botox Recovery and Aftercare

Though there is no downtime after receiving Botox, there are best practices to follow post-procedure. Do not exercise or lie down for at least three hours. Avoid saunas, hot tubs, and tanning booths for at least four hours.

These will raise your blood pressure and might lead to bruising. Do not get a head or facial massage for 24 hours, and avoid rubbing your face at the injection site. Your Ocean Drive Dermatology professional will give you a complete list of do’s and don’ts after your procedure.

Botox® Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Botox cost?

Botox is not covered by insurance. Price varies by where you live, how much Botox is injected, and the practitioner's experience, but according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost is $408. Prices will be reviewed during your consultation before treatment starts.

Will Botox work on all of my facial wrinkles?

No. Botox is completely ineffective in treating areas with static rhytids or wrinkles that occur separately from muscle contraction due to gravity, skin changes, and volume loss. Because of this, Botox will not improve the appearance of deep nasolabial folds, marionette lines, or sagging cheeks.

Discover Elevated Care at Ocean Drive Dermatology

Say goodbye to the standard nine-minute dermatology appointments and hello to personalized and welcoming care at Ocean Drive Dermatology. With a wide range of services, including advanced injection techniques, laser treatments, and on-site plastic surgery for advanced cases, we are dedicated to providing exceptional care to every patient. Book your appointment today and experience the best of both worlds with our medical-minded approach to aesthetics and partnership with plastic surgeons. Join the ranks of our satisfied patients at Ocean Drive Dermatology in Vero Beach, Florida.

Conveniently located next to the CVS Pharmacy on A1A in Indian River Shores.