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Non-Surgical Rejuvenation with Botox in Fort Myers & Naples

Dr. Garramone has been providing rejuvenation services at his office in Fort Myers for nearly 20 years, and he’s proud to offer Botox, which addresses mild to moderate fine lines and wrinkles.

Botox Cosmetic (Botulinum Toxin Type A) is a purified and sterilized extract from bacteria. It has been FDA approved since 2002 to treat the area between the eyes in a specific muscle area. However, it may also be used “off-label” in other areas. Doctors have used Botox Cosmetic for over 17 years to treat various medical conditions, especially around the eyes. Botox Cosmetic is the most popular cosmetic procedure performed with over 11 million treatments annually.

Treat Dynamic Lines on the Face with Botox

Over time, active muscle contraction will result in visible lines on the face. Lines in these areas are called dynamic lines because overactive muscles cause them. This type of line is the type of line that can be treated with Botox in Fort Myers and Naples. Static lines, on the other hand, are lines that are visible even when the muscles are at rest. 

These lines are usually treated with an injectable filler such as Juvederm, Restylane, or Evolence. For example, scowl lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet are some of the most concerning dynamic lines for both men and women. These lines or furrows will continue to deepen and worsen with continued muscle activity and aging.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox Cosmetic works by temporarily weakening the targeted facial muscles. Therefore, they are not able to cause deep furrows. During treatment, very small doses of Botox Cosmetic are administered through a series of tiny injections into the area of the muscles and take about two to five days to take effect on the muscle area. Over the following days to weeks, the lines will fade away. 

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Incredible Results, Without Surgery

The timing to see results varies with the lines' and furrows' severity. They can be quite dramatic; the effects usually last three to four months, sometimes longer. The length of time that the injections last also depends on the patient's genetics (muscle density), the amount of Botox injected, how fresh the Botox is, and the skill of the plastic surgeon doing the injections. Treatments done in proper conditions will usually last progressively longer up to a point determined again by the Botox quantity and the patient’s metabolism of the product.

The common misconception about Botox is that it will give the patient a “frozen” or expressionless appearance.

When administered by an experienced plastic surgeon, you will still be able to smile, frown and look surprised but with less or no lines in the areas treated. If you decide to discontinue using Botox Cosmetic, you will usually have a return of some of your previous muscle activity.

What Areas Can Botox Treat? 

Botox can be used on almost any area of the face to smooth away wrinkles and lines. Some areas of the face respond better to Botox than others do. The most common treatment areas for Botox include the following:

  • Forehead lines and wrinkles
  • The 11s (frown lines) between the brows
  • Crow's feet around the eyes
  • Sagging eyebrows
  • Corners of the mouth
  • Marionette lines from the nose to the mouth
  • Smoker's lines around the mouth
  • Neck bands

Alle Rewards Program - Botox

Our office is proud to provide the Alle Rewards Program to help our treasured clients save on their favorite products and treatments. You deserve to be rewarded, which is why Allē gives you points on various brands, products, and treatments at your Allē provider, such as Botox.

How Alle Rewards Work

When you’re ready to use your points on a Botox treatment, let us know you are an Allē Member, and we will redeem them from your Allē Wallet. Every 100 points earn you $10 in savings toward a future Allē product or treatment.

There are four easy steps to how Alle works:

  1. Get treated with an Allē Brand, such as Botox, at Garramone
  2. We will issue points directly into your Alle Wallet for all qualifying products and treatments
  3. Explore Alle’s many rewards, such as treatments, products, discounted gift cards, and surprise gifts
  4. At checkout, let us know how many points or offers you’d like to apply to your transaction

Click here to join the Alle Rewards Program and begin collecting points!

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What to Expect After Treatment

Though rare, some side effects of treatment may include temporary bruising, tenderness at the injection site, and headache.

Depending on where the injections are placed you may experience brow asymmetry, forehead wrinkle asymmetry, or other facial asymmetries secondary to how a muscle responds to the injections.

These issues are also temporary and can usually be adjusted by adding Botox Cosmetic into the areas. If you’re ready to learn more about what this incredible procedure can do for you, reach out and set up your consultation today!

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>How Much Does Botox Cost? 

Botox cost is based on the number of units needed to treat the area or areas you would like to have addressed. Each part of the face has a usual unit amount required to achieve wrinkle-free, smooth skin. However, keep in mind that this may vary based on individual needs. 

One unit of Botox is commonly priced between $10 to $15. A Botox treatment generally includes 30-40 units to treat the various areas the patient wants to smooth. The full price typically ranges between $300 to $600.

What are the Risks and Side Effects of Botox? 

Botox is an FDA-approved, safe, minimally invasive treatment. However, it does come with some side effects and risks.

Typically, Botox side effects are quite minimal. Side effects may include redness and swelling at the injection site, bruising, flu-like symptoms, and temporary facial drooping.

More rarely, Botox has the risk of causing muscle weakness, trouble speaking, difficulty swallowing, breathing and vision problems, and loss of bladder control.

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