Originally used clinically to treat optic muscle disorders, Botox® is a brand name as well as the common term for medications based on a neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. The botulinum toxin temporarily paralyzes or relaxes the muscles. Part of the TR3+ approach of The Herschthal Practice of Boca Raton, Florida, involves relaxing muscles through botulinum injections, ultimately playing a key role in minimizing expression lines.
What is Botox®?
Botox® relaxes facial muscle contractions, easing up the hyperactive muscles, giving the skin a smoother appearance. Botox® injections are made locally, at the site of the expression line being treated. Depending on the brand of Botox® and its concentration, effects occur over varying periods of time, though the duration of the relaxing effect remains about the same for each, between three and four months, on average.
Botox® is a versatile product that is not solely used for anti-aging purposes. At The Herschthal Practice, we also use Botox® to treat:
- Jawline contouring — If you have a face shape that’s too wide at the jaw, we can inject Botox® into your masseter muscle, or chewing muscles. This allows us to alter the shape of your face and neck, giving you a more feminine and youthful appearance.
What Causes Frown, Worry, and Expression Lines on the Face?
These arise due to several sources. Sun damage is perhaps the biggest contributor to any skin degradation. Natural aging causes similar effects, but over a longer time. Smoking increases the deterioration of skin as well, speeding the effects of aging and sunlight.
All of these causes start to break down collagen and elastin in the middle layers of the skin. Every layer of the skin thins and loses elasticity. No longer recovering completely from smiles, frowns, and other displays of emotion, hyperactive expression lines form and hold, creating wrinkles, frown, and worry lines.
How Much Does Botox® Cost in Boca Raton, FL?
The cost of your Botox® treatment will depend on a few factors, including the type of results desired and the number of injections needed to achieve those results. During your consultation at The Herschthal Practice, Dr. David Herschthal or Dr. Jordana Herschthal will assess your cosmetic goals in order to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs. At this point, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of treatment. To help keep our treatments both affordable and accessible, we accept all major credit cards as well as financing through CareCredit®.
If you are considering Botox® or any other dermal filler and injectable treatments, contact us today to schedule a consultation. The Herschthal Practice specializes in effective injectable treatments to help patients in Boynton Beach, Boca Raton, and Delray Beach achieve a more youthful appearance.