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Dr Gardner and Botox Injections

Dr. Gardner Talks About Botox

One of the more sought-after procedures at Naples Plastic Surgery is Botox injections, and so I’d like to talk about what Botox actually is. Botox is a trade name for botulinum injectable botulinum toxin that’s offered by the Allergan Corporation.

There are other forms of botulinum toxin that’s injected, including juve, dysport, xeomin, but the one that most people are familiar with and that’s thrown around quite a bit is Botox. So I’m going to refer to it as Botox. Botox is actually injected for one purpose: to weaken muscles.

So how does it work? It actually works on the muscles in our face, usually that’s where we inject it to weaken the muscles that, for example, form wrinkles. I’m going to form some wrinkles on my forehead. Those wrinkles, if treated properly with the right amount of Botox, can smooth out.

When you get Botox injections, it’s not an eraser; it’s not going to erase all the lines in the face. What it’s going to do is weaken the muscles that form those lines. What we recommend is every three months you come back you get re-injected because that’s how long Botox generally lasts, three months. If you capture those muscles before they start working those wrinkles again, you can actually, over a year’s time, get those wrinkles to almost disappear. It’s miraculous, but what I wanted to say about Botox that’s very important to understand, it’s one of the best anti-aging tools we have in our armamentarium against aging.

I have patients that have had Botox for many years; they come back every three months. I’m not kidding, they almost are stuck in time. It’s not to say they don’t age physiologically, but if you look at the areas that we inject the Botox, they almost stay where they were when we started injecting them, so it’s really good for that purpose.

Remember when you’re ready to do Botox, it’s not an eraser, it’s not just going to make all your wrinkles go away, but if you keep up with it every three months, over time the wrinkles are going to go away and you’re going to stop the aging process as well as you could with any other modality.

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At Naples Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic services are designed to contour and enhance your body to help you achieve the body image that you desire. Known for offering among the best facial plastic surgery in Naples, our board-certified surgeons are known as much for their artistry as they are for their surgical skills. We understand that your image is the key to feeling great, so we will provide you with the most reliable advice and services to help make you look and feel your best.

The surgical team at Naples Plastic Surgery has the training and experience necessary to help you pursue your own individual cosmetic goals down to the very last detail, all in a warm, comfortable, and private environment.

Dr. Paul Gardner, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. As one of the leading plastic surgeons in Naples, FL, Dr. Gardner has more than 25 years of experience performing facial procedures including composite facelift, mini facelift, brow lift and skin cancer removal procedures. He also possesses expertise in breast augmentations, tummy tucks, and labiaplasty.

Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro, MD received extensive training at the prestigious Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, where he worked with some of the most well-renowned practitioners in the art of cosmetic surgery. With honors and awards throughout medical school and his residency, Dr. Baccaro earned a stellar reputation for high quality surgical care with both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures.

Dr. Mark Walsh, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. Dr. Walsh participated in the prestigious plastic surgery training program at Duke University. He has also served as an invited reviewer and has provided expert commentaries for multiple surgical journals, including the highly regarded Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Dr. Andrew M. Bonett, MD specializes in both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery, with specific interests in reconstruction after breast and skin cancers, including Mohs reconstruction. His experience also includes reconstruction following traumatic injuries, body contouring, and general cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.

The plastic surgery process at Naples Plastic Surgery begins with a one-on-one, confidential consultation in which your surgeon conducts an examination to determine which procedures are likely to produce the most robust aesthetic improvements. This includes a comprehensive discussion with you to identify the benefits, risks and costs associated with each procedure. It may be possible to combine a number of surgical procedures into a single surgery if you desire and if your medical condition permits it.

As with any medical procedure, there is no guarantee that a desired outcome will be achieved. There are a number of health risks associated with even minor medical procedures. If you have any health issues or concerns, please feel free to discuss them any time with your surgeon at our Naples’ plastic surgery center.
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