All injectable treatments in our practice are administered by Dr. Richard Cashio, Flagler County’s only board certified plastic surgeon.
Any facial movement – including smiling, frowning, squinting, and even chewing – can eventually lead to one of the most common signs of aging: wrinkles. They can make you appear tired or even angry when you are not. One of the quickest and safest remedies to prevent wrinkles is an injection of botulinum toxin type A.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a popular, non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, crows feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck.
It contains tiny amounts of a highly purified protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, and it is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments. The safety and effectiveness of Botox has been evaluated in both Allergan-sponsored clinical trials, as well as in more than 400 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.
This treatment works by targeting one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet: the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Dr. Cashio will inject these muscles with Botox to temporarily reduce muscle activity, and within a few days, you’ll begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows, with results lasting up to four months.
Before undergoing Botox treatment, it is important to understand the benefits, as well as the limitations of this treatment. Although Botox is an excellent option for improving the appearance of some wrinkles, it will not have the same effect on all types of wrinkles. Botox has the greatest results on dynamic wrinkles. These are the wrinkles that form when we are facially animated, such as smiling, laughing, and frowning. On the other hand, static wrinkles are visible regardless of our facial movements. Botox treatment can improve these static wrinkles, but they will still be visible. The main benefit of Botox treatments is that it prevents intermittent, dynamic wrinkles from becoming permanent, static wrinkles, as well as preventing current static wrinkles from worsening.
Patients enrolled in Dr. Cashio’s BOTOX® Cosmetic Program and regularly scheduled for treatment every 3-4 months will receive a special discount on the cost of this service.
In addition, patients can also save on these treatments by enrolling in Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions® Rewards Program. By becoming a Brilliant Distinctions® member, you’ll earn points on each Botox treatment, which can be redeemed for savings on future treatments.