FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is 35 Too Old To Start BOTOX?
35 is not too old to start BOTOX. In fact, many people do not start BOTOX injections until their forties or fifties. The more important factors in whether or not you are a good candidate for BOTOX in Sarasota comes down to your skin quality, general health, medical history, goals, and anatomy of the treatment area.
Dr. Sessa or one of the injectors at Sarasota Surgical Arts will consult with you to determine if you are a good candidate for BOTOX injections. As long as your anatomy and health are compatible with the treatment, you are likely a good candidate. There is no upper age limit. Since everyone ages differently, some may still use BOTOX while their peers are getting facelifts.
What Are The Side Effects?
Like any medical treatment or medication, BOTOX does come with the possibility of side effects. In general, BOTOX side effects are usually minor and resolve quickly on their own. Serious side effects are rare and nearly unheard of when the injections are performed by a qualified individual. Some side effects include:
- Temporary muscle weakness
- Pain at/near injection sites
What About Serious Side Effects?
If you have never had BOTOX before, some first time patients experience mild flu-like symptoms. Like other side effects, they should resolve without treatment within two weeks of the procedure. After the first injections, many patients do not experience this side effect again. However, some may continue to have flu-like symptoms. This may indicate that it is not the ideal treatment for you.
In especially rare cases, the spread of the toxin can cause drooping eyelids or brows. This is temporary, but the risk of this is why you should always make sure to see a qualified healthcare professional for your injections.
Do BOTOX Injections Hurt?
BOTOX injections feel similar to a vaccine. Patients usually tolerate the discomfort well. Sarasota BOTOX treatment is also quick, limiting the amount of pain you feel. Topical numbing is available upon request.
What Are The Differences Between BOTOX And Dysport?
BOTOX is the most well known neuromodulator on the market. For a long time, it was the only Botulinum toxin product for wrinkles. However, Dysport is now another injectable that utilizes Botulinum toxin. Since they are used for the same processes and contain the same main ingredient, what is the difference between BOTOX and Dysport?
The differences are subtle. First off, there are slight variations in their formulation and ingredients. They also come in different doses and the doses are not comparable to one another. Some providers and patients believe that Dysport kicks in faster, but BOTOX lasts longer. While most of the evidence is anecdotal, many patients like to try both to see which they prefer.
Is BOTOX Used For Anything Else?
Yes, neurotoxins have many medical applications. When the discovery that BOTOX had cosmetic applications occurred, BOTOX was undergoing clinical trials for the treatment of strabismus and amblyopia. It largely treats disorders having to do with the muscles or nerves including:
- Chronic migraines
- Cervical dystonia
- Urinary incontinence
- Uncontrolled muscle spasms
- Limb spasticity
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
How Much Is BOTOX In Florida?
The total cost of a BOTOX treatment in Sarasota will vary based on the number of units used. Our base pricing is $375 for 75 units. This typically treats three sites, but depending on your specific treatment plan, you may need more units.