Botox Cosmetic
in Jacksonville, FL

Perhaps the best known of the injectable, non-surgical procedures is Botox. A purified form of the botulinum toxin type A bacteria, Botox works by blocking the nerve signals in the muscles thereby leaving them unable to contract. It is used mainly in the forehead area to stop frowning and furrows in the brow. The effects of Botox typically last 3-4 months depending upon the patient.

Your Botox will be administered at Dr. Sofia Kirk‘s office in Jacksonville, FL.

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When considering the cost of Botox treatments you must take into account the price structure of the practitioner you are consulting. Some doctors offer a fixed price for one area, however different patients need different amounts depending upon their individual cases so a more realistic guide to cost is how much it cost per unit and how many units will be needed for the area in question?

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What Is Botox?

Botox is derived from the same bacteria that causes botulism, Clostridium botulinum. This neurotoxin temporarily paralyzes the muscles and is used for medical and cosmetic applications.

In cosmetic treatments, Botox injections are used for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It smooths away crow’s feet, frown lines, and horizontal forehead creases for a younger-looking appearance. Botox is also a prescription medicine for bladder problems, eye spasms, and migraine headaches.

While it may seem easy to inject a small amount of Botox into the facial area there is something of an art behind the use of Botox. There are more than 43 muscles in the face and it takes someone with medical knowledge and an intuitive feel to ensure that only the muscles responsible for causing lines are targeted thereby leaving the rest of the muscles free to allow for your natural expression.

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Another product derived from the botulinum toxin type A bacteria is Dysport which works in the same way as Botox. Although the cost of Dysport is slightly less than the cost of Botox it is thought by some doctors to be a little weaker in strength and so more is needed to achieve the same results. However, Dysport is thought to start working within a couple of days whereas Botox can take up to 10 days before the full effects are apparent.

Am I an Ideal Candidate for Botox?

Ideal candidates for Botox treatments are patients who have deep lines and wrinkles. Most patients aged 40 and above are good candidates due to the visible signs of aging. However, you may be recommended for Botox treatments if you are 18 and above. You have to be in good overall health, without known allergies to the ingredients. Also, if you have muscle or nerve conditions, Botox injections may not be recommended for you.

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Your Consultation

A physical examination will be performed during your consultation for Botox injections. We will review your medical history and ask questions regarding your current medications, underlying conditions, and past surgeries. We will discuss your expectations and desired results, and a customized plan will be developed to address your specific concerns.

The Procedure

The Botox treatment will begin with cleansing the target areas. If the patient is sensitive to pain, a topical anesthetic may be applied. Injection sites will be marked for precision. Then, a thin needle will be used to administer the Botox injections into the muscles through the skin.

Botox Aftercare

There is little to no downtime/recovery time expected after a Botox treatment. Avoid rubbing, applying pressure, or massaging the treated areas.

Mild swelling and bruising around the injection sites is to be expected but should disappear in no time. You may be able to resume your normal activities right after your Botox injections. Visible results can be observed a day or two after.

Although it is uncommon it has been known for some patients to have adverse reactions to the botulinum toxin type A bacteria including headache, flu-like symptoms, temporary drooping of eyelids or facial muscles, and flu-like symptoms. If you have any doubts about the possible side effects of Botox then please discuss this with your doctor during your consultation.

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How Much Does Botox Cost?

The cost of a Botox will depend on several factors. The price can be affected by body type, type of technique performed, surgical complications, and even allergies. Find out more by scheduling a consultation.

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Schedule your consultation for Botox in Jacksonville– contact Dr. Kirk and set up your appointment. During your appointment, you will be able to ask questions and bring up any concerns you may have about the procedure. Contact us today to get the look you’ve always wanted!


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