BOTOX® Considerations Consumer Guide - Hillcrest Plastic Surgery Orlando, FL "Voted Best Plastic Surgeon in Orlando"
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BOTOX® Considerations Consumer Guide

The Many Uses of BOTOX® Cosmetic

Maximizing Patient Comfort

The fear of needles has prevented many patients from requesting BOTOX® Cosmetic. The proper management of patient discomfort is very important to ensure that Orlando BOTOX Cosmetic patients' experience is a pleasant one. Dr. Spence has found that the timely administration of topical anesthesia prior to injections as well as the use of ice and vibrations significantly enhances patient comfort and easily relaxes patients while receiving treatments at his practice.

Dr. Spence also finds that carefully advising patients before and after the procedure also allows them to enjoy looking and feeling their very best. He requests that his patients not bend over for prolonged periods within 4 hours of having their BOTOX injections. All medications which could potentially cause bruising or bleeding are stopped 7 days prior to injections. Remember to provide our patient care coordinator with a list of medications you are currently taking prior to traveling to Orlando for your BOTOX Cosmetic treatment.

How Much BOTOX is Enough?

BOTOX Cosmetic has become extremely popular. This has led to the injection of large amounts of BOTOX in patients to attempt to eradicate every wrinkle on the face. This often leads to an unnatural appearance. Just as time is needed to thoroughly assess a patient for a facelift, brow lift, or eyelid surgery, facial aesthetics must be taken into consideration when injecting BOTOX Cosmetic.

Most patients do not like a high arch to the brow, giving a "spock-like" look or a frozen forehead. In Dr. Spence's practice, the minimum amount of BOTOX to obtain the best results is used and there are times when less is better. A gentle but youthful arch to the brow is preferable. A definite softening of the forehead line while preserving some ability to move the forehead muscles is preferred by most patients. Addition of facial volume with the use of fillers goes a far way in achieving both a natural and more youthful look.

Orlando: Your BOTOX Destination

Many visitors to Orlando, Florida receive BOTOX Cosmetic from Dr. Kenrick Spence and Hillcrest Aesthetic Center. Because of the minimally-invasive nature of BOTOX Cosmetic, many patients who travel to Orlando can have BOTOX injections and return to their vacation almost immediately.

  • BOTOX and Flying: BOTOX Cosmetic is permitted just before flying
  • BOTOX and Alcohol: If planning dinner and your plans involve alcohol, have your BOTOX Cosmetic injections early in the day. It is best not to drink the night prior to your injection as excessive drinking can cause bruising.
  • BOTOX and the Theme Parks: You may plan to visit the Theme Parks after receiving your BOTOX Cosmetic as long as your ride does not subject your body to an inverted position nor intense pressure. To be sure, let Dr. Spence know ahead of your visit which rides you hope to enjoy and he will assist you in making the decision.
  • BOTOX and Swimming: Swimming after treatment is OK. If you plan to go for an afternoon swim, have your BOTOX Cosmetic early in the morning.

To schedule a BOTOX Cosmetic consultation with Dr. Spence at his Orlando plastic surgery practice, call 407-999-2585 or request a consultation online.

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I have been a patient of Dr. Spence twice now. I love the results and thanks to him I feel great! Dr. Spence and his team are very friendly and professional, they make you feel right at home. I would definitely recommend all my friends and family.

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