Kent V. Hasen, MD: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
3699 Airport Pulling Road North
Naples, FL 34105
Phone: (239) 262-5662
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

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It’s important that you choose a highly skilled, experienced provider for BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments. Serving Naples, Fort Myers, and Bonita Springs, FL, Dr. Hasen and his team are among the top 5% of injectors of BOTOX nationally. That distinction earned the practice Diamond status from Allergan, the maker of BOTOX, which is now the most popular cosmetic treatment in the country. Dr. Hasen, along with Brandie, his physician assistant, understand the precision and delicacy required to ensure your BOTOX treatment gets the desired results.


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If you are considering a wrinkle treatment in Naples-Fort Myers, BOTOX Cosmetic might just be what you’re looking for to treat a tired or sad appearance. Call us at (239) 262-5662 today to schedule a personal consultation at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples. BOTOX Cosmetic – no surgery, no downtime, no wrinkles.

A Proven Track Record of Safety and Effectiveness

Since being approved by the FDA in 2002 to treat frown lines between the eyes, BOTOX® has become the most popular cosmetic treatment in the world. Repeated studies have established it as one of the safest aesthetic treatments available.

BOTOX is a natural, purified protein which in very low doses relaxes the overactive muscles that cause frown lines to form. BOTOX Cosmetic is the brand name for botulinum toxin type A. It is difficult to manufacture, and at the present time there is no generic substitute.

How Does It Work?

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BOTOX Cosmetic partially blocks the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. This causes the muscles that are related to expression to relax. After the solution takes effect, the overlying skin will be smooth and unwrinkled.

Is BOTOX safe?

Yes. BOTOX, which has been used safely to treat a variety of conditions for more than ten years, is FDA approved for the temporary treatment of frown lines in people age 18 to 65.


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Can men have BOTOX?

Absolutely. In fact, we see many male patients who are attracted to BOTOX due to its speedy administration and lack of downtime. BOTOX is an effective treatment for crow’s feet and forehead lines, both which contribute to an aged or tired appearance. By subtly smoothing away these lines, men can benefit from BOTOX without looking obviously “done.”

What areas can be treated?

For our Fort Myers and Naples patients, BOTOX injections are primarily used in the upper third of the face. Forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows, and lines around the eyes (“crow’s feet”) respond favorably to BOTOX. Frown lines around the mouth, chin creases and neck bands may also be improved with a BOTOX injection, but response here varies among individuals. BOTOX is also approved to treat excessive sweating, but Dr. Hasen prefers the highly effective PrecisionTx™ laser treatment for this condition, often called hyperhidrosis.

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What is a BOTOX treatment like?

This is a simple and safe procedure. Brandie uses a tiny needle to cause minimal sensation and discomfort. The small needle also allows for greater precision in delivery of BOTOX to the specified facial area. We apply topical anesthetic cream prior to the treatment to lessen the discomfort. Most patients remark that there is minimal pain, comparing the sensation to a bug bite. You can resume normal activities immediately. BOTOX generally takes three to seven days to take full effect.

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How long does it last?

Between three to six months, after which the lines gradually revert to their pre-treatment appearance if no further injections are given. Some patients opt for ThermiRase® as an alternative to BOTOX. ThermiRase is a nonsurgical wrinkle-reducing treatment that disables facial muscles using radiofrequency energy carefully delivered through a tiny probe.

Will it radically change my appearance?

No. You should expect a dramatic improvement in the appearance of your frown lines. Overall, you’ll look more relaxed and refreshed but not like “you’ve had work done.” For more substantial improvements, you may want to consider a face lift in Naples.

Will it make me lose expression?

No. The only expression you will lose is the unintentional frown caused by the overactive muscles between your brows.

Are there any side effects?

Temporary bruising of the injection site is the most common side effect. In some cases, BOTOX can migrate to the wrong muscle causing drooping of the eyelid or unevenness of the brows. With skilled technique and knowledge of the face and underlying muscles the chances of this are reduced to about 1%. Because the effects of BOTOX are completely reversible, any side effects are temporary.

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