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Comprehensive Cosmetic & Medical Dermatology, Aesthetic Laser Services, Botox, Dermal Filler and PDO Thread & MedSpa in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Botox® provides a safe and minimally invasive treatment for various skin imperfections, including wrinkles, crow’s feet, and more. At Coastal Dermatology & Medspa, in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, board-certified dermatologist Sanjiva Goyal, MD, regularly administers Botox to patients 21 and older. A series of cosmetic injections can increase the youthfulness of your face and slow the natural aging process. Call Coastal Dermatology & Medspa today to request a Botox consultation, or make your appointment online.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox®?

Botox is a cosmetic neuromodulator and aesthetic injectable that corrects mild to moderate age-related skin problems. When injected into strategic areas of your skin, it blocks nerve signals from interacting with the muscles in your face. This allows your muscles to relax, reducing the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles.


What types of skin problems can Botox treat?

At Coastal Dermatology & Medspa, Dr. Goyal uses Botox to treat various skin problems, including:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Frown lines
  • Under eye bags
  • Marionette lines
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Wrinkles on the neck and upper chest

Sometimes, Dr. Goyal uses dermal fillers to fill loose skin on the hands and/or minimize the appearance of hand veins.


Is Botox safe?

Botox is safe and usually well-tolerated, but like any aesthetic treatment, it can present risks. After your injections, it’s normal to experience mild symptoms, including:

  • Redness or a rash
  • Mild swelling or bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Itching
  • Pain

These symptoms should improve within 24-48 hours, but if they continue or worsen, contact Dr. Goyal immediately. 


What should I expect during a Botox treatment?

A Botox injection takes a short amount of time and requires no anesthesia. The injections themselves take less than 10 minutes to put into place. So by the time you check in, get your injections, then check out, you can be in and out of the office in less time than it takes you to get lunch. If you need numbing cream, you might need to give yourself a little extra time, so you can apply the cream before your appointment and give it time to numb your skin. 

When you’re ready, Dr. Goyal inserts a fine needle into the target area and injects the Botox. There is usually no pain or discomfort. You may use an ice pack for a few minutes in the treatment area after the injection to reduce any possible swelling or discomfort.

Results from Botox can last four to six months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear. However, because the muscles relax for a certain amount of time, the lines and wrinkles often appear less severe when they return.

Call Coastal Dermatology & Medspa today to request a Botox and fillers consultation, or book your appointment online.