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Introduction to BOTOX

With the daily stresses of life, it is natural for our body to store its earned experience in the form of wrinkles or facial lines. Don’t worry, it isn’t just you or something you are doing. Facial lines are not just caused by the cellular changes that may occur in our bodies, they can be caused by a reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals from the sun and the environment. Soma Plastic Surgery offers BOTOX to our patients in Lake Mary and the Orlando area. This treatment can make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines look better in adults. You will still be you, just with rejuvenated skin.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is a non-surgical procedure used to administer botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin that works beneath the surface and temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines in adults – to help them look visibly smoother. BOTOX is the first and only FDA-approved cosmetic treatment to temporarily relieve wrinkles.

It’s a quick 10-minute treatment with minimal downtime. You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, with results lasting up to 4 months for moderate to severe frown lines.

What are the Benefits of BOTOX?

An injectable procedure such as BOTOX is less invasive, less expensive, and far easier to attempt given its customizable and temporary nature. Our Orlando BOTOX patients have seen some of the following benefits and more from these treatments:

  • Non-invasive
  • Highlights facial features
  • Instant results
  • Low or no downtime
  • Cost-effective
  • Temporary alteration
  • Reduced facial wrinkles

Who are the Best Candidates for a BOTOX Treatment?

If you are interested in BOTOX in Orlando but are still trying to decide if you are a good candidate, here are some guidelines to help you decide:

  • Are not immuno-suppressed
  • Do not have major underlying medical conditions
  • Have well-nourished and moisturized skin
  • Have moderate to severe facial wrinkles
  • Maintain realistic expectations from the procedure
  • Not currently pregnant or nursing
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What’s the First Step?

The first step to getting BOTOX in Orlando is to schedule an in-person visit to Soma Plastic Surgery for a consultation with either Dr. George Papanicolaou or one of our certified injectors. During the consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical history, aesthetic goals, concerns, and expectations for the procedure. We encourage full transparency of medical history and expectations so that we can arrive at the best possible treatment plan and avoid unnecessary risks.

Our team will evaluate your facial anatomy, skin condition, and the target areas of concern. At the end of the consultation, we aim to arrive at a mutually agreed upon treatment plan, after which, you can receive your injection immediately following your consultation, or if you’d prefer, you can then schedule your BOTOX appointment for a convenient time.

What to Expect on the Day of BOTOX

On the day of your BOTOX appointment, we start with facial cleansing to make sure the skin has no other chemicals on it. Next, the skin care specialist will provide you with a cold compress or topical anesthetic, followed by marking the area for the injection application.

The specialist will then begin to inject very low doses of the toxin using an ultra-fine needle directly into the marked areas followed by a gentle massage to help alleviate any pressure or pinching sensation. This is also done to spread the toxin towards the target area, and not any further.

A typical BOTOX treatment takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete from start to finish but can vary from patient to patient. We request you to stick around the office for 15 minutes to make sure there is no allergic reaction and to receive post-treatment care instructions.

BOTOX Recovery

Given the non-invasive nature of BOTOX, recovery is usually pretty fast. There might be some redness, swelling, or slight bruising at the injection sites and usually, they should subside within a few hours to a few days. We recommend you refrain from major physical activity for 24-48 hours so that the toxin can settle in place. It is also recommended to avoid touching or rubbing the treated areas.

Results from BOTOX injections gradually become apparent over the following days, with the full effect typically visible within one to two weeks. Remember to follow any post-treatment care instructions to ensure complete recovery and optimal outcome.

How Much

How Much Does BOTOX Cost in Orlando?

The cost of BOTOX in Orlando and Lake Mary differs based on your needs and requirements, among a few other factors. We recommend that you schedule your BOTOX consultation at the earliest to receive a customized quote that can offer you the most needed and cost-efficient treatment.

Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Soma Plastic Surgery?

Given the amount of medical clinics sprouting around, we understand that choosing the best match for your treatment is a difficult decision. However, Soma Plastic Surgery is a clinic that will make you feel heard and safe before even attempting to propose a treatment plan, thanks to the guidance that comes from Dr. Papanicolaou’s breadth of experience internationally and from his rigorous training by leaders in the field and at reputable institutions.

Dr. Papanicolaou has contributed to prestigious scientific journals of his expertise including numerous publications. His training and experience have given him the opportunity to excel in the field of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery while fulfilling his sincere goal and passion of practicing within the highest standards and in a compassionate way. He is double board-certified; from The American Board of Surgery (ABS) and The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).

Furthermore, Soma Plastic Surgery is the recipient of stellar reviews from the Orlando community that showcase the depth and breadth of confidence in our quality of service.

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Are you ready to take the plunge towards a rejuvenated and refreshed you? If so, BOTOX from Soma Plastic Surgery in Lake Mary, just a half hour north of Orlando, could be the answer you’re looking for! Please fill out the scheduling form, or call our office directly and a helpful member of our team will be able to assist you. This is just the beginning of an honest collaboration towards achieving your goals for the new you.


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Eve F.

Dr Papanicolaou is the best! Very knowledgable and caring! So glad I found him! I definitely recommend putting your trust in him. Awesome office staff. They make you feel like family. Cant say enough good things about the whole staff.

C.V. Fig

Dr. Papanicolaou is the BEST Plastic Surgeon in Central Florida. He is smart, caring and honest.. I have been his patient for over two yrs. His staff is available, responsive and accommodating. They treat you like family. I feel very fortunate and grateful that I found Dr. Papanicolaou. He helped me during a very difficult process.

Yamile K.

Dr. Papanicolaou exceeded my expectations, he is a master at his craft, the entire process was relatively painless, his nurses are amazing, so caring. Also the Florida surgical center was great, they treated me like a princess. Overall I cannot be happier with my experience, I highly recommend Soma Plastic surgery.

Sheila O.

Dr. Papanicalou and staff are exceptional. The process was smooth from beginning to end and I am so pleased with the results. Very natural and as close to perfect as possible. I highly recommend Dr. Papanicalou!

Swandra W.

Dr. P and all of the staff are wonderful. They were amazing to me at the most vulnerable time in my life. I am thankful to have such caring, thoughtful, skilled, knowledgeable and talented human beings to reconstruct the damage that cancer caused. Forever grateful.

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