Botox Specialist

Murray's Health & Wellness

Concierge Internal Medicine & Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Naples, FL

Botox® is the most popular aesthetic treatment in the United States and for good reason. These wrinkle-reducing injections effectively smooth lines and wrinkles without the need for any downtime. Emilia E. Murray, MD, of Murray's Health & Wellness in Naples, Florida, offers these cosmetic injections to temporarily reduce the signs of aging and refresh your look. Call the office to learn how you can benefit from Botox injections, or book using the online tool.

Botox Q & A

How does Botox work?

Botox is a purified neurotoxin injected into key areas on your face to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The toxin temporarily slows the muscle activity that causes wrinkles to appear when you smile, frown, or squint.

When you get Botox injections, your face softens, and you appear more youthful. It isn’t like you’ve had “work” done; you just look refreshed.

Millions of people around the world have used Botox. It’s well-researched and effective. Botox also has FDA approval for cosmetic use.

Where is Botox effective?

Botox softens lines and wrinkles in areas that commonly reveal the signs of aging. These include:

  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • 11s or frown lines between the eyebrows

You can elect to have just one area treated, or you may decided to have all areas injected for a uniform effect.

How long do Botox effects last?

Botox is a temporary treatment, lasting just three to four months. The exact time depends on the area treated and how your body responds. 

You can receive follow-up treatments of Botox to maintain your look for the long-term. Dr. Murray can put you on a regular treatment schedule. 

How soon will I notice the effects of Botox injections?

Botox injections yield smoother, less wrinkled skin within 24-48 hours. Full results appear in about seven days. If you have any questions about your treatment or the effects, call the office right away.

What happens during Botox treatment?

A series of Botox injections last just 15-20 minutes. Dr. Murray cleanses your face and identifies the exact areas that would benefit from injection. She uses her expertise to precisely place Botox at the site of wrinkle-causing muscles.

You feel a pinch of the needle during each injection, but the sensation is tolerable. If you are sensitive to needles, ask for a topical numbing cream or ice prior to the injections.

Do Botox treatments require downtime?

You can go right back to all your regular activities following Botox treatments, including work, school, and daily chores. There’s no need to schedule downtime or lay low.

Some people have slight bruising, swelling, or redness at the site of the injections, but these effects fade quickly. You can also cover them with makeup if they’re bothersome.

For more about how Botox can help you achieve a youthful look, call Murray’s Health and Wellness, or book an appointment online.