Botox injections can be used to treat various muscular conditions medically while cosmetically it can help to eliminate lines and wrinkles by paralyzing muscles temporarily.

Botox cosmetic med spa injectable contains a neurotoxin known as botulinum. The bacterium Clostridium botulinum produces this neurotoxin.

Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa, led by astute board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala, provides Botox to patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding locations in this magnificent part of the country.

Important Facts

Some key facts on Botox are as follows:

  • Botox is the most sought-after non-surgical med spa cosmetic treatment, and over 6 million patients receive Botox treatments every year.
  • Clostridium botulinum produces a neurotoxin from which Botox is derived. This bacterium is naturally found in the environment where it remains mainly inactive and non-toxic.
  • Botulinum toxin can decrease the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by paralyzing the overactive muscle responsible for wrinkle formation.
  • Botox is also used in the treatment of profuse sweating, migraines, certain bladder and bowel conditions and muscular disorders.

Function

When the Botulinum toxin is injected into humans in very tiny doses, it prevents signals from the nerve cells to reach the targeted muscle. This paralyzes the overactive muscle to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in the area.

For the muscles to contract, the nerves secrete a chemical messenger called acetylcholine. This is a neurotransmitter which the nerve releases at the point where the endings of the nerve meet the muscle cells. Acetylcholine attaches itself to the muscle cell receptors causing these cells to constrict or shorten.

The botulinum toxin when injected into the muscle releases acetylcholine which prevents the contraction of the muscle cells. This toxin leads to a decrease in the abnormal muscle contraction enabling the muscles to become less tight.

Applications

Botulinum toxin is mainly used to mitigate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Other than cosmetic applications, Botox can effectively treat various medical conditions such as migraines, eye squints, excess sweating, and incontinence.

At present, the botulinum toxin is used in the treatment of more than 20 different medical conditions while more applications of this toxin are being investigated. Botulinum toxin has received approval for the below mentioned therapeutic uses:

  • Idiopathic rotational cervical dystonia (severe muscle spasms in the neck and shoulder).
  • Blepharospasm (eyelid spasm).
  • Severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
  • Chronic migraine.
  • Post-stroke upper limb spasticity.
  • Detrusor (bladder wall muscle) overactivity resulting in urinary incontinence.
  • Hemifacial spasm.
  • Overactive bladder.
  • Glabellar lines (frown lines between the brows).
  • Canthal lines (crow’s feet).
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes).

Botulinum toxin also has the following off-label (not approved) applications:

  • Achalasia (a throat condition that makes swallowing challenging).
  • Sialorrhea (production of excessive saliva).
  • Anal fissure and anismus (anal sphincter dysfunction).
  • Allergic rhinitis (hay fever).

Botox – FDA Approved for Canthal Lines

Crow’s feet (lateral canthal lines) are the fine lines that radiate from the eyes’ outer corners. Repetitive movements such as frowning, squinting, smiling, and other expressions of the face are usually responsible for the formation of these lines.

Successful Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and nearby areas for Botox.

For more information of the treatments and procedures offered at this Orlando Medical Spa by Dr. Thomas Fiala please contact us at (407) 339-3222 or visit www.plasticsurgeryinflorida.com 

Serving patients in and around Greater Central Florida: Orlando, Altamonte, Lake Mary, Maitland, Winter Park, Clermont, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Longwood, Celebration, Heathrow, Windermere, Tampa, Jacksonville, Sarasota and more.

Botox treatment can be ideal for patients seeking to mitigate facial signs of aging in a non-surgical manner. The FDA approved this med spa treatment in 2002 for cosmetically reducing frown lines on the forehead. In 2013, Botox received FDA approval for the cosmetic reduction of crow’s feet.

Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa, led by the kind board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala, provides Botox to patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding locations across this region of Florida.

Reduction of Crow’s Feet with Botox

Crow’s feet, also known as lateral canthal lines, describe the fine lines and wrinkles that are visible on the far outside eye corners. These wrinkles can give the eyes a tired appearance making the person look older than their years.

The FDA has officially approved Botox med spa treatment for the reduction of lateral canthal lines around the eyes. Botox can help mitigate the appearance of crow’s feet offering a rested, revitalized and more youthful look to the eyes.

Botox Study for Crow’s Feet Reduction

Allergan Inc., the manufacturer of Botox, conducted extensive tests and research to showcase the efficacy of this treatment in eliminating crow’s feet after which Botox received FDA approval for use in the treatment of these lines. Allergan carried out a significant study involving over 1,000 adult participants who were segregated into two groups.

While one group comprising 833 participants received Botox treatment for crow’s feet, the other group did not receive any treatment. The group that was treated with Botox displayed a major reduction in crow’s feet appearance in comparison to the group that did not receive treatment.

Botox for the Treatment of Frown Lines

Frown lines can make a person appear tensed or angry. Botox can help reduce the appearance of these frown lines effectively. The removal of frown lines between the brows can make an individual appear more rested and approachable at work or during social interactions.

Botox cosmetic treatment relaxes facial muscles that lead to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines and prevents these lines from becoming more profound. The procedure takes only around 10 minutes and involves injecting a few fine gauge injections into the muscles that require treatment.

Administering Botox in an art where the best and most natural looking outcomes need placing the injections in the correct muscles and ideal dose by a well-qualified doctor. The sites that are commonly treated are the frown lines (grumpy lines), the ‘crow’s feet’ in the outer corners of the eyes, and the horizontal ‘worry’ lines.

How does Botox Work?

The neurotoxin known as Botulinum has a distinct property that leads to an obstruction of communication between the muscle and nerve when injected into the muscle in the appropriate quantity. This treatment is non-invasive. The Botox treatment provider uses tiny needles to inject it directed into the overactive muscle that is causing the wrinkle formation.

Upon reaching the muscle, the chemical stops the muscle’s communication with the nervous system, paralyzing it temporarily. Established Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and nearby areas for Botox.

For more information of the treatments and procedures offered at this Orlando Medical Spa by Dr. Thomas Fiala please contact us at (407) 339-3222 or visit www.plasticsurgeryinflorida.com 

Serving patients in and around Greater Central Florida: Orlando, Altamonte, Lake Mary, Maitland, Winter Park, Clermont, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Longwood, Celebration, Heathrow, Windermere, Tampa, Jacksonville, Sarasota and more.

A chemical peel treatment uses an acid solution to eliminate the skin’s outermost layers. The treatment provider will apply trichloroacetic acid (TCA), lpha hydroxy acids (AHA), or phenol to the skin to administer a chemical peel.

A chemical peel is commonly used as a med spa procedure for facial skin, and it effectively improves the texture of facial skin.

This treatment is ideal for removing minor blemishes, wrinkles, and irregular skin pigmentation. Chemical peels exfoliate the outer skin layer comprising dead cells to reveal a new layer of skin with enhanced texture, tone, and color.

Apart from providing facial rejuvenation, some types of chemical peels can address targeted areas and eliminate stretch marks or revitalize skin in any area of the body.shutterstock_156646856 Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala, provides chemical peels to patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding locations.

Chemical Peels Procedure

The type of chemical peel (light, medium, or deep) being administered may determine certain aspects of the chemical peel. But all chemical peel med spa treatments follow the same fundamental protocols:

  • The patient receives a chemical peel at the surgeon’s office or medical spa, and the procedure is performed by a qualified and experienced chemical peels cosmetic expert.
  • In case the patient is undergoing a deep chemical peel, or if they request for it, they may be given a mild sedative to make the procedure more comfortable.
  • The chemical peel provider will cleanse the patient’s skin and apply a topical anesthetic to the targeted site, if necessary.
  • After this, the treatment provider will apply the chemical peel solution. The doctor will formulate this solution depending on the patient’s unique requirements and desires. Patients commonly feel a stinging or tingling sensation when the skin peel is applied.
  • The chemical peel solution is washed off after it remains on the skin for the prescribed duration. The doctor will then apply a soothing ointment to the skin. Normally a generous and liberal coating of petroleum jelly is used following deep chemical peels.
  • The cosmetic specialist will provide the patient with aftercare instructions and give them a mild pain reliever to address any discomfort after the chemical peel, especially in the case of a deep chemical peel treatment.
  • The patient may need numerous treatments to achieve desired outcomes depending on their skin condition and the depth of the skin peel.

Light Chemical Peels

Light chemical peels can treat fine lines and wrinkles, areas of dryness, irregular pigmentation as well as acne. The light chemical peel solution typically consists of alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) such as lactic, salicylic, glycolic, or fruit acids.

Medium Chemical Peels

A majority of doctors use trichloroacetic acid (TCA) for medium chemical peels. This chemical is effective in the treatment of fine lines on the skin’s surface as well as blemishes and pigmentation issues.

Deep Chemical Peels

Deep chemical peels are the most potent among facial peels. Phenol acid is commonly used for deep chemical peels. Successful Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and other towns and suburbs in this part of the southeast for chemical peels.

For more information of the treatments and procedures offered at this Orlando Medical Spa by Dr. Thomas Fiala please contact us at (407) 339-3222 or visit www.plasticsurgeryinflorida.com 

Serving patients in and around Greater Central Florida: Orlando, Altamonte, Lake Mary, Maitland, Winter Park, Clermont, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Longwood, Celebration, Heathrow, Windermere, Tampa, Jacksonville, Sarasota and more.

Innovations in non-surgical aesthetic techniques have revolutionized the field of body contouring and created a range of safe and effective med spa treatment options.

Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala, provides safe, proven and effective non-surgical body contouring options to patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding locations in the majestic Sunshine State.

RF Skin Tightening

Radio frequency (RF) technology is transforming the field of skin rejuvenation and skin tightening in many ways. Patients can achieve more youthful and tighter looking skin with advanced RF skin tightening procedures. Dr. Fiala’s med spa is one of the leading providers of safe and innovative RF skin tightening techniques in Orlando.

The RF technology is based on the use of radio frequency energy to firm up loose skin in the face and body and improve its tone and texture without any cuts, incisions or needles. Dr. Fiala’s medical spa is equipped with the latest FDA cleared devices to perform these procedures.

The Venus Viva fractional RF and ThermiRF for the face and the ThermiSmooth 250 for the body are considered the leading technologies in RF skin tightening. Dr. Fiala’s med spa is equipped with these machines, and his skilled staff can perform the skin tightening RF procedures with efficacy and precision.

RF skin tightening not only treats the superficial surface of the skin but also triggers the production of fresh collagen for skin volumizing from within. Results are longer lasting and more natural looking with this procedure. Some RF based body contouring techniques can also help a patient achieve a circumferential reduction.

CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a revolutionary non-surgical fat reduction procedure that has transformed the way body contouring can be performed. It is based on a highly innovative cooling technology that is designed to eliminate the unwanted fat and gradually reveal slimmer and more even looking contours in the treated areas.

The technique was first developed by Harvard scientists, and employed in a process called cryolipolysis to address targeted fat deposits. The procedure involves no cuts, incisions, needles, medications or anesthesia.

CoolSculpting is a completely safe, in-office procedure that can help a patient achieve up to 20 percent fat reduction in the body’s stubborn fat pockets. Dr. Fiala is one of the pre-eminent providers of CoolSculpting body contouring non-surgical procedure.

Vanquish Body Shaping System

Vanquish is another body contouring non-invasive procedure that adopts a reverse treatment approach to that of CoolSculpting. Vanquish uses a heat-based RF technology for targeted fat reduction in specific areas of the body. Most patients can notice results after the first treatment and will see progressive improvement in results over the following sessions.

Vanquish can treat larger surface areas with a single treatment, which adds to the convenience for the patients. Studies have shown that Vanquish RF system can reduce waist circumference by about two inches after eight weeks.

The judicious Dr. Fiala is the first plastic surgeon in Central Florida to offer Vanquish body contouring treatment. Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and nearby areas across the horizon for various body contouring non-surgical procedures.


For more information of the treatments and procedures offered at this Orlando Medical Spa by Dr. Thomas Fiala please contact us at (407) 339-3222 or visit www.plasticsurgeryinflorida.com 

Serving patients in and around Greater Central Florida: Orlando, Altamonte, Lake Mary, Maitland, Winter Park, Clermont, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Longwood, Celebration, Heathrow, Windermere, Tampa, Jacksonville, Sarasota and more.