Which Works Best - Botox Or Deep Chemical Peel? Jacksonville Plastic Surgeons Explain

By: Walker Wild

Botox treatment involves injections of a purified form of botulinum toxin into the muscles that lie beneath wrinkled skin. It works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles used when you frown, scowl or laugh. It's repetitive use of these muscles over many years that cause wrinkles to form in the skin. Botox relaxes these muscles, smoothes wrinkles and fills in deflated areas such as nasiolabal folds, crow's feet and the vertical wrinkles that form between the eyebrows.

Botox takes only a few minutes to administer. Results appear after several days and last for three to six months. Effects may begin to last longer with repeated injections, but results are always temporary. Costs depend upon the amount of Botox used. The deeper your wrinkles are, the more you'll need to get a smooth, youthful look.

A deep chemical peel utilizes a chemical solution such as Phenol to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin, allowing newer, smoother skin to emerge. It is effective for smoothing fine to coarse wrinkles, fading sun spots and uneven skin pigmentations and treating acne and acne scars. A deep chemical peel will take an hour or two and full healing of your skin may take as long as four weeks, during which time your skin will have a reddish tint and the top layers will peel and flake off. But the end result is permanent with a deep chemical peel.

Jacksonville's Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery and Reviva Medical Spa offer a full battery of surgical and non-invasive cosmetic procedures. Drs. Phillip Garcia and Roberto Garcia, both double board certified plastic surgeons, can help you decide which treatment is best for you. Call 904-247-8522.

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As double Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Dr. Phillip and Roberto Garcia of Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery and Reviva Medical Spa are specialists in plastic reconstructive and cosmetic surgery for aging face procedures, rhinoplasty (nasal surgery), and eyelid plastic surgery.

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