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What to look for in Botox injections near me in Jacksonville

It is easy to find “Botox near me” in an internet search, mall kiosk, or girls-night-out party in the Jacksonville area. Results can be disastrous. Neurotoxins are the real medicine that can only legally be dispensed with a physician’s prescription and should be administered by an expert injector. Dr. Mary Pentel of Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center urges you to consider these important points before scheduling injections.


If your internet search turns up a “too good to be true” price for a neurotoxin, it probably is. Bogus products are cleverly packaged to look like the real thing. Make sure anything injected into your body is a genuine brand with a current date. Fake products not subject to FDA scrutiny can lead to permanent disfigurement

There are three neurotoxins approved by the FDA for cosmetic use – Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin.There are three neurotoxins approved by the FDA for cosmetic use – Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. Each has slightly different diffusion and other characteristics that make it superior to a specific area of the face or patient’s physiology. Dr. Pentel is experienced in all three for tailored treatment.


Dr. Pentel holds dual Board certification in dermatology and dermatologic surgery. She has a deep understanding of facial anatomy, both male, and female, for symmetry and aesthetic results. Dr. Pentel performs all injectable procedures herself. She designs comprehensive skin rejuvenation protocols using Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin in conjunction with dermal fillers and laser therapies.

Cost and benefits of Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin

  • Virtually painless – With a very fine needle, topical numbing is rarely needed.
  • Brief treatment – An injection session easily takes less than an hour.
  • Fast results – Noticeable change appears within a few days and continues for about two weeks. Then, improvement lasts several months.
  • Affordable – Neurotoxins are sometimes referred to as a “gateway cosmetic treatment.” It is a good way to dip a toe into the cosmetic dermatology waters, without permanent change or a large expense. The cost of Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin is a fraction of the outlay for a cosmetic surgery. Our premium membership program makes treatment even more economical.

Call  904-880-0622  to schedule a consultation at Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center.

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