Botox® Injections in Miami
What is Botox® Cosmetic?
Facial expression lines, also known as worry lines, frown lines, laugh lines or crows feet are caused by repeated contractions of delicate facial muscles. With every laugh, smile or frown, the wrinkles deepen, eventually becoming tell-tale marks of a lifetime of emotions. Botulinum toxin, otherwise known as Botox®, is one of the most common non-surgical treatment options used to combat the effects of aging. Few other treatments are as effective as botulinum toxin for rejuvenating the upper face, and the treatment itself is simple and quick. Our doctors at the Skin Center of South Miami have certified injectors of Botox®, the most commonly used brand of botulinum toxin. Call 305-740-6181 today to schedule your Botox® consult at the Skin Center of South Miami!
What Can Botox® Injections Be Used To Treat?
Botox® cosmetic injections are most commonly used to combat the visible signs of aging in the face, especially in the upper facial region. Your physician at the Skin Center of South Miami will likely recommend Botox® injections to treat the following cosmetic skin imperfections and signs of aging:
- Frown lines between the brows
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet (lines on the sides of your eyes)
In some cases, Botox® may also be used to correct other health issues, including migraine headaches and muscle contractures. Speak with your physician to learn more.
Benefits of Botox® Treatments at Skin Center of South Miami
Choosing to visit the Skin Center of South Miami for professional Botox® injection treatment can offer you the below benefits:
- Little or no discomfort during injections
- Can be repeated to maintain results
- Long-lasting improvement in wrinkles and lines
- Performed by top certified dermatologists
During your Botox® face injection treatment sessions, a medical form of a bacterial substance called botulinum toxin is injected just beneath the skin. The solution prevents nerve impulses from stimulating your facial muscles thereby causing them to relax. The result is a reduction and softening of facial lines and wrinkles.
Is Botox® Cosmetic Safe?
BOTOX® was approved for medical use in 1989. BOTOX® Cosmetic, the same medication under a different name, was approved for cosmetic uses in April of 2002. As the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment, there are millions of BOTOX® Cosmetic injections administered in the United States every year. Very few of these result in complications.
While time-tested and considered generally safe, BOTOX® Cosmetic can cause some swelling, bruising, and redness at the injection site. These things should be temporary and self-resolve. Headache and nausea are also possible following BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. These, too, should be temporary.
Serious complications with BOTOX® Cosmetic are extremely rare and often linked to an allergic reaction. During your initial consultation, we will review your medical history to help you determine if treatment is right for you.
What Age Do I Have To Be To Get Botox® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is approved for use in adults over the age of 18. Many people start to receive BOTOX® Cosmetic injections in their mid to late 20s to help slow visible signs of aging, but this treatment is effective for mild to moderate dynamic wrinkles regardless of age. If you are curious to learn if BOTOX® Cosmetic is a good fit for your concerns, get in touch with our office to schedule a consultation today!
What Happens If I Stop Getting Botox® Cosmetic?
If you decide to stop receiving BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, your skin will gradually return to its natural state. BOTOX® Cosmetic does not cause additional wrinkling nor does it enhance existing wrinkles. There is no risk in stopping treatment.
Do Botox® Cosmetic Injections Hurt?
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are essentially painless. We can administer a topical anesthetic if you are nervous about discomfort. You should not feel any pain during your procedure.
Mild discomfort at the injection sites is possible following treatment. This is easily treatable with over-the-counter pain medication and should resolve within one to two days.
Can I Wear Makeup After Getting Botox® Cosmetic Injections?
You can wear makeup soon, but not immediately after receiving injections. Most people are best waiting for at least 24-hours before applying makeup following BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. We will provide you with aftercare instructions to help you determine when it is safe to resume all of your skin care routines.
How Long Does it Take to See Botox® Results?
The results usually onset gradually over the next seven to ten days.
How Long Will My Botox® Results Last?
Once your results are fully in effect, you may see very dramatic improvements that last up to three or four months. Repeat treatments can be done periodically to maintain your results.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in Botox® injections, visit our experienced dermatologists at the Skin Center of South Miami. Our providers are experts when it comes to skincare and facial rejuvenation services. We are dedicated to delivering personalized dermatology care for every patient, no matter how big or small your concerns are. Call us at 305-740-6181 or fill out the form on this page to schedule a consultation today.