Coral Gables Cosmetic Center
What is Botox?
Botox is a widely utilized treatment to remove facial, frown, and forehead lines. The Miami Center for Dermatology provides the Botox Coral Gables treatment. Dr. Longwill and her staff devote themselves to provide the best services, employing the most modern technology.
Botox Coral Gables is different than many of the Botox treatments you’ve likely read about such as Botox breast augmentation. While there are unsafe injectable fillers and treatments on the market, we believe in employing Botox for a subtle lift to targeted areas of the skin. The type of Botox treatment we utilize has had no adverse reports regarding negative effects or reaction to its administration when performed and dosed properly.
Facial Wrinkle Removal for a More Youthful Appearance
Botox (onbotulinumtoxinA) is injected into the skin to treat symptoms related to severe underarm sweating (severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis). This makes the treatment an ideal alternative when topical medication does not work well enough.
Botox is typically administered for individuals 18 years of age or older. Many insurance companies will cover Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis, however, it is recommended to receive a consultation to see if you are a good candidate for the drug. During your initial consultation, we will check your insurance coverage, and see if your policy will provide for the treatment. Miami Center for Dermatology always offers Botox Coral Gables as part of our cosmetic services.
Contact Dr. Longwill About BOTOX® Cosmetic
After reading through the wealth of information contained on this website, you will likely want to speak with a doctor to determine if BOTOX® Cosmetic is the right solution for your needs. You may even want to consider choosing a physician using the BOTOX® Cosmetic Find a Doctor tool. The physicians and practices you will discover using this tool, like Miami plastic surgery Dr. Jacob Freiman, focus on facial aesthetics, and have a comprehensive knowledge of facial anatomy. These same physicians generally have experience with administering BOTOX® Cosmetic.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment Plan
Additionally, if you are pleased with prior Botox results, you may want to consider a regular treatment plan to help maintain them. Remember, you can receive injections every 3 to 4 months so long as you don’t experience any serious allergic reactions or other significant side effects. You can also join the Brilliant Distinctions® Program to receive special offers, and gain access to exclusive events.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment Process
The treatment process for BOTOX® Cosmetic is simple.
Here is an example of what to expect at the doctor’s office from the moment you arrive for a Botox treatment until your procedure is complete. (Please note: Although the experience outlined here is typical, the routine at your specific office may vary.)
Before Receiving the Botox Treatment
Consult with your specialist to determine if you are a good candidate for treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic. In order to make this determination, your doctor may examine your ability to move specific muscles in your brow area. The location, size, and ability to use these muscles that create furrow between the brows can vary from person to person.
It is important during a consultation or examination, to inquire the doctor with any questions or concerns that you may have about your treatment. Discuss treatment goals and finalize a custom tailored treatment plan with your specialist.
It is important to discuss any recent or upcoming procedures you make have scheduled with your specialist, as any medications administered as part of a tummy tuck, fat transfer, or other surgical procedure, may cause an adverse reaction with the Botox treatment.
What To Expect During Botox
The administration of BOTOX® Cosmetic involves:
Botox requires no anesthesia. However, your specialist may choose to apply a topical anesthetic cream or to numb the area with a cold pack. Any discomfort that you experience is generally minimal, and brief.
Your doctor will then administer a few small injections of Botox directly into the muscles that cause moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. The treatment takes approximately 10 minutes before completion.
After The Botox Treatment
Unlike cosmetic surgery, no post surgery downtime is needed, and you can carry on with your day. Your physician will provide you with specific aftercare instructions.
Side effects associated with the injection can include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding and bruising.
Schedule A Regular Botox Treatment Plan
If you are pleased with your Botox Coral Gables procedure, you should consider regular treatments to help maintain the results. You can receive injections with BOTOX® Cosmetic every 3 to 4 months to help sustain the results as long as there are no adverse allergic reaction or any significant side effects. Your physician’s office may additionally provide you with treatment reminders to help keep you on track. Additionally, you can also sign up for the Brilliant Distinctions® Program below to receive our FREE treatment reminders via e-mail.
If you discontinue Botox treatment, unfortunately, your moderate to severe lines between your brows will gradually return.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
BOTOX® Cosmetic can cause serious and life-threatening side effects. It is important to call your physician right away for medical help if you experience any of the following at any time after an injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic:
- Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing due to a weakening of the associated muscles. This condition is severe and could result in a loss of life. You are at the highest risk of these circumstances if you are at-risk for any of the aforementioned symptoms prior to injection. Swallowing problems may potentially last for several months.
The spread of toxin effects:
- The effect of botulinum toxin has the potential to affect areas away from the injection site, leading to serious symptoms including:
- Loss of strength.
- Overall muscle weakness.
- Double or blurred vision.
- Drooping eyelids.
- Hoarseness or change/loss of voice.
- Loss of bladder control.
- Trouble breathing.
- Trouble swallowing.
If any of these circumstances occur, do not operate a motor vehicle, machinery, or engage in any other potentially dangerous activities.
The dosage of BOTOX® Cosmetic is not the same as, or comparable to, any other botulinum toxin derived product. There are no reports regarding a proper dosage of BOTOX® Cosmetic treating frown lines causing toxin spread, serious and/or immediate allergic reactions like rashes, itchy welts, wheezing, asthmatic symptoms, feeling faint, or dizziness. Speak with your physician right away if you are wheezing or have asthmatic symptoms, or if you become dizzy or feel as though you may faint.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Dose
The dose of BOTOX® Cosmetic is not the same as, or comparable to, another botulinum toxin product.
There has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of toxin effect when BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used at the recommended dose to treat frown lines.
Serious and/or immediate allergic reactions have been reported. They include itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you are wheezing or have asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.
Do not take BOTOX® Cosmetic if you: are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic (see Medication Guide for ingredients); had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA), or Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA); have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
Muscle or Nerve Conditions
Tell your doctor about all your muscle or nerve conditions, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects including severe dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) and respiratory compromise (difficulty breathing) from typical doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including: plans to have surgery; had surgery on your face; weakness of forehead muscles, such as trouble raising your eyebrows; drooping eyelids; any other abnormal facial change; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby); are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic passes into breast milk).
Human albumin and spread of viral diseases. BOTOX® Cosmetic contains albumin, a protein component of human blood. The potential risk of spreading viral diseases [eg Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)] via human serum albumin is extremely rare. No cases of viral diseases or CJD have ever been reported in association with human serum albumin.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Using BOTOX® Cosmetic with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received BOTOX® Cosmetic in the past.
Especially tell your doctor if you: have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last 4 months; have received injections of botulinum toxin, such as Myobloc®, Dysport®, or Xeomin® in the past (be sure your doctor knows exactly which product you received); have recently received an antibiotic by injection; take muscle relaxants; take an allergy or cold medicine; or take a sleep medicine.
Other side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic include: dry mouth, discomfort or pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, neck pain, and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, drooping eyelids, swelling of your eyelids, and dry eyes.
For more information refer to the Medication Guide or talk with your doctor.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Please see BOTOX® Cosmetic full Product Information including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide.