Many people think Botox is an injectable treatment that makes your face “stiff” and is only for older women who want to look younger. These are misconceptions that we’re ready to tackle! Here’s the truth about Botox and how to know if it’s right for you.
What is Botox?
“Botox” is an injectable that removes facial lines, frown lines, and forehead lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic is the first and only treatment FDA-approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines look better in adults. So you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines.
Treatment requires minimal downtime. You can return to your daily routine immediately after you leave your specialist’s office. You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, with full results in 30 days, with results lasting up to 4 months for moderate to severe frown lines.
Dr. Longwill and her staff in Pinecrest provide the best services using the latest technology. The administration of BOTOX® Cosmetic involves no anesthesia. However, your doctor may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Your doctor will administer a few tiny injections of Botox directly into the muscles that cause those moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows. It takes approximately 10 minutes for the entire treatment.
A combination of factors can cause facial lines. It’s not just about the cellular changes that may occur, or reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals from the sun and the environment.
Repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or raising eyebrows cause skin to furrow and fold, gradually resulting in the formation of facial lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the surface and temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines in adults – to help them look visibly smoother.
Only BOTOX® Cosmetic is backed by more than 16 years of published studies. It uses a unique manufacturing process, and its potency is measured in units that cannot be compared to any other product. This is why there is no such thing as “generic” BOTOX® Cosmetic.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You can trust BOTOX® Cosmetic to deliver subtle results when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. Getting Botox from Miami Center for Dermatology means you’re getting the best results from trained professionals. Your results will look natural and subtle.
What We Believe
With a holistic clinical approach, which involves first listening to patients concerns, we thoroughly diagnose and explain their individual treatment options.
Botox isn’t just for the face and it isn’t just for women either! Many men and women choose to get Botox in their underarm area to prevent excessive sweating. Botox can help you feel more comfortable and more beautiful in a number of ways, including in ways that have nothing to do with your facial features.
It’s not your age that determines when BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you, it’s the severity of your lines. In fact, 64% of plastic surgeons report seeing a rise in cosmetic surgery or injectable treatments for patients in their early 30’s.
The truth is, everyone’s lines form differently. The timing can be influenced by a combination of factors, such as genetics or your environment. Whenever your lines start to bother you, go speak with your dermatologist. They can help you determine if treatment is right for you.
Your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you. If the healthcare professional deems you to be an appropriate candidate, the injection may take place on that same day. Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch.
Your specialist may use ice to numb the treatment area. Or, if you are really concerned about discomfort, your specialist may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment. Treatment requires minimal downtime. So you can return to your daily routine immediately after you leave your specialist’s office.
The number of injections you receive from your specialist depends on the area you want to treat.
- For the crow’s feet area, your specialist will inject 3 areas of the muscle that frames the side of the eye. This will be repeated on the muscle that frames the other eye.
- For the frown lines area, your specialist will administer 5 injections into the muscles between your brows and in your forehead.
- For the forehead lines area, your specialist will administer 5 injections into a muscle in your forehead.
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