Botox Treatment Option
Wrinkles Treatment in Miami
Our Botox Treatment Option (onabotulinumtoxinA), also called botulinum toxin type A, is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity. Botox is widely used to remove facial lines, frown lines and forehead lines. Botox has been around since the 1980s when it was first used for muscle spasms and crossed eyes (strabismus).
Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can’t contract. That makes the wrinkles relax and soften. Botox is most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye), and frown lines. Wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity will not respond to Botox. While botox can achieve great results for those seeking a youthful appearance it cannot however, reduce hyper-pigmentation, sagging skin, or act as skin filler.
Alternatives to Botox?
Hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane, Juverderm and Perlane have become very popular anti-aging injectables. Fillers help to fill and provide volume where it’s been lost. Dermal fillers are mainly used in the areas around the cheeks, lips and eyes. JUVÉDERM® is the smooth gel filler that instantly smooths away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. Restylane® adds volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). RADIESSE®, a Volumizing Filler is an injectable filler that works by immediately restoring facial volume to smooth out the signs of aging. Sculptra® is a filler that is able to replace collagen and because of this it offers subtle results over time, giving you a more natural looking appearance. Perlane® is an injectable anti-wrinkle treatment and dermal filler. It is commonly used to fill deeper facial wrinkles and sunken cheeks, and to shape the lips, cheeks, and chin. In selecting the correct filler and combinations of fillers for your face it’s vital to seek the advice of an experienced board certified dermatologist like Dr. Longwill, of Miami Center for Dermatology. Dr. Longwill is known for her ability to revive and renew her patient’s appearance.
If sun spots or hyper-pigmentation are your complaints, Dr. Longwill offers her patients the Vitalize peel, this chemical peel helps fight the effects of time, and sun damage. Take years off, aging skin in just 30 minutes. Dr. Longwill’s office has a complete arsenal of the most innovative and cutting edge skin-care lasers. From Ultherapy® which uses ultrasound to actually lift and tone loose or sagging skin without any downtime, the ever popular Fraxel® treatment, which is a revolutionary laser treatment that helps you remove years from your appearance and regain a more youthful look. Fraxel® improves the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars, spots, melasma and more, it can be used on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, and back. And Thermage®, which is a safe, non-invasive, radiofrequency (RF) cosmetic procedure that’s clinically proven to help smooth and improve skin for an overall younger looking appearance.
On your quest to reviving your look, visit the very best dermatologist you can. Dr. Longwill of Miami Center for Dermatology treats every patient on an individual basis she develops a personalized plan for each patient. Dr. Longwill strives to help each patient achieve the very best skin.