BOTOX Miami, FL
There are many reasons your skin may develop wrinkles and creases, from signs of aging to sun exposure, smoking, and making facial expressions such as smiling and frowning. Fine lines can make you look older and more tired than you are. While creams may help, they don’t fully eliminate wrinkles. Botox is one of the most effective ways to smooth and firm the skin and prevent wrinkles from forming.
If you’re concerned about wrinkles and creases on your face, neck, or decolletage, Botox may be the ideal option for you. Dr. Stephan Baker is board certified and one of the leading plastic surgeons for Botox Cosmetic in Miami, FL. He can work with you to improve the overall appearance of your skin for a more youthful and radiant look without plastic surgery.
Botox injections are used in the skin to prevent wrinkles and facial folds from appearing on the face, neck, and other areas where skin may be creased. The active ingredient is botulinum toxin type A, which relaxes muscles and prevents wrinkles.
Unlike HA (Hyaluronic Acid) dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, or other facial cosmetic treatments that fill in lines, BOTOX® Cosmetic reduces the causes of facial expression lines. These happen when the facial muscles are repeatedly contracted and contorted to the skin.
In younger years when skin elasticity is plentiful, skin relaxes smoothly when muscle contraction stops. However, as age progresses, skin elasticity fades and previously temporary expression lines stay visible. It is preferable to start Botox treatment early, before lines turn into creases, as we can achieve more improvement.
Pretreatment of the skin with a topical anesthetic cream will render the treatment essentially pain free. The full effect of the treatment takes two to three days. BOTOX® Cosmetic’s main drawback, like fillers, is that its effect will fade after three to six months.
Injections into the forehead need to carefully placed and dosed to avoid droopy eyebrows as the forehead muscles, responsible for the forehead lines, are also the ones that hold the brows up.
Using BOTOX® Cosmetic in the frown and crowsfeet areas softens the look around the eyes and can also help to raise the outer brow area, known as the “BOTOX® Brow Lift”.
A physician may use BOTOX® Cosmetic in other areas as well but its most effective application is around the eyes and the frown areas.
One should use BOTOX® Cosmetic in moderation or in stages in order to avoid a ‘frozen’ look which is not aesthetically desirable.
Dysport® and XEOMIN® are BOTOX® Cosmetic’s competitors and are similar in their applications and effects.
How Does Botox work?
Botox targets specific muscles and freezes or paralyzes them to soften the muscle and prevent it from contracting. It is a non-surgical procedure that is minimally invasive. The results include smoother, firmer, and less saggy-looking skin. One of the only downsides of BOTOX® Cosmetic is that it is temporary, so the effects will fade after three to six months.
Before the procedure, your doctor will apply a topical anesthetic cream to numb the treatment area. Then they will inject the Botox into specific muscles. The entire procedure should only take about 10 to 30 minutes and you should see results in just two to three days.
What does Botox treat?
Botox is most commonly used for wrinkles and fine lines on the face, such as crow’s feet, forehead creases, and wrinkles around the lips. It can also help raise the outer brow area, known as the “BOTOX® Brow Lift” and target sagging or wrinkled skin in other areas such as the neck and decolletage. Aside from wrinkles, Botox can also be an effective treatment for excessive sweating, migraines, and neck spasms.
The Benefits of Botox
There are many reasons so many people choose Botox over other cosmetic procedures. These are just a few of the advantages of Botox:
- Minimally invasive
- Little pain
- Fast results
- Smoother, firmer skin
- Has a lifting effect
- Can help reduce sweating
- Can help prevent migraines
- Can help reduce neck spasms
- Prevents facial wrinkles from forming
How Long is Recovery?
There is virtually no downtime after Botox injection treatments. You can go about your day as you normally would after the procedure, although you should take care not to lie down for a few hours after the treatment, as this may cause the Botox to migrate to unwanted areas.
In addition, you should avoid strenuous activities. You may notice some slight swelling or bruising around the injection areas. However, these aren’t side effects and should go away within a day or two.
Frequently Asked Questions Botox
Botox is a neurotoxin protein formally called botulinum toxin. When injected into the muscles, it prevents the release of a neurotransmitter in the muscle, causing the muscle to be temporarily paralyzed. This softens the muscle and prevents it from contracting, which in turn makes the skin look firmer.
Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Stephan Baker and his team are dedicated to optimizing each patient’s aesthetic results and overall experience. Your consultation will include a discussion of your aesthetic goals, followed by a review of the areas you want to target. The doctor will then suggest the optimal treatment for you after he confirms that you are a good candidate for Botox.
The cost of Botox varies depending on which areas you want to target and how many units you need to achieve your desired results. Your doctor can advise you on the costs at your consultation.
Botox can reduce frown lines and prevent them from forming. It is also an effective treatment for crow’s feet, forehead creases, sagging brows, and pucker lines around the mouth.
Before your treatment, your doctor will apply a topical anesthetic cream to numb the area. Many people feel no pain at all, while others feel a small pinching sensation. After the numbing cream wears off, you may find that the target areas are slightly sensitive. However, this should go away in a day or two.
If you live near Miami or Coral Gables, FL, Dr. Stephan Baker offers Botox among its services and is conveniently located at 3850 Bird Road Suite 702 Miami, FL 33146.
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We are proud to be one of the leading providers of Botox Cosmetic in Miami, FL. We’ve helped thousands of patients improve the appearance of their skin. If you’re interested in trying Botox or have experienced painful or uncomfortable Botox injections in the past, call our office to schedule a consultation and experience Painless Botox.