Botox is one of the most popular non-surgical aesthetic procedures, not only in Miami but in this country. Preventing those lines of expression and wrinkles from becoming deeper and more permanent is a desire that more and more people share.
Every day it is more frequent for women and men to decide for a Botox treatment Miami.
For those who have any questions or concerns, this article is. In the approach to the particularities of Botox Miami, as it applies, who can be a good candidate for treatment, how much it costs and much more.
What is Botox Cosmetic?
Botox is actually a toxin that produces botulism, but in the world of cosmetology, the action that this substance has is used to paralyze the muscles and prevent wrinkles of expression. Botox is used in the world of medicine in several cases such as:
- Urinary incontinence in paraplegics
Among others. For what is most known is its aesthetic application.
Best candidates for Botox injections
If you want to soften those wrinkles and lines that are drawn on your face when you make excessive movements with the muscles of the face, you can undergo a treatment with Botox.
At Jolie Plastic Surgery we sometimes ask patients to look in the mirror and make those expressions that they usually do. (Laugh, raise and contract the eyebrows). If you want to soften those lines of expression, Botox can be your solution.
How Does Botox Work?
The lines of expression that form on our face, as well as wrinkles, are the result of showing our feelings through simple movements that we repeat thousands of times, and that is why those marks remain on our face. The brain through a neurotransmitter orders our muscles to move and they obey.
What does Botox do? Well, Botox inhibits that neurotransmitter. As a result, the muscles do not move and wrinkles do not occur, the treated area rests from so much movement and the lines of expression gradually disappear. This prevents new wrinkles from appearing.
Benefits of Botox Miami
Botox treatment Miami has many benefits. People who undergo this treatment reduce these marked lines of expression to 90 percent. Wrinkles disappear and prevent new ones from appearing.
When the muscles of the face remain relaxed and rested, the facial expression looks more youthful. The Botox eliminates that expression that sometimes you already have marked in the eyebrows and it seems that you are annoying or sad.
For the horizontal lines that form on the forehead, Botox is very effective. The skin remains smooth and relaxed and the patient's appearance changes considerably.
Cosmetic Botox treatment Miami
Botox can be the perfect solution for that face that is already marked by time, stress and wrinkles. It works and is proven; but be careful, whoever performs the treatment is as important or more important than the substance itself. How it applies, in what areas and how much, are very important factors for the success of Botox in your face.
Many masseurs or hairdressers dare to perform this procedure without being endorsed. At Jolie Plastic Surgery we suggest you investigate before going through any procedure; If the doctor is certified or not, he can not only guarantee success but also avoid major ills.
Common cosmetic Botox injection sites
Botox is best used to treat the upper third of the face; specifically the area of the eyebrows, the forehead and the corners of the eyes.
Around the eyes - If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then the wrinkles around them sometimes distract a little so that others see your interior. Years of winking, squinting, smiling, and laughing makes those fine lines appear around the eyes that we commonly call crow's feet. The maximum recommended dose of Botox for the treatment of crow's feet is 24 units in total (think three units per wrinkle, per eye).
Eyebrows - Almost all expressions that cross the face involve eyebrows; from frowning to laughing, years of contracting the muscles of the eyebrows cause wrinkles, usually in the "11" area of the glabella, the inner front. Severe wrinkles in this area can give the appearance of anger. Fortunately, a few Botox units can relax the muscle and this gives a smoother and more relaxed face.
Forehead - Wrinkles caused by the frontalis muscle, commonly known as "surprise lines" can unnecessarily make someone look older than their natural age. The treatment of this area with Botox can relax the frontalis muscle, softening the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead.
Mouth down- Turn your frown upside down. Although not as common, the mouth down can be corrected by means of Botox injections for the "Anguli Ori Depressor", the muscles that are used to pull the mouth can become so strong that over time they can cause The mouth is in a permanently down position. If you combine the strengthened DAO with the natural weakening of the ligaments that surround the mouth, the result will be always sad face. Some Botox injections are used to relax the DAO muscle and can correct the mouth down.
The Botox used in the muscles around the mouth, requires a truly expert injector because there are high risks of an asymmetrical smile due to the migration of Botox.
Masseter - People who chew a lot or spend the night clenching their teeth can have masseter muscles that are too developed. Located at the outer corners of the jaws, the more pronounced muscles of the masseter can make the face look wider than it is. Botox injections effectively relax the masseter muscles resulting in a more "V" shape of the jawline.
It is important to point out that if these muscles are used too much and the wrinkles of the face are very deep, perhaps botox treatment is not enough. A good test of fire is to manually stretch the skin where the fold is on the face. If the wrinkle is still visible on the skin, Botox may not be the ideal treatment, then the injectable filler may be necessary to eradicate the wrinkle completely.
Botox aftercare instructions
It is very important for early recovery that patients follow the doctor's instructions. In this way, unwanted effects are avoided and the treatment lasts a longer period of time. After Botox treatment, people are advised:
- Immediately after the application of Botox, ice packs should be placed to prevent inflammation.
- Expect a reasonable time of 24 hours to do some strong activity.
- They should not lie down in the next 5 hours after the procedure.
- Do not touch or massage the treated area.
- If you want to resume your daily activities, those that do not involve much effort, you can do so immediately after finishing the Botox treatment.
Side effects of Botox
All aesthetic surgery treatments, whether surgical or not, can have side effects, especially if you do not follow the doctor's instructions or if you do not choose the right specialist.
Choosing a doctor can be one of the most significant aspects of this treatment when thinking about what risks you can take. A bad placement of Botox can produce facial stiffness, paralysis, drooping of the eyelid, asymmetric mouth or one eyebrow that is higher than the other.
When Botox is poorly applied, you will suffer in extreme situations of botulism poisoning such as muscle weakness, blurred vision, problems speaking or swallowing, and inability to breathe or control bodily functions. Patients who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical treatment.
An allergic reaction to the substance is also unpredictable. So before botox is treated perform all the tests that the specialist recommends.
What to Expect From Botox?
Patients who get a Botox treatment in Miami experience a sensation similar to mosquito bites. This is perfectly normal and disappears in a few hours with ice. Bruises may appear at the injection site, which will decrease in a day or two and with a little ice.
Some patients experience symptoms similar to flu, headache, eye dryness or excessive tears. These symptoms are usually temporary and should happen at the end of the day.
After approximately the third-day people tell us that they are beginning to see their face more clear, relaxed and feel the change in their skin and the expression of their face regains the desired youth.
How long does Botox last?
A Botox session does not last long. A treatment can be done in 20 minutes, which is why many use the expression of "appointment" or "Lunch time".
After applying the Botox the effects last between 3 and 6 months. Everything will depend on the particular case of the patient.
There is a study that reveals that most people who have undergone treatment, almost never wait for the entire period of time in which the Botox is acting on the muscles and go ahead to undergo another session again.
This confuses those who have not yet dared to try Botox and think it lasts for a very short period of time, and it is not like that.
How much does Botox cost?
Botox injections are usually charged for the number of units used or for the area in which the clinic is located. Botox Miami can cost between $ 10 and $ 20 per unit, also takes into account the practice and fees of the cosmetic surgeon setting a fair price in the middle of $ 15 per unit.
The average patient needs at least 20 units per area, for example, if a patient wants to treat zone 11, an area that requires 20 units of Botox, he can expect to pay around $ 300; however, the number of units needed also depends on the size of the muscle and the thickness of the skin.
At Jolie Plastic Surgery we have a variety of financing plans, such as Care Credit, in which you must be approved in advance and our Lay-Away Plan. We will always have some valid option so you can apply.
Find a Botox specialist at Jolie plastic Surgery
As we have mentioned before, choosing a doctor who is certified and has experience injecting botox, is very important to obtain the desired result and also to avoid side effects.
At Jolie Plastic Surgery all doctors have a vast experience and are all certified. For your safety and confidence, we always encourage you to do an investigation before deciding on one of our specialists.
We will provide you with all the information you want. Education background. Years of experience and previous places where he worked. Images of surgeries and treatments performed previously.
And if this were not enough, we ask that since the first consultation with one of the specialists of Jolie Plastic Surgery, they feel free to clarify all their doubts and ask how the procedure is, even the smallest questions they may have.
If you are considering a Botox Miami treatment, here we are to make your dreams, realities. Remember that our first consultation is free.
FREQUENTLY QUESTIONS ABOUT BOTOX MIAMI
How long should I wait to see my Botox results? A full month has almost passed ... Also, can I have an unlimited amount of Botox injections?
Humans can develop Botox antibodies. When that happens, the patient must go to the doctor to receive additional Botox injections. Regarding the amount of Botox that can be administered, a patient can obtain an unlimited amount of Botox injections throughout his life.
Frown lines usually require 20 to 25 injections. Men will require up to 30 injections of Botox Miami. The famous wrinkles called crow's feet will require around 22 to 30 injections. The horizontal lines of the eyebrows require about 25 injections. Remember that each face has its own unique needs and characteristics. Patients may require more or fewer Botox injections depending on the width of their face.
If done by a registered plastic surgeon, the side effects can be very mild. Side effects usually appear when someone does without experience or the required qualifications.
Dysport and Xiomen can have the same effect just because they have botulinum toxin type A as an active ingredient. Both alternatives act like Botox, but with a different name or stronger intensity of the active ingredient.
No eye drops can completely cure drooping eyelids. The effects can be mitigated using drops of iodine, Naphcon A or Lopinox. Occasionally, you may not even need eye drops. Lifting the eyelids very gently can help solve the problem.
Like Botox, Dysport can be injected into the lower part of the face and the mandibular area. It is important to remember that Botox injections for wrinkles are not used to shape the face. They simply alter your facial expression. They do not change the general shape of your face.
Sometimes it happens that the eyebrows do not obtain a uniform distribution of Botox. As a result, the back part of the eyebrows stays up, while the rest goes down. This causes the effect of an angry look. A minor re-application of Botox, in the affected area, can undo the angry look.
The neck muscles should be treated with care. Any error can create problems when swallowing. When placed correctly, the injections can flatten the folds in the neck. However, injections may not always produce positive results in all patients.
Botox treats the muscles. At Jolie Plastic Surgery we believe that to eliminate excess folds under the eyes, you may need a more aggressive type of treatment or procedure, such as a plastic surgery or a filling injection under the eyelids.
Some doctors recommend combining the Botox and Pelleve procedures. Botox freezes muscles. Meanwhile, Pelleve will build new collagen under the skin. The collagen created reinforces the relaxed appearance you got as a result of your Botox injections. The combination produces a rejuvenated face. However, most doctors prefer that the patient receive Botox injections only, instead of undergoing Pelleve treatment.
Patients should avoid exercising for at least two days after receiving Botox injections.
Some doctors think that lying down can cause Botox to spread to areas that should not receive Botox. It is okay to lie on your back after 4 hours. Avoid lying on your stomach because you could move the Botox to an unwanted place.