Over the counter anti-aging products are a million-dollar industry. You can walk into any drugstore and find plenty of products that claim to reverse the signs of aging. The question is: do they really work?
While these products can improve some of the visible signs of aging, they complement rather then substitute for injectables treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers. As we get older, years spent smiling, laughing, and frowning as well as sun exposure and environmental stressors can take a permanent toll on the face. Deep lines and wrinkles tend to form on the forehead and around the eyes, making us appear tired and de-energized. Botox from your Miami dermatologist is one of the best ways to drastically reduce the appearance of these lines.
Botox is an injectable neuromodulator that works by blocking specific muscles from contracting. When the nerve signal to these muscles is interrupted, the muscle will relax and lines and wrinkles are smoothed away. Botox is most commonly done on:
- Forehead folds
- Between the eyebrows
- Crow’s feet
The Botox procedure
Botox is a quick, safe procedure that is performed in the office. Prior to treatment, your cosmetic dermatologist will map the best injection sites for optimal results. It’s extremely important to choose a skilled physician injector before receiving Botox. The procedure requires precise administration with accurate amounts of Botox to achieve natural, not “frozen” results.
Results from Botox are not visible immediately. The muscles relax and smooth out over several days following the treatment. Full results are seen at 7-14 days after the treatment. In addition to Botox, many patients opt for dermal fillers to address lines or loss of volume, particularly in the temples, cheeks, and around the mouth..
It’s important for patients to remember that results from Botox are not permanent. To maintain results consistent retreatment will be needed.
If you are ready to take years off your appearance without plastic surgery, call Miami Skin and Vein today at 786-618-5039 to learn more about Botox.