B is for Botox in Brickell Miami
What Is Botox Cosmetic?
Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments performed in Miami. It is used to temporarily reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead, the glabella (also known as the 11 lines between the eyebrows), crows feet as well as smoker lines around the mouth. In fact, over 11 million Americans have tried Botox and love their results. Unlike many other anti wrinkle procedures such as chemical peels or dermabrasion, there is no downtime and clients are able to resume their every day actives right away!
Our facial expressions such as smiling, laughing and frowning cause the facial muscles to contract creating folds and deep wrinkles. These lines can make you look older, tired, sad or angry. Botox is an easy fix that not only prevents the formation of fine lines but also overtime reduces signs of aging. Botulinum toxin is administered through a series of small injections and can last for up to six months with no downtime and little to no discomfort.
Botulinum toxin can also effectively treatment migraine headaches, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) chronic back and jaw pain, muscle spasms and even depression.
Why Should I come to Avalon Medical Spa?
Dr Lee is one of the top and most sought after Botox injectors in Miami. With over 10 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology and injectables, Dr Lee has performed thousands procedures with outstanding results. As a world renowned educator in cosmetic fillers and neuromodulator treatments, Dr Lee is skilled at determining the proper placement and volume of Botox. Her technique will provide natural and sublet results that will leave you looking refreshed and rested.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox provides amazing results with very minimal side effects and risk. When used for cosmetic purposes. Botulinum toxin is considered a purified protein. It mimics one of the proteins in the nerve-muscle complex. When injected, it binds to a receptor causing the muscle to ignore the signals from the nerve. Once the brain tells the muscles to contract, the muscle can not respond. Botulinum toxin temporary relaxes the muscles by not allowing the nerves to contract. The amount of Botulinum toxin used for a treatment is extremely small – making it an effective and safe treatment.
Am I a candidate for Botox?
Anyone who is looking to improve their appearance by reducing fine line and wrinkles could be considered a great candidate candidate for Botox in Brickell Miami. Women who are nursing or pregnant are advised against the procedure. Patients who take blood thinners on a regular basis may experience bruising. Of course, Botox can’t work wonders on everyone. People who might not benefit from Botulinum toxin treatments include those with weakened facial muscles, allergies to bovine products, and who are taking antibiotics or blood thinners. Botulinum toxin also might not be as effective on people with non-dynamic wrinkles, such as those wrinkles caused by gravity, skin infections or sun damage. Our physicians will discuss realistic expectations that can be achieved with Botox Cosmetic during your consultation.
What can Botox do for Me?
Botox is one of our most poplar treatments in Miami because it provides a quick and easy fix to facial wrinkles caused by muscle movement. You will look rested, youthful and rejuvenated with little to no downtime. Our younger (as early as 20’s) clients choose Botox to prevent wrinkles from forming. After all, prevention is the best treatment and the wrinkles caused by dynamic muscles movement do not have the ability to set it. Our skin care specialists will help you choose the best skin care, sun screen and healthy life style to not only reverse but to prevent aging!
Avalon Medical Spa specializes in Botox in Miami on the following areas:
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Frown lines in between the eyebrows (also known as the 11’s)
- Crowfeet and lines around the eyes
- Vertical platysmal bands on the neck
- Bunny lines
How much Botox will I need?
Botox Cosmetic is usually measured and priced by the number of units. Each one of us is unique and so are our wrinkles. Since Botox works by paralyzing the muscle the exact number of units will be determined by how strong and active your facial expressions are. To find your Magic Number schedule a consultation for Botox in Brickell Miami. In the meantime, take a look at the chart below for a range of required number of units of Botox based on the injection site.
How Long Does Botox Last?
On average, Botox in Miami lasts about four to six months, depending on how quickly it is metabolized. Patients that choose to get repeat injections of Botox, report that the effects tend to last much longer. With regular injections, deep frown lines completely disappear creating a smooth youthful skin.
What should I expect during my appointment?
Botox injections are administered after an initial consultation. Prior to the injection our board certified physician will numb the area with either ice or a topical numbing cream. After which, a small needle is used to inject the product in 5-10 injection sites (depending on the area treated). The whole procedure can be done in as little as 15 minutes. Immediately after the injections, our physician will ask you to contract the muscles on the treatment areas. So you will frown, raise your eyebrows, smile, or pucker up. This will help evenly distribute the solution to all the right places! To see before and after photos of our Botox Miami patients, take a look at our before and after page!
What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?
Dysport and Botox are both neuromodulators and contain botulinum toxin A. Both relax the muscles by attaching itself to nerve endings. Once this happens, the neurotransmitter responsible for triggering muscle contractions, called acetylcholine, can’t be released. Dysport has the ability to spread and extend farther from the small injection sites. Its affects can also be seen 24-49 hours earlier then Botulinum toxin. The physicians at Avalon Medical Spa will help you choose the product based on your particular needs.
What is the difference between Botox and Facial Fillers like Juvederm?
Botox injections target wrinkles which are caused by muscle activity such as frowning. This is why Botulinum toxin is not able to treat wrinkles caused by gravity and sun damage. Facial fillers, such s Juvederm, replace the volume that is lost due to the natural aging process. These two products provide complimentary benefits for an overall younger and more youthful appearance and are often combined together during one quick appointment.
What is Botox for hyperhydrosis – excessive sweating?
Excessive sweating on the underarms is caused by hyperactive sweat glands. Usually, over the counter deodorants and products do not alleviate or reduce the sweat, making it more embarrassing for some of our Miami patients. Botox for underarm sweating works by paralyzing the sweat lands and providing the desired relief in as little as a week. The effects usually last anywhere from 9 months to a year and most of our clients have reported that once the effects wear off, the amount of sweat is much less then before. Each patient seeking Botox in Brickell Miami is different, on average, 40-50 units of Botulinum toxin is needed for each underarm for long lasting results.
What are my aftercare insutructions?
Clients are able to resume their normal activities immediately after their Botox appointment. The full effect of the treatment may take up to 10 days to fully take into effect. Avalon Medical Spa advise our clients not to rub or massage the treatment area for 24-48 hours to avoid unintended spreading of the toxin. Activities such as extreme exercise, hot yoga, sauna, facials, other cosmetic treatments such as laser hair removal or acne help, as well as flying on a plane are to be avoided for at least 24 hours. This insures that solution will not spread to unintended areas. Failure to comply with post care instructions can result in temporary facial paralysis and eyelid drooping.
How to make sure you are getting real undiluted Botox in Miami?
Botulinum toxin can only be legally obtained from Allergen, which manufactures the product. Make sure that you are able to see the packaging of both the vail and the box. The lot number on the vial will have to match the one that is located on the box. The box it self will have the Botox Cosmetic logo, the ingredient onabotulinumtoxinA as well Allergen logo.
Botulinum toxin comes in a power form and is diluted with saline solution to make it into a liquid. Unfortunately, some medical spas use a high concentration of saline solution to dilute the Botulinum toxin resulting in shorter to minimal results.
What are the risks and side effects of Botox?
Botox is popular because its safe and carries very minimal side and rare side effects. Short term side effects such as a headache, redness or bruising in the injection site can be experienced for up to 24 hours. In very rare cases, asymmetry or droopiness of the eyelids can be experienced. Avalon Medical Spa takes every single precaution to minimize the risks and side effects.
Avalon Medical Spa is the go to place for injectables in Brickell Miami
Avalon Medical Spa is proud to offer Botox injections by only the most highly trained and experienced physicians to provide you with the best possible experience. Whats more, Avalon Medical Spa only uses advanced cutting edge laser technology in a relaxed, comfortable spa atmosphere. If you want to learn more about Botulinum toxin then call us to schedule a consultation at 305-918-2007. Avalon Medical Spa looks forward to helping you turn back the hands of time!