Neuromodulator injections are one of the most frequently used medical cosmetic treatments in the US. Botox® is by far the most used neuromodulator, and it has become a household name due to its effectiveness in treating a variety of cosmetic issues. From furrow and glabella lines on the brow to slimming the lower face and reshaping the nose, Botox injections are a favorite among cosmetic treatments. At Eden Plastic Surgery Institute, we offer expert Botox injection treatments with excellent results at our medical clinic in Miami.
What is Botox and How Does It Work?
Botox cosmetic has been FDA-approved for cosmetic treatment since 2002, but its origins as a medical treatment go back much further. Allergan first received FDA approval for botulinum toxin type A in 1989 to treat certain eye spasms. Botox works to stop muscle contraction and spasms by interrupting nerve signals. This effect relaxes the targeted muscle and minimizes the movements.
For cosmetic treatments, Botox injections are used to relax muscles that cause facial distortions. The most notable are lines and wrinkles. The forehead lines and “11’s” between the brows were the first areas approved to be treated with Botox, but other areas followed. Crow’s feet can be minimized, as can “bunny lines” across the nose. The injections can target many different muscles to reshape features or the face, even slimming the masseter muscles in the jaw or creating nasal tip lift.
Botox injections are used for many cosmetic and medical treatments. The effect of the neurotoxin lasts 3-4 months before it begins to wear off. Most patients have no negative side effects from the treatment, and it is considered very safe. Millions of Botox injections are given each year for cosmetic treatments. Many people have used Botox for years to maintain a more youthful appearance.
Cosmetic and Medical Botox Treatments
At Eden Plastic Surgery Institute, our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ali Charafeddine, utilizes the benefits of Botox injections for our patients for a variety of cosmetic and medical concerns. Botox can be used to improve the aesthetics of the face by combatting dynamic lines and wrinkles, or relaxing muscles that distort certain features like the nose, brow or lip. Botox can also be used for medical treatments and is effective at treating migraines or hyperhidrosis. Our clinic in Miami offers Botox injections for many different applications, including the following treatments:
Botox injections can be performed in a quick office visit. Dr. Ali Charafeddine and our team can usually complete Botox treatments in less than a half hour. We have clients that come in on their lunch break for a fast injection treatment. Botox does not work immediately. It can take up to a week for the results to be apparent. For ongoing treatment for lines, wrinkles or lifting procedures, injections can be repeated every few months to maintain the effects.
Is Botox Right for You?
If you have dynamic lines or wrinkles such as frown/furrow lines on the brow, crow’s feet, bunny lines or large masseter muscles, Botox injections may be beneficial for cosmetic treatments. Many migraine sufferers also can find relief with Botox treatments. Neuromodulator treatments are safe for most people but are not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
To find out if Botox injections are right for you, contact us at Eden Plastic Surgery Institute in Miami to schedule your Botox consultation or treatment. We offer Botox injections and many other advanced cosmetic treatments to help you look your best at any age.