There are two types of wrinkles: static and dynamic. Static wrinkles usually develop over time as you age and are visible when your face is at rest, while dynamic wrinkles can occur in people of all ages and are the wrinkles that form from muscle contractions in the face, such as smiling and frowning.
Living in Miami can cause many men and women to develop dynamic wrinkles, since being out under the beautiful summer sun can cause many people to squint, which causes wrinkles to form around your eyes, including crow’s feet and “11s.”
Luckily, there are cosmetic treatments to help you get rid of these wrinkles, and one of the most trusted and popular treatments is BOTOX® Cosmetic injections.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a non-invasive injectable treatment that uses botulinum toxin A to block signals from specific muscles to the brain, essentially paralyzing those muscles temporarily so that they cannot contract and cause wrinkles in the skin.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is not the only neuromodulator available. There are a series of similar products that are designed to have different specialties and effects. Dr. Hadeed may provide you with one of the products listed below if it will better accomplish your goals.Schedule A Consultation
How Are BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatments Performed?
One of the most important aspects of your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is your consultation. At your BOTOX® Cosmetic consultation, your provider will examine the wrinkles on your face to determine if BOTOX® Cosmetic is the right treatment for you.
The actual BOTOX® Cosmetic injection session usually takes under twenty minutes to complete, which means that you can have your treatment performed during your lunch break.
For the actual treatment, the BOTOX® Cosmetic solution is injected directly into the troublesome muscle with a syringe. The number of injections used is dependent on several factors, including the location and extent of the wrinkles.
Once the solution has been injected into all the target muscles, you are all done.
What Will My BOTOX® Cosmetic Recovery Be Like?
Along with allowing your facial skin to look and feel smoother and more wrinkle-free, BOTOX® Cosmetic does not require any recovery or downtime. While you may experience some redness and swelling in and around the injection sites, these side effects will dissipate within a day or two.
Because there is no recovery to this treatment, you can return to your normal, daily activities (including work) immediately after your injections. It is important, however, that you do not rub at the treatment areas, as this can cause temporary facial drooping.
What Results Can I Expect From BOTOX® Cosmetic?
After your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, you can feel comfortable with the smooth and wrinkle-free look of your facial skin. You can enjoy the beautiful Miami beaches without having to worry about wrinkles on your forehead or around your eyes, nose, and mouth.
It is important to understand that your BOTOX® Cosmetic results are not permanent. For most people, the results from your injection treatment last anywhere from three to six months before requiring maintenance injections.
Avoiding direct sunlight and wearing sunglasses and hats when out in the sun can help prolong your results, since they can help keep you from squinting.
Frequently Asked Questions About BOTOX® Cosmetic
If you are frustrated with the appearance of dynamic wrinkles on your face, then BOTOX® Cosmetic can be the answer you’ve been looking for. At your consultation, Dr. Hadeed will be able to tell you if BOTOX® Cosmetic is the right treatment to help you.
No. While you may feel some slight discomfort during the injection procedure, patients report that they do not experience any pain during or after their treatment. Because of this, no anesthesia is necessary.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a neuromodulator, which means that it inhibits the signal between the muscle and the brain; however, it is not the only injectable treatment to do this. In addition to BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dr. Hadeed is proud to offer other injectable treatments to help rid you of your unsightly wrinkles, including Dysport®, Xeomin®, Jeuveau® (also known as NEWTOX).
BOTOX® Cosmetic is intended to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your forehead and around your eyes, nose, and mouth, including:
- Crow’s feet
- Smoker’s lines
- Marionette lines
- Smile lines
- Frown lines
- Glabellar lines
- Bunny lines
- Chin dimpling
As with any cosmetic procedure, there is no single price for BOTOX® Cosmetic. Instead, your BOTOX® Cosmetic cost is dependent on several factors, including the location of your injections, the number of injections needed, and the extent of correction required. You will be provided with an accurate cost estimate at your consultation.
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If you have questions about BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments or any of the other procedures we offer in Miami, Florida, contact Dr. Josef Hadeed.