Mirrors force you to see your age wrinkled on your face. Crow's feet, forehead creases, and more let the world know how old you are, even if you don’t feel that old yet. Botox treatments are the most commonly performed, minimally invasive cosmetic procedure in the world. Plastic surgery Miami specialist Dr. Jeremy White, offers Botox at ARC Plastic Surgery, as an option to facelifts, as a beneficial way to help patients reduce the effects of aging and get the younger-looking, wrinkle-free skin they desire.
Botox is a trade name for Botulinum toxin A, which comes in the form of a purified protein. Botox works to relax the contraction of muscles by blocking nerve impulses. It is injected into the facial muscles and, within a few hours, it attaches itself to the nerve endings of the motor muscles, thereby affecting nerve transmission. That may sound scary, but there is no loss of sensory feeling at all during the time that Botulinum toxin A is effective.
Once these motor nerve endings are interrupted, the muscles cannot contract. The only reason there are wrinkles in the skin in the first place is because the muscle is moving underneath it; thereby blocking muscle contraction is the most beneficial way to lessen or remove wrinkles. When muscles, especially those around the eyes and in the forehead, can no longer contract, wrinkles will relax and soften, resulting in smoother, softer, and more youthful-looking skin.
Botox works best for people looking to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, as well as crow’s feet and puffy eyes.In addition to cosmetic purposes, Botox can be used in small doses to treat health problems including blepharospasm, uncontrollable blinking; strabismus, misaligned eyes; and cervical dystonia, a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder muscle contractions.
Botox is most effective on wrinkles that haven’t quite set into the skin, such as wrinkles that appear when moving the face, such as when smiling or frowning. Over time the brow may drop or lower; Botox treatments can lift the brow making the face look less tired, giving the face a more youthful appearance. With real, noticeable results, no surgery and little to no recovery time, there are many reasons why Botox has been chosen by millions of women and their doctors. Botox treatments can help patients to achieve a healthy, more youthful and refreshed appearance that will complement the face and increase confidence and quality of life.
If you want to lessen the look of certain facial lines and wrinkles, such as crow's feet and frown lines across the forehead. Dr. White can discuss your specific needs and help you decide if Botox is correct for you during a one-on-one consultation. Though, most adults in good health with mild to moderate facial creases can be regarded as good candidates.
It’s a simple non-surgical, 10-minute procedure with little to no downtime and almost no bruising after injections! It usually takes five to seven days to begin seeing a cosmetic improvement and the effects tend to last around three months. Most patients will require additional treatments of Botox to remove wrinkles and lines as they begin to reappear, but after each injection, wrinkles will return less severe as the muscles are trained to relax.
Achieve the youthful look you’ve wanted by scheduling a Botox consultation with double board-certified Dr. Jeremy White in Miami at ARC Plastic Surgery.
Approximately three to ten days after treatment, the skin above these muscles will start to smooth. The effects of Botox are generally long-lasting, remaining approximately anywhere from three to six months depending on various factors including the amount injected, metabolic activity of the patient, and lifestyle choices. Visible results have been shown to last most often around three months.
You should not expect immediate outcomes. Botox typically diminishes frown lines and wrinkles within five to seven days, though this varies from patient to patient. It could take up to two weeks for the final results to appear. You may observe noticeable effects for up to four months, at which injections are recommended regularly to keep lines at bay. Repeated treatments, according to studies, may result in longer-lasting outcomes.
A Botox procedure can be virtually painless when using a topical anesthetic. Pain is minimal even without a numbing agent, and you may just feel a slight pinch. Injections are pretty quick, and you may not even detect them if a trained medical expert gives them. Many people link Botox with pain because they are afraid of needles or have terrible memories of immunizations. However, you'll be relieved to learn that Botox needles are tiny. In fact, they are similar in size to the needles used by people with diabetes to inject themselves with insulin. Minimal bruising is a frequent Botox side effect that can be painful but fades quickly.
Also at the cosmetic surgery Miami center, Dysport and Xeomin are offered as other options to the Botox injections. (The procedures for Dysport and Xeomin are similar and have much the same effects as Botox.) At the ARC Plastic Surgery Miami location, Dr. Jeremy White will work with his patients to find the perfect solution to meet their individual cosmetic needs.
If you’re considering plastic surgery, choosing the right plastic surgeon could not be more important. Dr. Jeremy White is the recipient of many honors and awards, including the 2021 Doctor’s Choice Award Miami, the 2016 RealSelf Top 500, and the prestigious Castle Connolly Top Doctors Award Winner in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. We invite you to have a consultation about the procedure you need. Schedule your consultation today.