Botox in Miami
Over the years Botox has garnered a reputation as a tool for cosmetic procedures. A study in 2013 revealed that Botox is the most common cosmetic procedure, with over 6.3 million injections in the United States. What you may not realize is that Botox is widely used as a treatment for a variety of medical conditions, many of which have nothing to do with your face (though it is an effective treatment for many facial disorders)!
Botox is injected into problem areas in small amounts, working to loosen up the targeted muscle for up to four months. While commonly used for facial procedures, Botox is also used to treat uncontrolled eyelid spasms, conditions of the gastrointestinal system, incontinence and is even being tested for effectiveness in treating musculoskeletal pain. Patients who suffer from migraines and other chronic facial pains such as bruxism (aka teeth grinding/jaw clenching) can find relief with Botox. For patients seeking cosmetic enhancements, Botox can diminish wrinkle lines on the face as well as soften the appearance of a square jaw for a more pleasing look.
As with all medical procedures, Botox comes with the risk of side effects. We take the time to evaluate your medical history and condition to ensure your personalized treatment plan is effective and safe. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and those who have neuromuscular disorders should avoid undergoing Botox treatments. We will gladly discuss with you all of the benefits and risks of a Botox treatment plan.
Dermal fillers in Miami
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face.
As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent.
The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle.
Dermal fillers can be used to:
- Plump thin lips
- Enhance shallow contours
- Soften facial creases and wrinkles
- Improve the appearance of recessed scars
Dermal fillers can be very helpful in those with early signs of aging, or as a value-added part of facial rejuvenation surgery.