Want to reduce lines and wrinkles? BOTOX® treatment is fast, painless and non-surgical. Satisfaction is high and its popularity is exploding.
After a single, short visit for BOTOX® Cosmetic at our Miami center, your face will look years younger.
Purified Neurotoxin Complex is a protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. BOTOX®, or botulinum toxin, is a nerve impulse “blocker.” It binds to the nerve endings and prevents binding of the chemical transmitters that activate the muscles.
BOTOX® Cosmetic usually take full effect within one to two weeks. Treatment will lasts from four to six months, and results may vary for duration and degree of improvement. The nerve endings will usually grow new connections to the muscle at sites that have not been exposed to BOTOX® Cosmetic. Therefore, treatment must be repeated approximately every four to six months. At times, repeat injections between two and three weeks may be necessary.
BOTOX® Cosmetic has been recognized by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Nations Institute of Health as a safe and effective treatment for various muscle spasm disorders around the eye. More recently, BOTOX® Cosmetic has been safely used in thousands of patients for cosmetic enhancement.
The most common cosmetic uses for BOTOX® Cosmetic involve temporary improvement in glabellar frown lines (lines between the eyebrow) and excessive “crow’s feet” (lines/wrinkles between the eye and temple area). BOTOX® Cosmetic may also be used to temporarily improve excessive forehead lines/wrinkles. More recently, BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used to reduce vertical lines around the mouth/lips and vertical lines/bands in the neck area. The goal is not to completly eliminate these lines and wrinkles, but to significantly reduce weakening of the involved muscles. Results vary from patient to patient.
As with the administration of any medication, there are potential side effects. Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Sam Gershenbaum has been administering BOTOX® injections since its inception. Side effects are usually temporary. They include ptosis (drooping of the upper eyelid), which can generally be reversed with prescription eye drops. Other potential, but temporary, side effects include bruising, rash or irritation around the injected area, difficulty in closing the eyelids and brow ptosis (drooping of the brow) in those treated for horizontal forehead lines.