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Botox ApplicationsMiami, FL

Botox Cosmetic is commonly and safely used to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the face and neck areas. When delivered, it acts to block the nerve impulses sent to the muscles in the injected area. Upon doing so, the muscle activity causing the wrinkles is diminished for a short-term period of time, lasting from three to four months. Each person is different and should have realistic expectations about the duration and effectiveness of the treatment result.

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    Botox is commonly used to treat:

  • Frown lines between the eyebrows and on the bridge of the nose
  • Frown lines on the forehead
  • Frown lines on the sides of the eyes (crows feet)
  • Facial pain and headaches resulting from moderate to advanced bruxism or tooth grinding
  • Gummy smiles
  • Smoker’s Lines
  • After the treatment

    For most patients, no complications arise after Botox injections. Generally, it is very safe and its patients very satisfied. Remember, Botox at times does not eliminate all of your wrinkles nor does it last as long as you may expect. Every patient responds uniquely. Small “touch-ups”, or simply additional Botox, may at times be necessary to deliver a more profound or longer lasting result. Most importantly, always have Realistic Expectations.

    Home care after injections is usually very simple. Rigorous exercise should not be performed until the day after injections. Light activity or walks is permitted. Do not massage or manipulate the injection sites. Avoid alcoholic beverages on the day of injection. Apply an ice pack, twenty minutes on and twenty minutes off, three times a day, to minimize bruising.

    Motrin or Tylenol is recommended should a headache arise. Benadryl (over the counter) is recommended for itching, redness, or welts. Do not become alarmed if drooping of eyelids or eyebrows occurs. This rarely happens, but can occur. It usually resolves after a short period. Please contact our office should this, or any adverse reaction, concern you. Dr. Rita will be happy to address any comments or concerns you may have.

    The full effect of Botox injections can take up to two weeks to appear and can last anywhere from two to four months, depending on how quickly your body metabolizes, or breaks it down.