Have you been noticing distinct frown lines or have you had people tell you that you look angry when you are actually quite happy? If so, you may be a great candidate for Botox injections. You have likely heard about Botox in the news, on popular web sites and blogs or even from your friends. There are some misconceptions about Botox treatment and how it is administered.
In 2013, Botox was the top nonsurgical cosmetic procedure performed among both men and women. Physicians performed almost 4 million injections of Botox, Xeomin and Dysport in 2013. Botox is a safe, non-invasive way to help you look younger and, in some cases, happier!
Can Botox Improve My Frown Lines?
Botox works by blocking nerve impulses to certain tissue. Think about a wrinkle as a part of the skin that is typically formed perpendicular to a contracting muscle. For example, the muscles responsible for frown lines are positioned horizontally between the eyebrows. When these muscles contract, frown lines appear vertically. With Botox injected into these muscles, it can block nerve impulses to these muscles and reduce frown lines.
Does Botox Hurt?
While injections can be painful, the needles that are used for Botox injections are extremely small, so the pain is often quite minimal. Plastic surgeons can also numb the treated area with anesthetic cream or an ice pack to further reduce the amount of pain that you feel during the injection.
Is Botox Safe?
Botox injections are FDA approved and are actually used to treat eye muscle problems and those that suffer from excessive eye twitching.
Precautions should always be taken when undergoing minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, but any side effects should be minimal, especially if you are using a board certified plastic surgeon.
Can Anyone Administer Botox?
While a variety of medical professionals may be able to administer Botox, they are not all created equal. It is important to choose a provider that you trust and that has ample experience with Botox. Choosing a board certified plastic surgeon ensures that you have chosen a professional with ample training in Botox application and any potential side effects that may occur during your procedure. If you are looking for a referral, ask around to find a plastic surgeon that has a strong reputation in your area.
How Long Does Botox Typically Last?
The effects of Botox typically last up to 3 months.
Turn That Frown Upside Down With Botox! Contact Allure Today
If you are looking for more information to determine if you are an ideal candidate for Botox injections, give Allure Plastic Surgery of Miami a call today at (305) 479-2991 and set up a free consultation. We have a team of four board certified plastic surgeons whom all have years of experience administering Botox injections. At Allure, our doctors will be administering your Botox injections, not a nurse or other medical professional. So if you’re tired of hearing how angry or upset you look when you’re not, give us a call and get those frown lines taken care of!