BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth out moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, on the sides of the eyes; also known as "crow's feet", and the forehead in people from 18 to 65 years of age. It is applied by our certified doctors in the Miami and Miramar area and approved by FDA.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can be used to smooth out wrinkles in the neck and face to create a more youthful appearance. It is especially useful in the eye area. Removing wrinkles from between the eyes can dramatically change a person’s look from one of permanent anger or sadness to one of contentment and youthfulness.
It is also frequently used on the thin wrinkles that surround the eyes (often called “crow’s feet”) and the mouth, but can also be used in other areas; such as along the chin and jaw. The treatment of wrinkles with Botox is highly effective; it usually takes several days and as long as 14 days week the maximum effects of the BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment are noticed.
Procedure for BOTOX® application :
Patients who take daily vitamin E, daily multivitamins, St. Johns Wort or anti-inflammatory medications, should stop 7-10 days prior to receiving a Botox treatment. This will decrease possible bruising.BOTOX® treatment is relatively simple, and presents the patient with minimal pain. If the patient so desires, he/she may take pain medications approximately 1/2 hour prior to treatment. The entire procedure may take as long as ten minutes, after which the patient is discharged from the office. The duration of the effectiveness can vary from patient to patient, and from injection site. In general, the effect lasts approximately 4-6 months. Repeated injections are common, and may be performed after four to five months.
Post Botox® Cosmetic Treatment Injection Instructions:
1. The patient should keep his/her head elevated, for approximately 4-6 hours after treatment.
2. The patient should avoid any heavy exercise, lifting, or physical activity for 4-6 hours post Botox® Cosmetic treatment injection.
3. Frequent stimulation of the muscle that was treated can only enhance the effectiveness of the procedure, and the patient is urged to perform this small exercise.
Patients who are pregnant or lactating should avoid treatment. Any patient with an underlying neuromuscular disease certainly should consult their treating physician before receiving a Botox® Cosmetic treatment. Patients who have an allergy to human albumin, and antibiotics should make the physician aware of their sensitivity.
Dr Velilla has applied more than 2000 areas of Botox®in Miami without any complications