in Aventura, Florida
During the aging process, you may notice that your wrinkles on your forehead and around your eyes become more noticeable. Neuromodulators (most commonly known as Botox) are specially designed medications that can be injected into specific facial muscles in order to “quiet” them down and thereby making the wrinkles less apparent.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is an injectable treatment made up of Botulinum Toxin Type A to correct lines and wrinkles on the upper region of the face. This treatment is commonly used to address wrinkles across the forehead, glabellar lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works by weakening the muscles that cause the skin to wrinkle in certain areas. If the underlying muscle doesn’t contract, the overlying skin won’t wrinkle! This “medicine” is designed to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, especially around the eyes. During your personal consultation, Dr. Sarraga will determine whether you are a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic and proceed from thereafter discussing the considerations with you.
The BOTOX® Treatment
During your treatment session, a topical anesthetic can be applied to the treatment area to ensure your comfort. Then, BOTOX® will be injected using a thin needle. Treatment is typically short, only lasting about 15 minutes. There is little to no downtime associated with BOTOX® treatments, with mild bruising and swelling being the most common side-effects.
Our clinical experience has shown that throughout time with continued use of Botox, there is the added benefit of “preventing” future wrinkles, especially in the area between the eyes (eg. glabella). In addition, when performing periorbital rejuvenation with surgery or fillers, we will sometimes recommend the use of these medications in order to enhance your results.
Botox is made of a toxin and can thereby be harmful in the wrong hands; rest assured that Dr. Sarraga is a board certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing these kinds of treatments.
If you are interested in learning more about what BOTOX® can do for you, contact our office in Aventura today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sarraga.