Are wrinkles making you feel less confident and gorgeous in your skin? Are you sick of looking in the mirror and not recognizing the face looking back at you? With Botox, you can stop the signs of aging in their tracks, giving you smooth, youthful-looking skin with just a few simple injections. We’re thrilled to offer this incredible treatment here at Cell Theory in Miami, FL. So if you’re interested in learning more about how you can feel more beautiful in a matter of minutes, read on.
All About Botox
What Is It?
Botox is an FDA-approved, minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment that involves a series of injections made to “dynamic wrinkles” on the face. These are the wrinkles that are formed by, and become more noticeable when, you move your face. The most common dynamic wrinkles include crow’s feet around the eyes, forehead lines, smile lines, nasolabial folds (the lines that run from your nostrils to the corners of your mouth), and frown lines. This treatment works not by targeting the skin directly, but actually the muscles underneath it.
The product that’s injected is called Botulinum toxin, and it’s sent to the nerves under the skin. Here it works to block the signals between the nerves and the muscles closest to them. When the muscles can’t talk to the nerves, they don’t contract, even as you’re laughing and talking. This means the skin on top of these muscles stays smooth and unwrinkled! This process is highly targeted, so only the treated area will be affected. The surrounding areas will still move as normal, giving you a natural look.
What Can I Expect From This Treatment?
Ahead of your appointment, you’ll come in for an initial consultation, where you can talk us through exactly what you’re hoping to get out of treatment. This includes your cosmetic goals, plus your chance to ask any questions. We will then go through your medical history and any medication you might be in to ensure you’re a suitable candidate for treatment. If everything looks good, we’ll design your unique treatment plan that’s tailored to your skin concerns.
On the Day
We perform this treatment right here in our gorgeous Miami offices. You’ll come in with a clean, makeup-free face, and we may first apply some topical numbing cream to your treatment areas. We’ll then make the injections, which many patients report they can barely feel thanks to the numbing cream. How many we do will depend on how many areas you’re looking to treat and how much product we need to use. On average, the entire process takes about fifteen to twenty minutes, then you’re all done!
Unlike surgical cosmetic solutions like a Facelift, there’s no recovery period following this treatment that will have you taking time off work while you heal. We don’t use anesthetic, so you can even drive yourself to and from your appointment. Patients love that they can immediately get back into normal life, running errands and going out for lunch as per usual. We may recommend avoiding come specific activities after your treatment, but this will only be for a few days.
When Will I Start To See Results?
While some patients can spot the first signs of change as little as three days after treatment, they’ll continue to develop for about two weeks. After this time, patients notice optimal results: the skin has smoothed dramatically and facial movements no longer lead to creasing and wrinkling. Our patients love that they look younger and more refreshed, but in a way that is completely natural and still has them looking like themselves.
How Long Do the Results Last?
While it depends on the individual, the stunning results usually last for between four and six months. After this time, you’ll notice creases reappear as the Botulinum toxin wears off and leaves your body via the metabolic process. But never fear! We’re always thrilled to welcome back our patients for touch-up sessions, where they can achieve the same results as simply and effectively as their first session.
What Is the Right Age for This Treatment?
We don’t prescribe one specific age for Botox, so long as you’re over 18. While many of our clients are in their 30s and 40s, dynamic wrinkles can come about sooner due to factors like genetics and lifestyle. In fact, dynamic wrinkles become more pronounced over time due to repeated muscle movement. So, incredibly, this treatment can actually prevent future wrinkles from occurring! This makes it a great option for younger candidates looking to get on top of the aging process early.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you’re ready to feel gorgeous and confident in younger-looking skin, you may be ready for Botox. Safe, effective, and quick, it’s no wonder this incredible treatment is a worldwide phenomenon. Our team here at Cell Theory in Miami, FL, can’t wait to help you get started.