Botox® by Miami Plastic Surgeon Dr. Tal Roudner
Since its introduction in 2002, Botox has become a household name, known for its ability to treat wrinkles and frown lines. Neuromodulators such as Botox® are prescription medications that are injected directly into the muscles of the face and relaxes them to prevent them from forming creases in the skin. Dr. Roudner is a Botox® specialist in Miami who uses neuromodulators such as Botox® to treat wrinkles and frown lines in order to provide patients with a more youthful and vibrant appearance. Botox® can also be used to treat a number of medical conditions such as migraines, excessive perspiration and muscle spasm. Dr. Roudner treats all these conditions at our state of the art surgery center in beautiful Miami, FL. Contact us for a consultation in our Miami office.
The FDA has approved Botox® for frown lines in people between the ages of 18 and 65 years old. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in their cosmetic national data bank statistic reports of 2012, Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox®, Dysport®) was performed in 6,134,621 patients that year. That is a 8% increase from 2011 and a 680% increase from 2000.
Dr. Roudner’s goal is to restore a youthful appearance by softening or eliminating facial wrinkles while maintaining some facial expressions. View the results on our Botox® Before & After Photo Gallery.
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Botox® in Our Miami Office
Botox® is a neuromodulator used to treat facial wrinkles. Both these medications work by blocking the transmission of signals from the nerves ending to the muscle receptors that activate the muscle, weakening or essentially paralyzing the muscle. While the muscles are weakened or paralyzed the facial wrinkles are softened or completely eliminated. As the neuromodulator wears off, the muscle gradually regains its activity.
Dr. Roudner’s goal is to restore a youthful appearance by softening or eliminating facial wrinkles while maintaining some facial expressions. Dr. Roudner may perform a series of injections with the neuromodulators in the appropriate anatomical locations and concentrations to obtain that rejuvenated appearance.
If you are interested in Botox® injections to treat your facial wrinkles, call our Miami office to schedule your appointment with Dr. Roudner.
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Preparing for Botox® at Our Miami Office
Before performing the treatment, Dr. Roudner will discuss the medication with you to make sure you understand what Botox® can and can’t do. Dr. Roudner will also review your medications with you. Some medications, including over-the-counter medication such as: aspirin, naproxen and ibuprofen, can increase your risk of bleeding or bruising and should be avoided for at least two weeks prior to your Botox® treatment. If you are taking any other medications that should be avoided, Dr. Roudner will let you know and will discuss with you whether they should be stopped. If you have any chronic respiratory conditions, muscular or neurological disorders you should let Dr. Roudner know prior to treatment as Botox® may not be the right choice for you. Dr. Roudner will discuss other options for treating your lines and wrinkles including the use of facial fillers.
To find out more about Botox® and whether this medication is right for you, call our Miami office today at 305-767-7719.
The Procedure: Botox®
Come to your appointment at our Miami office with a clean face that is free of makeup and lotions. Icing the area to be treated about 30 minutes prior to your injections can provide a numbing effect. Dr. Roudner can also apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area if you desire. Once you are comfortable and ready to proceed, Dr. Roudner will carefully inject the medication into the desired area. The length of time required to complete the treatment will depend on how large an area is being treated, but most treatments only take about 15 minutes. A fine 30 gauge needle is used to minimize discomfort. Following your injections, you can expect some redness and swelling in the treated area. This only lasts for a few hours and will soon fade away. You should avoid any strenuous activities the day of the treatments (gym, running etc.) sweating may cause loss of the neuromodulator. The use of the treated muscles for a few hours after the treatment may increase the uptake of the neuromodulator. You should begin to notice a difference in the appearance of your lines and wrinkles within about one to three days, and the full effect will be noticeable after about 10 days. In most patients, the effects created by Botox® should last about three to four months. After this time, you can return to our Miami office for another treatment. If you have been using Botox® regularly for at least two years, you may notice that the effect may lasts up to six months.
Techniques Used during Botox® Treatment
The procedure is performed with injections at specific anatomical areas were the functioning muscles are present while using very small thin needles ( 30-32 gauge) which minimize the discomfort associated with the injections.
Most people injected with a neuromodulator require no anesthesia or anesthetic. If a patient is extremely sensitive or anxious a topical anesthetic may be applied to the area to be injected one hour prior to the procedure.
Length of time for Botox®
The procedure takes anywhere between 5 to 15 minutes depending on how many areas are injected.
Patient will notice slight swelling and redness at the injection sites that may last a few hours to a day, rarely some discomfort maybe be associated with the injections that may last a few days. Icing the area may be helpful to speed up the recovery and reduce the swelling. Avoid any strenuous activities the day of the treatments (gym, running, etc.), as sweating may cause the loss of the neuromodulator. The use of the treated muscles for a few hours after the treatment may increase the uptake of the neuromodulator.
Recovery time from Botox®
It is minimal from hours to a day or two.
More Information Regarding Botox® at Our Miami Office
ALTHOUGH EXTREMELY RARE, Dr. Roudner should be notified if you experience any difficulty breathing, speaking or swallowing after the treatment. You may notice these symptoms hours to weeks after the treatment. In very rare cases of the neuromodulator spread to other areas of the body, a condition called botulism, there may be generalized loss of strength and muscle weakness all over the body which may manifest as vision changes, drooping eyelids and other rare symptoms. Should you experience any of these symptoms you should contact Dr. Roudner at our Miami office as soon as possible.
Botox® Frequently Asked Questions
What are the reasons for Botox® treatment?
To eliminate or reduce facial wrinkles that are caused by contraction of the facial muscles (dynamic wrinkles), reduce excessive sweating in the underarms, palms of the hand and more.
What can Botox® treatment do for me?
Assist in obtaining a rejuvenated youthful appearance, reduce or eliminate unwanted facial wrinkles, stop uncomfortable appearance and staining of clothes associated with excessive sweating.
What anesthesia is recommended for Botox® treatment?
If used at all topical anesthetic should be applied an hour prior to treatment.
Who is a good candidate for Botox® treatment?
Any healthy person between the age of 18 to 65 who would like correction of dynamic facial wrinkles.
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