Botox Treatment

BOTOX

We can't turn back the time but we can reverse wrinkles! Botox injections block certain chemical signals from nerves, mostly signals that cause muscles to contract. The most common use of these injections is to temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles. The professional team at Alexa Mar Wellness Retreat can provide on-site consultation services and administer Botulinum toxin injections in a safe manner, with excellent natural-looking results. To learn more about Botox and its effects, call Alexa Mar Wellness Retreat, or book a consultation online today.

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Get Your BOTOX Injections at Alexa Med Spa

Designed to relax deep lines and wrinkles that develop around the eyes and on the forehead, Dysport injections and BOTOX injections in Sunny Isles Beach can provide safe, instant wrinkle relief without incurring any downtime so you can immediately resume your daily activities.

Millions of men and women of all skin colors and ethnicities in Sunny Isles Beach have realized the benefits of being treated with BOTOX Cosmetic (Botulinum Toxin Type A). You can too!

When administered by an experienced physician, you can still smile, frown, and look surprised without those lines between your brows. For more information, call Alexa Medspa today to schedule an appointment (786)320-5556

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX Cosmetic is a product from Allergan that has been used in the USA therapeutically for more than 17 years to treat a variety of medical conditions. It is approved in more than 75 countries and remains the most-studied botulinum toxin and one of the most widely researched medicines in the world. In 2002, the same formulation – under the label BOTOX Cosmetic – was approved by the US FDA for treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people ages 18 to 65.

BOTOX can correct a number of signs of aging on the face and neck, including lipstick lines around the lips, horizontal forehead wrinkles, vertical frown lines, crow’s feet around the eyes, vertical neck bands, chin wrinkles, and bunny lines on the nose. It can also reduce fullness in the jaw and jawline by relaxing the masseter muscles.

Along with these cosmetic uses, BOTOX is often utilized in the treatment of migraine headaches and hyperhidrosis (excess sweating in the armpits and other regions)

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How does BOTOX work?

During treatment at our office in Sunny Isles Beach, very low doses of BOTOX are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles responsible for frown lines between the brows. By blocking the release of a chemical that causes these muscles to contract, BOTOX Cosmetic enables them to relax. The effects are very localized and, when administered by an experienced physician, do not affect your ability to smile, laugh, or otherwise show expression. BOTOX is the only product of its kind that has been approved for use in this area.

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What are the common side effects of BOTOX?

BOTOX requires no downtime or recovery time. The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton Syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.

How do I know if BOTOX is right for me?

If you are between the ages of 18 and 65 and live in South Florida with moderate to severe frown lines between your brows, you may be a candidate for BOTOX Cosmetic.

How can I be sure I’m getting real BOTOX?

Only our South Florida licensed and trained healthcare professionals to have the experience necessary to administer BOTOX Cosmetic. Allergan, Inc., the maker of BOTOX Cosmetic, is the only source for healthcare professionals to purchase the product, and each US FDA-approved vial label has the “Allergan” hologram.

What are the risks associated with BOTOX injections?

There is a risk that all Botulinum toxin products may spread from the area where they were injected into other parts of the body, causing potentially life-threatening swallowing and breathing problems.

This was predominantly seen in children treated with BOTOX off-label products for cerebral palsy which often require very large doses. These issues have not been reported among people who received Botulinum products for cosmetic uses or to treat blepharospasm.

Other risks may include bleeding and bruising at the injection site and allergic reactions such as itching, swelling or shortness of breath. Your practitioner should discuss all the potential risks of this procedure with you during your consultation.

When BOTOX is used to treat cervical dystonia, side effects include neck pain, muscle weakness, injection site pain, and musculoskeletal pain.

When used to treat blepharospasm, the most common side effects Botulinum products were eyelid sagging, dry eye, dry mouth, diarrhea, headache, visual impairment, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and upper respiratory infections.

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Dysport

Dysport is the latest cosmetic Injectable approved by the FDA to treat facial wrinkles. As we age, dynamic wrinkles form in the upper regions of our face. Dynamic wrinkles include those lines across the forehead (horizontal rhytids), around the eyes (crow’s feet), and between the eyebrows (glabella).

Dysport works by treating specific, wrinkle-causing facial muscles in order to eliminate the dynamic wrinkles. In the proper hands Dysport can provide a very natural appearing and dramatic improvement in your appearance. Dysport treatments are performed in the comfort of our office. There is no down time with this procedure, and you can return to your regular daily activities almost immediately.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dysport

What is Dysport?

Dysport is a medically derived subunit of botulinum toxin called abobotuliunum toxin. This acts to weaken the muscles in the areas which it is placed. The precise placement of Dysport into specific areas of the face will improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

How does Dysport work?

Dysport works by weakening the muscles of facial expression that insert onto the surface of the skin. Weakening the pull of these muscles, will decrease the tension that they place on the skin, allowing the wrinkles to flatten out. Over time, cumulative benefits are observed as a skin is allowed to remodel without the negative influence of the wrinkle-creating facial muscles.

What areas are commonly treated with Dysport?

Dysport is very effective in treating dynamic facial wrinkles. The areas most commonly treated by dysport include the crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), worry lines between the eyebrows (vertical glabellar rhytids), and the lines across the forehead (horizontal rhytids).

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How long does it take for Dysport to work?

The effects of Dysport are often seen as soon as the next day. In approximately 10 days maximal benefit will be achieved.

How long do the results of Dysport last?

Dysport lasts anywhere from 3-6 months.

If I’ve had BOTOX injections before can I switch to Dysport?

Yes. Since Dysport acts in a very similar fashion to BOTOX on a physiologic level, these products are interchangeable. Since the dosing is different, it is important to find a cosmetic specialist that is experienced in both products and understands the conversion.

BOTOX stopped working on me, will Dysport help?

Yes. Dysport is often used to treat patients who have stopped responding to BOTOX. It can be very effective and beneficial in these cases.

Will Dysport make me Lose all facial expression?

Absolutely Not! Properly planned, performed and executed Dysport treatment can improve the appearance of your wrinkles and maintain a natural appearance.

How long does the Dysport injection take?

The procedure takes between five to 15 minutes to perform. You may return to your normal activities immediately. We ask that you avoid any rubbing of your face.

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How long until I see the effects of the Dysport treatment?

The effects of Dysport are seen as early as a day or two after your procedure. This is a benefit of Dysport over BOTOX, which takes several more days to take effect. Final treatment results will be seen at around 10 days from the procedure.

What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?

Since both Dysport and BOTOX treat dynamic wrinkles through relaxation of the muscle that caused the wrinkle their results are very similar. However, there are potential benefits to both products. Experienced with both BOTOX and Dysport, our staff will help you select which product will be best for you.

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