What if you could erase years from your face in just a few minutes? Whether it’s frown lines, sagging cheeks, or bags under your eyes, Botox® injections can help. Serving patients in Miami, Peter A. Martinez-Noda, DO is an osteopathic physician who specializes in anti-aging medicine. As one of the safest cosmetic enhancements, Botox can reverse the signs of aging and give you a fresh, youthful look that banishes imperfections.
Botox is a substance that’s made from botulinum toxin, which inhibits neuromuscular activity, and serves as one of the most trusted cosmetic enhancements used by aesthetic specialists. When injected into the muscles of the face, it can reduce the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines, forehead creases, and crow’s feet. The results of Botox are temporary, but they can last several months. Most adults are candidates for Botox, unless pregnant or breastfeeding.
At your first appointment, Dr. Martinez-Noda meets with you to discuss your goals, concerns, and problem areas. He does a comprehensive skin assessment to determine if you’re a good candidate for Botox.
The procedure is quite simple: Dr. Martinez-Noda injects the Botox solution right under the surface of your skin and lightly massages the solution into your problem areas. That ensures the Botox gets distributed evenly and that you have the most aesthetically pleasing results.
Some patients report a slight pinching or tingling during the procedure, but it’s typically painless. After the injections, your skin might feel slightly tender to the touch, but this usually resolves quickly. Dr. Martinez-Noda might recommend a follow-up appointment for more injections, depending on your needs.
While you’ll notice an immediate improvement in your skin, full results usually develop after about a week. Most people return to their normal activities on the same day of treatment.
As a safe and noninvasive procedure, Botox is perfect for patients who want immediate results without any side effects or a long recovery period. Contrary to popular belief, Botox does not inhibit your ability to frown or smile. It simply allows you to make normal facial expressions without wrinkles. Its results are also long-lasting: Most patients enjoy the benefits of Botox for about three months.