Botox is one of the most popular treatments among men and women seeking to reverse the effects of age. Over time, as the skin loses elasticity and volume, the movements and expressions we make get permanently etched into our faces. The folds and creases across the forehead, between the eyebrows and around the eyes, and around the nose and mouth no longer disappear when we return to a neutral expression. At HD Esthetique in Miami, Dr. Antún performs Botox treatments to help patients reclaim smooth and youthful skin. With no downtime required and highly effective results, Botox can help restore vitality and clarity to your complexion. When performed on younger patients, it can also prevent the formation of dynamic wrinkles in the first place.


What is Botox?


Botox is made of a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin, which works as a neuromodulator to relax and temporarily freeze the muscles that cause wrinkles. This substance works to block the nerve impulses sent from the brain to the facial muscles, which then prevents the muscles from moving in a certain way. Without this movement, wrinkles are smoothed out for a more relaxed and refreshed appearance. Botox has been safely used for many decades for both medical and cosmetic purposes, and boasts many benefits for those seeking to reverse the signs of aging. It is an injectable treatment that counteracts wrinkles around the face, such as the crows feet around the eyes or a drooping brow line. When performed by qualified and experienced professionals like Dr. Antún and his team of expert injectors, Botox injections can be highly effective and rewarding for patients seeking a non-surgical alternative for wrinkle reduction and smoother skin.


What concerns and areas can Botox treat?


When used cosmetically, Botox is most effective for correcting wrinkles and creases of the upper face. Before your treatment, Dr. Antún will examine your profile and consider your concerns to determine the most suitable approach. Overall, Botox is most commonly used to treat:


  • Forehead lines

  • Frown lines between the eyebrows

  • Crow’s feet formed at the outer corner of the eyes

  • Horizontal lines across the nose (bunny lines)

  • Drooping brow lines


The versatility of this treatment means it can also be used to treat other concerns, including but not limited to: 


  • Gummy smiles

  • Marionette lines that form from the mouth to the chin

  • Over-prominent jaw muscles

  • Platysmal bands on the neck


What should I expect during the procedure?


The procedure will depend on the individual patient’s skin type, condition and aesthetic desires. Based on these factors, Dr. Antún will draw on his experience and technical ability to create a treatment plan that is tailored specifically to your needs. Once the procedure has been planned, your injector will begin by applying topical anesthesia or ice to ensure you feel comfortable and experience little to no pain. The Botox injections will be administered in small amounts to allow for even and precise coverage. Through fine needles, the product will directly target the facial muscles responsible for creating lines and creases around the face. Generally, the procedure may take from 15 to 30 minutes and patients can resume regular activity immediately after treatment.


What should I expect after the procedure?


Botox injections are non-surgical and minimally invasive. Some patients experience mild swelling, bruising or redness after treatment, which usually fades within one to two days. While some patients see immediate results, others see results develop a few days following the procedure. The face continues to improve over the next few weeks and results tend to last up to six months. Maintenance treatments will be necessary to maintain a smooth and rejuvenated profile. Dr. Antún will work with you to determine how often injections will be required to prolong the effects of Botox. At HD Esthetique, Dr. Antún’s dedicated team of skilled estheticians provides excellent aftercare. While adverse side effects are rare, he will discuss all potential risks and complications during your consultation and will ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed throughout the entire process.


Who are candidates for Botox?


Botox is most suitable for men and women seeking to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles caused by facial movement. Ideal candidates are those wishing to reverse the effects of age without undergoing surgery. If you have moderate to severe facial creases around or between the eyes, across the forehead or around the nose, you may be a candidate for Botox. If you are unhappy with your profile or feel that your face reflects an older age or inaccurate expression, Botox may be an appropriate treatment option. In your consultation, Dr. Antún will assess your general health and current condition to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for Botox.


Is Botox safe?


Botox has a long record of safety and offers a relatively comfortable procedure. When considering Botox, it is crucial to consult a practiced and qualified professional to ensure the materials used are safe and high in quality. Dr. Antún is a highly experienced cosmetic surgeon with over 15 years of industry experience. He has established one of Miami’s leading cosmetic clinics and has performed Botox treatments for numerous patients from Miami and beyond. Dr. Antún and his team of dedicated aestheticians are committed to providing exceptional service and care. At HD Esthetique, your safety and comfort are priorities, which is why Dr. Antún only uses materials that are FDA-approved and excellent in quality.


Why choose Dr. Antún at HD Esthetique?


Dr. Antún is a highly esteemed cosmetic surgeon with extensive experience in both surgical and non-surgical procedures. He draws on precision and aesthetic skills developed over years of practicing cosmetic medicine to produce naturally convincing results that do not compromise the face’s natural movement, appearance or expression. He is passionate about delivering beautiful and satisfying results, tailoring treatment for each patient to provide personalized and thorough improvements to the face. At HD Esthetique, we use safe, FDA cleared and high-quality products to help patients reclaim a youthful and revitalized aesthetic.


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Botox injections offer a highly effective and safe non-surgical treatment. The procedure is minimally invasive, relatively comfortable and requires no downtime. Botox is suitable for men and women seeking to rejuvenate their face and smoothen their complexion. Many patients have reported greater confidence and self-esteem as a result of Botox and have established periodic follow-up appointments to maintain their refreshed look. If you are interested in experiencing the benefits of Botox injections or would like to know more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Antún at our South Miami or Coral Gables offices by calling us at 305-668-2853.