Botox Botox Q & A

Dadeland Dermatology Group

David Rodriguez, MD

Dermatologist located in Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Year after year, Botox® continues to remain the top-requested aesthetic treatment in the U.S. At Dadeland Dermatology Group in Kendall, Florida, you can meet with leading aesthetic expert David Rodriguez, MD, to get the personalized Botox treatment you need. Find out if Botox is right for you by booking a consultation online or by calling to speak with a team member directly.

Botox Q & A

What can Botox do?

Botox is used for reversing the effects of aging and softening the appearance of grooves, lines, and wrinkles all over your face. Though Botox can be used to treat a wide variety of different types of skin imperfections, it’s most commonly injected to:

  • Get rid of crow’s feet
  • Minimize forehead lines
  • Soften frown lines between brows

You can even get Botox injections near your mouth to get rid of those deep smile grooves that start to develop as you age.

Is Botox safe?

Yes! Botox is an FDA-approved injectable and has been extensively researched all over the world. All Botox does is block cell signaling. Upon injection, Botox stops all of those signals that make your muscles contract.

But Botox is designed to be injected into specific areas, which is why it’s so important to have your treatment performed by a specially trained physician, like Dr. Rodriguez at Dadeland Dermatology Group. Botox only relaxes those targeted muscles and helps the skin smooth out.

Since all of your surrounding facial muscles are untouched, you can continue making your normal facial expressions — no one will be able to tell you had Botox.

Does it hurt to get Botox?

If you briefly pinch your skin with your nails, that’s similar to the sensation you’re going to feel from the prick of the tiny Botox needle. The entire Botox experience is virtually painless and quite well-tolerated.

Dr. Rodriguez understands that some areas are a little more sensitive than others though. He may suggest coming in early to apply an optional topical numbing cream to help you completely relax if you’re worried about pain or discomfort.

How long does Botox last?

Even though Botox is long-lasting, your system does eventually start flushing it away and thus, its effects gradually wear off. In most cases, Dr. Rodriguez finds that Botox provides superior anti-aging benefits for as long as four months.

If you have finer lines, you may even experience younger-looking skin beyond this point. Whenever you need it, you can always schedule another Botox session at Dadeland Dermatology Group.

Book your Botox consultation at Dadeland Dermatology Group, and start your path to smoother skin right away. Schedule online or over the phone.

Individual results may vary.