It’s normal to be concerned about your appearance as you age. One day, you’re feeling youthful and bright, and the next you might barely recognize the person you see in the mirror. To combat the signs of aging, self-conscious individuals might turn to Botox™ or Dermal Fillers for a skin pick-me-up.
Beyond it’s ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, Botox is used in a variety of medical conditions, including migraines, Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), spasms, and Strabismus, or crossed eyes.
Risks Associated with Botox™
Although Botox is widely popular as a treatment for both medical and aesthetic issues, there are risks associated with this type of injection.
When injections are correctly implemented, the incidence of side effects has been minimal. In the cosmetic field, Botox side effects have been temporary (days to weeks) and limited to: eyelid drooping, crooked smile, disproportionate eyebrows and dry eye. Botox injections on the neck have been associated with difficulty of swallowing and changes in voice.
When injections are incorrectly implemented, patients may experience excessive tearing, dry eye, crooked smile, disproportionate eyebrows, and eyelid drooping. If Botox spreads to other organs in the body, it could lead to botulism-type reactions, which includes vision issues, incontinence, difficulty breathing, speaking, or swallowing, and widespread muscle weakness.
Finding a Botox™ Expert in Miami
Many of the risks associate with Botox and Dermal Fillers are avoidable with the right physician. Do not attempt to use Botox at home without an experienced doctor present. Talk to your primary physician about obtaining a referral for an aesthetic dermatologist who specializes in your needs. Reviewing your options with someone who knows your health history is best to avoid allergic reactions or poor candidacy. Pregnant women or new mothers who are breastfeeding should completely avoid Botox since the affects on a fetus are unknown.
Finding the right dermatologist is imperative to ensuring a successful, safe procedure. Miami aesthetic dermatologist Dr. Mariano Busso is a clinical trainer for Botox, along with Restylane, and he has also participated as a board advisor for Sculptra. Dr. Busso is a trainer of safe, effective Botox methods and techniques. He also is fluent in both English and Spanish to ensure your questions and concerns are fully understood and answered appropriately.
Correcting Botched Botox™
If you’ve had a poor Botox experience, a trained doctor can help. Sometimes, overtreatment can lead to a stiff, unnatural appearance, leaving patients unable to make their normal expressions. This paralyzed look is due to improper administration of Botox, but goes away after it wears off. The time it takes for negative side effects to subside is anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. Although rare, long-term internal side effects need to be dealt with by your primary doctor, who may or may not send you to the emergency room for immediate treatment. Likely, you’ll be put into the hands of a neurologist or an infectious disease specialist.
While the aesthetic effects of Botox will wear off over time, dermal filler errors require professional intervention, as they will not simply deteriorate over time. Dermal Fillers are often used in conjunction with Botox to add volume to hollow or lackluster areas of the face. Like Botox, skilled physicians must inject Dermal Fillers, or patients risk incorrect placement, adverse reactions, or poor techniques that lead to unsatisfactory results.
Dr. Busso: A Leader in the Field of Dermal Filler
The American Academy of Dermatology has referred to Dr. Busso as a “leader in the field of Dermal Filler,” and he is one of the top referred doctors for patients dealing with botched Dermal Filler injections. Complications including infections, over-augmentation, puffing, swelling, exaggerated appearances, and nodules are all treatable by Dr. Busso.
Reclaim Your Beauty
If you’ve had an unacceptable Dermal Filler injection, please contact our office to book an in-person consultation. If you’re not from the Miami area, we may ask you to send pictures and will administer a phone consultation. Contact Dr. Busso or make an appointment online to reclaim your beauty today.