Key West Med Spa, PLLC Please call us at 786-652-7266
At Key West Med Spa, we specialize in temporarily reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Our expert places the correct amount of botox in just the right spots to reduce the effects of aging skin and restore a more youthful you.
What causes wrinkles? Well there are a number of causes including sun exposure, squinting, frequent raising of brows, laughing and natural skin aging.
How does Botox work?
Botox works by stopping certain chemical signals coming from nerves that make muscles contract. This blocking of signals is temporary, lasting a few months. The facial muscles contracting is one of the causes of the wrinkles on the face. The inhibition of those muscles smooths out the lines in the face, causing a more relaxed, more youthful appearance. It takes botox minimum of 3 days to start working. Usually the full result of the treatment can be seen in 5-14 days.
How Many units of botox are needed?
Usually 40-64 units of Botox are needed to treat the mid and upper face. Using the complete dose increases satisfaction with results and gives the longest lasting results. Botox usually lasts around 3 months.
What are the potential side effects?
Common side effects are temporary bumps on the skin, slight bleeding, bruising, itching. More rare side effects can be ptosis (drooping of the eye lid), asymmetry of the muscle, allergic reaction, and difficulty breathing. Having said that, Botox is considered a very safe medication.
How can I reduce the appearance of bruising?
Apply ice, avoid alcohol a day prior and following injections, avoid blood thinners such risk of bruising complications may be higher.
Avoid vigorous activities for 1-2 days following your injections. Also, don't lay down for 4 hours after your injections.
Who shouldn't receive Botox?
People shouldn't receive botox if they have certain neurological diseases, paralysis of the face, or if they are pregnant or breastfeeding. Every case is different and should be analyzed by a physician.
How much does it cost?
At Key West Med Spa, we offer free physician consultations for botox. If you decide to get botox, the cost of Botox Injections (yes we use real, full-strength Botox) is $12 per unit.
Our board certified physician has been injecting Botox since 2004.