Regardless of the skin care routine you follow, chances are wrinkles and fine lines on the face are eventually going to show up. While some individuals don’t see noticeable changes until their 40s or 50s, others develop signs of aging as early as their 20s, causing them to look – and sometimes feel – older than they actually are. As a Coral Gables cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Alonso is pleased to offer a number of minimally invasive facial injectables, including Botox® Cosmetic, to combat these changes. Read below to learn more about how Botox can help you defy your age, and contact Dr. Alonso’s practice to schedule a consultation today.


Botox Cosmetic is one of the most well-known and widely used facial injectable treatments available. In fact, more than 11 million men and women have received this treatment to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox consists of botulinum toxin A, a safe substance when administered in appropriate doses. Botulinum toxin A acts as a gentle muscle relaxer for the facial muscles. Botox works by blocking nerve impulses to the treatment area, causing fewer contractions, in turn reducing the formation of wrinkles. Botox is most commonly used to smooth glabellar lines – the facial wrinkles that occur between the eyebrows. Forehead lines and crow’s feet (lines just outside of the eyes) also respond very well to Botox® Cosmetic injections. This treatment is a welcomed alternative for patients who want to reverse signs of aging but are not interested in pursuing surgical treatments such as a brow lift.


Botox is a safe, FDA-approved treatment. However, it is not appropriate for everyone. During a consultation, Dr. Alonso will evaluate your aesthetic needs and discuss treatment with you. If you are pregnant or nursing, you will not be able to receive this treatment. In addition, if you have a skin disorder or infection it should be treated prior to receiving Botox injections. Finally, if you have any conditions that affect your muscles or nerves, you may not be a candidate for Botox.


Botox can be administered in one easy visit to Dr. Alonso’s South Miami dermatology practice. She may apply a local anesthetic prior to treatment to ensure patient comfort, though this is not always necessary. Dr. Alonso then carefully injects a specific amount of Botox into the muscle. Results from Botox Injections are evident within three to four days and continue to develop gradually over 10 days. The results of Botox injections typically last three to four months.


Botox is a minimally-invasive cosmetic dermatology treatment that involves little to no downtime. Some patients may experience minor swelling, redness or discomfort in the treated area, but this subsides on its own. Dr. Alonso provides thorough post-treatment instructions to ensure a safe and comfortable treatment.


Botox is a safe, effective way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and look as young as you feel. Patients who receive treatment experience a boost not only in their appearance, but also in their self-confidence. If you are interested in learning more about the injectable treatments available from Dr. Alonso, including Botox, Perlane, Dysport or Juvederm in South Miami, contact Dr. Alonso today at (305) 403-1181 . In addition to offering facial injectables, Dr. Alonso offers acne treatment, laser skin resurfacing and other aesthetic skin care procedures.

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