Botox & Fillers Specialist

Dr. Raul G. Molina, Jr, DDS, PA

Implant, Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Miami, FL

Wrinkles around your eyes, on your forehead, and between your brows not only age your face, but they can also make you look annoyed or miserable. Raul Molina Jr., DDS, PA, and Raul Molina, DMD, provide expert BOTOX® treatment to patients living in and around Miami, Florida. BOTOX is a neuromodulator that can smooth out troublesome wrinkles and help resolve other aesthetic issues, too, including a gummy smile. To find out more, call the office of Dr. Raul G. Molina, Jr, DDS, PA, today or book an appointment online.

Botox & Fillers & A

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is a highly purified injectable form of a natural substance called onabotulinumtoxinA. It's a neuromodulator, which means it affects the messages sent by your nerves. BOTOX relaxes the muscles under your skin that cause wrinkles by blocking the nerves that signal those muscles to move. The muscles relax, so your skin smooths out. After a few days, your wrinkles disappear.

Providing you receive your treatment from a professional practice like Dr. Raul G. Molina, Jr., DDS, PA, BOTOX is exceptionally safe. It's been in use for cosmetic purposes since 1989, so it has a long and successful track record. The only aftereffects you might experience are some slight bruising or redness around the injection site.

What does BOTOX treat?

BOTOX is the only neuromodulator that has FDA approval for treating:

  • Moderate to severe frown lines
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Glabellar lines between the eyebrows
  • Crow's feet around the eyes

As well as cosmetic uses, BOTOX is a valuable treatment for medical conditions like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), bruxism (tooth grinding), and Bell's palsy (muscle weakness or paralysis on one side of the face).

BOTOX is also suitable for treating a range of other aesthetic issues, such as:

  • Wrinkles around the mouth
  • Bunny lines
  • Droopy brows (nonsurgical brow lift)
  • Orange peel skin on the chin
  • Neck bands
  • Bulky jaws
  • Gummy smile

A skilled practitioner can also combine BOTOX with dermal fillers to perform a liquid facelift that rejuvenates your face without surgery.

Will BOTOX affect my ability to make facial expressions?

You may have concerns about whether BOTOX injections freeze the muscles in your face completely, giving you an artificial appearance. You can feel confident that this won't happen when you use a qualified practitioner.

The team at Dr. Raul G. Molina, Jr., DDS, PA, only injects enough BOTOX to quiet down the muscles rather than freeze them. Your muscles should still be capable of moving sufficiently to make regular expressions; they just won't be able to cause wrinkles to appear in your skin.

The exact dosage of BOTOX you need depends to an extent on how deep your lines and wrinkles are. In general, most patients receive:

  • 0.5 milliliter for glabellar lines
  • 0.6 ml for crow's feet
  • 1 ml for forehead wrinkles

BOTOX doesn't travel more than about 1 centimeter beyond the injection site.

How long do the effects of BOTOX last?

The effects of BOTOX treatment should last for 3-4 months in your forehead and around your eyes, and six months in your jaw.

To find out more about the benefits of BOTOX treatment, call the office of Dr. Raul G. Molina, Jr., DDS, PA, or book an appointment online today.