Botox And Fillers Specialist

Valencia Medical Center -  - General Practitioner

Valencia Medical Center

General Practitioners & Family Medicine located in Olympia Heights, Miami, FL

Millions of people each year get Botox® and fillers to enhance their appearances by erasing wrinkles or boosting volume where it has diminished. At Valencia Medical Center in Olympia Heights, Miami, Florida, Judith Valencia, MD, and Inti Fernandez, MD, inject these products with great care and precision. Book your cosmetic treatment consultation at Valencia Medical Center over the phone or online today.

Botox and Fillers Q&A

What is Botox?

Botox is a cosmetic injectable that targets creases on the face using a neuromodulator. Often mistaken for a filler, which is different, Botox doesn’t work by adding volume beneath the skin. Instead, it alleviates wrinkles and fine lines by inhibiting the motor nerve signals that communicate with facial muscles. 

Botox causes dynamic wrinkles to fade. Creases such as crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines are all dynamic wrinkles because they appear and deepen over time when you make facial movements and expressions. 

After your Botox injections, you can enjoy results for around 3-4 months. If you’re happy with how they look, you can come back to Valencia Medical Center for another round of injections once the results fade. 

What are fillers?

Fillers, or dermal fillers, are cosmetic injectable products that add artificial volume under the skin. They’re gel-like in texture and often include an ingredient that dissolves naturally under the skin. 

Using fillers, you can achieve a plethora of common cosmetic treatment goals. The team at Valencia Medical Center plans your treatment carefully and injects the fillers with precision to create stunning results that look natural. You can:

  • Boost volume in the lips
  • Boost volume in the cheeks
  • Boost volume in the hands
  • Diminish large wrinkles and folds
  • Improve your facial symmetry
  • Smooth your chin crease
  • Diminish recessed scars

The filler dissolves naturally and safely beneath your skin in the months after your injections. Most fillers last for 6-12 months, but some last even longer depending on their formula. Just like Botox, you can get fillers repeatedly if you want to continue seeing your original results. 

How should I prepare for Botox and fillers?

Preparing for cosmetic injectables like Botox, fillers, or both begins with a consultation at Valencia Medical Center. The team reviews your goals and takes note of your medical history to make sure either or both treatments are safe for you. 

Leading up to your injection appointment, you should:

  • Avoid smoking
  • Stop taking any medications or supplements that increase bleeding
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Make sure you’ve eaten a meal
  • Remove any makeup or lotion that’s on the treatment areas

If there are any other steps you need to take, the team tells you ahead of time so you can stay on track with your treatment plan. 

For more information on Botox and fillers, call Valencia Medical Center or schedule an appointment online today.