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Double board-certified oculofacial plastic surgeon, Gregory D. Lewen, M.D., offers BOTOX & other wrinkle relaxers for men and women in Miami, Aventura, and the surrounding areas of Florida. The procedures are perfect for patients who want to reduce fine lines and gain a more youthful appearance.

Introduction to Botox® & Wrinkle Relaxers

At our boutique practice in Miami, Botox® is one of our most popular non-surgical procedures. The non-surgical technique has become a household name and is used by millions of Americans every year. When performed correctly by expert injectors, the results will look very natural! The treatment is becoming more universally accepted and used by both men and women alike. While Botox® is the most popular injectable, it isn’t the only wrinkle relaxer on the market. Below, we’ve included a comprehensive guide on Botox® and other wrinkle relaxers we use in our Miami-based practice.

Dr. Lewen strives to offer his patients the best Botox® in Miami and places patient safety and comfort as a number one priority.

What is Botox®?

Botox® is a prescription medication that is injected into the muscles of facial expression to temporarily relax the muscles that cause wrinkles to form. It is commonly injected into the frown lines in between the brows to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines. Dr. Lewen administers Botox® in the office as a simple, relatively painless procedure.

  • Botox® was approved by the FDA in 2002 to treat frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). It is now currently approved to treat the crows feet area (smile lines in the outer corners of the eyes), and for forehead wrinkles as well.
  • Botox® is very commonly used “off-label” to treat other areas such as the masseters (non-surgical facial slimming), around the mouth, scars, neckbands, underarms, and hands.

Dr. Lewen takes the time to customize all treatments to the individual patient to ensure that personal cosmetic goals are met appropriately.

Gregory D. Lewen, M.D., F.A.C.S
  • "I just saw Dr. Lewen July 6, 2018. His bedside manner is excellent. He explains all procedures in detail. I was extremely happy with the outcome and I will be going back. He and his staff are super professional and make you feel comfortable. The best part, is that he takes you at your appointment time, no 2 hour waiting ????"
    Karen M

  • "You are in very good hands with Dr. Lewen. Not only is he excellent at what he does, his bedside manner is second to none. His staff are so pleasant and enjoyable to deal with as well. Five stars!"
    Joyce K

  • "What a delightful experience and a fabulous outcome. Besides regaining my peripheral vision, I look ten years younger! Dr. Lewen did beautiful work, leaving the tiniest scars in the most unnoticeable places!!! The office staff, especially Brooke, was so sweet and so helpful."
    Judy F

What Are the Benefits of Botox®?

Botox® is a prescription medication that is injected into the muscles of facial expression to temporarily relax the muscles that cause wrinkles to form. It is commonly injected into the frown lines in between the brows and other lines of facial expression in the crow’s feet areas and across the forehead to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles. For some patients, Dr. Lewen also does Botox® injections to create a non-surgical brow lifting effect. If you are frequently bothered by frown lines or other wrinkles on your face, you may be a good candidate for Botox® injections. Dr. Lewen is a double board-certified oculofacial plastic surgeon with specific training on the anatomy and function of the muscles of facial expression around the eyes and the face. Dr. Lewen uses his advanced training, knowledge, and precision techniques to tailor his Botox® treatments specifically to achieve the best cosmetic results for his patients.

What Should I Expect from a Botox® Treatment?

Botox® injections may be indicated to treat various conditions for patients who are over the age of 18 years. Botox® injections are not recommended for patients who are currently pregnant or breastfeeding.

Botox® injections are easily performed in the office setting with little to no downtime. The actual procedure usually takes less than 10 minutes and is virtually painless. Typically, the areas of injection will show some immediate redness and swelling that is frequently gone minutes later by the time you are ready to leave the office.

Dr. Lewen consults with each patient individually to construct your optimum treatment plan, and he will review your cosmetic concerns at that time. Depending on your individual facial structure and form, as well as your cosmetic goals, Dr. Lewen will decide where you will have the most benefit from placing precise injections of Botox®. Some of the most common areas that are treated are in between the brows, in the crow’s feet areas near the corners of the eyes where smile lines can form, and across the forehead. For some patients and specific conditions, Dr. Lewen may also place Botox® injections in other areas of the face and body in order to achieve various effects.

How Does Botox® Work?

Botox® works by targeting one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Dr. Lewen will inject the muscles in these areas with Botox® to temporarily soften muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and the frown lines in between your brows within three to five days. Dr. Lewen also frequently uses delicate and specifically placed Botox® to effectively lift the brows. This “Botox® brow lift” will create more space in the upper eyelid area, and will commonly give the appearance of opening up your eyes. Dr. Lewen is also well-versed in many advanced injection techniques for Botox®. For certain patients, he will use very selective doses to achieve excellent results with other procedures such as facial slimming, pore reduction, and the treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) of the hands, feet, or underarm

Gregory D. Lewen, M.D., F.A.C.S

How Much Does Botox® Cost in Miami?

The cost of receiving injections of Botox® in Miami does not just include the cost of the actual product. Unfortunately, this is an error that is made by many people when considering the cost of this treatment, and it can be very dangerous to consider where to have cosmetic treatments such as Botox® injections performed based solely on the cost. The cost of Botox® most importantly incorporates the level of skill and expertise of the injector. There are many people who perform Botox® injections without ever receiving the proper training on the anatomy and physiology of the face. Some injectors will simply attend weekend courses before starting to inject patients with Botox®, while others may not even have the proper license, appropriate credentials, or required oversight to legally perform these treatments.

When a US specialist purchases Botox® through Allergan or a distributor authorized by Allergan, it is guaranteed for quality. Unfortunately, there are some injectors who purchase Botox® from other sources inside or outside of the country in order to save money on the cost of the product. Botox® that is purchased from non-reputable sources is not regulated by the FDA and is not always controlled for proper storage conditions or expiration. Such Botox® will typically be offered to patients much cheaper. Lastly, Botox® requires reconstitution prior to injection. Some injectors will intentionally dilute the product before treating patients in order to save money.

Above all else, you should only seek treatment for cosmetic procedures such as Botox® with reputable injectors who are licensed, appropriately trained, and highly skilled in performing the specific procedure you are considering.

Dr. Lewen customizes each treatment and the number of units used in each specific area of the face to the individual patient. This customization is based on your specific anatomy and facial muscle function, the shape of your face, your individual cosmetic goals, and his extensive experience in performing these cosmetic treatments. These factors affect the cost of treatment.

We discuss the cost of your Botox® treatment at the time of your consultation. In the meantime, please review our financing options.

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What is the Recovery like After Botox®?

The majority of people are able to go back to most of their normal daily activities immediately after the procedure. The results from the procedure are typically seen to start taking effect in about three to five days, with full results in about one to two weeks. The results will typically last from three to six months.There is little to no downtime. Bruising is rare, but can occur, particularly if you take aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications (i.e. Motrin, Advil, etc.), or any other blood thinners. Botox® injections are generally a safe treatment when administered by a licensed and trained healthcare provider and side effects of this medication are extremely rare. If you have any concerns regarding the use of Botox®, Dr. Lewen will address your concerns during the consultation.

What are other Popular Wrinkle Relaxers?

Every year there are more and more fantastic wrinkle relaxers coming out. For example, Dysport®, Xeomin®, and Jeuveau® are a few of the others that we use right here in our office.


Dysport® is a neuromodulator that works similar to Botox® but may be the preferred treatment for some patients. Dr. Lewen may recommend Dysport® for forehead lines, crow’s feet, and other signs of aging around the eyes.

What Are the Benefits of Dysport®?

  • Minimal to no downtime
  • Can be combined with other treatments
  • May produce more desirable results compared to Botox®

What Should I Expect from a Dysport® Procedure?

The results of Dysport® treatments may take a few days. In most patients, Dysport® injections produce results that last four to six months.

What is the Recovery like After a Dysport® Treatment?

Generally speaking, the side effects of Dysport® are relatively minor. Tenderness and swelling at the injection sites are the most common concerns among patients.

How Much Does Dysport® Cost in Miami?

If cost is a consideration for your Dysport® treatments, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lewen to learn more about his technique for the injections. Prior to the appointment, please review our financing options.

What is Xeomin®?

Xeomin® is one of three neuromodulators that are approved by the FDA for treating dynamic wrinkles, the other two being Botox® and Dysport®. Xeomin® works by temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause these types of wrinkles.

What Are the Benefits of Xeomin®?

  • May be preferable to Botox® and Dysport®
  • Minimal to no downtime
  • Corrects wrinkles caused by muscle contractions

What is the Recovery like After a Xeomin® Treatment?

You may experience some minor symptoms, such as tenderness and swelling. The symptoms are localized around the injection sites and last only one to two days. Little to no downtime is needed with Xeomin® injections.

What Should I Expect from a Xeomin® Procedure?

The results from Xeomin® injections may take a few days. Results last four to six months.

How Much Does Xeomin® Cost in Miami?

After your consultation, we discuss costs based upon the treatment plan that is developed by Dr. Lewen. We do offer financing options for Xeomin® injections and our other services.

Which Wrinkle Relaxer is Best for me?

There are so many great wrinkle relaxer options. Above are just a few of the top-of-the-line injections we use. The best way to find out which option is best for you is to book a consultation. During your appointment with Dr. Lewen, he’ll provide a thorough analysis of your face and give you his best recommendation on which treatment option is best for you.

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