Botox® has a decades-long history of medical use, proving it a safe treatment. It does an exceptional job of diminishing some of the most visible and unattractive wrinkles — frown lines and forehead furrows. At Adult and Pediatric Dermatology in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens, New York, the team has extensive experience using Botox to turn back time and restore a more youthful appearance. Call the office today or book an appointment online to learn if Botox is a good choice for you.
Botox is an injectable treatment made of purified botulinum toxin. It significantly reduces the appearance of wrinkles. In some cases, the treatment temporarily eliminates the targeted wrinkles.
Botox stops muscle contractions. When your provider injects Botox, the muscles relax, and the wrinkles caused by those muscle contractions disappear.
As you age, you develop two kinds of facial wrinkles. Age-related changes like the loss of collagen and dehydration cause one kind. The second kind of wrinkle develops as muscles contract to make facial expressions.
Over years of making the same expressions and repeating the same muscle movements, the constant tugging on your skin leads to wrinkles like:
Botox is the perfect treatment for these wrinkles.
Yes, you’ll look natural because you still can make normal facial expressions. The skilled team at Adult and Pediatric Dermatology precisely targets a few specific muscles. Most of your facial muscles still move freely, allowing your face to show expression and emotion.
At your first visit, your provider examines your skin and talks with you about the changes you want to make and the results you want to see. They only recommend Botox when it’s the best choice to achieve your goals.
Before your Botox treatment, your provider discusses ways to numb your skin, and you can decide if you need a topical anesthetic. Everyone tolerates the injections differently. Some need the anesthetic, while others manage the procedure without numbing their skin.
Your provider uses a thin needle to inject small doses of Botox into several areas during your treatment. When your injections are done, you can return to your daily routine.
You’ll see some improvement in your appearance in 24-48 hours. However, it can take up to 30 days to achieve full results.
Most people find that their results last up to four months. After your Botox treatment wears off, you can choose to get another one to maintain your results.
If you’re ready to do away with frown lines and crow’s feet, call Adult and Pediatric Dermatology or book an appointment online today.
*Individual results may vary.