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January 03, 2019
Category: Skin Care
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The Benefits of Botox

Want to erase the signs of aging this year? Millions of men and women are discovering the benefits of BOTOX treatments. BOTOX is a medicine that is injected into muscles to erase the signs of aging and treat certain conditions. Dermatologists are physicians who are trained in diagnosing and treating conditions and diseases of the skin. BOTOX is available from dermatologists. Read on to learn about the benefits of BOTOX.

1. It rejuvenates the skin.

BOTOX treatment is an excellent adjunct for rejuvenation of the face. BOTOX should be considered in addition to laser therapy, skin care, chemical peels, and resurfacing to improve the appearance of the face. It tightens and rejuvenizes your skin to help you look and feel younger. 

2. It can remove your wrinkles.

BOTOX works by blocking nerve impulses that cause muscles to contract and cause wrinkles. It's commonly injected into the face to eliminate wrinkles. Many patients who get BOTOX treatments can experience an improved complexion without the need for surgery. 

3. It can erase smile lines.

For most people, nasolabial folds— also known as smile lines— are nothing to smile about. Smile lines are fine lines that primarily develop around the sides of your mouth. They are more noticeable when you laugh or smile. BOTOX can reduce the appearance of smile lines. BOTOX can improve your look with minimal to no downtime. You will be able to go about your normal routine immediately after your treatment.

4. It can make crow's feet disappear.

Before you know it, crow's feet can leave you looking older than you feel. Crow’s feet are the lines that appear around the eyes. BOTOX is injected into crow’s feet with a tiny needle to improve the skin’s appearance. You may begin to notice the results of your BOTOX treatment within a few days, with results lasting up to 4 months.

Ready for an anti-aging makeover? Say yes to BOTOX! Find a dermatologist near you and schedule a consultation. BOTOX has helped many people enhance their appearance, giving them more self-confidence and improving their lives. And it will do the same for you.

May 23, 2018
Tags: Botox  

Friends ask why you're frowning. Is something wrong? No, you feel fine, but wrinkles between your eyebrows have deepened, creating an older, and grumpier, look. Would you like to say goodbye to facial lines and wrinkles? You can with BOTOX Cosmetic from South County Dermatology. Your dermatologists, Dr. Robert Dyer and Dr. Vincent Criscione, offer BOTOX in East Greenwich, Narragansett, Westerly, and Barrington, RI, helping patients achieve smoother, younger looks.

What is BOTOX Cosmetic?

BOTOX Cosmetic is a very popular aesthetic facial treatment. In fact, marketing research from retail experts at Mintel says that at least one million women try BOTOX for the first time each and every year.

Made from purified botulism toxin, this FDA-approved medication limits how much facial muscles move. Your dermatologist in East Greenwich, Narragansett, Westerly, and Barrington injects BOTOX with a super-fine needle during a brief in-office procedure. He applies a numbing cream to selected areas of the face, and most patients notice only a mild stinging sensation.

Afterwards, there may be some redness, but this quickly resolves. Patients return to their normal activities right away.

As injections take effect over the subsequent two to four days, the face looks more relaxed and smoother. Dynamic wrinkling all but disappears.

What is dynamic wrinkling? It happens when your facial muscles contract to express happiness, worry, surprise or other emotions. Usually, these lines appear:

  • Across the forehead
  • At the corner's of the eyes (crow's feet)
  • Between the nose and mouth
  • Between the eyebrows

Who qualifies for BOTOX?

Many adults--both men and women--can enjoy the aesthetic benefits of BOTOX Cosmetic. The best therapeutic age range is between 25 and 65 when lines are not yet deeply set, and skin has elasticity due to collagen production.

Also, patients should have realistic expectations for their appearance. BOTOX will not reduce signs of aging by twenty years, but rather give you a refreshed, relaxed, smooth facial appearance. In other words, after you get BOTOX treatments, you'll look like you only look better.

Women who are pregnant or lactating should postpone BOTOX treatments, and as with any elective skin procedure, be sure to check with your primary care physician. Dr. Dyer and Dr. Criscione carefully evaluate their patients' skin, medical and medication history before recommending BOTOX.

Find out more

Look good and feel great. Your friends at South County Dermatology can help. Why not arrange a BOTOX Cosmetic consultation with one of our dermatologists? We have four convenient locations: East Greenwich, Narragansett, Westerly, and Barrington. Call (401) 471-3376.

Woman applying lotionYour skin is your armor—it protects you against injury and infection. Typically, people tend to concentrate on caring for their face because it is what is most noticeable to others. However, it is important to care for skin below the neck as well. Proper skin care varies by body part, as some areas have thinner, more sensitive skin than others. Your dermatologist in provides you with the information you need to properly care for your skin. 

While shopping for skin care products at the pharmacy or beauty store, it may be difficult to decide what products to use on your skin. Your dermatologist offers you helpful tips in caring for the skin on each part of your body, including your:

  • Face – The best way to prevent dry skin on your face is to moisturize.
  • Lips – Since your lips retain less moisture than other parts of your body, they tend to dry out more quickly, which means it is important to maintain moisture by using balm several times a day.
  • Hands – Your hands bare the brunt of the seasons more than any other part of your body. It is important to pay attention to your hands by applying moisturizer—especially during the flu season when we tend to wash our hands more vigorously than normal.
  • Feet – Use a thick moisturizer daily on your feet to maintain moisture and keep your feet softer.
  • Scalp – In order to keep your scalp from drying, wash your hair once a day with a mild shampoo and do not use water that is too hot.
  • Body – Try washing your body with a moisturizing cleanser. If you have sensitive skin look for skin care products that cater to your individual skin needs.

Visit your dermatologist today, for more information on how to properly care for your skin year round. Whether your skin is normal, oily or sensitive, there is a skin care treatment just for you.

July 24, 2017
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Crow's feet, forehead lines and other facial wrinkles--they're things we all deal with over time. Would you like to ease the appearance ofbotox those lines and give yourself a more refreshed, younger look? Would you like to feel more like yourself? Then Dr. Robert Dyer and Dr. Vincent Criscione may have an answer for you. It's called BOTOX Cosmetic. In its years of FDA-approved use by health care providers such as South County Dermatology in East Greenwich, RI, BOTOX has successfully smoothed wrinkles within one to two days of injection.

What is BOTOX?

It's a medication made from the Botlulinum Toxin A. Injected into the muscles in common problem areas of the face such as crow's feet around the eyes and frown lines between the brows, BOTOX in East Greenwich temporarily limits movement of those areas. Within 24 to 48 hours, the patient notices a smoother look, and the effects last up to six months.

Experts from the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine say that BOTOX Cosmetic injections work best on what's called dynamic wrinkling. These lines appear temporarily on the face when a person smiles, squints or frowns. In other words, dynamic wrinkles happen when your face moves in certain repeated ways. Over time, lines form permanently.

Is treatment with BOTOX painful?

Patients at South County Dermatology liken getting BOTOX injections to feeling a pinch in their skin. Afterwards, there may be some very mild redness at the site. Preparation is simple, too. Qualified BOTOX patients who take blood thinners or aspirin should refrain from taking them for one to two days before and after the treatments.

Additionally, patients can resume their normal activities right away. However, your skin doctor may advise against a heavy gym workout until the next day.

Other benefits of BOTOX

Did you know that BOTOX has other FDA-approved applications? A common use is treatment of hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating under the arms, along the forehead or even on the palms of the hands.

Additionally, dentists sometimes use BOTOX to stop teeth clenching or grinding. An involuntary habit also called bruxism, teeth grinding causes jaw joint pain, headaches, ear aches and excessive wear and tear on tooth enamel.

Another recommended application is using BOTOX to treat severe migraine headaches. In individuals who suffer from headaches lasting four hours and experience 15 days or more of headaches per month, BOTOX injections have provided significant relief from debilitating pain, dizziness, light sensitivity and other symptoms that go along with migraine headaches.

Learn more

If BOTOX sounds interesting to you, please contact South County Dermatology in East Greenwich, RI, today for a personal consultation with our professional staff. You could have the smoother, more rejuvenated look you've been seeking. Call (401) 471-3376 today.

March 21, 2017
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We can quickly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles with Botox.

Doesn’t the idea of looking years younger sound appealing? Of course, the idea of invasive surgeries and procedures doesn’t really sound quite as appealing. Luckily, you don’t have to go through aggressive cosmetic treatments in order to get a more youthful appearance. Our East Greenwich, Narragansett and Westerly, RI, dermatologists Dr. Robert Dyer and Dr. Vincent Criscione can reduce the look of facial wrinkles through Botox.

Chances are good that you’ve probably heard of Botox before, either from magazine ads or television commercials, but how much do you really know about it? Well, we are here to let you know just a little more to help you decide whether Botox is right for you.

What is Botox?

Botox uses a purified form of botulism toxin that, when injected into the muscles of the face, prevents them from contracting. This, in turn, smooths away wrinkles and lines that appear when you make facial expressions (e.g. crow’s feet; laugh lines).

Is Botox the Same as a Dermal Filler?

No. A dermal filler is used to restore volume to areas that have creases. They can also plump up lips. Botox works by affecting how muscles move to reduce the look of dynamic wrinkles. While Botox can be great for a lot of people, if you are looking to treat more deep-set wrinkles then a dermal filler may be a better option than Botox.

How Long Do Botox Results Last?

Once you get Botox treatment in East Greenwich, Narragansett or Westerly, RI, it can take up to a week to see results. Once those results appear they tend to last anywhere from three to four months. Do you love your results? If so, talk to us about getting follow-up treatments to keep your refreshed look for longer.

Is There a Recovery Period?

No, there is absolutely no downtime after getting Botox; however, it is a good idea to limit activities for about 40 minutes after getting the injections to reduce your chances of bruising. There may also be some minor swelling or redness near the injection sites, but this often goes away within one day.

Whether you have questions about getting Botox or you want to find out if this treatment fits your particular needs, sit down with the skin care professionals, located in East Greenwich, Narragansett and Westerly, RI, at South County Dermatology today.