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April 09, 2019
Tags: Botox  

Thinking about revamping your appearance? Your dermatologist in East Greenwich, Narragansett, Westerly, and Barrington, RI, can help calgaryyou get the youthful look you want—all it takes is a simple Botox treatment! Read below to learn the details of this aesthetically restorative treatment.


What is Botox?

Botox contains a neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium. Although some people may be intimidated by these terms, rest assured that the treatment is extremely safe, as the materials are FDA-approved and have been used successfully for decades.


What are the effects of Botox?

Botox works by paralyzing the muscles that contract to create wrinkles and creases. In simple terms, muscles secrete a chemical called acetylcholine that causes contraction—botox blocks acetylcholine production, effectively stopping these wrinkle-creating movements and making you look younger!


What does the treatment entail?

Treatment is simple, for all that it requires is for our doctor to inject the problem areas with Botox. Although it is an easy process, solely a licensed professional, like the ones at our East Greenwich, Narragansett, Westerly, and Barrington offices, should administer the treatment.


What does Botox treat?

The most common problem areas include crow's feet, smile lines, and laugh lines. After Botox treatment, you will start to notice smoother skin within about two-to-four days and should last about three-to-four months. Additionally, Botox is a unique cosmetic procedure in that it has almost no downtime and doesn't take long to be completed. Most people can even go right back to work right after treatment!

One last great thing about Botox is that it is almost entirely painless! However, if you are especially concerned about needles, our doctor can also use a topical cream to help numb the area and eliminate any discomfort.



If you wish to learn more about Botox, please dial (401) 471-3376 to contact one of your dermatologists at any of the following offices: East Greenwich, Narragansett, Westerly, and Barrington, RI.

February 26, 2019
Tags: Botox  

Are you looking for a fast, easy way to refresh your skin’s appearance? Botox might be for you.

Botox Treatment ResultsDo you hate that lines and wrinkles appear whenever you smile? If you are looking for a simple, nonsurgical way to smooth away some of these fine lines and wrinkles, then our East Greenwich, RI, cosmetic dermatologists, Dr. Robert Dyer and Dr. Vincent Criscione, are the doctors to turn to. Read on to learn how you can fight off those early signs of aging with Botox treatment.


What is Botox treatment?

Botox is a cosmetic injectable that uses a medical-grade form of botulinum toxin. This safe, FDA-certified neurotoxin is known to temporarily relax muscles, which in turn can smooth away dynamic lines and wrinkles that appear when smiling, squinting, or frowning. As you can imagine, this makes Botox a great way to reduce the early signs of aging.

Botox is most commonly used to treat,

  • Crow’s feet (lines around the eyes)
  • Smile lines (lines around the mouth and nose)
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Lines between the eyebrows


When will I see results?

Once one of our East Greenwich, RI, dermatologists has administered the Botox (a procedure which only takes a few minutes) you will start to see results in about 2-4 days. Results usually last about 3-4 months.


What are the benefits of getting Botox at your East Greenwich office?

The first and most important benefit is that Botox offers a simple, non-invasive, and non-surgical way to hide those early signs of aging. This treatment is also a great option because it can get you acclimated to cosmetic dermatology in a safe and easy way.

Additionally, Botox boasts absolutely no downtime and minimal side effects. This treatment only takes a couple of minutes, which means that it can fit into anyone’s busy schedule. Plus, you can return to your normal routine immediately after. Don’t have a lot of free time? No problem; you can even schedule your Botox treatment during your lunch break!


Interested? Give us a call!

If you are looking to improve your appearance by taking years off your skin, then it’s time to think about getting Botox. To find out more about this cosmetic treatment and how it can benefit you, call South County Dermatology in East Greenwich, RI, today at (401) 471-3376.

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.

September 01, 2017
Tags: Wrinkles   Fillers  

fillersAs you age, your skin loses collagen—a protein that helps make up the lower layer of the skin.   As a result, the skin loses its firmness, appearing less plump and becoming more prone to wrinkles.

The good news is that there are many cosmetic procedures available today that can be performed by your dermatologist to minimize fine lines and signs of aging. One popular treatment involves injecting cosmetic fillers into the face. Also known as dermal fillers, this type of cosmetic treatment helps to restore volume to the face by physically filling wrinkles and depressions in the skin.

The Procedure

By injecting small amounts of filler substances, such as Restylane® or Juvederm® into affected areas of the skin, crows feet, smile lines, and wrinkles disappear to produce a smoother more youthful appearance.  The procedure typically takes less than 30 minutes to perform, and the results of the treatment can last several months depending on the filler used and the area treated.

The benefits of dermal fillers are visible immediately after your procedure, and most treatments require very little to almost no recovery time.  

Seek an Experienced Dermatologist

Injectable fillers are a popular choice for someone looking to restore their youthful appearance without undergoing surgery or extensive anti-aging treatments.

If you’re considering dermal fillers—or any type of wrinkle treatment—it is important that you choose an experienced dermatologist to perform the procedure.  Not all fillers are created equal, so consult with your dermatologist to discuss the different types of fillers available and which areas of your skin would benefit the most. 

July 24, 2017
Tags: Botox  

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.