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.