Tired of Wrinkles? We Can Help
By Robert K Dyer, MD
January 10, 2020
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Wrinkles  

As much as we don't like to speak about it, the natural aging process is inevitable. Sometimes wrinkles make their appearance around the eyes, forehead, laugh lines, and neck, causing us to feel self-conscious and uncomfortable. Wrinkles develop because as we get older, the skin loses elasticity and becomes more fragile. Other causes of drooping skin include overexposure to the sun, pollutants, and the repetition of facial movements. If you are tired of wrinkles, our providers at South County Dermatology can help by recommending East Greenwich, RI, Botox.

What is Botox?

Botox is a cosmetic treatment you can trust because it's the first and only FDA-approved treatment for moderate to severe frown lines, crows feet, and forehead lines. It's known for its cosmetic effects and works by blocking nerve signals to the muscles. Once injected into the skin, the muscle is unable to contract, which causes wrinkles to soften and smooth out.

Benefits of Botox

Botox is most effective on wrinkles, and has many medical uses in addition to aesthetic uses. Other conditions that benefit from this cosmetic treatment include:

  • Chronic migraines
  • Neck spasms
  • Excessive sweating 

What to Expect From the Procedure

East Greenwich, RI, Botox is a minimally invasive procedure that doesn't require anesthesia. Per your request, the problem area(s) is numbed with a topical for ultimate comfort. Once this is applied, you'll be able to sit back and relax as one of our providers at South County Dermatology inject a fine needle into the trouble spot. You'll be directed not to rub or touch the injection site for 2-4 hours after treatment and to avoid exercise for the remainder of the day. Results typically appear between three to 14 days and last for up to 3 months to a year.

If you are worn out by wrinkles, the solution is simple - stop looking at them. Your self-esteem doesn't have to suffer. East Greenwich, RI, Botox, is a popular choice to treat wrinkles and facial creases. We have four convenient South County Dermatology locations for patients in East Greenwich, RI, Narragansett, RI, Westerly, RI, and Barrington, RI. For appointment scheduling and more information about each practice, visit our website.