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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.

January 03, 2019
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Botox  

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.