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By Robert K Dyer, MD
November 21, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

We all would like to find that magical solution that would keep us looking young forever. Of course, while we certainly haven’t found the Fountain of Youth just yet, advancements in cosmetic dermatology are coming impressively close. If you are looking for a fast, simple, and non-invasive way to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, talk with our dermatologist about whether Botox could give you the results you want.

What is Botox?

Botox is a purified, medical-grade neurotoxin that is injected directly into muscle groups of the face. When Botox is injected into the muscles, it reduces the brain-sent signals that cause the muscles to contract. As a result, this cosmetic treatment prevents muscle contractions, thus temporarily reducing the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles.

Botox can be used to smooth away wrinkles between the brows, on the foreheads, around the eyes (crow’s feet), and the mouth (“laugh lines”). In fact, any lines or wrinkles that are accentuated when you frown or smile can often be treated with Botox.

What is it like to get Botox treatment?

Botox is non-invasive and doesn’t require surgery or other aggressive techniques. It only takes our skin doctor a couple of minutes to administer Botox, and these thin needles are well-tolerated by our patients.

Additionally, there is absolutely no downtime associated with receiving Botox, allowing many patients to come in for treatment and return right back to work and their daily routine immediately after. It only takes about 10 minutes to administer Botox and side effects are minimal.

What kind of results should I expect with Botox?

You won’t see results immediately, as it will take the body time to respond to treatment. Most people will see results within 3-4 days and results can last anywhere from 4-6 months. If you’re happy with your results and wish they would last longer, then you can talk with your cosmetic dermatologist about how often you should come in for maintenance treatments.

Whether you have questions about receiving Botox treatment or if you want to find out if you are the ideal candidate for treatment, don’t hesitate to call your dermatologist’s office today to schedule a consultation.

By Robert K Dyer, MD
August 13, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

Your skin doctor at South County Dermatology in East Greenwich offers a number of aesthetic treatments that can make your skin look great. One of the most popular of these cosmetic enhancements comes in the form of Botox, an injectable protein that suppresses the action of certain facial muscles in order to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. If you have been considering Botox, read on to learn how your dermatologists, Dr. Robert Dyer and Dr. Vincent Criscione, use this treatment to rejuvenate their patients’ looks!

How does Botox work? 
Botox Cosmetic is a super-pure form of the botulism toxin. During treatment, a miniscule amount of this protein is injected into the skin in order to both limit the action of facial muscles and make the skin look less lined and aged. Typical areas that experience dynamic wrinkles are around the eyes (crow's feet), between the nose and mouth, between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), and across the forehead.

Who can receive Botox treatments?
Healthy adults ages 65 and under can. To begin, Dr. Dyer or Dr. Criscione will inspect your skin and review your medical history before recommending any medical or aesthetic skin treatment, including Botox.

Are there any side effects?
Some patients feel a slight stinging sensation as they receive the injections. Also, some experience very mild redness, tenderness and limited bruising on the injection site. All-in-all, the treatments are quick (taking about half an hour), comfortable, and patients return to their usual routines right away.

Are the results permanent?
No, the results maximize in about two days after treatment and then continue to work for up to six months. At this time, they may be re-done as needed.

Does Botox have other medical applications?
Yes, it does. Botox was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 for cosmetic uses, and since then, the FDA also has approved it for medical conditions such as migraine headaches in adults, strabismus (cross-eyes), TMD (jaw joint dysfunction), hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and overactive bladder, among others.

The look you want made easy
If you're ready for a change, contact South County Dermatology for an aesthetic skin consultation. We have four locations: East Greenwich, Narragansett, Westerly, and Barrington. Call the office team at (401) 471-3376.

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.