Botox has revolutionized the way we treat dynamic wrinkles and has now replaced many of the more traditional surgical approaches to facial aging. It is an extremely safe treatment, and in the right hands, produces beautiful, natural-appearing results. Botox is also used for the treatment of hyperhidrosis, or extensive sweating of the axilla, hands, and feet. We believe that Botox injection is as much an art form as it is a science.
Botox is particularly useful for eliminating the unwanted lines of facial expression, such as the vertical “frown line” that is present between the eyebrows. It is also a superb treatment for the horizontal lines on the forehead, the “smile” or “crow’s feet” lines around the eyes, the vertical lines on the upper lip, as well as the down-turned corners of the mouth. In treating these wrinkles, a small amount of Botox is injected directly into the muscle, which decreases the muscle contraction and thus the repeated creasing of the skin, which causes the lines.
Our board-certified dermatologists have a deep understanding of the human anatomy and can readily visualize facial muscles to make these injections very safe. The effects from Botox are noticeable after five days and peak after two weeks. Gradually, over a period of three to five months, the Botox wears off, and the muscles will regain their function. Treatment is repeated as needed. Care is taken to not over-treat to maintain a natural, healthy appearance.
You may be a candidate for a Botox if you are beginning to notice lines and wrinkles on your face. Specifically, smile lines, crows feet, frown lines, or forehead lines. If you notice these lines appear and gradually increase, then consider talking with one of our physicians at Surgical Dermatology Group. They can assess your skin and determine if Botox is the appropriate solution for you.
Botox is a safe and quick procedure. Your physician will discuss your goals and evaluate your needs on a case-by-case basis. After you agree on a plan, the treatment itself generally doesn’t take more than 15 minutes.
The majority of our patients tolerate Botox exceptionally well and don’t experience much pain from the injections. Our team can apply a topical numbing cream if you would like; however, most patients do not need this additional step.
The physicians at Surgical Dermatology Group have years of experience and expert training to be able to provide aesthetically pleasing results. Treatment of wrinkles truly is an art form, and a combination of Botox with soft tissue fillers is often synergistic. Our physicians will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is personally derived to restore your natural, youthful appearance.