Facial lines and wrinkles, even if they're fairly small, have an undeniable effect your appearance. Botox Cosmetic smooths and minimizes lines and wrinkles for as long as three to four months, helping you look more youthful. Your Winston Salem and Thomasville, NC, dermatologist, Dr. Paul Kostuchenko, offer Botox and a variety of other cosmetic treatments at Westgate Dermatology and Laser Center.
How does Botox work?
Your facial muscles contract every time you frown, squint, laugh, and smile. Over time, fine lines and wrinkles develop in the skin covering those muscles. Botox injections relax the muscles, which causes the skin to become smoother.
Is Botox safe?
Botox Cosmetic contains tiny amounts of the botulinum toxin. The toxin is purified and is perfectly safe to use for line and wrinkle reduction treatment. In fact, the injections have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of lines and wrinkles.
Who can benefit from Botox injections?
Botox is often used to minimize vertical lines between the forehead, forehead furrows, crow's feet, lip lines and nasolabial fold lines. The treatment is a good choice for many people but isn't appropriate for people who have muscle diseases, myasthenia gravis, or are pregnant or nursing.
The injections are very helpful in treating shallow to moderate lines and wrinkles. If you have very deep lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers may be a better option.
Are Botox injections painful?
Your Winston Salem or Thomasville dermatologist uses a small needle to minimize injection-site pain. You'll probably only notice a slight stinging sensation when you receive the injections. Your treatment may take as little as 10 minutes, depending on the number of areas to be treated.
When will I see results?
Your fine lines and wrinkles may begin to look a little smoother two or three days after treatment. It usually takes about 10 days to two weeks to see the full effects of Botox injections. Scheduling regular follow-up treatments every three to four months will help you maintain your appearance.
Improve your appearance with Botox! Call your Winston Salem and Thomasville, NC, dermatologist, Dr. Paul Kostuchenko of Westgate Dermatology and Laser Center, at (336) 714-0238 for our Winston Salem office and (336) 714-0238 for our Thomasville office to schedule an appointment.