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May 19, 2021
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

Are you missing the youthful skin you used to have? Aging takes a toll on your body, and your face can reflect that. If you have fine lines and wrinkles, Botox can help. Dr. Paul Kostuchenko and the providers at Westgate Dermatology and Laser Center, offer Botox in Winston Salem and Kernersville, NC, to rejuvenate your skin.

What is Botox Treatment?

Botox is an injectable treatment made from a neurotoxin that works on the muscles and their movement. The muscles make lines and wrinkles pronounced as they contract. When they are relaxed, the area looks smooth. Botox can be used to treat crow’s feet, furrows between the eyebrows, and fine lines.

What is it Like To Get Botox in Winston Salem and Kernersville, NC?

Your provider will administer treatment with a very thin needle. The number of injections will depend on the area being treated. You should feel minimal pain.  Treatment only takes around 15 minutes, making Botox one of the fastest cosmetic procedures. There is also no downtime, so you can get back to your routine immediately.

Most people do not experience any side effects, but slight swelling or redness in the injection site can happen. Your final results will be visible within 7-10 days. You will see the fine lines and wrinkles significantly reduced, and your skin will look smoother and younger. Botox treatments are temporary, and your results will last for up to 3-4 months before you can come into our offices for refresher treatments to maintain your new look.

Visit Your Dermatologist Today

If you are interested in Botox in Winston Salem and Kernersville, NC, contact Westgate Dermatology and Laser Center. You can reach us at (336) 768-1280 to schedule an appointment for a free consultation to hear about Botox treatments and our other cosmetic services.

April 14, 2020
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Botox  

Nowadays, the age of people opting to get Botox is getting younger and younger because they are after the treatment’s preventive benefits. Call us at Westgate Dermatology and Laser Center - Winston Salem for a complimentary consultation to determine if Botox is right for you. In the meantime, here are general recommendations for when you should consider getting Botox.

During Your 20s

Most dermatologists recommend Botox injections for people in their 20s when they have lines that are starting to stick around.  Once you see these expression lines remaining when your face is at rest and moisturized, you should consider preventive Botox injections. In some individuals, this could be during their mid-20s.

During Your 30s

Your expressions, muscle movement, and amount of sun damage will all come into play when deciding to receive Botox in your 30s. Most individuals, however, regardless of gender, start getting Botox injections in their 30s because of lines on the forehead, eyes, and around the lips. 

During Your 40s

In most cases, the most suitable time to start Botox injections would depend on a person’s lifestyle.  If your lifestyle involves a lot of sun exposure or is tougher on your skin, like if you live in a high altitude or you’re a smoker, then you might need to start Botox much earlier.

Need More Information on Botox? Call Us.

Call Westgate Dermatology and Laser Center, P.A. in Winston-Salem, NC, at (336) 768-1280 to set your appointment. 

Please note that we have currently suspended our operations at our Thomasville Medical Center office for April and May.

By Westgate Dermatology and Laser Center, P.A.
November 20, 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.

April 25, 2019
Category: Botox
Tags: Botox  

Facial lines and wrinkles, even if they're fairly small, have an undeniable effect your appearance. Botox Cosmetic smooths and minimizes botoxlines 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.

February 12, 2019
Category: Botox
Tags: Botox   wrinkles  

Find out how this simple cosmetic treatment can take years off your face in no time.

Do you hate that the first thing you seem to notice when you smile are the lines around your mouth and eyes? If so, then you may be botoxconsidering different cosmetic options for refreshing your appearance. It’s important for our patients to know that they don’t have to undergo extensive procedures in order to achieve a more youthful look. Dr. Paul Kostuchenko and Anne Tyson Edwards, PA-C are happy to offer Botox for smoothing away certain lines and wrinkles from the face.

How does Botox work?

Botox is a cosmetic injectable that works by disrupting the signals from the nerves to the muscles, which prevents the muscles from contracting. Since the muscles are temporarily unable to contract this will automatically smooth away certain lines and wrinkles from the face.

Botox is most often used to target lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, nose, forehead, and eyebrows. Wrinkles that are accentuated when making facial expressions will respond best to Botox treatment, while wrinkles caused by gravity or sun damage will not. Dealing with laugh lines or crow’s feet? Botox can smooth those lines away in minutes.

What should I expect from Botox treatment?

The procedure itself is very straightforward and simple, taking only a few minutes. Since there is no recovery period, our providers can administer your Botox injections when it works with your schedule and then you can immediately get back to work or your daily routine. Side effects are mild and will go away within a day or two.

Before administering Botox, some patients may choose a numbing gel to reduce any discomfort. Botox injections are extremely thin and most patients report feeling nothing more than a very slight burning or pinch. Of course, those who are sensitive may want to discuss numbing the area prior to getting Botox.

When will I see results?

While dermal fillers can produce results almost immediately, it will take a few days to see the results of your Botox treatment. Results last about 3-4 months, although if you are happy with the way you look, you can come back in for maintenance injections to refresh your results and to make it last longer.

Interested? Give us a call!  Your consultation appointment is FREE

Are you interested in what Botox can do for your appearance? If so, then let’s sit down and talk about it. Call Westgate Dermatology and Laser Center in Winston-Salem.  Dial (336) 768-1280 for Winston-Salem. (Note:  We only provide cosmetic services at our Winston Salem office)