We are living much longer than our ancestors did, and even though our bodies may feel more energetic as we get older, they will begin to show signs of aging at some point.
Luckily, when it comes to your skin, Skin Wellness Dermatology has solutions for men and women that put you in control of your aging process.
One of the most common ways to help your skin look as vibrant as you feel is with targeted botulinum injections. Botulinum toxin is known more commonly as Botox®. Xeomin and Dysport are other brands of the same product.
If you’re curious about Botox in Birmingham and Chelsea, AL, set up an appointment with Skin Wellness Dermatology now by texting 850-920-3412 or calling 205-871-7332.
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What Issues Can Botox® Treatment Help With?
These FDA–approved anti-aging treatments are ideal for the treatment of face and neck wrinkles. In clinical trials, adult patients treated with Botox saw improvement in the appearance of:
- Crow’s feet lines
- Frown lines and severe forehead lines
- Lines between the eyebrows
- Platysmal bands on the neck
- Smile lines and marionette lines
Discover the difference! To explore your options and discuss Botox cosmetic solutions with a certified dermatologist, make an appointment with Skin Wellness Dermatology today.
Botox®, How Does it Work?
There are 43 unique muscles at work on the face, allowing us to chew, smile, speak, laugh, frown, and communicate our every emotion. As these muscles are consistently worked, they become toned beneath the skin and wrinkles form above them. Lines and wrinkles on the face may make you appear older, tired, and even angry when you are not.
Enter Botox, an injectable drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. While this same toxin is found in botulism, science has given us a way to utilize it in controlled applications to treat various issues.
Similar to muscle relaxants, the botulinum toxin injection inhibits the synaptic release of the acetylcholine neurotransmitter and stops the muscle contractions that cause wrinkles. By applying botulinum to tensed muscles in order to relax them, we can smooth the skin safely and effectively for a calmer, more youthful appearance.
This form of treatment addresses one part of the problem of facial wrinkles: the muscles beneath the skin. In many cases, relaxing the muscles is sufficient for optimal results and rejuvenation. For wrinkles that are deeper, more resistant, or in certain locations, our medical professionals may recommend complementing this treatment with a suitable dermal filler for a complete non-invasive face-lifting effect.
To compare Juvéderm vs Sculptra vs Botox and find out which popular injectable is right for you, set up a consultation with one of our certified dermatologists. The Skin Wellness team is ready to welcome you for a transparent discussion about your cosmetic desires and all your medical conditions.
What Are the Effects of Botox® Injections?
Did you know the benefits of Botox go beyond “skin deep?” In addition to Botox’s cosmetic uses, there are a variety of other benefits from this botulinum toxin type. Through the years, research has shown these products can be used for other purposes such as treatment of excessive sweating, relaxation of twitching eyes, and chronic migraine relief and prevention. Botox injections can even be used to treat overactive bladder/urinary incontinence, cervical dystonia neck pain, lower limb spasticity, and other medical conditions.
If you’re suffering from any of these or other muscle or nerve conditions, ask your healthcare provider if Botox is right for you and your needs.
What’s the Recovery Time for Botox® Injections?
Botox treatment — as well as Xeomin, and Dysport treatments — can typically be done in less than 20 minutes, and there is virtually no downtime.
The botulinum toxin treatment involves cosmetic injections that work by relaxing the facial muscles it is injected into. In Botox treatments, botulinum neurotoxin is introduced with a needle. Patients may expect to be slightly red in the treated areas for an hour or two after the injections. Though it’s rare, slight bruising may occasionally occur. This effect is easily treated with ice packs. (Patients on blood thinners are at higher risk for bruising, so please make sure to disclose any prescription medicine or over-the-counter medicines you are currently taking.) Some common side effects include a small bump — similar to a mosquito bite — and soreness at the injection site. Other reactions are rare, but tell your doctor if you experience more severe discomfort, allergic reactions, difficulty breathing, trouble swallowing, or other serious symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection.
Most patients are able to return to work or other activities with no one able to tell that the procedure has been done. While the immediate appearance is not altered, neither is the desired effect immediately evident. It takes approximately 7 to 14 days for the medication to become completely active.
The effects of Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport can last up to eight months and can be repeated as often as necessary to maintain an improved appearance.
While Botox is considered a one-time treatment, we recommend refreshing it every three to four months on average.
Why Choose Skin Wellness Dermatology?
Today, treating the skin for wrinkles is easier than ever. At Skin Wellness Dermatology, we are able to accomplish astonishing results with just a few injections. This is possible not only because of the quality of substances administered but also because of the skillful application of each injection.
Dr. Corey Hartman and Dr. Rayna Dyck are board-certified dermatologists with years of specific training and experience in treating the skin to perfection. They are also experienced in the use of Botox to treat frown lines, severe underarm sweating, bladder control issues, nerve disorders, and more. Browse our website to learn more about what services we offer. We also post news and articles where you can learn more about different procedures.
Schedule Botox® Treatment & Watch Your Confidence Bloom
When you receive cosmetic treatment at Skin Wellness Dermatology, you benefit from a high standard of care that improves your skin and your confidence along with it. If you’re looking to reduce wrinkles around the face and neck, Botox might be right for you. See results and return to your daily routine with zero downtime!
To set up your personalized Botox consultation, explore our other cosmetic dermatology services, or learn more about Skin Wellness loyalty programs, make an appointment, or contact us today. We’d love to see you at one of our two convenient locations in Birmingham and Chelsea, AL.Available on our VIP Membership