Years of squinting and frowning can create facial lines that make you appear older than you feel. Botox® is a popular cosmetic treatment that temporarily smooths out these facial lines and wrinkles. Receiving regular Botox injections over time can slow the aging process. The highly skilled cosmetic dermatology team at Redwood Empire Dermatology provides Botox injections at their offices in Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, and Oakmont, California. To schedule your Botox consultation, call the office most convenient to you or schedule an appointment online today.
Botox is an injection that contains a neurotoxin made by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. When injected in small amounts into specific areas of the body, the neurotoxin blocks nerve signals to prevent the muscle movements that create wrinkles. Botox injections do not contain actual Clostridium Botulinum bacteria.
Botox is best known for smoothing out facial lines and wrinkles, but it also treats medical conditions like excessive sweating and migraines. Redwood Empire Dermatology provides Botox injections to treat:
Every time you squint, frown, or concentrate, your facial muscles fold the skin. As you get older and your skin loses some of its natural strength and elasticity, the constant skin folding creates permanent lines and wrinkles at the outer corner of the eyes, in between your eyebrows, along the side of the nose, and on your forehead.
Botox injections stop the muscle movement that causes the folding, allowing the skin to relax and the wrinkles to smooth themselves out.
The highly skilled team at Redwood Empire Dermatology customizes your Botox injections at your initial consultation and reviews what to expect.
In general, Botox injections are a quick in-office treatment that requires no special preparation and no downtime. Your dermatologist cleans your skin with an antiseptic agent. Then, they expertly inject the Botox into specific areas on your face.
You need multiple injections, but your dermatologist uses a small needle to administer the Botox, so you should feel minimal discomfort. You may have some red marks at the site of the injections, but these disappear quickly.
You can go back to your usual activities after your session. However, the Redwood Empire Dermatology team recommends waiting at least two hours before engaging in strenuous physical activity.
You should see improvements in your look about seven days after your Botox injections. Results typically last 2-4 months.
The team at Redwood Empire Dermatology recommends scheduling your subsequent Botox injections when you notice a return of your lines and wrinkles. Regular Botox may prevent new wrinkles from forming.
Redwood Empire Dermatology specializes in cosmetic dermatology and may recommend combining your Botox injections with fillers to enhance the effects.
Call Redwood Empire Dermatology or schedule your Botox consultation online today.