Posts for: March, 2016
You want to get rid of those lines in your face, but you don’t want plastic surgery. Maybe you’re wondering if Botox is a good option to consider. After all, Botox is the most popular cosmetic medical procedure in the world, with more than 6 million procedures done each year.
If you live in the Andover, Maryland area, consider contacting The Rockoff Dermatology Center to answer questions and find out what Botox can do for you.
Botox is a type of medication that utilizes a very small, safe amount of botulinum toxin. When injected, Botox temporarily paralyzes muscles by blocking certain chemical signals from the nerves that cause those muscles to contract.
Botox, which has been in use since the 1980s, is most often used to help alleviate facial wrinkles such as brow furrows, frown lines, and wrinkles around the eyes known as crow’s feet. It can also be used to treat other conditions, including crossed eyes and neck bands.
Botox treatments are temporary but can last for some time depending on the patient. In fact, a study published in the July/August 2015 issue of journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery found that Botox injections may improve skin elasticity and pliability for up to four months.
When administered by a qualified and experienced medical professional such as a qualified dermatologist, Botox can be a safe, effective non-surgical cosmetic option for smoothing facial wrinkles. However, it is important to remember that while Botox injections are considered safe, it may not be the best option for everyone. Therefore, it is important that the decision to undergo Botox injections, as well as the procedure itself, be done with the advice and guidance of a qualified, experienced medical professional.
If you live in the Andover, Md. area and you are seeking a qualified Dermatologist to help you learn more about what Botox can do for you, consider contacting The Rockoff Dermatology Center. For more information call 978-475-9230 or visit our website at www.rockoffcenter.com.