Tired of lines and wrinkles defining your look? Maybe it’s time to get Botox!
There is a reason Botox has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available. Are you interested in finding out what it can do to boost your appearance? If so, then isn’t it about time you talked to Dr. Alan Rockoff and Dr. Katherine Fening, our Brookline and Andover, MA dermatologists, about what Botox can do for you?
What is Botox and how does it work?
Botox is made from a neurotoxin called Clostridium botulinum that is naturally occurring within the environment. This neurotoxin is injected into the surface of the skin to temporarily prevent certain muscles from contracting. In return, lines and wrinkles appear smoother.
How is Botox performed?
Once your Brookline and Andover skin doctor has deemed you ideal for this cosmetic treatment the Botox procedure only takes a few minutes to administer. Botox is injected right into the muscles of the face or neck (depending on what areas you are treating) to temporarily paralyze the muscles and to keep them from contracting. Patients won’t notice results right away but will notice the effects of the treatment between 24-72 hours later.
What does Botox treat?
Botox is most often used to handle these cosmetic issues:
- Forehead wrinkles
- Crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes)
- Frown lines
- Lip lines
- Lines around the chin, mouth and neck
How long do results last?
Once your brilliant results start shining through you can expect them to last anywhere between four to six months before the muscles return to normal. But you will notice that even when wrinkles and lines reappear they will look smoother and less noticeable than they were before treatment. Plus you can always opt for subsequent Botox treatments to maintain your results for longer.
If you are ready to enhance and improve your appearance then call The Rockoff Dermatology Center in Brookline and Andover, MA today and find out if Botox is right for you!