By Rockoff Dermatology Center
May 28, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

Find out if this cosmetic treatment is all you need to take years off your face.


Are you looking for ways to improve your appearance? If so, you may be considering how our Brookline, MA, dermatologist Dr. Alan Rockoff can help you. If the idea of cosmetic dermatology has piqued your interest but you aren’t quite ready to consider cosmetic surgery then you may want to consider Botox treatment.

What is Botox?

Botox is a simple minimally invasive injectable treatment that targets the lines and wrinkles of the face. Botox works differently from dermal fillers, which are used to fill out lines and wrinkles. Instead, Botox uses a special medical-grade neurotoxin, known as botulinum toxin A, which relaxes the muscles and temporarily prevents them from contracting. When these muscles can’t contract it immediately lessens the appearance of wrinkles.

What does Botox treat?

Botox can treat a variety of moderate-to-severe lines and wrinkles of the face; however, it won’t treat all facial wrinkles. Botox is only able to address dynamic wrinkles, or lines that are due to muscle contractions. Any lines or wrinkles that are more visible when you smile or frown are the wrinkles that Botox can treat. This procedure is not right for smoothing away lines and wrinkles caused by gravity or sun damage.

Botox is great for treating,

  • Crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes)
  • Laugh lines (wrinkles around the mouth)
  • Nasolabial folds (deep wrinkles around the nose)
  • Forehead and chin wrinkles and fine lines

What should I expect from Botox treatment?

Many people turn to Botox when they are first considering anti-aging treatments because the results are only temporary, the procedure is quick and relatively painless, and there are no surgeries or invasive procedures involved. In fact, getting Botox from our Brookline, MA, skin doctor only takes a few minutes. We will apply a numbing gel or ice pack to the area prior to administering the needles. Once the needles are administered you can go right back to your daily routine. There is absolutely no downtime involved in getting Botox.

When will I see results?

Unlike dermal fillers, you won’t see instant results with Botox. It will take a couple of days for smoother skin to appear, with full results showing up within a week after treatment. Botox results last about 3-4 months.

Are you ready to find out if Botox is the treatment to help smooth out those lines and wrinkles? If so, call the experts at The Rockoff Dermatology Center in Brookline and Andover, MA, to schedule your consultation.


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