Botox is among the most popular cosmetic dermatology treatments, with good reason. It's effective and safe, requires no downtime, and provides exceptional results. If you've never had Botox before and you're wondering if it might be a good option for you, you might consider talking to a dermatologist.
When Should I Start Botox Treatments?
It's a common assumption that Botox is only appropriate for older adults. In fact, seeing a cosmetic dermatologist for Botox treatments sooner, rather than later, can actually preserve your youthful appearance by discouraging the formation of lines and wrinkles. A dermatologist can tell you when it might be appropriate for you to begin receiving Botox treatments. Generally, it's best to wait until you start seeing lines begin to form because this allows your dermatologist to inject Botox precisely into the areas where you need it.
Do the Injections Hurt?
Your dermatologist will use a very thin needle to inject Botox, which means you'll barely feel anything. You may feel a brief stinging sensation.
Will My Face Look "Frozen?"
Some people avoid Botox injections over the unfounded concern that it creates a "frozen" face look. In fact, a skilled dermatologist can inject Botox in a way that creates natural-looking results. You'll still be able to make facial expressions and there's a good chance that no one will know you've had cosmetic treatments. Additionally, Botox does not affect sensation in the treated areas; your face will not feel numb.
How Long do the Results Last?
You'll see the results in about one to two weeks after your dermatology appointment. The longevity of the results can vary considerably from patient to patient. Some patients may go in for another appointment in three months, while others can wait as long as 10 months.
If you have more questions about Botox or other cosmetic dermatology treatments, the team at Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery will be happy to help you. We provide a comprehensive range of skincare services at our 120+ locations throughout the country. Call (866) 400-3376 to schedule a visit with a dermatologist near you.