Age and collagen depletion are not the only culprits in wrinkle formation. Many other factors affect the skin on a daily basis, leading to wrinkles in the long run. Some of these factors include hormonal fluctuations, sun exposure, and damage by free radicals and muscle contractions. The use of BOTOX® injections at Rao Dermatology helps to treat moderate to severe wrinkles, leading to a more radiant and youthful appearance.
While it is impossible to stop the aging process and the appearance of wrinkles, aesthetic medicine has made it quite easy to stall the process for much longer. Here are frequently asked questions about wrinkle treatment with BOTOX®.
How Does the Treatment Work?
BOTOX® works by blocking nerve signals in the muscles that are prone to contractions. The everyday use of facial expressions for communication puts a strain on facial muscles, resulting in creases. These creases become pronounced over time, forming wrinkles. The facial muscles we use daily are found in the forehead, eyebrows and around the eyes. It is easy to see why these areas are prone to wrinkles.
Who Is a Suitable Candidate?
If you’ve started to notice the formation of wrinkles or you already have them, whether you are female or male, BOTOX® can be a suitable solution for you. Your current health will play a huge role in whether you are fit for the treatment or not. The best place to start is by consulting a certified specialist who will provide you with all the necessary information and come up with the best course of action for your case.
How Safe Is the Treatment?
BOTOX® enjoys popularity in both medical and cosmetic fields as it has proven useful in numerous ways. For over a decade now, the cosmetic drug has been used safely and successfully as an effective solution for dynamic wrinkles.
How Long Does It Last?
It takes a few days to a week to see full results after your initial session. The effect generally lasts for four months. Follow-up visits are usually recommended as the treatment gradually stimulates the skin’s natural ability to rejuvenate.
How Long Is the Recovery Time?
Cosmetic injections like BOTOX® do not require downtime as the sessions are usually fast, taking at least 15 minutes. The treatment is non-invasive and requires no recovery time. If any downtime is required it is very minimal.
For your unique cosmetic needs, Rao Dermatology offers comfortable and state-of-the-art solutions at our offices in Manhattan, NY, Atlantic Highlands and Woodbridge, NJ, and Fresno and Hanford, CA. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!