What is Botox®?
Botox is the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatment in the United States. The cosmetic injection is FDA approved for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate-to-severe facial lines and wrinkles in men and women.
Specifically, Botox smooths out:
- Frown lines (wrinkles between your eyebrows)
- Crow’s feet (lines at the corner of your eyes)
- Forehead wrinkles
At Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center, Botox injections are one of the most sought-after cosmetic treatments. The expert dermatologists know exactly where to place the injections to get the most naturally rejuvenating results.
How does Botox work?
Botox works by blocking the nerve signals from the brain to the muscle to prevent movement of the muscle. With carefully placed injections into your facial muscles, Botox causes the muscle to relax and weaken, preventing the skin folding that creates the deep lines and wrinkles.
As you get older, your skin’s production of collagen slows down. Collagen is a structural protein found in the dermal layer of your skin that provides strength, elasticity, and resilience. Loss of collagen makes your skin more vulnerable to the lines and wrinkles caused by your repeated facial expressions.
Botox injections stop the muscles from scrunching the skin to create wrinkles, allowing them to relax and smooth out.
Do Botox injections hurt?
Your provider at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center uses a thin needle to inject tiny amounts of Botox into specific muscle groups in your face to get the best results.
You may feel a pinching sensation during the injection, but the sensation is fleeting. If you’re sensitive to pain, the team adjusts your treatment plan to minimize discomfort.
Your Botox injections only take a few minutes and there’s no downtime afterward. However, the team recommends you avoid strenuous exercise for at least two hours after your aesthetic treatment.
How long does Botox last?
The improvements in your look from Botox last 3-4 months. Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center recommends you contact the office as soon as you notice the effects of your cosmetic treatment wearing off so they can repeat your injections. Click here to see examples of Botox results.
Regular Botox treatments thins the muscle under the skin, which may increase the longevity of your treatments.
Erasing lines and wrinkles is easy with Botox injections at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center. Call the office or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool today.