FAQs About Botox
By Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates
July 15, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

BotoxFind out more about Botox treatments and how they can make you look younger.

We all want to have healthy, ageless skin. While we haven’t found the Fountain of Youth it doesn’t meant that your Annapolis, MD dermatologist Dr. Gerald Newman doesn’t have other ways to quickly and easily give you younger-looking skin. Find out about Botox and how this simple treatment could give you more radiant, youthful skin.

Q. What is Botox?

A. Botox is an injectable cosmetic that uses a toxin known as botulinum toxin that is produced by the bacteriumClostridium botulinum.

Q. How can Botox make me look younger?

A. Your Annapolis dermatologist injects Botox to help improve the skin’s appearance. Once you have received the injection, it will interfere with the signals sent from the nerves to the muscles so they are unable to contract. This will help to soften the appearance of current wrinkles while also temporarily preventing new ones from forming.

Q. What skin issues can Botox treat?

A. Botox is able to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the forehead, chin, and around the eyes (crow’s feet) and mouth (laugh lines).

Q. Does getting Botox hurt?

A. The majority of patients feel nothing more than a slight pinch. If you are sensitive to pain, your Annapolis dermatologist can also apply a topical numbing cream to your skin beforehand so you are less likely to feel the injections.

Q. Who shouldn’t get Botox?

A. Those who are breastfeeding, pregnant and those who have been diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease should not get Botox. Talk to your Annapolis dermatologist beforehand to see if Botox is right for you.

Q. How long will my results last?

A. Botox results will last roughly four months, after which the muscle contractions will slowly start to return. In order to reduce the appearance of these lines and wrinkles again you will need another Botox treatment. Fortunately, these wrinkles will look less severe than they did before your treatments.

Q. How long will it take to get Botox in Annapolis, MD?

A. The injections only take a couple minutes, making Botox treatment very easy and quick. Most patients can get Botox in less than 10 minutes.

Ready to find out if you’re a good candidate for Botox treatment? Then contact your Annapolis, MD dermatologist today at Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates. It’s never too late to get a more youthful appearance.