Posts for tag: Botox

By Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates
January 07, 2020
Tags: Botox  

Worried about wrinkles? They can be caused by aging, tobacco use, facial contractions, and sun exposure. Several wrinkle treatment Wrinklesoptions are available. Dermatologists have a surprising array of tools and techniques to help combat the signs of aging. Led by Dr. Gerald Newman, Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates (located in Annapolis, MD) offers state-of-the-art treatments for wrinkles. Read on to find out how we can help you.

1. BOTOX Injections: BOTOX is a prescription medicine that is injected into facial muscles and used to improve the look of wrinkles, fine lines, crow's feet, and smile lines. BOTOX is a quick procedure that requires no recovery or downtime. With BOTOX treatment, you can get real, noticeable results and still look like yourself.

2. Dermal Fillers: Dermal fillers or injectables, such as Juvederm, Radiesse, and Sculptra can smooth wrinkles within the skin. Injectables are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to soften creases, smooth lines, restore lost volume, or enhance facial contours. The results usually last about 6 to 12 months.

3. Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that gently exfoliates your skin to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. It will leave your skin as smooth as velvet and feeling refreshed. Microdermabrasion is a simple and quick procedure.

4. Chemical Peels: Chemical peels can provide skin health in a deeper fashion than facials. It is a resurfacing procedure in which a solution is applied to the skin that removes the upper layer. The skin that grows back after the procedure is smoother and less wrinkled in appearance. A chemical peel is a safe procedure when performed by a qualified and experienced doctor.

5. Photo Rejuvenation: Photo rejuvenation is a cosmetic treatment that uses photodynamic therapy, intense pulsed light, or lasers to treat skin problems such as fine lines, wrinkles, and spots. It is a quick procedure that involves no downtime, making it a convenient option for people with busy schedules.

If you want to eliminate facial wrinkles without surgery, call one of Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates's offices to schedule an appointment- (410) 337-3770- in Annapolis, MD; (410) 337-3770- Towson, MD. We offer many highly effective, non-surgical solutions to wrinkles and lines.

By Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates
September 04, 2019
Tags: Botox  

Botox is one of the most commonly requested minimally invasive cosmetic procedures requested by patients. It is an alternative to plastic Botoxsurgery and provides lasting results. As a potential patient of Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates in Annapolis, MD, it’s reasonable that you may have a list of frequently asked questions about Botox. Here are some of the most common questions and the corresponding answers that can help give you peace of mind about this cosmetic treatment.

 

What Is Botox Composed Of?

Botox is a proprietary serum that is composed of a formulation called botulinum toxin. It is officially classified as a “neurotoxin,” and is used in many different applications, including dermatological treatments. The Botox serum releases neurotransmitters to the muscles in your face, causing them to stop contracting. In effect, the muscles “freeze” and visible lines on the face disappear.

 

How Is Botox Applied?

Botox is administered through a series of quick injections to certain locations on the face. For example, if the problem is lines in the forehead, the injection sites will be at various locations above the eyebrows or near your hairline. Botox can also be injected near the mouth, nose, and around the eyes in the case of crow’s feet and smile lines. A numbing solution may be applied to the face for your comfort—the procedure will only take a few minutes. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, over 1.5 million Botox injections are administered each year.

 

Is Botox a Long-Term Solution?

After a Botox treatment with your Annapolis, MD dermatologist, you can expect the results to last for 3-4 months. When you start to see the effects wear off, you can revisit the office for another treatment. With regular sessions, it is possible that the wrinkle-smoothing results will last longer, as the muscles are trained to relax. Compared to the risks involved with plastic surgery, Botox is a viable option for many patients who want a more youthful look in a short period of time.

 

Schedule a Botox Consultation

To see if Botox is right for you, schedule a consultation with Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates in Annapolis, MD. You may also learn about additional cosmetic facial treatments that can improve your appearance. Call the office at (410) 224-8001 today for an appointment with Dr. Gerald Newman.

By Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates
February 01, 2019
Tags: Botox  

Are fine lines making you feel old and tired? Well, you're not alone. Millions of people across the nation experience the effects of facial aging, but you can take advantage of a quick and easy treatment which erases those troublesome wrinkles. At Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates in Annapolis, MD, Dr. Gerald Newman offers BOTOX, a cosmetic treatment that entails using pain-free injections to smooth lines on the upper face in order to give men and women a refreshed appearance. Read on to learn what BOTOX can do for you!

 

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX Cosmetic is a medically supervised aesthetic skin treatment. A refined form of the botulism protein, this injectable medication reduces the movement of selected muscles, thus smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by aging.

FDA-approved and sporting a long track record of pleasing results, BOTOX treatments are well-tolerated, last for months, and are both fast and comfortable. In fact, you can be in and out of our Annapolis, MD, office in less than an hour when going in for treatment!

 

The treatment process

Dr. Newman will examine your skin and review your medical history to be sure BOTOX is right for you. If it is, he'll use a fine needle to place the medication just under the skin in areas typically affected by dynamic wrinkling, such as:

  • The forehead
  • Between the eyebrows (those vertical wrinkles which resemble the number 11)
  • Crow's feet at the corners of the eyes
  • Lines between the nose and mouth and at the sides of the mouth

The effects are noticeable right away; however, full effect takes anywhere from 24 hours to a few days. Then, your relaxed, smooth look will begin to fade after 6 months or so when you'll be eligible for additional treatment.

Side effects
They are very minimal, and the injections are comfortable, with only a mild pin prick sensation. When you leave Dr. Newman's office, you may notice some redness, tenderness and swelling at the injection sites, but this won't last long. In almost all cases, you'll be able to get back to work and your other normal activities right away.

Find out more
For more information on what BOTOX can do for you, please contact Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates. Come in and discuss your options with Dr. Gerald Newman by phoning our Annapolis, MD, office at (410) 224-8001.

By Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates
September 14, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Botox  

Looking younger is a common wish among many different types of people. Though there are many miracle cures on the market to tighten botoxyour skin or rid you of wrinkles or fine lines, only a few actually work. With all the snake oil, you may have a hard time finding the tried and true procedures with the results you desire. Offered by your Baltimore and Annapolis, MD, dermatologist, Dr. Gerald Newman, Botox is an FDA-approved, effective way to treat your fine lines and wrinkles to make you look younger. Find out more about Botox with Dr. Gerald Newman at Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates.

What does Botox do? 
When injected into the muscles beneath the skin, Botox freezes the muscle, preventing it from moving. With the muscle unable to move, it cannot cause the skin on top of it to fold, which causes a wrinkle. This prevents a wrinkle from forming at all. The frozen muscle also allows the skin to relax, smoothing any existing wrinkles or fine lines. Your doctor will use a super-thin needle to inject Botox into the muscles in the facial area.

Is Botox safe? 
Botox is FDA-approved and safe for use. A good candidate for Botox has unwanted lines or wrinkles is in good health. Patients who are allergic to certain medications or ingredients in Botox should avoid Botox treatments. Additionally, doctors advise patients with certain conditions against Botox treatments. Consult with your doctor to ensure that Botox is the best treatment for you.

Can Botox help me? 
Botox lessens the appearance of and even prevents unwanted fine lines and wrinkles. Doctors also use Botox for other reasons, such as to treat migraine headaches, excessive sweatiness, and open pores.

Botox Treatments in Baltimore and Annapolis, MD
Your Botox treatment will take place right in your dermatologist’s office and last only about 15 minutes. If necessary, your doctor will apply numbing cream to the facial skin in the treatment area. Then, your doctor will inject Botox into the muscles underneath your skin. You may feel a small prick as the needle enters the skin and experience some redness or bruising after the treatment. These side effects usually resolve themselves in 24-48 hours.

For more information on Botox, please contact Dr. Newman at Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates in Baltimore and Annapolis, MD. Call (410) 224-8001 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Newman today!

By Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates
September 21, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox   wrinkles  

Although the fountain of youth is only a fairy tale, Botox can help you and your complexion look and feel younger. This treatment, botoxavailable at your Annapolis, MD dermatologist’s office, is quick, easy and effective. But how does Botox work? Find out with help from Dr. Gerald Newman at Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Associates of Annapolis and Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates.

What is Botox? 
Botox is a dermatological treatment which involves injecting Botox into the facial skin. Botox freezes the muscles underneath the skin, paralyzing the muscle and preventing wrinkles and fine lines from forming. Botox also relaxes the skin, which smooths existing wrinkles and lines. Doctors administer Botox over 6 million times a year, with about 90% of patients reporting that they are happy with their results.

How does Botox work? 
When injected into the skin, Botox stops the signals sent from the nerve to the brain to move the muscle. The muscle no longer moves and prevents new wrinkles since the skin remains flat. The paralyzed muscle also allows the skin over it to relax, smoothing out and lessening the appearance of existing wrinkles and fine lines. The procedure itself begins with the patient lying on an examination table. Your doctor uses a very fine needle attached to a syringe to inject Botox into the problem areas of the facial muscles. Most patients focus on the area between their eyebrows and the areas on the sides of the eyes.

Botox Treatment in Annapolis, MD
Botox is recommended for adults over the age of 18. Patients should be in good general health and have realistic expectations for their results. Most patients report feeling a slight pinch at the injection site but say the procedure itself is painless. There may be some pain and swelling around injection sites for the first day or so. Treatments last around 15 minutes and have no downtime or recovery period. Doctors also use Botox to treat conditions like migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscular, bladder and bowel disorders.

For more information on Botox, please contact Dr. Newman at Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Associates of Annapolis and Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates in Annapolis, MD. Call (410) 224-8001​ to schedule your Botox session with Dr. Newman today!