Posts for tag: Botox

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!

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.