How Botox Can Improve Your Appearance
posted: Apr 23, 2015.
Give your skin the TLC it needs by considering Botox treatments in Tulsa.
You’ve probably seen ads and commercials talking about the wonderful benefits of getting Botox; however, how much do you really know about this cosmetic treatment and how can it improve your skin? Your Tulsa dermatologist has the answers to your most popular questions:
What is Botox?
Botox is an injectable dermal filler that uses Botulinum toxin to temporarily paralyze muscle contractions to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
What skin problems can Botox improve?
Botox can improve mild to moderate lines and wrinkles of the face and neck, particularly forehead lines, crow’s feet and the wrinkles around the nose and mouth.
What should I expect when I get Botox?
The process itself only takes a couple of minutes. Your Tulsa dermatologist will mark the treatment areas and then administer a series of thin injections into the skin. This treatment can be performed in under 10 minutes.
Will Botox make me feel numb?
Botox only stops the muscles from contracting, but it does not affect the nerves, which means that you won’t experience a loss of sensation or feel as if you are numb. However, it’s important to get Botox from an experienced Tulsa dermatologist because we are able to properly judge how much Botox you will need to get the look you want to achieve (without injecting too much).
How long do Botox results last?
This will vary between patients depending on the severity of the wrinkles being treated; however, the optimal results tend to last about four months. However, if you are looking to maintain your more radiant new look, then talk to your Tulsa dermatologist about follow-up injections.
Is Botox painful?
Some patients describe the injections as a slight pinch; however, areas like between the eyebrows that have less skin may be a bit more uncomfortable. However, your Tulsa dermatologist is happy to apply a topical anesthesia to the areas beforehand so you don’t notice the injections when they are administered.
Are there any side effects of treatment?
Any drug you take will have side effects; however, most side effects of Botox tend to be minor and go away after a couple of days. You may experience redness, tenderness, bruising, swelling and pain around the injection sites. In some rare case, eyelid or eyebrow drooping can occur; however, this will go away in a couple of weeks.
If you are looking to improve your skin in Tulsa then find out more about Botox or our other cosmetic services. Dr. Lynn Anderson is here to cater to all of your skin care needs!