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The Benefits of Botox
Want to erase the signs of aging this year? Millions of men and women are discovering the benefits of BOTOX treatments. BOTOX is a medicine that is injected into muscles to erase the signs of aging and treat certain conditions. Dermatologists are physicians who are trained in diagnosing and treating conditions and diseases of the skin. BOTOX is available from dermatologists. Read on to learn about the benefits of BOTOX.
1. It rejuvenates the skin.
BOTOX treatment is an excellent adjunct for rejuvenation of the face. BOTOX should be considered in addition to laser therapy, skin care, chemical peels, and resurfacing to improve the appearance of the face. It tightens and rejuvenizes your skin to help you look and feel younger.
2. It can remove your wrinkles.
BOTOX works by blocking nerve impulses that cause muscles to contract and cause wrinkles. It's commonly injected into the face to eliminate wrinkles. Many patients who get BOTOX treatments can experience an improved complexion without the need for surgery.
3. It can erase smile lines.
For most people, nasolabial folds— also known as smile lines— are nothing to smile about. Smile lines are fine lines that primarily develop around the sides of your mouth. They are more noticeable when you laugh or smile. BOTOX can reduce the appearance of smile lines. BOTOX can improve your look with minimal to no downtime. You will be able to go about your normal routine immediately after your treatment.
4. It can make crow's feet disappear.
Before you know it, crow's feet can leave you looking older than you feel. Crow’s feet are the lines that appear around the eyes. BOTOX is injected into crow’s feet with a tiny needle to improve the skin’s appearance. You may begin to notice the results of your BOTOX treatment within a few days, with results lasting up to 4 months.
Ready for an anti-aging makeover? Say yes to BOTOX! Find a dermatologist near you and schedule a consultation. BOTOX has helped many people enhance their appearance, giving them more self-confidence and improving their lives. And it will do the same for you.
When was the last time you checked your skin for suspicious growths?
Self-skin exams are very important and something that everyone should do regularly. After all, how will you ever know that there is a problem lurking in your skin unless you are aware of how your skin looks and feels? From the office of our Tulsa, OK, dermatologist Dr. Lynn Anderson, here are the warning signs of skin cancer.
It’s important to recognize that there are two different kinds of skin cancer: non-melanoma and melanoma. When it comes to the symptoms of non-melanoma skin cancer the most obvious one is an unusual or new growth or sore that appears on the skin and doesn’t go away. The sore may itch or bleed. If you don’t have it checked out you may also notice that it slowly starts to grow or change shape. If this happens it’s time to call your Tulsa, OK, skin doctor.
The three different kinds of non-melanoma skin cancer include:
Basal cell carcinomas: Often found on the head or neck, this flesh-colored bump may contain blood vessels or may ooze or crust over.
Squamous cell carcinomas: These skin growths or lumps are often rough to the touch and may look scaly. They can be found just about anywhere, but are often found on the head, neck, arms and even the genital area.
Merkel cell carcinomas: This skin cancer takes on the appearance of a flesh-colored or red mole. They are most often found on the face, neck or scalp.
While most people will examine areas of the body that are exposed to the sun, it’s also important to recognize that skin cancer can develop on non-exposed portions of the body as well, which is why you should always conduct a full physical exam on yourself, even on areas like the soles of the feet or the genitals.
What are the warning signs of melanoma?
It’s important to be able to spot melanoma early on since it can be a potentially life-threatening form of skin cancer. Warning signs include:
- A growth, lump or sore that doesn’t heal
- Redness or swelling around the growth
- Tenderness, pain or itching
- A sore or mole with a poorly defined border
- A growth that isn’t symmetrical in shape
- A growth that contains more than one color
Don’t let skin cancer sneak up on you. When caught quickly it can be treated and removed before it causes more serious and long-term health problems. Turn to Midtown Dermatology in Tulsa, OK, to schedule your annual skin cancer screening.
How Botox from your dermatologist in Tulsa can help you look younger
Is your face beginning to show your age? Are you beginning to see fine lines and wrinkles when you look at yourself in the mirror? If so, it’s time to make yourself look as young on the outside as you feel on the inside. The answer is Botox! Dr. Lynn Anderson at Midtown Dermatology in Tulsa, OK wants to share the facts about this unique anti-aging treatment.
Botox has been in use for many years and is a proven safe and effective treatment for skin rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction. Botox comes from a bacterium known as Clostridium botulinum and it works by temporarily “freezing” the nerves and muscles which cause wrinkles. It smoothes out the skin, making your face look rejuvenated and younger.
Signs of aging including wrinkles and fine lines begin to show up due to your skin’s loss of moisture. Skin elasticity decreases as you age so when you show facial expressions like laughing or frowning, your skin doesn’t snap back as easily. The result is fine lines and wrinkles beginning to form.
Botox is very effective at reducing the appearance of age-related fine lines and wrinkles, including:
- Smile lines around your nose and mouth
- Crow’s feet, which are the lines at the corners of your eyes
- Furrows, which are the lines running across your forehead
- Glabella, which are the lines between your eyebrows
Botox treatment is tolerated well, and you can request a numbing cream or spray beforehand. The number of injections you need will vary depending on the areas being treated. You can expect to see results within 2 to 4 days, and you may need maintenance treatments after 4 to 6 months to get the best result.
If you want to rejuvenate your skin and reduce the early signs of aging, Botox is the choice to make. To learn more about Botox and other anti-aging treatments call Dr. Anderson at Midtown Dermatology in Tulsa, OK. She can help you look years younger, so call today!
Find out if this is the treatment that will finally rid you of unwanted hair.
We all know how embarrassing it can be when hair crops up where it shouldn’t. While some people may find it easy enough to wax or shave periodically, if you have large or rather thick patches of unwanted hair you may be sick and tired of shaving regularly in order to mask this issue. This is when it might be a good time to talk to our Tulsa, OK, dermatologist, Dr. Lynn Anderson, about the benefits of laser hair removal.
While anyone dealing with unwanted hair could be an ideal candidate for this treatment, no matter their age or ethnicities, it is important to acknowledge that some hair colors won’t respond as effectively to this treatment. This is because the laser picks up hair pigments to target and destroy the hair follicle. So while darker hairs will respond the best to hair removal treatment, those with gray or red hair may not get the results they want with this cosmetic treatment.
What are the benefits of laser hair removal?
There are a lot of advantages to choosing laser hair removal in Tulsa over other approaches. If you are sick and tired of waxing or shaving all the time (which isn’t only time consuming but can also be costly if you go to a salon regularly for professional waxes) then laser hair removal could finally provide you with the long-term results you want.
Plus, this treatment won’t hurt a bit and it’s completely safe. We know that waxing can be painful and that shaving can often lead to unpleasant nicks, cuts and even ingrown hairs. The most you may experience during your laser treatment is minor stinging, which can be eliminated with a numbing gel, if necessary.
How many sessions will I need?
This depends on multiple factors including the color and thickness of the hair, and how large the treatment area is. When you come in for your cosmetic consultation our Tulsa skin doctor will be able to tell you how many laser treatment sessions you will require to meet your goals.
Whether you have questions about this treatment or you are ready to find out whether laser hair removal is right for you it’s never too soon to grab your phone and call Midtown Dermatology in Tulsa, OK, today to schedule your consultation.
As we age, it is natural for our skin to change in ways we may not like. The way we move our facial muscles can cause fine lines and wrinkles to develop. However thanks to the expertise of Dr. Lynn Anderson at Midtown Dermatology in Tulsa, Oklahoma, she can improve your skin with one simple treatment. Botox has proven to improve the appearance of the skin in just one treatment.
More about Botox
Botox itself blocks the release of Acetylcholine, which causes muscle contractions leading to wrinkles. The Botox paralyzes muscles and stops them from contracting, meaning that after a period of time, your fine lines and wrinkles are diminished. Results from Botox can be seen in just days and can last for months.
Dr. Anderson from Midtown Dermatology uses Botox to treat a variety of aging issues with her patients including (and not limited to):
- Crow’s feet
- Lines between the brows
- Worry lines on the forehead
- Smile lines / Laugh Lines
Most people with fine lines, wrinkles or other aging signs will be a great candidate for Botox. Retreatment is common and occurs when the lines and wrinkles reappear on the face after a period of time (usually six months or more).
The Botox procedure itself doesn’t require anesthesia and takes only a few minutes of your time. Patients over the age of 18 years of age can have this successful skin treatment performed on them. Botox has been proven to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin of both men and women. When you’re looking for anti-aging treatment options such as Botox in Tulsa Oklahoma, call Dr. Anderson at Midtown Dermatology. To schedule an informative consultation with her today, call 918-728-3100.