Botox® is a very popular cosmetic injection that can temporarily smooth out facial lines and creases. The expert providers at kalon Dermatology in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, offer Botox injections to restore a more youthful glow. To find out more about Botox and how it can enhance your appearance, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Botox is a drug that contains a purified protein made by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. When injected in precise places in small amounts, the protein in Botox temporarily stops the transmission of nerve signals to the brain or muscle activity.
While health care providers use Botox to treat many conditions, including migraines and strabismus (eye misalignment), it’s best known for smoothing out dynamic wrinkles. These are the lines and creases that form from repetitive facial expressions.
Botox prevents muscle movement under the skin that causes these lines, giving your skin a chance to relax and smooth out.
Your provider at kalon Dermatology determines if you’re a candidate for Botox after a consultation. The dermatology practice offers a number of aesthetic treatments and aim to customize care so you get the best results.
They ask detailed questions about your concerns and goals and review your medical history. Then, they spend time talking to you about your treatment options, including Botox.
They might consider you a candidate for Botox injections if you have moderate to severe wrinkling around your eyes or forehead. Botox treats crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles.
Your provider customizes your Botox injections to match your needs. While you sit back and relax in the treatment chair, your provider cleans your skin with an antiseptic agent.
They carefully and expertly inject the medication into your skin to get the desired results. You may feel a slight pinch during your session, but the needle is small and most people find the treatment tolerable.
Botox injections usually take less than 30 minutes.
You can resume your normal activities after your Botox injections. You may cover any red marks made by the needles with makeup. However, your provider at kalon Dermatology recommends you to not massage your skin or engage in any strenuous physical activity for at least two hours.
You may see improvements in your look about two days after your Botox injections, but the full effects may take up to 30 days*. Botox treatments last for three to four months* and you can repeat your injections as soon as you notice a return of your lines and wrinkles.
To see if Botox injections are right for your aesthetic concerns, call kalon Dermatology or schedule an appointment online today.
*Individual results may vary