One of the most popular cosmetic treatments done every year is Botox®. Patients look to Botox to help smooth out wrinkles and get youthful-looking skin. Botox is a neuromodulator made from botulinum toxin-A, and it is injected into the face to help relax facial muscles that cause wrinkles and folds. Dr. Krathen offers this in-office treatment at Essential Dermatology in Natick, MA and Marlborough, MA.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is a well-tolerated and safe treatment that helps to smooth out aging and wrinkled skin. The chemical in Botox blocks the signals that travel from the brain to the muscles that cause contractions. Repeated contractions form wrinkles and lines. By blocking this signal, these isolated wrinkles are unable to form. This treatment takes about fifteen minutes to perform in-office.
Botox can be used to treat a few signs of aging in the face and neck, such as:
- Frown / Glabellar Lines
- Crow’s Feet
- Perioral Area
- Platysmal Bands
Directly following your Botox treatment, you should avoid touching or massaging the area. It may take up to 2 weeks for the Botox to settle in and produce the best results. The results usually last for two to three months. To maintain these you can get repeat treatments at Essential Dermatology. Dr. Krathen can help recommend a treatment schedule that works best for your unique skin conditions. Botox also works best when combined with other treatments such as dermal fillers, chemical peels, laser therapy, and home care.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about how Botox can benefit you and improve the appearance of your skin, contact Dr. Krathen at Essential Dermatology. He will work personally with you to find the best skin treatments that provide you with young, glowing skin. To make an appointment contact Essential Dermatology today.