One of the most common procedures performed by a dermatologist in Newport Beach is Botox, yet many are not entirely sure of what exactly it is. Botox is a nonsurgical treatment that is used to temporarily treat aging skin. It is most commonly used on patients between the ages of 18 and 65 who are looking to reduce or eliminate facial wrinkles including furrows or wrinkles on the forehead, crow’s feet around the eyes, and frown lines between the eyebrows.
Botox is a safe form of facial rejuvenation and is the only treatment of its kind that has been approved by the FDA. A simple 10 minute treatment consisting of a few small injections leaves your skin looking younger, boasting incredible improvements within days.
When you schedule a Botox appointment at a Newport Beach dermatology office you are scheduling a brief visit that alters the facial muscles located beneath the skin that are associated with wrinkles. At the beginning of the treatment your dermatologist applies a cream with a local anesthetic in it to the targeted area. Next, a tiny amount of Botox, usual 1 or 2 cc’s is injected into the area. Ice is applied immediately following the injection.
Botox treats wrinkles by blocking nerves from sending impulses to facial muscles. This relaxes the muscles and smooths out the skin on top. Those experienced with dermatology in Newport Beach know that the results of Botox treatment last between three and six months. After that time has passed and the results fade, you may decide to return to your dermatologist for another treatment.
Following a Botox treatment you can typically return to your normal routine after leaving the office, although there are post-procedure guidelines which your dermatologist will discuss with you. Adhering to these guidelines will aid in the recovery process. During the first four hours after the treatment you will be advised not to engage in strenuous activity or exercise, not to apply cosmetics to the treated area, and not to lie down flat. For the following 24 hours it is best not to Massage the treated area and to avoid rubbing it in any way.
For more information about Botox or to schedule an appointment or consultation, contact Stefani Kappel ,MD, an experienced and trusted dermatologist in Newport Beach. She and her friendly staff will happily answer any questions you have and let you know exactly what to expect when you schedule a Botox treatment.