Posts for: February, 2016
You’ve likely heard that Botox can reverse the effects of aging and make your skin appear smoother and younger, but you may not be sure exactly how it works. Below are answers to common questions the patients of Lora Callister at Comprehensive Dermatology of Idaho in Nampa, ID have about Botox to help you understand whether it's the best option.
How does Botox work?
Botox injections temporarily prevent muscle contractions in the face, smoothing out minor lines and slowing the formation of deeper wrinkles. It works by blocking neuron impulses to prevent excessive movement in the muscles while still allowing for natural-looking expressions.
Is Botox safe?
Yes, Botox has been proven safe by hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific studies. It has been approved by the FDA for cosmetic use since 2002.
Like any medical procedure, there is always a small risk of side effects. Your Nampa dermatologist will fully explain the risks and benefits during your consultation and treatment planning.
Will it work for me?
Botox is most effective on minor wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions, such as crow’s feet and smile lines. Different treatments may be recommended for conditions such as sun damage, roughened skin or deep wrinkles.
How long before I see results?
Your results should be complete by about 2-7 days following your injection.
Is there a recovery time?
A Botox injection should not prevent you from carrying out your daily activities. You may be advised to temporarily avoid certain activities such as rubbing the area, taking blood-thinning medications or exercising.
How long does Botox last?
Botox is designed to be a temporary treatment. For most people, the effects will last somewhere between 3 and 6 months. You may see longer-lasting results once you've continued your injections on a regular basis.
Will I still be able to make facial expressions?
Yes, a proper application of Botox will still allow you to make natural facial expressions. Be sure to consult with an experienced Botox provider to ensure that they understand how to use the right techniques for your needs.
Botox in Nampa, ID
Ready to turn the clock back and enjoy a more youthful appearance? Talk with our experienced Nampa, ID dermatologists to learn how Botox can help you reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Call Comprehensive Dermatology of Idaho at (208) 467-SKIN or request your appointment now.
Find out how this cosmetic procedure can effectively target wrinkles and facial lines.
Everyone is looking for different ways to improve their appearance. If wrinkles and lines have gotten the better of you then you may be considering your treatment options. Your Nampa dermatologists Dr. Ryan Owsley and Dr. Thad Wilkey may have the cosmetic treatment you’ve been looking for.
What is Perlane®?
Perlane is made up of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, and is injected into the skin using very thin needles to help increase volume and elasticity in the skin to smooth away wrinkles and folds.
What skin problems will this treatment address?
If you are looking to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds then getting Perlane® from your Nampa skin doctor may be exactly the right treatment for you. One of the most common wrinkles these injections treat are the lines around the corners of the mouth (“marionette lines”).
Will getting Perlane® hurt?
The needles used are ultra fine so you shouldn’t feel much discomfort. But if you are concerned about any pain you may experience we would be happy to talk to you about certain numbing medications we can use beforehand.
When will I notice my results?
You should be able to see your results immediately after your injections. Now you don’t have to wait days for your results like you would with other dermal fillers.
Are there any side effects to treatment?
After these injections, you may experience some redness, bruising, pain and tenderness in the areas where you received Perlane®. Side effects are typically mild and usually go away in a week.
How long will my results last?
On average, your results should last about six months. You can also continue getting subsequent treatments to maintain your more youthful appearance.
Who shouldn’t get Perlane®?
Patients who have bleeding disorders, as well as those who have severe allergies to certain medications that have required hospitalized care should not get Perlane®. Talk to us to find out if you are healthy enough for this cosmetic treatment.
If you are interested in finding out if Restylane—Perlane® is right for you then it’s time to call our Nampa, ID dermatology office today to schedule an appointment. Turn to Comprehensive Dermatology of Idaho, PLLC to get a new look for a new year.