Patients who want to address fine lines and wrinkles on their face will often turn to a dermatologist for help in turning back the hands of time. One commonly considered treatment to do so include the use of injectables such as Botox and Dysport. Dysport and Botox of Knoxville are used often at Southeastern Dermatology to reduce the appearance of lines around the mouth, between the eyebrows, and in other areas of the face.
Botox and Dysport are two injectables that are used to inhibit muscle contractions on certain areas of the face. When we frown or scrunch our face, we will notice that certain lines are created and gradually become permanent. As we age, these lines become more obvious and dramatic and can make us look older than we really feel. This is why dermatologists often recommend Botox or Dysport, in order to lessen the tightening of these muscles and improve the appearance of the skin.
What Is Botox?
These injectables are made from botulinum toxin type A, which is an FDA-approved prescription medication that can block the nerve impulses of muscles in the face. By keeping the muscles from tightening, the skin can then recover from this regular wrinkling of the face. Botox works by blocking the nerve impulses which cause muscle contraction. This blockade results in the elimination or decreased action of the muscles which may be causing the unwanted wrinkles. Once injected, Botox attaches to nerve endings which block the release of Acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that causes your muscles to contract once it has been released from your nerve endings. Botox and Dysport are completely safe to use and has been used for years to correct a number of medical conditions.
What is a Botox Treatment Like?
During a consultation appointment, Dr. Doppelt will ask about your medical history and determine if you are a viable candidate for Botox. In some instances, he may recommend dermal fillers or even a combination of Botox and dermal fillers together to get the best results. He will be sure to discuss any possible side effects or problems that may occur through the use of Botox or Dysport, as he is adamant about providing patients with all the information they need to make an informed decision on their cosmetic treatments. This will allow patients to have control over their treatments to ensure that they get the results they expect and are completely happy with their procedures.
A Botox treatment or procedure is typically performed in a physician’s office and lasts no more than 10 minutes, so receiving a Botox treatment during your lunch break and returning back to work is more than achievable. The Botox is administered by the injector through a series of nearly painless injections into the skin and muscle where the wrinkles are occurring. A topical anesthetic is usually not necessary but may be used prior to the injections for those patients who are needle phobic. The procedure is generally quick, painless and there is no downtime. Normally, the patient may return to their regular schedule immediately following the procedure.
If you are interested in combating the fine lines and wrinkles that occur with the aging of skin, call Southeastern Dermatology today to schedule an appointment and find out how injectables can help improve your overall appearance and reverse the telltale signs of aging.