Fine lines, wrinkles, and folds can develop on both men and women as they age due to natural collagen and elastin reduction. This natural aging process can cause patients to feel self-conscious about their appearance. To address these imperfections, many patients incorrectly believe their only option for treatment is a surgical facelift. Fortunately, advances in dermatology and medical spas continue to provide less invasive alternatives for patients to consider. Dr. Jack Bertolino of Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics in Williamsville, NY, encourages patients to visit the office and learn about cosmetic injections such as Botox® that can turn back time!
Understanding Botox and how it works
A consultation appointment is the first step in determining whether or not this injectable treatment is proper for you. Botox is a wrinkle relaxing injection that works by temporarily paralyzing the facial muscles that are responsible for causing wrinkles and lines to form on the skin. When these muscles can no longer contract, the skin appears smoother and younger.
Are Botox injections painful?
One of the main concerns our patients have about Botox is whether or not it will be painful. The needles used for these Botox injections are very small, and most patients report only feeling a minor prick when the needle enters the skin. Additionally, a numbing cream can be applied to the treatment area prior to injection to further minimize any discomfort.
How long do results take to develop, and how long do they last?
Botox results are not immediate but typically appear within 3-5 days following the initial injections. Once the medication has taken full effect, patients can enjoy their results for several months before requiring additional injections to maintain these changes.
Call the team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics!
If you reside in the area of Williamsville, NY, and are ready to speak to Dr. Jack Bertolino about Botox injections, call the office at 716-633-6100 to request an appointment at our facility. Patients can learn about this and other possible cosmetic injectables such as collagen stimulators and hyaluronic acid dermal fillers from an experienced provider in the community with years of experience in general and cosmetic dermatology.