How Can Botox Help Improve the Appearance of the Skin?
- Posted on: Sep 15 2018
At Romo Plastic Surgery, patients have access to a variety of surgical procedures that can be used to enhance the body and face. However, not everyone is in a situation in which plastic surgery is necessary. Noninvasive solutions for the face, such as Botox injections, can be used as an alternative and provide amazing results!
What is Botox?
Botox is a neuromodulator formulated with botulinum toxin type A. This is a safe medication that can reduce the contraction of the muscles in which it is injected. Botox has been used for many years for a variety of medical conditions including cervical dystonia, hyperhidrosis, and overactive bladder. It was also found to be a wonderful aesthetic solution for patients seeking treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. When injected into specific areas of the face, it can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds. Botox is best used on:
- Crows feet
- Forehead folds
- Glabellar lines (between the eyebrows)
What to Expect During Botox Treatment
First, patients consult with their doctor to determine if they are an appropriate candidate for Botox. Once patients have decided to treat their dynamic wrinkles in this manner, they can schedule their appointment for a different day or have them done during the same visit. Patients relax their facial muscles as the doctor injects the Botox as needed in the problem areas.
The whole process takes just a few minutes, and patients are often comfortable during their injections. Patients will not have to take time off of work or other activities to heal. However, they may notice bruising, itching, redness, and tenderness at the injection site for a few days following their appointment. Aftercare instructions are sent home with the patient, and a follow-up appointment can be made if patients feel they have any questions or concerns after their session.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact Dr. Thomas Romo III today to book a consultation appointment with our staff of professionals to learn about Botox and other cosmetic injectables available in our practice. The practice is conveniently located in the heart of New York, NY at 135 East 74th Street. Call (212) 288-1500 to schedule your Botox consultation with us today.