Aesthetic Dermatology & Boutique located in Mill Valley, CA
If you’d like to improve your appearance and achieve smoother skin, Botox® injections are one of the most popular wrinkle treatments on the market. At Marin Skin in Mill Valley, California, board-certified dermatologist Haydee Knott, MD, strategically places Botox injections to smooth the creases on your upper face. To schedule your Botox consultation with an expert provider, call the office or use the online booking tool today.
Botox Q & A
What is Botox?
Botox is an injectable used for treating fine lines and wrinkles. Botox contains a controlled dose of botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin that affects your muscle movements.
The neurotoxin comes from certain types of bacteria and is considered safe when a trained professional dispenses the injections. At Marin Skin, every procedure is performed by a board-certified dermatologist.
Your provider at Marin Skin discusses your treatment goals to come up with a plan for your Botox injections. You can choose multiple areas on your face to treat with Botox for a smooth, youthful appearance.
What does Botox do?
Botox serves a number of different purposes by reducing muscle activity associated with chronic migraines, overactive bladder, hyperhidrosis (excessive armpit sweating), and more. However, its best-known and most popular purpose is reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
Once injected, Botox inhibits the nerve signals that make certain muscles move. The injections specifically treat dynamic wrinkles — or wrinkles associated with movements and facial expressions. Notable examples of dynamic wrinkles are:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Forehead ridges
- Bunny lines
- Lipstick lines
- Chin dimples
Alleviating these wrinkles and lines can help brighten your resting facial expression and make you look more youthful. Undergoing a Botox treatment can also help boost your self-esteem as you age.
What should I expect following Botox injections?
Following a round of Botox injections at Marin Skin, your provider gives you a list of aftercare instructions to help you make the most of your treatment. You should avoid rubbing the treatment area for at least 24 hours, as it could cause the drug to spread.
You’ll begin to notice your results 1-3 days following your appointment. You can expect to enjoy your results for around four months before you need another round of injections.
Who is a candidate for Botox?
You must be at least 18 years old to receive Botox injections. In addition, you’re a good candidate if you have mild to moderate wrinkles and have no neuromuscular conditions or skin conditions near the treatment area.
To learn more about Botox injections and what they can do for you, call Marin Skin, or reserve your appointment online today.