Wrinkles and lines are a natural part of life. However, these changes can aid in a more aged appearance which causes many people to feel self-conscious. In order to keep your face smooth and youthful, you should consider a Botox treatment. Botox will smooth out your face while still letting you make your natural facial expressions. Dr. Ehrmantraut offers Botox at his Southern Maryland Practice to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
What is Botox?
Botox is the trade name of a substance that is injected underneath the skin that interrupts muscle movement. Botox is a safe, effective procedure for treating wrinkles and fine lines in the face when injected by a licensed professional.
What is Botox used for?
Cosmetic Botox is primarily used to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to treat excessive sweating and muscle spasms. There are many other medical uses for Botox as well such as for an overactive bladder or migraines.
How does it work?
When injected, Botox goes to work suppressing neurological signals that were intended for muscle movement. Muscles become more relaxed, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is reduced on the skin.
What to expect during treatment?
Your visit might include a topical anesthetic to numb the skin so Dr. Ehrmantraut can administer a tiny injection underneath the skin. The number of injections needed depends on how deep the lines and wrinkles are, the size of the area affected, and the health of your skin. A Botox treatment has no downtime; you can resume normal activities as soon as you leave the office. Take caution not to rub affected areas, however, until the substance has had time to reach intended areas. Massaging or touching these spots prematurely could cause Botox to migrate to other areas of the body.
Risks associated with Botox treatment
While the use of Botox is widely accepted in both cosmetic and medical circles, take care to ensure that you have a qualified medical professional administering the correct amount of Botox in the correct area of the body to reduce the risk of complications. Unqualified professionals could cause muscles to droop, freeze, or become infected as a result of improper care.
Are there side effects?
When Botox is administered correctly, there are few, if any, side effects. There may be some tenderness and slight bruising around injection sites, but these usually diminish within a few days of receiving the injections.
What results should I expect?
Effects of Botox injections become apparent within a few hours, with maximum results appearing in about a week. Results typically last anywhere from 3 to 4 months. If you want to maintain the look of younger, more youthful skin, it is recommended that you receive follow up injections.
Is Botox for me?
You alone must decide if Botox treatment is right for you. Dr. Ehrmantraut can help to talk with you about your needs and concerns to see if Botox will benefit you.
Schedule a Consultation
To get started on learning more about Botox, contact Dr. Ehrmantraut at our Prince Frederick, MD office today.