Are you one of the many people bothered by lines and wrinkles? If so, you have probably already heard of Botox® and its fellow neuromodulators Dysport® and Daxxify®. This popular anti-aging treatment can relax away even deep creases so you look refreshed and youthful. If nervousness about injections has prevented you from getting Botox®, find out how your dermatologist injectors at Krauss Dermatology make it quick and easy. 

What is Botox®?

Botox® is one of the most widely recognized cosmetic treatments in the world, along with its numerous medical uses. This wrinkle-smoothing treatment uses a compound called botulinum toxin that works by temporarily interrupting the signals from the targeted facial nerve to the muscles that create your lines and wrinkles. Despite being known as a neurotoxin, Botox® does not harm your facial nerves or muscles in any way. Instead, it causes them to take a break from the constant activity that creates wrinkles and creases.

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Do Botox® Injections Hurt?

The needles used for Botox® injections are tiny, making each injection feel like nothing more than a small pinch. At Krauss Dermatology, all Botox® injections are performed by board-certified dermatologists with extensive experience. They use gentle techniques and ice packs to ensure you feel comfortable during your treatment. 

If you have extreme anxiety about needles but still want to enjoy the benefits of Botox®, schedule a consultation and talk to your dermatologist about options that can make this treatment more comfortable for you. Concerns or nervousness about getting injections should not prevent anyone from achieving a refreshed, youthful look. 

What Can Botox® Treat?

Botox® is used to treat a wide range of cosmetic and medical concerns. You may get Botox® injections to address issues, including:

  • Lines at the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet)
  • Vertical lines between the brows (glabellar lines)
  • Horizontal forehead creases
  • Neck bands (platysmal bands)
  • Marionette lines around the mouth
  • Fine lines around the lips
  • Chin dimples
  • Bunny lines (creases on the nose)

Discuss all your facial concerns during your consultation to find out if Botox® injections can help you address them. 

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Is There Any Downtime After Botox®?

Your Botox® injections can take as little as 15 minutes, and you can return to your daily routine afterward with no downtime. You should avoid rubbing your face for several hours after treatment and wait to resume strenuous exercise until the next day. You may notice minor redness, bruising, or swelling in the injection area, but these will fade within a few days. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Botox®?

If you are bothered by any of the concerns listed above, Botox® may be an excellent option for you. Good candidates have reasonable expectations and understand the treatment’s risks and benefits. Candidates should be in good health and not have any infections or active skin conditions in the treatment area. People with certain medical conditions or who are pregnant should not have Botox®.

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Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about Botox®, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Krauss Dermatology. Call us at (781) 247-5593 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to taking care of you.