FAQs About Botox

By Arrowhead Dermatology
August 29, 2017
Category: Facial Esthetics
Tags: botox  

Find out how this simple, quick procedure could smooth away fine lines and wrinkles.Botox


Just because you are getting older doesn’t mean you should have to look older. Here at Arrowhead Dermatology, our in Peoria, Avondale and Phoenix, AZ, dermatologists pride themselves on being able to help take years off your appearance and look as good as you feel. You don’t have to undergo serious or drastic cosmetic treatments to get the results you want, either. Find out how Botox could help you.

Q. What is Botox?

A. Botox is a special type of cosmetic dermatology treatment that uses a series of thin needles containing a purified form of botulinum toxin to temporarily prevent certain muscle groups from contracting. By relaxing these muscles we can also reduce the appearance of certain facial lines and wrinkles.

Q. What dermatological issues can Botox address?

A. If you hate the lines and wrinkles that have appeared across your face as a result of squinting, laughing or frowning then these wrinkles can be treated with Botox. Botox tackles dynamic wrinkles such as crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles and laugh lines.

Q. What should I expect from the Botox procedure?

A. One of the major advantages to getting Botox is that it’s fast and easy. This minimally invasive procedure will have our Peoria, IL, skin doctor administering these thin needles into certain muscles of the face, based on what lines and wrinkles you want to treat. It only takes a couple minutes to administer the needles and you can go right back to your daily routine right after. There is no downtime with Botox treatment.

Q. Will it hurt?

A. Most people hear the word “needle” and become a bit squeamish. Don’t worry! First, these needles are extremely thin. Most people only notice a slight pinch when the needles enter the skin, but the discomfort is minimal and fleeting. Of course, if you are still concerned about getting Botox, talk to us about applying a topical numbing cream over the skin prior to getting Botox.

Q. When will my results show up? How long do results last?

A. Most people are surprised to hear that Botox results won’t show up right away, so don’t feel frustrated if you don’t walk out of the office with the results you were hoping for. It can take about three to four days before you start to notice the effects of this treatment, with full results appearing after one week. Of course, Botox results are only temporary, typically lasting between three and four months. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t get maintenance treatments to refresh your look.

Don’t let lines and wrinkles tell the story of your life. Let the dermatological experts at Arrowhead Dermatology in Peoria, Avondale and Phoenix, AZ, help you get the cosmetic skin treatment you need to feel great about the way you look.