Botox

Bay Ridge Dermatology

Dermatology and Laser Specialists located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY

Years of squinting, concentrating, and frowning cause your skin to crease and wrinkle. To smooth out your skin and give you a younger look, Bay Ridge Dermatology in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn, New York, offers Botox® treatments. For a simple and effective treatment to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles, call today or request an appointment online.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox®?

Botox is a cosmetic treatment used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to reduce the signs of aging. The injection works by blocking the nerve signals that cause the muscles under your skin to move, which prevents the folding of the skin and the formation of lines.

Bay Ridge Dermatology uses Botox injections on:

  • Frown lines between your brows
  • Crows feet at your eyes
  • Lines on your forehead

Botox injections soften your lines and make you look refreshed and rejuvenated almost immediately.

What can I expect during treatment with Botox?

To ease any discomfort, the skin care experts at Bay Ridge Dermatology may apply a numbing agent to the treatment area before starting the injection. Once you’re ready, they inject a small amount of Botox into very specific areas to achieve your desired look.

You may need a series of injections, but the entire procedure only takes a few minutes.

There’s no downtime following Botox injections and you can resume your usual activities. However, the team recommends you refrain from strenuous physical activity for at least two hours following treatment.

You can apply makeup after Botox injections, but you should be gentle around the injection sites to minimize irritation.

Will my face look frozen after Botox?

As experts in skin care and health, the team at Bay Ridge Dermatology knows exactly where to inject the Botox so you get a more natural look that allows you to continue to express yourself and not look frozen or expressionless.

The injections only affect muscle movement, not sensation, so you continue to feel in the injected areas as well.

How long does Botox last?

Botox injections last up to four months. To improve the length of treatment, the skin care experts at Bay Ridge Dermatology recommend you apply sunblock daily to protect your skin.

However, once the effects of Botox wear off, you can return to Bay Ridge Dermatology for another set of injections. Continued Botox treatments may help thin out the muscle and increase the longevity of your treatments.

If you’re ready to say bye bye to your wrinkles, call the office or request an appointment online today.