Katz Dermatology, An affiliate of Anne Arundel Dermatology, Rockville, MD

Katz Dermatology on Botox®

What is Botox®?

Botox® is a prescription medicine that is a kind of neurotoxic protein which is produced by a certain type of bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. It is widely known in field of Dermatology, most commonly in cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic dermatology.

How does Botox® works?

Botox® works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles which makes them incapable of contraction. That makes the wrinkles relax and soften.

Where is Botox® commonly used?

Botox® is commonly used in cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic dermatology treatments and procedures. Cosmetic dermatology procedures and treatment like Botox® injections are done to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and/or crow's feet lines around the eye area in adults.

How is the Botox® procedure done and how long does this cosmetic dermatology procedure take?

Botox® will be injected by your cosmetic dermatologist or aesthetic dermatologist using a fine needle into specific or targeted muscles and will only cause minor discomfort or irritation. The whole cosmetic dermatology treatment will only take a few minutes and does not require the use of anesthesia. It usually takes three (3) to seven (7) days to see the full effects of the cosmetic dermatology treatment.

How long does the effect of this cosmetic dermatology treatment last?

The effects of this cosmetic dermatology procedure usually lasts four (4) to six (6) months. Eventually the effects of the Botox® dermatology procedure will weaken and the lines and wrinkles will start to reappear but occasionally these lines will appear less severe because the muscles are being trained to be relax.

I wish to undergo with this cosmetic dermatology treatment, is there anything that I should avoid?

We advise you to schedule an appointment to with your trusted cosmetic and surgical dermatologists (if you are located around Rockville,Maryland (MD), we highly recommend Dr. Matthew Katz), to discuss personally the procedure and things to be done and/or avoid before and after this cosmetic and aesthetic treatment.

Though generally, cosmetic dermatologists advise patients who will undergo with this cosmetic dermatology procedure to avoid alcohol at least a week before the procedure. The patient should also taking of aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications two (2) weeks prior to treatment in order to reduce bruising.

Where could I avail this cosmetic dermatology procedure?

You should go to your trusted Cosmetic Dermatologists and ask them about Botox® treatment. If you are around in Rockville, Maryland (MD), you could visit us at our dermatology clinic, Katz Dermatology or contact us for more information.