Botox And Dermal Fillers Specialist

Stacey  A. Anderson, MD -  - Gynecologist

Anderson Obstetrics & Gynecology

Stacey A. Anderson, MD

Gynecologist & Aesthetic Specialist located in Martinsburg, WV

Lines on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes can all cause a tired or "old" look long before your time. Dr. Stacey Anderson, the OB/GYN and aesthetic care specialist at Anderson Obstetrics & Gynecology in Martinsburg, West Virginia, offers a quick and easy solution in the form of Botox® cosmetic injections. Botox can smooth out wrinkles and prevent the formation of new wrinkles for three to four months or longer, allowing for a more youthful and more rested look. If you live in the Martinsburg, West Virginia area and are in need of a treatment, call today or book your appointment online.

Botox and Dermal Fillers Q & A

What does Botox do?

Botox treats mild to moderate wrinkles in the face. It causes a mild type of muscle paralysis, which relaxes away existing wrinkles and prevents you from continually reinforcing wrinkles.

What causes wrinkles?

In most cases, wrinkles are the result of several factors. The body loses elastin and collagen as you age, and this means that the skin eventually can't bounce back from expressions like frowns. Another contributor to wrinkles is sun exposure, and poor skincare may also play a role. While wrinkles can be a natural part of aging, you don't have to live with them thanks to Botox.

Where can Botox be injected?

Botox can be injected into facial wrinkles in the following areas.

  • The lines between the eyebrows, also called the "11 lines"
  • The lines on the forehead, which can go from above the brows up to the hairline
  • The lines at the edges of the eyes, also called the "crow's feet"
  • The fine lines around the lips, also called "smoker's lines"

How much does Botox cost?

The cost of Botox depends on several factors. The depth of the wrinkles and the number of areas being treated are the primary factors. Botox is priced per unit, and multiple units (20-30 per area is average) are typically needed in each treatment area. Considering the dramatic wrinkle erasing benefits of Botox, most patients find that the cost is quite reasonable.

What type of longevity does Botox treatment have?

Botox typically lasts for three to four months, but this does vary by patient. If you return for follow-up treatments before the Botox has entirely worn off, you'll be able to retain a wrinkle free face without interruption.

Is there any downtime associated with Botox?

Botox treatment requires no downtime at all. There are only a few precautions needed after Botox treatment, including:

  • Avoid sun exposure
  • Don't lay down for the rest of the day
  • Avoid heavy exercise for a day after Botox treatment

What can you do to preserve your Botox results?

To preserve your Botox results, make sure to avoid excessive sun exposure. Use a high quality moisturizer and keep skin clean. Drink plenty of water to keep the skin and body well hydrated, as well.

 

*Individual results may vary.