Norcal Dermatology, serving Santa Rosa, CA, and the nearby region, offers Botox. If you've seen an ad or know people who've gotten it, you may be curious to try it for yourself. Before you book an appointment with Dr. Khanh Truong or Dr. Henry DeGroot for it, you should understand what it is and how it works, among other pieces of information.
Botox is an intramuscular injection given at specific locations to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Its purpose is to make you appear younger.
It consists of purified, low-dose botulinum toxin that affects the muscles to ease muscle contractions. Specifically, it blocks the nerve function that controls muscle contractions. As a result, the muscles relax, and you have fewer undesirable wrinkles or fine lines.
It's a temporary solution since it only lasts about three to six months, though some people may experience an improvement in the quality of their skin for up to nine months. Once the effects wear off, your skin will return to normal. That's ideal if you're not sure if you'd like the results. If you do like the results, you may receive another treatment to extend them.
Benefits of Botox
When you come to our office in Santa Rosa, CA, we'll explain to you, in-depth, the benefits of all the procedures you're considering. This can help you make an informed decision.
With Botox, you receive the benefit of drastic results without the need for any surgical incisions. Your risk of infection is much lower with Botox injections than it is with a surgical procedure. This is especially the case when you see a trained professional who understands safety and sanitation procedures.
Botox doesn't require any downtime. You may receive the treatment and immediately return to work or your normal life.
The results of Botox are more than other injectable medications for softening wrinkles and fine lines.
For most people, Botox is relatively safe. Your practitioner will evaluate your medical history thoroughly to ensure it's safe for you. Most side effects from Botox are mild and only temporary. The practitioner will take precautions when administering it to prevent certain ones. The serious side effects of the medication are rare and tend to occur more often when you use Botox made outside of a designated laboratory.
At Norcal Dermatology, serving Santa Rosa, CA, and the surrounding area, our Dr. Truong and Dr. DeGroot offer this treatment. They take all precautions to guarantee patients' safety. These doctors also take the time to explain the procedure, answer any questions, and address any concerns you may have.
Book an appointment at our office today for a consultation by calling (707) 527-9517.