Achieve a Beautiful, Wrinkle-free Skin with Botulinum Toxin Injections
As you grow old, it’s not just your hair that shows your age — your face develops fine wrinkles and lines as your skin loses its volume and elasticity. Orchard Park Dermatology in Orchard Park, New York, can help preserve the glow of your skin with Botulinum Toxin (Botox) injections. Dr. Peter Accetta and his team go the extra mile to make you look beautiful by offering effective yet safe dermatological treatments.
What causes wrinkles in your skin?
As years tick, your skin cells divide, and the skin’s inner layer — the dermis — begins thinning. This robs your skin of its elasticity and structure. Additionally, aging skin is less able to retain moisture, produces less oil, and takes longer to heal— all these age-related factors accelerate the wrinkling process.
The other reasons you may have wrinkles include:
- Smoking — it inhibits the formation of collagen, a substance crucial in tightening your skin’s structure
- Excessive sun exposure
- Genetic factors
- Repeated facial expressions
- Skin type
Though you can’t control most of these factors, two are within your control: quit smoking and reduce sun exposure. However, if wrinkles have formed, it doesn’t mean you resign to this fate. Dr. Accetta can use Botox to rewind the clock for youthful, fresh-looking skin.
The Use of Botox in Dermatology
The mechanism for Botox involves the temporary relaxation of the muscles responsible for causing wrinkles. When injected into the facial muscles, it blocks the signals sent from the nerves to the muscles, temporarily paralyzing the targeted muscles. This prevents them from contracting and forming wrinkles, resulting in a smoother and more youthful appearance.
The beauty of Botox is its versatility. Dr. Accetta may recommend Botox to address several skin issues, including:
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Forehead furrows (worry lines)
- Smoker’s lines around the mouth
- Crow’s feet
- Dimpled chin
- Bunny lines on the nose area
Unlike plastic surgery, Botox doesn’t have any downtime. Recovery is swift, which favors your busy lifestyle. Additionally, Botox has a proven safety record, providing peace of mind for those considering the treatment.
What to expect from Botox treatment
Only trained medical professionals should administer Botox injections. Only seek Botox treatment from a board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Accetta for optimal safety.
Our treatment involves cleansing your skin and administering topical anesthesia to minimize discomfort. We then use a micro-thin needle to inject several Botox shots into your facial muscles, typically taking around 10 minutes. The number of shots required will depend on various factors, including the severity of wrinkles.
After treatment, you may notice some nodules on your face. Don’t massage your face until after 24 hours to prevent Botox from entering unwanted areas. The Botox effects kick in three to four days after treatment, but the effects last three to four months, after which you need regular shots to maintain your results.
Turn back the hands of time with Botox injections
Dr. Peter Accetta is dedicated to developing and preserving his patients' skin's health and brightness. Dr. Accetta is a dermatological board-certified physician who graduated from Fordham University and the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine. He is a member of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.
He likes all facets of dermatological practice, but he is particularly interested in general dermatologic therapy and skin cancer care. He specializes in photodynamic therapies.
When you put your trust in Dr. Accetta and his staff, you can expect prompt attention to your requirements, competence, experience, and real compassion.
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