Botox Injections Q & A

Botox Injections Q & A

Whether you feel like you have a perma-smile or frown or want to smoothen out some lines on your face, Botox® injections can do the trick! Here at Southwest Michigan Dermatology, we have provided countless patients with successful Botox® injections, and we would love to do the same for you! Call us for more information.

Botox Injections Q and A
Botox Injections Q and A

What are BOTOX® Injections?

Botox® injections are cosmetic procedures that help reduce various aging signs, such as moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. Since 2002, when Botox® Cosmetic was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it has been approved for use in 98 different countries and has had over 500 articles written in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals. As such, you can trust the safety and effectiveness of Botox® injections!

While Botox® injections are often spoken of in the same sentence as dermal fillers, they actually perform a different function! That said, many of the effects are the same. Botox® injections contain the ingredient Botulinum toxin type A, a neuromodulator that temporarily reduces muscle activity in targeted areas by blocking signals that the nerves send to the muscles. While many cosmetic issues such as wrinkles and fine lines are attributed vaguely to aging, the precise cause of these familiar foes is a combination of repeated muscle contractions, whether due to smiling, squinting, frowning, raising your eyebrows, or other facial expressions, and decreased collagen production. Botox® injections suspend your muscles’ ability to contract, which in turn relaxes and softens wrinkles and fine lines.

Thus, although fine lines and wrinkles are mostly inevitable, Botox® injections can significantly help to reduce their effect for an extended period! There is no downtime required with Botox® injections and only minimal discomfort during the injection process. If you wish, you can have a numbing cream applied to the treatment area to minimize any discomfort.

Why Choose Southwest Michigan Dermatology for Your BOTOX® Treatments?

Our team of board-certified dermatologists, physician’s assistants, and medical aestheticians are committed to excellence at Southwest Michigan Dermatology and provide the highest quality treatment to all of our patients. Moreover, when you come to our clinic for Botox® treatment or any other for that matter, we ensure that your concerns and wishes are heard and adhered to before we begin with treatment. It is our goal that you have the best experience possible at Southwest Michigan Dermatology!

Our team is led by Dr. Craig A. Mohney, MD, and Dr. David C. Semler, MD, who are both board-certified dermatologists with over 20 years to show for it! Furthermore, as dermatologists, they can not only provide you with excellent cosmetic treatments, but they also have expert and comprehensive knowledge about the health of your skin. As such, you can rest assured that your skin is in excellent hands when you come to Southwest Michigan Dermatology for Botox® treatment!

How Long Will My Results Last?

In general, most patients experience results that last anywhere from three to six months with Botox® injections and start to notice them within one to two days of treatment. That said, results vary from patient to patient, so we cannot guarantee a precise time-length for how long your results will last. After you start to notice the Botox® wearing off, you can return for a touch-up appointment if you wish to do so!

If you are interested in learning more about our Botox injections at Southwest Dermatology clinic or would like to schedule an appointment with us, we would love to hear from you! Feel free to schedule an appointment through our website or call us anytime between 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM from Monday to Friday. You can find our clinic at 3000 Old Centre Road in Portage, Michigan.