If sunscreen and creams are insufficient for diminishing your wrinkles, consider a noninvasive Botox® treatment from Dr. Becker (30+ years of experience) and PA Merlie (who has been practicing for 5+ years with us now) at the Dr. Nancy Becker clinic. Call for an appointment to see if these cosmetic injections are just what you need to achieve a more youthful look.

Botox Q & A

What are Botox® injections?

A popular alternative to traditional plastic surgery for 11 million women and men, Botox injections deliver a neurotoxin derived from bacteria (botulinum) clinically proven as a wrinkle-reduction treatment.

How do Botox injections work?

Botox injections are a nonsurgical method of relaxing your nerves among muscle tissue. Dr. Becker injects Botox’s purified type A toxin subcutaneously with a needle, preventing muscles from contracting below your skin, which develops wrinkles as you age. Because she targets only your most troublesome areas, Dr. Becker ensures the rest of your facial muscles, for example, maintain their natural flexibility.

Individual treatments take just 15 minutes. Best of all, there’s little to no downtime and no scarring with Botox therapy.

Which areas can Botox injections treat?

Botox services smooth out your skin in an array of areas:

  • Crow’s feet (eye corner wrinkles)
  • Forehead creases
  • Lines from frowning
  • Lines across your lips
  • Dimples on your chin
  • Gummy smiles
  • Thick bands on your neck
  • Bunny lines (wrinkles on your nose bridge)

Do Botox injections hurt?

Most men and women don’t feel significant discomfort, and no anesthesia is needed with these nonsurgical, noninvasive services. That’s a big reason Botox is a common alternative to true types of plastic surgery. Dr. Becker only uses thin needles to maximize your comfort.

Are there any side effects?

Although you recover fast, some side effects are possible:

  • Minor pain
  • Light bruises
  • Tenderness or sagging
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Flu-like feeling
  • Redness
  • Rare, but more urgent reactions

How long do Botox benefits last?

The results last for quite some time, but the number of treatments necessary to obtain your ideal look varies by body part and how pronounced your wrinkles appear. Within just three to five days, most women and men see improvements. It may take a week to achieve the final boost.

You enjoy the most prominent anti-wrinkle effects for two to three months before they gradually wear off. Simply revisit Dr. Becker’s office and the skilled, compassionate specialists like Dr. Becker and Merlie a few times a year for another round of Botox injections to preserve your rejuvenated, younger-looking skin.

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