Botox is a medication that has been around for decades and is almost a household name in the industry of cosmetic dermatology. While many patients have heard of it, they may not really realize how it works. Dr. Cynthia Cote at MD Cote is pleased to provide Botox injections for patients seeking an anti-aging treatment that is minimally invasive and nonsurgical.
How does Botox work?
Botox is a neurotoxin derived from the bacterium botulinum toxin type A. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the muscles, causing temporary paralysis. This prevents fine lines and wrinkles from forming, as the muscles can no longer contract.
What areas of the face can be treated with Botox?
Botox is most commonly used to treat frown lines, crow’s feet, and other wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. It can also be used to treat other conditions with a dermatologist, such as excessive sweating and migraines.
What are the benefits of Botox injections?
The benefits of Botox injections include the prevention of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as reduction of them once they have formed. It is best used on the areas that are impacted by muscle contractions, such as the forehead, around the eyes, and between the eyebrows.
Are there any risks associated with Botox injections?
Botox is considered a relatively safe procedure, but there are some risks associated with it. These include bruising, swelling, and redness at the injection site. In rare cases, more serious side effects can occur, such as muscle weakness and difficulty swallowing. It is important to consult with Dr. Cynthia Cote of MD Cote prior to getting Botox injections to ensure that you are a good candidate for the procedure.
How long do the effects of Botox last?
The effects of Botox injections usually last around three to four months. However, the duration may vary depending on the individual and the areas treated.
How do I find out more?
If you live in the Maple Valley, WA area and are interested in speaking with Dr. Cynthia Cote about undergoing Botox injections (or any other cosmetic injectables used at our office), contact her practice by calling (425) 413-8292. The office is conveniently located at 27203 216th Avenue SE in Suite A and accepts new patients.