Dermatologists located in Menlo Park, CA
BOTOX® Cosmetic injectables are the top-selling products of their kind in the world. With their expertise in anti-aging remedies, Elizabeth Gould, MD and Sarah Jacobson, MD of Gould-Jacobson Dermatology in Menlo Park, California offer Botox injections for men and women to improve the appearance of facial wrinkles and lines. To find out if Botox is right for you, call or book a consultation online today.
Botox Q & A
How does Botox work?
To better understand how Botox works, it’s helpful to understand why you have wrinkles in the first place. Developing wrinkles, fine lines, and grooves are a natural part of aging. They stem from a loss of collagen, a firming connective tissue, as well as a loss of cushioning fat. This forces your facial muscles to work closer to the surface of your skin, creating wrinkles.
Botox is a safe and highly purified form of a unique strain of botulinum bacteria. When injected, Botox immediately acts with high-affinity recognition sites on the cholinergic nerve terminals that are involved in repetitive muscle contractions. Once those signals are intercepted, treated muscles are forced to relax; your skin smooths out naturally, and those lines and wrinkles become a thing of the past.
What areas can be injected with Botox?
Botox is proven to be safe and effective for many problem areas. Botox injections can minimize the appearance of:
- Crow’s feet near your eyes
- Frown lines between your eyebrows
If you’ve lost facial volume, your dermatologist may suggest pairing Botox injections with a plumping dermal filler, such as Juvéderm®, for optimal anti-aging benefits.
How long do Botox results last?
Depending on the severity of your lines and wrinkles, you can expect Botox injections to last for at least three months. For minor imperfections, your results could last even longer.
Once your Botox injections start wearing off, you can safely have the treatments repeated. Professional Botox injections with Dr. Gould and Dr. Jacobson usually take 30 minutes, so you can easily get in and out during your lunch break.
When does Botox start working?
One of the reasons clients of Gould-Jacobson Dermatology rave about Botox injections is because they go to work soon after your treatment. You might notice some improvement in within 24-48 hours; however, it usually takes 10 days to notice optimal results and younger-looking skin.
Schedule an evaluation at Gould-Jacobson Dermatology to see if you’re a candidate for Botox. Book your visit online or call the clinic today.