The outward signs of aging seem to creep up on you over the years until one day you look in the mirror and wonder when your skin became so much older in appearance. Board-certified dermatologists Robert Chappell, Jr., MD, and Ritchie Rosso, Jr., MD, and the medical aesthetic team at Chappell Rosso Dermatology and Laser & Aesthetic Center of the Permian Basin, specialize in Botox® and Dysport® treatments for adults in Odessa, Texas, and the surrounding communities who want to reclaim a more youthful visage. Call the office or schedule a consultation online to learn more about Botox and Dysport injections.
Botox is a solution made from a pure strain of botulinum toxin, and when your doctor or aesthetic specialist injects it into the treatment area, it forces your muscles to relax.
Botox temporarily paralyzes the facial muscles that cause wrinkles to form. Although your muscles relax, it’s important to note you’re still capable of making normal facial expressions.
Within 24-48 hours after you receive your Botox injections, the skin over the treated muscles smooths out, and fine lines and wrinkles appear less evident. Botox works best on moderate to severe frown lines and crow’s feet around your eyes.
It’s important to receive Botox injections from a board-certified physician like Dr. Rosso because he understands how your facial muscles are supposed to function, and he’s careful to use a low dose of Botox so you get the most natural-looking results.
You can expect Botox injections to last up to four months for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. If needed, after 3-6 months you can have additional Botox injections to maintain your desired youthful appearance.