Botox Specialist

Center for Family Practice

Family Medicine & Internists located in Latham, NY

Deep worry lines between your brows or wrinkles around your eyes can make you look older than your years. Botox® injections can smooth out your skin and give you a more pleasant resting appearance. The skilled team of providers at the Center for Family Practice LLC has the training and experience to rejuvenate your skin with Botox, offering impressive, natural-looking results. Botox is also effective for treating chronic migraine headaches. To learn more, call the office in Latham, New York, today, or make an appointment online.

Botox

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable medication that blocks signals along nerve pathways. By blocking these signals, Botox causes your muscles to relax. When used for cosmetic purposes, Botox can smooth out wrinkles and lines caused by muscle tension.

Botox is also useful for treating specific health conditions, including chronic migraines in adults.

What are the aesthetic benefits of Botox injections?

Botox relaxes specific muscles in your face that you use when you express emotion. Smiling, frowning, squinting, and raising your eyebrows can result in muscle tension that creates deep wrinkles and lines. Botox can smooth out these lines and wrinkles; it can also help balance facial asymmetry and relax tight bands to give your neck a more youthful appearance.

The team of providers at the Center for Family Practice LLC has advanced training and extensive experience with Botox injections. They offer beautiful results that look natural; you’ll be able to make facial expressions, and you’ll never have to worry about having a “frozen” look after your Botox treatment.

Which areas can be treated with Botox?

Botox is FDA-approved to address the following:

  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Lines between the brows
  • Crow’s feet
  • Lip lines

Botox is also approved to treat visibly tight bands in the neck. Creases that aren’t caused by repeated muscle movements, such as nasolabial folds along the sides of your mouth, may not respond well to Botox treatments.

How long will my results last?

You should notice an improvement in the appearance of the treated area within 24-48 hours of your Botox treatment. Results can last up to four months.

How is Botox used to treat migraines?

Botox prevents chronic migraines before they start. When the team at the Center for Family Practice LLC uses Botox for migraines, they typically schedule you for one 15-minute treatment every 12 weeks.

In most cases, Botox migraine treatments result in fewer migraines. If you do have a headache, it should be shorter and significantly less painful than the migraines you experienced before having regular Botox injections.

Do Botox injections hurt?

You can expect to feel some mild pinching, similar to other types of injections, during your Botox treatments. Most people find the sensation to be tolerable. If you’re concerned about discomfort, you can request your provider to use a topical anesthetic before performing the injections.

Many insurance plans cover Botox for the treatment of chronic migraines. To learn more, call the Center for Family Practice LLC today, or make an appointment online.