Botox Specialist

Latham Dermatology

Medical Dermatology & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Latham, NY

Botox® is the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatment in the United States because it works. If you’re ready to say goodbye to your frown lines and crow’s feet, dermatology expert, Christine Yang-Finnin, MD, at Latham Dermatology, can help. If you live in or near Latham, New York, call the office to schedule your Botox treatments, or use the online booking button.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is a cosmetic injection that helps smooth out lines and wrinkles on your face. It’s FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe crow’s feet, frown lines in between your eyebrows, and the lines on your forehead.

Botox has been used as a cosmetic tool to restore youth for more than 20 years, helping reduce lines and wrinkles on millions of faces every year.

 

How does Botox work?

When injected into your muscle, Botox stops muscle activity under your skin by blocking nerve activity, which prevents the folding of your skin and the development of the lines and wrinkles. It doesn’t cause you to lose feeling, just movement.

 

Will I look natural?

Dr. Yang-Finnin is an expert dermatologist with years of experience and knows exactly where to inject your Botox to make you look like you, only subtly younger. Your face will not be frozen or expressionless.

 

What can I expect during Botox injections?

Botox injections are a quick 10-minute procedure you can schedule on your lunch break. During the procedure, Dr. Yang-Finnin expertly injects small amounts of Botox in precise areas in your skin. The number of injections you need depends on the area being treated.

  • Crow’s feet: three injections on each side
  • Frown lines: five injections
  • Forehead lines: five injections

The injections themselves feel like a quick pinch. If you’re sensitive to pain, let Dr. Yang-Finnin know so she can apply a numbing agent before administering the Botox.

After treatment, you should be able to resume most of your usual activities and even apply makeup. However, Dr. Yang-Finnin recommends you not do any strenuous physical activity up to two hours after your treatment and not massage the injection site.

 

How long does Botox last?

Botox isn’t permanent, but it can keep you looking younger for up to three to four months. Once you start to notice the effects wearing off, Dr. Yang-Finnin recommends you schedule a follow-up session for another round of Botox. Regular injections thin the muscle under your skin and may help your treatment last longer.

To get started on your Botox treatments, call Latham Dermatology for expert care, or use the online booking button to schedule your appointment.