Things you can expect from a Botox treatment administered by Westlake Village, CA dermatologist
Westlake Village, CA patients faced with the unwanted signs of aging, including crow’s feet, glabellar lines, and forehead folds, are often the best candidates for Botox injections. Botox is a safe and effective FDA-cleared injectable that is formulated with botulinum toxin type A, which inhibits muscle contractions. When patients have imperfections on the facial skin they want to address, they can have specific muscles of the face injected with Botox to relax the skin and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
Things you can expect from a Botox treatment
Dr. Daphne Panagotacos is a dermatologist located in Westlake Village, CA who proudly provides a wide range of services for patients in her practice. This includes Botox. Patients who are interested in Botox often have many questions, including what they can expect from this service. This includes determining candidacy, what to prepare for in the doctor’s practice, and how long the treatment will last.
- Determining candidacy – patients who are interested in Botox need to speak with a professional first to determine if they are an appropriate candidate for this or other cosmetic treatments. The best candidates for Botox are patients who have mild to moderate wrinkles or folds that develop due to muscle tension. This can be determined during a consultation appointment with Dr. Daphne Panagotacos.
- What to prepare for in the doctor’s office – once patients have consulted with our doctor and have determined that they want to undergo Botox injections, we will then provide the injections. The skin is cleansed, and make-up is removed. The area is disinfected with a cleansing wipe before the injections are performed. We determine the best areas to inject for optimal results and begin treatment. Within a few minutes, patients will have a series of injections completed. Patients will experience discomfort during the injections, but this is short-lived.
- How long will the treatment last – most patients find that the results of Botox will last approximately six months. At this point, patients will need to have follow-up injections completed to maintain the results. Botox is not a permanent treatment in the same way as plastic surgery. Patients should keep this in mind when consulting with Dr. Daphne Panagotacos during their consultations. While Botox cannot stop the signs of aging, it can reduce them and slow them from becoming problematic at a younger age.
Why choose Botox?
Botox has several advantages for patients who are considering injections for cosmetic purposes. Botox is:
- Cleared by the FDA
- Minimally invasive
- Performed by a professional
What other treatments may be used as an anti-aging solution?
Botox is not the only injectable treatment that can be used by our staff to obtain results. In addition to Botox, Dr. Daphne Panagotacos also provides dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are cosmetic injectables that are formulated with hyaluronic acid, which absorbs water and adds volume. The doctor will use these injectables directly into fine lines, wrinkles, and folds, unlike Botox which is used on the muscles. Patients can experience immediate results from dermal fillers that can last many months as well. In fact, our doctor may encourage patients to combine dermal fillers with Botox treatments for optimum results. This “liquid face lift” is a great way to turn back time without traditional plastic surgery. Our dermatologist can evaluate a patient during their consultation and determine if combing dermal fillers and Botox injections is the best way to achieve the results they desire. For patients with severe skin laxity and wrinkles, plastic surgery may still be the most realistic method of treatment for those seeking dramatic and permanent results. Dr. Daphne Panagotacos can provide a reliable and trustworthy referral to a local plastic surgeon in these situations.
Discuss Botox injections with our team today!
Call Dr. Daphne Panagotacos today to learn more about the benefits of Botox injections and how this treatment can help you combat the unwanted signs of aging. Our practice is in Suite #106 at 32144 Agoura Road, and can be reached at 805-379-3376. We welcome new patients into our dermatological facility to discuss cosmetic and medical skin and body solutions.