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Botox Specialist

Daphne Panagotacos, M.D., Inc.

Dermatology located in Westlake Village, CA

Botox® is an anti-aging cosmetic injectable that treats select fine facial lines that tend to look especially evident and deep. Whether you want to treat crow’s feet, frown lines, or forehead lines with Botox, Daphne Panagotacos, MD, and Stephanie Porter, DNP, ensure a safe procedure at Daphne Panagotacos, M.D., Inc., in Westlake Village, California. To set up a Botox consultation, call the office or book online today.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox®?

Botox is an FDA-approved, name-brand form of a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin A. When a trained professional injects this solution into your skin, it stops the motor nerves in the area from communicating with the targeted muscle or muscles for about four months. 

Botox works for several purposes in clinical and cosmetic medicine, including in the field of dermatology. At Daphne Panagotacos, M.D., Inc., you can get cosmetic Botox to prevent muscle movements contributing to fine facial lines and ridges.

Several different factors affect your skin’s structure as you age and form fine lines. These include sun and environmental damage, natural cellular changes from aging, and a decline in collagen and elastin fibers. 

Where can Botox go?

Cosmetic Botox for wrinkles and fine lines can go into targeted areas of your face where they tend to develop. Botox specifically treats dynamic wrinkles, which are muscles associated with movements beneath the skin. They include:

Crow’s feet

Crow’s feet come from squinting and can appear even if you don’t do so intentionally, like when you grin or smile. They appear on the skin on the outer sides of your eyes. 

Forehead lines

Forehead lines are the horizontal creases that appear above your eyebrows. They come from the movement of raising your eyebrows. 

Frown lines

Frown lines are the furrow ridges that appear between your eyebrows. They can make you look like you’re making a serious or stern facial expression even when that’s not your intention. 

Lines like these appear because you make facial expressions that cause your skin to crease in these areas, and over time they start to remain constant as subconscious muscle movements hold them in place. 

What should I expect at my Botox appointment?

Your Botox appointment lasts for about 10 minutes. Each session involves a small handful of precise injections into the muscles contributing to the wrinkles you want to treat.

Your face will not appear frozen, and you can still express yourself with common facial movements like smiling and frowning after you get Botox. Your final result is visible several days after the injections. 

Before the procedure starts, Daphne Panagotacos, M.D., Inc., offers you a topical numbing agent like an anesthetic cream or an ice pack. 

If you’d like to book an initial consultation for Botox, or if you want to get follow-up injections to continue enjoying the smoothing effect, call Daphne Panagotacos, M.D., Inc. or schedule an appointment online today.