Nickolas E. Poulos, D.O.
Dermatologist located in the NorthCare building at St. Francis Medical Center, Colorado Springs, CO
Botox® is the world’s leading non-surgical cosmetic treatment and an outstanding way to look younger and better-rested. Residents in and around Colorado Springs, Colorado, can receive top-quality Botox treatments through the care of Nickolas Poulos, DO, at Global Dermatology. Call the office or book a visit online today to see what the buzz is about and learn what Botox can do for you.
Botox Q & A
What is Botox?
Botox is an injectable medication that temporarily improves the appearance of forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. It is formulated from a carefully controlled volume of a neurotoxin called Clostridium botulinum.
When injected into targeted facial muscles, Botox works to prevent those muscles from going through their full range of motion. That means they won’t be able to pull and tug your skin into lines, folds, and wrinkles, but you can still make normal facial expressions.
What happens during Botox treatments, and how long do results last?
Botox treatments only take a few moments to complete at Global Dermatology. Dr. Poulos places several injections in the treatment area using a thin, sterile needle.
You may feel a slight pinch as the needle enters your skin, but there is no significant pain. You don’t need any advance preparation or recovery time.
It takes around 24-48 hours for the results to develop. You can expect those results to last around four months, at which time you begin to notice your lines and wrinkles slowly returning. At that point, you can decide if you’d like to come in for another round of treatments to extend your results.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are another type of injectable cosmetic treatment. Most fillers contain a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid, a substance your body produces naturally.
Fillers work to smooth out lines and wrinkles by increasing volume in the treatment areas. Wrinkles, lines, and folds develop over time as your skin naturally loses much of its collagen. In the hands of a skilled practitioner like Dr. Poulos, dermal fillers can restore that lost volume.
Global Dermatology offers dermal fillers from the Juvéderm® line of products. There are many different formulations to choose from, each created to address different areas of the face. Fillers can last 6-12 months, but research shows that your body responds to dermal fillers by increasing collagen production, which can have long-term skin benefits.
A great way to achieve impressive yet natural-looking results is through an approach known as a liquid facelift. The technique uses a combination of Botox and dermal fillers to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles while also achieving smoother, plumper facial contouring.
To learn more about Botox and dermal fillers, call Global Dermatology today to book a visit or use the convenient online scheduling tool.