Anti-Aging Injections From Our Expert Team
Since being approved for cosmetic use in 2002, Botox® has changed the way people approach aesthetic medicine. Botox® was the first injectable compound to offer patients a safe and completely nonsurgical way to reduce the visible signs of aging. Today, Botox® is used to minimize wrinkles, enhance the results of plastic surgery, and treat certain medical conditions.
Meet Dr. Wilson
Anthony Wilson, MD has vast experience performing facial, body, and reconstructive procedures. After receiving an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and completing training with a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Wilson has continued to improve his technique to ensure the best results possible. Learn More about Anthony Wilson, MD, and why you should choose the Board-Certified plastic surgeon for your next procedure in the Seacoast Region.
What Is Botox®?
Botox® is an injectable neuromodulator that quickly and painlessly smooths out crow’s feet, frown lines, and other dynamic wrinkles. (Dynamic wrinkles are creases that form when we move our face. They differ from static wrinkles, which are present even when the face is at rest.) Botox® works by temporarily blocking nerve signals in treated areas. This gently relaxes specific facial muscles so that they no longer create wrinkles in the skin when the patient laughs, smiles, or frowns.
Medically, Botox® is used to treat chronic migraine headaches. It can also prevent eyelid spasms and reduce excessive perspiration.
We also offer Dysport®, which is very similar to Botox®, but it has a smaller molecule and can diffuse to a larger area. It also has a faster onset than Botox®, so patients can expect to see their results in just a day or two.
What to Expect During Your Appointment
Botox® treatment is comfortable and very convenient. Appointments can usually be completed in under half an hour and you will not have to take any time off of work afterwards. Most people who have Botox® injections can resume all of their normal activities immediately.
During your appointment, Dr. Wilson or his PA Sarah will mark the planned injection sites. Then, they will cleanse your skin. Once appropriately prepped they will inject Botox® into the small muscle groups responsible for creating crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead wrinkles. Within three to fourteen days after your appointment, you’ll notice your forehead and orbital region becoming smoother and more youthful.
If you like the results of your treatment, our team will work with you to develop a personalized follow-up plan. The effects of Botox® last for about two to three months, so most patients prefer to schedule regular appointments to maintain their results.
After your second Botox® appointment, you will probably only need two to four injection sessions per year to ensure a smooth, youthful appearance. This is the case because repeated Botox® injections gradually “train” treated muscle groups to remain in a relaxed position.
Does Botox® Have Any Side Effects?
Botox® has been extensively tested and proven safe for external use. Adverse reactions to Botox® are extremely rare and most patients do not experience any serious side effects after having Botox® treatment. In rare cases, patients have reported suffering from a mild headache following treatment. If this happens to you, you should feel free to take an over-the-counter pain reliever to manage your symptoms.
Some mild redness and bruising may occur after having Botox®, but these issues typically resolve on their own within a few days. To reduce your risk of bruising, you should apply a cool compress to your face after treatment and avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
Who Makes a Good Candidate for Botox® Treatment?
Most healthy adults make excellent candidates for Botox® treatment. Botox® can treat the early signs of aging and reduce the amount of stress that’s placed on the skin, possibly preventing static wrinkles.
You should not have any injectable treatment if you are pregnant or nursing. The use of blood thinner medications can also interfere with Botox® results and, in some cases, may prevent treatment. If you regularly take a blood-thinning medication, you will need to discuss this with our team and you may need to discontinue its use.
Schedule a Consultation
From Breast Augmentation to Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty and everything in-between, Board-Certified plastic surgeon Anthony Wilson, MD offers a wide range of procedures at his Portsmouth, NH office. If you are interested in booking a procedure, take the next steps by scheduling a consultation today.
Choosing a Botox® Injector in Portsmouth
One of the most prevalent myths about Botox® is the idea that it “freezes” the face and interferes with a person’s ability to make facial expressions. In trained hands, Botox® will not have this effect. The widespread presence of under-qualified injectors is the reason why Botox® is sometimes associated with a stiff, over-corrected look.
To enjoy the best that Botox® has to offer, patients must select their injector carefully. Board-certified plastic surgeons, like Dr. Anthony Wilson, are an excellent choice owing to their in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy. They can isolate the small muscles that create wrinkles without treating the larger muscle groups that give us the ability to make facial expressions. Plastic surgeons also have the ability to combine Botox® injections with surgical procedures for more uniform rejuvenation.
As part of his commitment to offering comprehensive treatment options, Dr. Wilson built on his Ivy League education by studying the art of nonsurgical cosmetic medicine. Today, he’s recognized as one of the leading experts on injectable treatments and works to educate other surgeons on their correct application. Since becoming a national trainer for both Allergan and Galderma, Dr. Wilson has authored several publications on injection techniques.
Arrange a Botox® Consultation in New Hampshire
Few treatments can combat the early signs of aging as quickly and as effectively as Botox®. If you’re interested in trying Botox®, contact Ivy League-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Wilson at (603) 294-4526. He and his Physician’s Assistant, Sarah Proulx, will be happy to guide you through the injection process.