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By Dermatology Associates
January 21, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: botox  

Have you heard of BOTOX but wonder exactly what it is? BOTOX injectables have both medical and aesthetic uses. At Dermatology Associates in Indianapolis, Dr. Sonya Campbell Johnson, board-certified dermatologist, administers this popular FDA-approved medicationBotox Treatment to patients who wish to look younger and feel their best. Learn more about the benefits BOTOX could give you.

What is BOTOX?

It's a purified, safe form of the protein called Botulinum clostridium. Injected under the skin of selected areas of the face, BOTOX Cosmetic in Indianapolis reduces the movement of muscles which control the eyebrows, sides of the mouth, forehead and more. Muscle relaxation translates to fewer and shallower lines and wrinkles associated with simple aging (called dynamic wrinkling).

A slightly different form of BOTOX may be used to control hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. Patients who suffer from excessive sweating usually do not respond to prescription deodorants and medications and experience dripping-wet body, underarm, feet, hand, and facial sweating, says the American Academy of Dermatology.

Do you qualify for BOTOX?

Dr. Sonya Campbell Johnson administers BOTOX right in the office. First, she reviews a patient's medical history and inspects the skin features in question. If all is well, injections take just a few minutes and produce a mild stinging sensation. Redness, tenderness and some swelling often occur but resolve quickly.

Noticeable results appear almost immediately with full effects taking 24 to 48 hours. While BOTOX and BOTOX Cosmetic don't last forever, they do stop excessive sweating or smooth wrinkles for up to six months or longer. Then, injections may be repeated.

In summary...

BOTOX and BOTOX Cosmetic have many benefits. They are:

  • Fewer obvious wrinkles and lines on the face and neck
  • Less sweating
  • Comfortable short, in-office procedures
  • No recovery time (get back into your normal routine right away)
  • Therapeutic effect of injections increases with subsequent treatments
  • No oral medications, invasive surgeries or complex treatment regimens

Find out more
At Dermatology Associates, Dr. Sonya Campbell Johnson and her staff recommend BOTOX to both men and women. Could you be one of them? For a personal consultation on this wonderful aesthetic and medical treatment, please call our office at (317) 257-1484 or email us at [email protected] We have three convenient locations in Indianapolis, Batesville, and Tipton.

By Dermatology Associates
January 02, 2019
Category: Skin Care
Tags: botox  

The Benefits of Botox

Want to erase the signs of aging this year? Millions of men and women are discovering the benefits of BOTOX treatments. BOTOX is a medicine that is injected into muscles to erase the signs of aging and treat certain conditions. Dermatologists are physicians who are trained in diagnosing and treating conditions and diseases of the skin. BOTOX is available from dermatologists. Read on to learn about the benefits of BOTOX.

1. It rejuvenates the skin.

BOTOX treatment is an excellent adjunct for rejuvenation of the face. BOTOX should be considered in addition to laser therapy, skin care, chemical peels, and resurfacing to improve the appearance of the face. It tightens and rejuvenizes your skin to help you look and feel younger. 

2. It can remove your wrinkles.

BOTOX works by blocking nerve impulses that cause muscles to contract and cause wrinkles. It's commonly injected into the face to eliminate wrinkles. Many patients who get BOTOX treatments can experience an improved complexion without the need for surgery. 

3. It can erase smile lines.

For most people, nasolabial folds— also known as smile lines— are nothing to smile about. Smile lines are fine lines that primarily develop around the sides of your mouth. They are more noticeable when you laugh or smile. BOTOX can reduce the appearance of smile lines. BOTOX can improve your look with minimal to no downtime. You will be able to go about your normal routine immediately after your treatment.

4. It can make crow's feet disappear.

Before you know it, crow's feet can leave you looking older than you feel. Crow’s feet are the lines that appear around the eyes. BOTOX is injected into crow’s feet with a tiny needle to improve the skin’s appearance. You may begin to notice the results of your BOTOX treatment within a few days, with results lasting up to 4 months.

Ready for an anti-aging makeover? Say yes to BOTOX! Find a dermatologist near you and schedule a consultation. BOTOX has helped many people enhance their appearance, giving them more self-confidence and improving their lives. And it will do the same for you.

By Dermatology Associates
November 14, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: botox  

Has your skin become wrinkled due to sun damage and aging? If so, and you want a change, you might be a good candidate for Botox. This cosmetic treatment, which is used to smooth lines in the skin, tops the list of the most in-demand minimally invasive dermatological solutions according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Contact Dr. Sonya Campbell Johnson at Dermatology Associates in Batesville, Tipton, and Indianapolis, IN to find out if Botox is the ideal way to make your skin smoother and younger-looking.

How Does Botox Work?
There are muscles under your skin that allow you to move and contort the various areas of your face. Over time, constantly making facial expressions, scrunching the forehead, and squinting the eyes can cause these muscles to form lines in the skin. Botox freezes those muscles, sending a message to them that they should stop contracting. This causes the hardened expression lines to soften and give you a more pleasant appearance after just a few days.

A Good Botox Candidate
A number of skin rejuvenating facial treatments are available at Dermatology Associates in Batesville, Tipton, and Indianapolis, IN, but many patients find that they are good candidates for Botox. Before getting Botox you should:

- Provide your dermatologist with a full medical history (including medications).
- Have relatively good skin elasticity.
- Be over the age of 18.

The Appointment for Botox Injections
It is a minimally invasive procedure that takes about 15 minutes. You'll sit in the doctor’s chair as the targeted areas of the face are numbed with a topical ointment, then small injections will be made. Many patients find Botox injections to be very easy to tolerate, especially considering the brevity of the appointment.

Smoother Skin After One Appointment
With Botox injections, your dermatologist can help you achieve smoother skin after just one visit. Call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sonya Campbell Johnson at Dermatology Associates. She has offices in Batesville, Tipton, and Indianapolis, IN. For the Indianapolis location, call (317) 257-1484. For Batesville, phone (800) 303-3228, and in Tipton, call (765) 675-1410. Or email us at [email protected]

By Dermatology Associates
June 28, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: botox  

CBS News reports that 12 procedures top the list of doctor-delivered cosmetic services. On that list is Botox injectable, an FDA-approved botoxpharmaceutical form of the botulism toxin. Administered by Dr. Sonya Campbell Johnson at Dermatology Associates in Indianapolis, Batesville, and Tipton, IN, Botox reduces the fine lines and wrinkles that make people feel and look older than they are. Could Botox help your face regain a smooth, refreshed appearance?

Your and your face

You only have one, and when it begins to age, lines form:

  • At the corner's of the eyes (crow's feet)
  • Between the eyebrows
  • Across the forehead
  • Between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds)
  • In bands across the neck and above the chin

The muscles in these areas move with our facial expressions, and over time, dynamic wrinkles form. Typically, people between the ages of 25 and 65 notice these facial changes and benefit most from Botox treatments in Indianapolis, Batesville, and Tipton.

What Botox in Indianapolis does

Injected into selected facial muscles with a fine needle, Botox limits muscular movement. The face relaxes and within a few days, Dr. Johnson's patients see a dramatically line-free appearance. Therapeutic effects last three to four months.

Getting treatments

First, you'll visit Dermatology Associates for a skin examination and review of your medical history and medications. If you qualify (and most people do), Dr. Campbell Johnson will place a numbing cream on the areas of your skin receiving Botox. As she injects the preparation, you'll notice a mild stinging sensation.

Treatments take about 15 minutes, and afterwards , you'll return to your usual routine. Just avoid gym workouts or any other strenuous activity for about 24 hours. Also, you may see some redness, bruising, or puffiness at the injection sites, but these resolve quickly. Expect your facial smoothness to last up to six months.

Other uses for Botox

Skin doctors, dentists, and other healthcare providers use injectable Botox to relieve Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) of the underarms, hands, feet, face and

scalp. In other words, in the hands of a capable physician, Botox helps people with various cosmetic and medical problems.

Are you a candidate?

Men and women of all ages qualify for Botox procedures. They may become part of a customized skin rejuvenation plan from your board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Johnson. Contact Dermatology Associates for a personal consultation today. For the Indianapolis location, call (317) 257-1484. For Batesville, phone (800) 303-3228, and in Tipton, call (765) 675-1410. Or email us at [email protected].

By Dermatology Associates
January 02, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: wrinkles   botox  

Forehead wrinkles. Crows feet. Frown lines. Dynamic wrinkles often develop from repetitive facial expression, causing these fine lines to appear visible even when theWrinkles  face is totally relaxed.

Wrinkles are a normal part of the aging process. The most common contributors to premature aging of the skin include genetics, spending too much time in the sun, smoking and poor diet.  Avoiding or limiting these activities can help prevent and lessen the effects of wrinkles.

Not all wrinkles can be avoided, and when quick, dramatic results are desired, Botox® may be a viable solution for removing wrinkles on the face caused by daily muscle contraction of your natural facial expressions. Botox® works by temporarily blocking nerve impulses, which reduces the movement of those particular muscles. With less movement, the skin surface is gradually smoothed, the lines begin to fade, and your natural vibrant skin strengthens and returns.  

During treatment, very low doses of Botox® are administered by way of small injections. FDA-approved, Botox® is a safe and minimally invasive treatment. It takes just a few minutes and can last about 3-4 months. The effects are not permanent and may need to be repeated as directed by your dermatologist. 

If you are interested in learning more about Botox ® cosmetic treatments, contact our office and we will be happy to answer your questions.  Younger looking skin is easily attainable with the help of your dermatologist!