Botox Specialist

Capital Skin

Aesthetics Specialists located in Clifton Park, NY

Botox® helps ease the look of fine lines and wrinkles that age your complexion. At Capital Skin in Clifton, New York, John Purcell Jr., MD, and the team of providers offer injections of this effective wrinkle-reducing treatment to men and women who want to look as young as they feel. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn how you can achieve a more youthful look with Botox injections.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is the best-selling injectable wrinkle reducer in the United States. It’s a purified toxin that halts the muscle activity responsible for some of the most common wrinkles and lines that accompany aging.

The injectable is well-studied with approval for use in 96 countries – including approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Botox yields temporary but effective results, and you can have repeat treatments to maintain your look for the long term.


How does Botox work?

The purified toxin in Botox targets the muscles that are responsible for many lines and wrinkles on your face that are accentuated when you smile, frown, or squint. It temporarily halts the muscle activity, so your face smooths out.

The results are subtle. You still look expressive and natural – just more relaxed.


Do I need to schedule downtime following Botox injections?

After your Botox injections, you can go right back to your regular activities, as no downtime is required. You may have mild bruising or swelling at the injection sites, but these side effects are easily covered by makeup.


What areas can be treated with Botox?

Botox helps smooth out lines and wrinkles in common areas such as the:

  • Worry lines that lie horizontally across your forehead
  • Lines between your eyebrows (sometimes called “11s”)
  • Lines at the outside corners of your eyes (crow’s feet)

Botox delivers predictable, effective results. You’ll look just like you, but with fewer wrinkles and lines.


How long do the results of Botox last?

You start to see the smoothing effects of Botox within 48 hours, with full results becoming apparent in about one week. You maintain results for 3-4 months, and you can schedule repeat injections after this time to maintain your new, youthful look.


Do Botox injections hurt?

A fine needle is used to apply Botox at several points on your face. You feel a pinch from the injection, but the treatments are brief, and the sensation is minimal. Most people tolerate the procedure well, but if you’re concerned about discomfort, you can request ice or a topical numbing cream before treatment.

When you’re ready to see smoother, less wrinkled skin, call Capital Skin, or book an appointment using this website.