Botox Specialist

Santa Fe Skin Vitality

William Rowland, PA-C

Physician Assistant & Aesthetic Specialist located in Santa Fe, NM

Botox® is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the United States, and for good reason. It’s FDA-approved and a safe way to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles that occur as you get older. At Santa Fe Skin Vitality, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, William Rowland, PA-C, provides Botox injections to combat the signs of aging and give you a naturally younger look. Call the office or book a consultation online to learn how you can benefit from Botox treatments.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is a prescription injectable that temporarily reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face. Botox is made from a thoroughly purified toxin that temporarily halts the action of muscles that contract hundreds of time every day. These muscle contractions cause lines and wrinkles to form in your skin.

What areas can Botox treat?

Botox is approved to treat:

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Vertical lines between the eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes

In some cases, Botox may be injected to lift the corners of the mouth, smooth out some chins, soften smoker’s lines around the mouth, and decrease the severe look of vertical neck cords.

Who is a candidate for Botox?

Any man or woman bothered by moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles can benefit from Botox injections. William Rowland reviews your medical history and ensures you have realistic expectations from the treatment.

How is Botox administered?

Botox is administered via several injections with a tiny needle. You will feel a pinch during treatment, but most people tolerate it quite well. If you’re concerned about discomfort, talk to the team at Santa Fe Skin Vitality about using a topical numbing cream or ice prior to treatment to reduce sensation.

How soon will I see the results of Botox injections and how long do they last?

The wrinkle-reducing effects of Botox are evident after about one week and the positive effects last from three to four months. To maintain the effects, you’ll need to schedule retreatments regularly. William Rowland can put you on a program to keep your newly smooth skin and youthful look long-term.

Does Botox require any downtime?

Botox treatments can be scheduled on your lunch break. You can go right back to work or school following the short session. No downtime is required.

Does Botox have side effects?

In most cases, the only side effects are slight bruising or redness at sites of the injections.  You can cover these with makeup. They fade quickly, too.

To learn how you can benefit from Botox wrinkle-reducing injections, call Santa Fe Skin Vitality or schedule an appointment using the online tool.