Dermatologists located in Bluefield, Radford and Wytheville, VA and Beckley, Princeton and Oak Hill, WV


Refresh your appearance and enjoy more youthful skin in just 15-30 minutes with Botox® injections. Derm One in Bluefield, Radford, and Wytheville, Virginia, and Beckley, Princeton, and Oak Hills, West Virginia, offers Botox and Dysport® treatments to smooth fine lines and wrinkles quickly. Call your nearest office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about the benefits of Botox.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is a popular injectable that smooths fine lines and wrinkles. Injections take only a few minutes and last for several months. Botox is a quick, simple procedure that can quickly rejuvenate your appearance.

As a neuromodulator, Botox disrupts the nerve signals that cause muscle movement. This interference temporarily paralyzes the muscles Botox is injected into, allowing the skin on top to soften. The medication wears off naturally over time, gradually restoring muscle movement and flexibility. 

Derm One also offers Dysport, another popular neuromodulator, for patients seeking a Botox alternative.

Can Botox treat any wrinkles?

Botox works best on dynamic wrinkles, or expression lines. These lines form when you smile, frown, or squint. While they can develop anywhere, they’re most prominent in the upper one-third of the face and can include:

  • Crow’s feet (sides of eyes)
  • Forehead lines
  • Glabellar lines (between the eyebrows)
  • Bunny lines (on the nose)
  • Marionette lines (around the mouth)
  • Horizontal neck bands

Botox softens these lines for a more refreshed, younger-looking appearance.

Are there other uses for Botox?

Because Botox targets muscle movement, it has several uses besides treating wrinkles, including:

  • Nonsurgical brow lift
  • Nonsurgical lip flip
  • Masseter muscle (jaw muscle) slimming
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain relief
  • Migraine relief
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) treatment

With multiple cosmetic and medical uses, Botox is a dynamic treatment for many concerns.

I’m getting Botox. How should I prepare?

Most people don’t need to prepare for Botox treatments, but there are a few steps you can take to ensure a smooth appointment, including:

  • Discuss your goals and expectations during the consultation
  • Inform your dermatologist of your medical history
  • Avoid blood-thinning medications or supplements
  • Plan for a brief appointment, usually around 15-30 minutes
  • Follow post-treatment instructions

Your dermatologist may provide specific post-care instructions based on your medical history, unique needs, and number of treatment areas.

What can I expect during and after Botox?

You can expect a quick, comfortable Botox visit at Derm One. After discussing your desires and mapping out your treatment areas, your dermatologist administers the injections. You may experience minor bruising, swelling, and redness at the injection sites, but these effects typically subside within a few hours.

Botox takes about 7-14 days to take full effect. The results wear off gradually after 3-4 months.

Call Derm One today or schedule a Botox appointment online to learn more.