Botox

If you want to fight the signs of aging, facial wrinkles likely top your list of concerns. Dermatology Center of Northwest Indiana in Crown Point offers a variety of advanced products and procedures to turn back the clock. Botox® is one of our best weapons against aging because it is so effective in smoothing away wrinkles and lines. It may be used alone or in combination with other procedures. Treatment is often multifaceted, because many different factors contribute to the development of facial wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin.

Our Physician Assistant, Heather Upchurch, PA-C, has over 15 years of experience in the use of Botox, having trained with some of the top cosmetic dermatologists in the Chicago area, including Dr. Garlapati.

How Botox works


Every time you smile, frown, squint, or form any other facial expression, certain muscles contract. Over time, those muscles become rigid, causing visible lines in the overlying skin. They begin as dynamic wrinkles, meaning they disappear when you relax your face. Gradually they become static (permanent) wrinkles. This often causes a person to look perpetually angry or sad. Botox relaxes away the wrinkles by preventing overstimulation of muscles. The effect is proportionate to the amount used. Dr. Garlapati is highly skilled in the delicate art of Botox. He performs a comprehensive aesthetic evaluation and creates a customized treatment plan. Precise amounts of Botox are injected at strategic locations to smooth the problematic muscles without immobilizing them. The result is a relaxed and natural appearance.

Benefits of Botox


Although best known for treating lines and wrinkles in the eye area, Botox may be used on other areas of the face as well. The aged appearance of skin is often caused by a combination of volume loss and muscle rigidity. In this case, Botox may be used as an adjunct to dermal fillers for a comprehensive injectable antiaging treatment commonly referred to as the “liquid facelift”.

The benefits of Botox treatment include:

  • Nonsurgical
  • No downtime
  • Results last for several months
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Used preventively it can stop crow’s feet and other furrows before they appear

Whether you want to wipe away the signs of aging, or get a step ahead of it with preventive treatment, Botox may be an excellent choice! Call Dermatology Center of Northwest Indiana at (219) 785-8188 for an appointment.

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