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By Magnolia Dermatology
October 04, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: botox  

Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and forehead are usually the first signs of aging. As we age, the production of collagen botoxand elastin, which keeps the skin looking firm and supple, begins to break down, causing lines, wrinkles and sagging. As the skin loses elasticity, common activities like smiling and squinting, which exercise the same muscles over and over again can lead to wrinkles. Dr. Joseph Myers, a dermatologist at Magnolia Dermatology in Charleston, SC, recommends anti-aging treatments like Botox to help keep the signs of aging at bay.

Invest in a More Youthful Appearance with Botox in Charleston, SC

Botox helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing the muscles in the face.

The most common uses for Botox include:

  • Frown lines
  • Bunny lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Crow's feet

By relaxing the facial muscles that cause creasing, Botox can help to slow the progression and development of deep lines and wrinkles in the face and neck.

Will Botox Make Me Look Weird or Frozen?

The key to achieving a natural and aesthetic result with Botox is to work with an experienced dermatologist with a successful track record. Your dermatologist will determine the right dosage necessary to achieve your desired results. You will not lose sensation or have a frozen expression when Botox is administered correctly.

How Long Will a Botox Treatment Last?

Everyone is different, but a typical treatment lasts between three to four months.

Find a Dermatologist in Charleston, SC

For more information about Botox and other cosmetic and anti-aging treatments, contact Magnolia Dermatology by calling (843) 769-2100 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Myers today.

By Magnolia Dermatology
July 14, 2016
Category: Dermatologist
Tags: botox  

It is well known that wrinkles and fine lines are simply a byproduct of normal aging. However, Botox can help you regain a more youthful appearance, prevent your lines and wrinkles from becoming worse, and help you look and feel great. Learn more about Botox from Dr. Joseph Myers at Magnolia Dermatology in Charleston, SC.Botox

What is Botox? 
Botox is an injectable treatment which helps prevent and smooth the appearance of unwanted fine lines and wrinkles. Botox's results last three to four months, after which most patients schedule touch-up sessions to keep their fine lines and wrinkles at bay. Botox works by essentially relaxing the muscles which lie under the skin, allowing the skin to relax and smooth out. This relaxing action also stops the muscles from moving, preventing new wrinkles from forming. Botox was FDA approved in 2002 and has been in use by doctors for about 20 years.

How can I benefit from Botox? 
Botox provides a more youthful appearance, boosting your confidence and giving you a complexion you can be proud of. This confidence boost makes face-to-face social interactions easier and first impressions stronger. Additionally, Botox works well in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures like dermal fillers, lasers, or chemical peels.

Botox in Charleston
Botox procedures last only around 15 minutes. While you sit in a comfortable chair, Dr. Myers uses a super-thin needle to inject Botox into the skin. Most patients report that the injections feel like small pinches, but are generally not painful. There is no downtime after a session, allowing you to go back to your daily activities as soon as you finish your appointment. After the procedure, some patients may experience some irritation or bruising at the injection sites, which generally resolves within a day or two.

For more information on Botox or other cosmetic procedures, please contact Dr. Myers at Magnolia Dermatology in Charleston, SC. Call (843) 769-2100 or e-mail us at to schedule your appointment for Botox today!

By Magnolia Dermatology
January 19, 2016
Category: Skin Care
Tags: juvader   botox  

Do you know the difference between Juvederm and Botox? You will by the end of the blog post!

You've likely heard of both Juvederm and Botox treatments from television commercials, magazine advertisements or even friends who have experienced them first-hand. These two dermal (skin-related) products are both very popular for their anti-aging features. juvaderm, botoxJuvederm was approved by the FDA in 2006; Botox has been used for cosmetic procedures since 2002. It has also been helpful in treating medical conditions including profuse sweating, chronic migraine headaches and involuntary muscle spasms around the eyes. Dermatologists Dr. Joseph N. Myers, Jr. and Dr. James G. Simpson at Magnolia Dermatology in Charleston, SC want to educate their current and future patients on the procedures they offer, starting with the difference between these two products.

Juvederm basics

Juvederm is an injectable facial filler made from hyaluronic acid, a protein which occurs naturally in the tissues of mammals, including people. Its main function is to soften the crease that settles between the outside of the nose to the corner of the mouth (called the nasolabial fold). It can also be used to augment the lips.

Part of Juvederm's appeal is that since it has organic components, adverse reactions are rare and the body eventually reabsorbs the substance. Typically the treatments take a few minutes in your Charleston, SC dermatologist office and last six to nine months.

Botox introduction

Botox is also a cosmetic skin treatment delivered by injection with a fine needle by your doctor. Made from small amounts of purified botulinium toxin, it is usually used to smooth out wrinkles and lines that form around the eyes and forehead. It works by temporarily halting the activity of the targeted muscles, which decreases the appearance of wrinkles. Botox takes just a few minutes to deposit; its effects can last between three and four months, depending on the patient.

What's the difference?

Their main differences are where they are injected and the evidence of their results. Juvederm works by plumping up areas around the nose and mouth that have gradually lost their own hyaluronic acid, giving way to "smile" or "marionette" lines. It's designed to be most noticeable when the facial muscles are at rest. Botox, on the other hand, is helpful in smoothing out wrinkles around the eyes and forehead that become more prominent during expressions such as surprise, laughing or frowning.

If you've been noticing some extra furrows and grooves are beginning to multiply on your face, talking with your Charleston dermatologist will help determine which cosmetic treatment is best for your situation. Call Magnolia Dermatology today!