Botox Specialist

Oasis Skincare

Patricia Riddle, MD

Medical Spa & Weight Management located in Orangeburg, SC & Summerville, SC

The most popular aesthetic treatment in the United States, Botox® wrinkle-reducing injections are available at the Oasis Skincare at their two locations in Summerville and Orangeburg, South Carolina. Patricia Riddle, MD, offers Botox as a safe, effective, and quick, treatment to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles without surgery or downtime. To learn how you can benefit from Botox injections, call one of the locations or schedule your appointment online.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable neurotoxin that temporarily reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It targets the signs of aging caused by repetitive expressions, such as smiling, frowning, squinting, or looking inquisitive. 

The neurotoxin halts muscle activity in the areas responsible for these expressions, so wrinkles fade. Your look softens and you appear more youthful.

Botox has been used by millions of people around the world. Because it has been so well-researched, the FDA approves Botox for cosmetic use.

What areas can Botox treat?

Botox can be effective in softening lines and wrinkles in areas such as:

  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • 11s or frown lines between the eyebrows

You can elect to have just one area treated, or have all areas injected for a uniform effect.

How long do the effects of Botox last?

Botox treatments are temporary. The wrinkle-reducing effects last 3-4 months. Follow-up treatments are available so you maintain your look. The staff at the Center for Women’s Health schedules you on a regular follow-up routine after your first Botox session.

When do I see the effects of Botox injections?

The effects of Botox injections are noticeable within 24-48 hours. Optimal results usually appear in about seven days. If you have any questions about your treatment or the effects,

call the office right away.

What should I expect during Botox treatment?

A Botox treatment lasts just 15-20 minutes. Your face is cleansed and the relevant muscles are identified for injection. Your provider then injects Botox into these muscles. 

You may feel the pinch of the needle, but most people find it quite tolerable. If you are concerned about discomfort, topical numbing cream and ice are available to soothe your senses.

Do Botox treatments require downtime?

You do not need to schedule any downtime following Botox injections. All of your normal activities, including work, school, and exercise, are fine to carry out after your Botox session. 

You may have slight bruising, swelling, or redness at the site of the injections, but these effects fade quickly.

For more about how Botox can help you achieve a youthful look, call Oasis Skincare or schedule your appointment online.