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Cosmetic Services Specialist

Samuel L. Gettler, MD -  - Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology

Advanced Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology

Samuel L. Gettler, MD

Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Stamford, CT

At Advanced Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology in Stamford, Connecticut, Samuel Gettler, MD, provides cosmetic services to patients including Xeomin® injections, a comparable procedure to Botox, to lessen the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines of the face; Dr. Gettler also performs acid peels for scarring or skin aging and sclerotherapy injections for spider veins. Dr. Gettler, a board-certified dermatologist, performs all procedures. Call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

Cosmetic Services Q & A

What is Xeomin?

Xeomin, also known as botulinum toxin, is an injection that contains the toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum. When given in small doses, this active ingredient stops the transmission of nerve signals or muscle activity to get the desired results. 

Dr. Gettler uses Xeomin for facial rejuvenation and hyperhidrosis. He tailors your treatment plan to match your specific needs, so you get the best possible results. 

What are the cosmetic uses for Xeomin?

For facial rejuvenation, Dr. Gettler uses Xeomin to temporarily reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the upper portion of the face. More specifically, your:

  • Crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes
  • Frown lines between your eyebrows
  • Forehead wrinkles

These lines and wrinkles are known as dynamic wrinkles, which are the lines and wrinkles that develop from repeated facial expressions. 

When you frown or squint, your facial muscles create groves that fold your skin. As you get older and your skin loses its strength and elasticity, the constant folding leads to more permanent lines and wrinkles.

For cosmetic purposes, Dr. Gettler injects small amounts of Xeomin into specific areas of your face to temporarily stop the muscle movement that creates lines and wrinkles. That gives your skin time to relax and smooth itself out.

What can I expect during a cosmetic consultation?

During your cosmetic consultation at Advanced Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology, you can expect: 

  • Counseling and recommendations for your specific cosmetic skin needs
  • Discussion of various options for cosmetic improvement, including botulinum toxin, acid peels, topical medications, sclerotherapy, or other modalities

At Advanced Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology, Dr. Gettler administers all Xeomin injections, which take only a few minutes and require no downtime. Results may appear within a day or two and last up to four months. 

Dr. Gettler recommends returning to the office once you notice the effects wearing off. Repeating Xeomin injections for facial wrinkles reduces your risk of developing new lines and creases. 

To find out more about Xeomin or cosmetic treatments at Advanced Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.