Botox is a neuromodulator that relaxes muscles to soften wrinkles caused by expression.
- Downtime: very minimal
- Pain Level: Very Minimal
- Results Duration: 3 – 4 months
Dynamic wrinkles caused by expression, including forehead lines, crow’s feet, frown lines, chin dimples, neck lines, and bunny nose lines, as well as TMJ pain, a gummy smile, and migraines
Redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site immediately after treatment
Face and neck
No follow up required
Small needles inject medication directly into the muscles that cause wrinkles
Topical anesthetic available
Visible results within 1-7 days
What is botox® Cosmetic?
Physicians, like board-certified and fellowship-trained Jordan Wang, MD, MBE, MBA, at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania in the greater Philadelphia area on the Main Line in Devon, use Botox to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in areas such as between the brows, across the forehead, and around the crow’s feet.
Cosmetic use of Botox is permitted in 95 countries, making it one of the most extensively researched dermatologic treatments available. Botox’s safety and efficacy have been investigated in numerous clinical trials, as well as in more than 400 peer-reviewed articles published in scientific and medical journals. The Research Department at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York in Manhattan continues to lead several studies with Botox each year
How does Botox Cosmetic Work?
When your dermatologist injects Botox into a specific muscle, it relaxes the muscle to soften the skin on top of it. This temporary relaxation can last for up to three to four months. While many types of injectors offer Botox, seeking treatment from a board-certified dermatologist is essential for a natural appearance.
The reasons why some individuals look stiff while others appear natural-looking after Botox treatment vary, and we are acutely conscious of these variances when treating our patients in our practice. Our ultimate goal when performing Botox treatment is to help our patients appear more youthful and relaxed. Your ability to express yourself normally or be your true self should not be compromised.
Do botox cosmetic treatments hurt?
The majority of patients describe Botox injections as feeling akin to a slight pinch, so the treatment shouldn’t feel overly painful. However, your dermatologist can apply a topical numbing anesthetic to your skin prior to treatment if you are concerned about discomfort.
When can I expect to see results?
The cosmetic benefits are visible within the first few days, with the full extent of the improvements becoming apparent after about 1 week. With a single treatment, the effects may persist for up to 4 months.
how long does it take to recover from botox treatment?
Following Botox treatment, you should be able to return to your normal activities as soon as possible. Depending on your skin type, your dermatologist may recommend certain aftercare procedures to promote proper healing and optimal outcomes. Because bruising can occur as a result of the needle’s contact with the skin, it is important to arrange ahead of time for your personal and professional obligations. For additional information on Botox, please see fda.gov.
Nefertiti Neck Lift
At Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania, our board-certified dermatologists also use Botox for the Nefertiti Neck Lift. This procedure entails administering injections at exact areas along the platysma muscles and along the jawline in order to relax the muscles and provide a smoother, more youthful neck and jawline.
can men get botox?
Botox is an excellent treatment for men. The treatment has been extensively examined in male patients. In fact, we see a significant number of male Botox patients at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania. Approximately 1 million cosmetic treatments were performed on men in the United States in 2014, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Between 1997 and 2014, the number of cosmetic treatments performed on men climbed by 273 percent.
When it comes to treating men as opposed to women, there are several distinctions in approach that our specialized dermatologists take into consideration during every treatment. Our goal with each of our patients is to provide them with subtle enhancements that appear natural.
Q: Is Botox Cosmetic Safe for Wrinkle Reduction?
A: Yes, Botox is safe and effective at reducing wrinkles. Botox was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 as a temporary aesthetic therapy for moderate to severe frown lines. It quickly rose to become one of the most well-known brands in the world, with approval for use in 95 countries. Patients are likely to see their best results when the dosage, needle location, and frequency are all executed correctly by a board-certified dermatologist. As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important to work with a an experienced physician to achieve the best results possible, such as our aesthetic specialists at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania. You should never have injections at a spa, a party, a salon, or in someone’s home in order to ensure the most safe therapy and the best results. Other neuromodulators, such as Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau, have also been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat wrinkles.
Q: When Should I See Results from Botox?
A: The first signs of improvement typically appear within 24 to 48 hours, but it may take up to 2 weeks for complete improvement. It is typical for the effects of neuromodulators to endure between three and five months. Scheduling another treatment as soon as the effects of your initial treatment begin to fade will help you retain your results. Botox treatments performed on a regular basis can also help to minimize the severity of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as prevent some from appearing altogether.
Q: Can Neuromodulators Treat All Types of Wrinkles?
A: No. Neuromodulators are most effective on dynamic wrinkles, which are lines that appear as a result of repeated facial movement. Cosmetic procedures, such as Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau, are all used to treat wrinkles that deepen as facial muscles contract, such as crow’s feet and frown lines. Wrinkles caused by loose, sagging skin, such as the nasolabial folds, will not respond as effectively to neuromodulators as other types of wrinkles do. In most cases, injectable dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm and Restylane, are used to correct these wrinkles.
Q: What Are the Side Effects of Botox?
A: Although side effects are rare, some patients may experience minor symptoms, such as headaches, mild discomfort, edema, or bruising, at the injection site for 1-3 days.
Q: Will My Face Appear "Frozen" with Botox?
A: An experienced injector with knowledge of facial anatomy, like the board-certified cosmetic dermatologists at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania. Anyone who does not know you have had Botox treatment should not be able to tell unless you choose to tell them. When targeting fine lines and wrinkles, the idea is to utilize just enough of the treatment to see results, which allows patients to retain their natural facial expressions. You’ll still appear to be yourself, but you’ll look younger and more rejuvenated.
Q: What Is the Best Age to Start Botox Injections?
A: Adults interested in undergoing Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, or Jeuveau can begin treatments at any age to treat and prevent wrinkles. We recommend that you schedule a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist and Botox expert who can analyze you in person and determine whether or not now is the best time to begin treatment with Botox.
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Our dermatology center in the greater Philadelphia area on the Main Line in Devon, which spans more than 8,000 square feet, is a comprehensive cosmetic and medical dermatology facility. Our board-certified dermatologists are leaders in the industry who have trained under distinguished physicians to provide our patients with cutting-edge care.
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