Botox injections are minimally invasive treatments used to smooth away age lines, making patients look significantly younger. Botox has been in use for more than 25 years, with millions of customers every single year reaping its benefits. Patients interested in Botox in Philadelphia can benefit from a visit to Keystone Dermatology Partners.
Botox is a safe and non-surgical FDA-approved method of rejuvenating the face. It is highly effective against signs of aging. This product, manufactured by Allergan, is a branded version of botulinum toxin type A.
What Is Botox Used to Correct?
Botox injections address a number of issues. Botox can treat horizontal forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet around the eyes, frown lines, chin wrinkles, bunny lines, lipstick lines around the lips, and harsh vertical neck bands.
Injections of this product can correct drooping corners of the mouth, address a gummy smile, and relax the masseter jaw muscles to soften the jawline.
Botox is also used medically to address hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating in areas like the armpits), migraine headaches, and blepharospasm.
It is not ideal for use in the under eye region or in the cheeks. For rejuvenation in these areas, doctors typically prefer the use of dermal fillers.
How Does Botox Work?
There are two kinds of wrinkles: dynamic lines and static lines. Dynamic lines are lines that appear when your facial muscles tense and move. Static lines are permanent wrinkles that are present even when the facial muscles are not moving.
A lifetime of frowning, laughing, and making the same facial expressions over and over again causes dynamic lines to become static. This is the result of contracted and stiff facial muscles.
Botox is a neuromodulator that blocks the nerve signals to contracted facial muscles, allowing them to relax. This lets the wrinkled skin relax, smoothing away age lines.
Ideal Botox Candidates
The best Botox candidates are not pregnant or breastfeeding, do not have any nerve disorders, and do not have an active skin infection in the targeted regions. Good candidates have realistic expectations in terms of results, so it is best to look at before and after photos to get a better concept of what results may look like.
The Botox Treatment Session
A Botox injection procedure is very quick and convenient, usually taking less than 30 minutes to perform. In some cases, local or topical anesthesia is used beforehand to numb the area.
After the targeted regions have been marked and the anesthesia has taken effect, the injections of Botox Cosmetic are precisely delivered to the marked areas. Once this is done, the treatment is complete.
After the Treatment
There is no need for any sort of Botox recovery period after a session – patients can immediately return to their daily schedule without downtime. The procedure is so convenient that many people choose to have it done during their lunch break.
The results of Botox Cosmetic last for around three to four months depending on the number of units used and the patient’s metabolism. After this time, patients can return for follow-up treatments.
The price of Botox injections depends on the location offering the treatment. Botox cost is also determined by the number of units of Botox used for your treatment.
Arrange Your Botox Consultation
Contact Keystone Dermatology Partners for a consultation to see if Botox in Philadelphia is right for you. Our skilled and experienced doctors will be available to answer your questions and walk you through the treatment process.
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