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Would you like to do something about your fine lines and wrinkles but aren't sure if Botox treatment is a good choice? Our Yardley, PA dermatologists, Dr. Howard Rosenman and Dr. Linda Leventhal of Rosenman & Leventhal, discuss a few things that make Botox an excellent option.
Botox smooths fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing the muscles under the skin and preventing them from contracting when you frown or make other facial expressions. When the muscles no longer contract, your skin will also relax and become smoother.
Botox treatment can:
- Minimize vertical lines between the eyes
- Smooth forehead furrows (Botox was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat forehead lines.)
- Reduce the appearance of crow's feet
- Make nasiolabial fold lines less obvious
- Decrease wrinkles around the mouth
In addition to minimizing lines and wrinkles, Botox has other important uses, such as:
- Preventing or reducing migraines
- Stopping excessive underarm perspiration
- Easing the pain associated with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
Your safety is our utmost concern during any cosmetic treatment in our Yardley office. The Botox we use is derived from the purified form of the botulinum toxin and is FDA approved.
Botox injections only take a few minutes. Because we use very thin needles, treatments aren't usually painful. In fact, you may only feel a slight stinging sensation when the needle enters your skin. After your treatment, you can immediately return to your normal activities.
It's not always easy to tell if you'll like the effects of a particular cosmetic treatment in advance. Unlike other cosmetic treatments that may change your face for many months or years, the effects of Botox generally only last three to four months. The majority of people who receive Botox injections are happy with the results and schedule regular appointments to maintain their wrinkle-free appearance. However, if you don't like your results, you won't have to wait long for them to wear off. Once they do, you can choose another option, if you prefer.
Enjoy a more youthful appearance with Botox injections. Call our Yardley, PA dermatologists, Dr. Howard Rosenman and Dr. Linda Leventhal of Rosenman & Leventhal, at (215) 321-3500 to schedule your appointment.
At Rosenman & Leventhal, PC, in Yardley, PA we offer a variety of skin treatments to achieve the best results for your oily skin. Patients looking for information on maintaining their oily skin the best will be given a personalized treatment plan. We offer many treatments tailored to combat issues related to oily skin such as acne.
Oily Skin Treatments
Our Yardley dermatologist will do a thorough examination of your face. We will discuss the medications you use, the products you use and other helpful information. This information will help us to recommend a variety of treatments that will help improve the texture and look of your particular skin.
Micro peel treatments help to improve oily skin, age spots, acne, wrinkles and lines. They accelerate the regeneration of new skin cells and help stimulate collagen and elastin production leading to minimal wrinkles, sagging and other signs of aging. Surface skin cells are removed gently in order to allow fresh and smoother skin to appear. Impurities, blackheads and whiteheads are removed during this process before the treatment begins.
At Rosenman & Leventhal, PC, we offer a glycolic acid peel. This chemical peel uses glycolic acid, a popular ingredient for acne and wrinkles. It removes substances that hold onto older and rougher skin on the surface. When it removes this, a fresh, new layer of skin becomes visible. Results from glycolic acid peels generally result in less lines and wrinkles and less oily skin.
This peel is performed by placing a light layer of the peel to the face. It is left for a specific period of time. The peel is then removed. There are no real recovery time or pain relievers needed with this peel since it is so light and only touches the surface of the skin, not deep layers like other peels.
To learn more about treatments that our Yardley, PA dermatologist can provide you, call to schedule an appointment at 215-321-3500 today.
Have you given up on finding an effective treatment for your acne? Although drugstore medications may be helpful for mild cases, the products don't always have the same effect on stubborn or severe acne. Our Yardley, PA, dermatologists, Drs. Howard Rosenman and Linda Leventhal of Rosenman and Leventhal, discuss several dermatological treatments that may help clear your skin.
Prescription topical medications
Topical retinoid medications have helped many people overcome acne. Prescription medications, such as tretinoin, adapalene and tazarotene, clear out clogged pores and help skin cells turnover quickly, which reduces acne lesions. In some cases, prescription topical medications are used with antibiotics to kill the p. acnes bacteria on your skin.
If your acne persists, you may benefit from taking an oral antibiotic for a few months. Oral antibiotics are usually used for moderate to severe acne that doesn't respond to topical medications alone. While you take the oral antibiotics, you'll still use your retinoid medication in most cases.
Isotretinoin, an oral medication, is used to treat severe cystic acne that doesn't improve with other treatment methods. Because this medication is particularly strong, you'll visit our Yardley office regularly while you take it to ensure that you don't develop serious side effects. If you're female, you'll need to use a reliable method of birth control and take pregnancy tests before and during isotretinoin use.
Light therapy helps decrease pimples and reduces redness. It works by targeting the p. acnes bacteria that forms in your oil glands.
Chemical peels and microdermabrasion
Both treatments remove the top layers of skin that contain acne lesions. The chemicals in the peel gradually cause skin to flake away. Results are more immediate with microdermabrasion. The treatment uses small crystals to gently sand away skin layers. In addition to removing lesions, the treatments also prevent clogging of pores and encourage rapid skin cell turnover.
Acne treatments can help you feel better about your appearance. Call our Yardley, PA, dermatologists, Drs. Rosenman and Leventhal of Rosenman and Leventhal, at (215) 321-3500 to make an appointment.
Need a transformation? How you look makes a difference in how you feel. Your dermatologist can improve your looks and self-esteem. Rosenman & Leventhal, PC, which is located in Yardley, PA, a full range of dermatology services. Dr. Howard Rosenman and Dr. Linda Leventhal are some of Yardley, PA's finest dermatologists. Here are six cosmetic procedures that can improve your appearance.
Injectables can give you a more youthful look for a fraction of what a facelift costs. Dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are used as an effective treatment for wrinkles. Unwanted acne scars can also be treated with certain dermal fillers. The best injectables for acne scar treatment are fillers made of hyaluronic acid such as Restylane and Juvederm.
Millions of people across the globe have made Botox wrinkle treatments a part of what they do. Perhaps it's time you joined them? Botox injections are used to treat facial wrinkles and fine lines, restoring a more youthful appearance.
Say goodbye to your double chin! KYBELLA is a prescription medicine to improve the profile and appearance of fat under the chin in adults. When injected into the fat under the chin, the Kybella treatment destroys fat cells, resulting in a reduction in fullness under the chin. Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment to reduce fat under the chin.
If acne, aging, or too much time in the sun has left your face with wrinkles, scars, or blotches, skin rejuvenation treatments may help your skin look healthier and younger. Skin resurfacing treatments help to restore a youthful complexion by removing the damaged outer layers of skin to reveal the healthier-looking skin beneath.
Glycolic Acid Peel
If you want to enhance your appearance without expensive surgery, glycolic acid peels could be the secret to getting that youthful look. Glycolic acid peels remove the layer of skin that may be affected by sun damage to leave behind a smooth layer. Glycolic acid peels can be helpful for severe acne scars, skin blotches, or deep wrinkles.
It's time to show off your legs! Sclerotherapy is a cosmetic procedure that's routinely used to eliminate spider veins. During the procedure, a dermatologist injects a solution directly into the spider veins, which damages the inner lining and produces a clot. As the clot is reabsorbed, the vessel is obliterated.
So, what are you waiting for? If you want to look and feel more beautiful, call Rosenman & Leventhal, PC at 215-321-3500 to schedule an appointment in Yardley, PA. With our cosmetic services, you will look as wonderful as you feel.
Aging affects every part of your body, but the changes are particularly noticeable on your face. Dr. Howard Rosenman and Dr. Linda Leventhal, your Yardley, PA, dermatologists at Rosenman & Leventhal, PC, share a few wrinkle prevention tips and discuss several treatments that can help improve your appearance.
Preventing wrinkles with your Yardley doctors
Wrinkles form when collagen, a protein that keeps your skin supple and elastic, decreases. Both aging and exposure to UV rays can cause a decrease in collagen production. Using prescription tretinoin creams and gels can boost collagen production, reduce the appearance of fine lines, reverse sun damage and increase skin cell turnover. Products that contain vitamin C and glycolic acid can also help you increase collagen.
Wearing sunscreen every time you go outside is a simple way to keep your skin younger looking. Although it may be second nature to use the product in the summer, it's just as important to protect your skin from the sun in the winter.
Quitting smoking is one of the easiest ways to prevent wrinkles. Smoking decreases the amount of oxygen that reaches your skin and contributes to premature aging and wrinkles.
Your dermatologist offers several anti-aging treatments, including:
- Dermal fillers: This injectable treatment adds volume to your face and improves collagen production. Fillers smooth wrinkles, make lines around the lips less noticeable, reduce crow's feet, reduce nasolabial fold creases, and plump up thin lips and hollow cheeks.
- Botox injections: Botox injections block nerve impulses, which prevents you from contracting your facial muscles. When the muscles can't contract, the skin over them relaxes, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is used to reduce lines between the eyes, forehead furrows and crow's feet.
- Microdermabrasion: During microdermabrasion treatment, your dermatologists uses a device that removes the top layer of your skin with a spray of fine crystals. The treatment reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
- Chemical peels: Chemical peels also remove the outer layers of the skin that contain wrinkles, although the results aren't immediate. Within days after you receive the peel, your skin will start to flake off, revealing smoother skin underneath.
- Laser treatment: Exposure to laser light stimulates collagen production, firms your skin and improves the appearance of lines, wrinkles, age spots, spider veins, freckles and red spots.
Anti-aging skin care treatments help you look your best. Call Dr. Rosenman and Dr. Leventhal, your Yardley, PA, dermatologists at Rosenman & Leventhal, PC, at (215) 321-3500 to schedule your appointment.
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