Is Botox Treatment Right for Me?
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.