Residents in Yardley - is Botox Right For You?
For many of us, wrinkles are an inevitable part of aging. Smiling, frowning and squinting cause the muscles of the face to contract, and over time, these repeated facial movements can produce deep, permanent wrinkles in the skin, particularly around the eyes, mouth and forehead. Habits such as smoking and too much sun exposure can exacerbate fine lines and wrinkles, making us look more aged than we really are.
The good news is that if you feel self-conscious about your aging skin, you’ve got options. Our skilled dermatologists at Rosenman & Leventhal, PC regularly administer Botox injections to help patients erase marks of aging and even help prevent those lines from worsening. It’s safe, it’s effective and it’s quick—requiring as little as 10 minutes to complete.
Think you might be a good candidate for Botox in Yardley? We’ve included a few ways to determine if this popular cosmetic treatment is right for you.
How it works
Botox is the most widely administered wrinkle reduction treatment in the U.S. The simple, non-surgical procedure takes just 10 minutes to complete in our office. Small injections of a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent are administered by one of our skilled Yardley, PA dermatologists into the muscles that cause visible signs of aging and stress. The injection relaxes the muscles in the face, and can last up to six months with no recovery time and little to no discomfort.
In some cases, Botox has also shown to be successful in treating migraines, chronic back and jaw pain, and excessive perspiration.
Ideal candidates for Botox in Yardley
If you’re looking to improve your appearance and minimize signs of aging brought on by fine lines and wrinkles, then Botox may be a suitable cosmetic treatment for you. The best candidates for Botox should be in good, overall general health and between the ages of 18 and 65. Candidates must have dynamic wrinkles such as crows feet, frown lines or forehead creases, as the injection is intended to block the nerve muscles that are responsible for causing facial lines. Finally, candidates for Botox must have realistic expectations about the procedure. That means discussing your objectives for Botox with one of our dermatologists in Yardley, PA prior to receiving treatment to ensure your goals can be met with Botox or if another cosmetic treatment may be more suitable.
Not everyone is a candidate for Botox, as certain health conditions may impair the effectiveness of the injections. Our team will evaluate your medical history prior to treatment to ensure Botox is both safe and effective for you. People who are not good candidates include those:
- Who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant
- Have a neurological disorder
- Are allergic to Botox injections
The first step to finding out if you are a good candidate for Botox is choosing a qualified dermatologist who specializes in Botox injections. We’d love to speak with you about your goals for treatment and help you determine a plan to smooth your lines for younger, rejuvenated skin. Contact our office to learn more or request an appointment online today.