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By Rosenman & Leventhal
February 10, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Wrinkles   anti-aging  

Aging affects every part of your body, but the changes are particularly noticeable on your face. Dr. Howard Rosenman and Dr. Linda wrinkleLeventhal, 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.

Anti-aging treatments

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.

By Rosenman & Leventhal
December 12, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox   Wrinkles  

Lines and wrinkles are unavoidable as you age, but they don't have to permanently change your appearance. Dr. Howard Rosenman wrinklesand Dr. Linda Leventhal, your Yardley, PA dermatologists at Rosenman & Leventhal, PC, explain how Botox injections can help you look more rested and youthful.

A simple way to smooth lines and wrinkles

Botox is so effective because it prevents nerve signals from reaching facial muscles, which temporarily prevents the muscles from contracting. When the muscles under your skin stop contracting, those annoying lines and wrinkles begin to soften. Botox, a purified substance made from the botulinum toxin, contains a very small amount of the toxin and is FDA approved.

Botox offers wrinkle relief for your entire face in Yardley

Have years of squinting into the sun left you with vertical lines between your eyes? Unfortunately, those "11" lines can give away your age. Botox injections smooth the lines, giving you a more youthful appearance. The treatments are also effective in treating several other types of facial lines and wrinkles, including:

  • Crows Feet: These tiny lines appear at the corner of your eyes and become more prominent when you laugh or smile. Regular Botox injections help minimize their appearance.
  • Furrows: In addition to vertical lines between your eyes, you may also develop horizontal furrows in your forehead. It's simple to treat both "11" lines and furrows during your visit.
  • Lip and Mouth Lines: As you age, fine lines tend to form around your lips and mouth, which not only makes you look older, but also makes wearing lipstick more challenging. Botox treatments get rid of those lines simply and effectively.

When will I see results and how long will they last?

You may begin to see a change three or four days after you receive your injection, but it generally takes about two weeks to see the full effects. Results typically last three to four months. Regular follow-up appointments will ensure that your wrinkles don't return.

Interested in learning more about Botox injections? Call Dr. Rosenman and Dr. Leventhal, your Yardley, PA dermatologists at Rosenman & Leventhal, PC, at (215) 321-3500 to schedule an appointment.

By Rosenman & Leventhal, PC
June 12, 2014
Tags: Botox   Wrinkles  
botoxFor 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.