Everything You Need to Know About Botox® Cosmetic Injections
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What is Botox®?
Botox is the first and only treatment FDA-approved to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by active facial expression. It’s the perfect cosmetic tool to treat and prevent formation of deep skin creases, without eliminating your beautiful smile, the sparkle in your eye, or the effect of your scowl.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is classified as a neuromodulator, which temporarily prevents the contraction of muscles that create lines and wrinkles. Made from a solution of botulinum toxin type A, a purified and natural protein, Botox disrupts a nerve’s signal from reaching a muscle in the area treated. The resulting effect is smooth, firm skin that looks youthful but doesn’t create the “frozen” or over-treated look that patients associate with too much injectable treatment.
Benefits of Botox Cosmetic Injections
Botox is used to relax the muscles in the face to reduce moderate to deep wrinkles, as well as to prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming. Ways you can use Botox include:
1. Treat Crow's Feet
2. Alleviate Forehead Wrinkles
3. Lift Eyebrows
4. Minimize Around the Mouth Lines
5. Tighten Neck
What to Expect During Botox Treatment
How Long Does Botox Last?
With Botox, you may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, with full results in 30 days. Results last up to 4 months for moderate to severe frown lines. To maintain the effect of Botox, you will need regular follow-up injections. If you’re not in love with your treatment, we can always provide a small adjustment to get you where you want to be. Botox is an exceptionally safe injectable treatment as it does not accumulate in the soft tissue over time and after multiple injections.
Tips and Reminders for Your Botox Appointment
Before you schedule your appointment, please take a moment to read what our patients are saying, learn what makes us different, or reach out to us with any questions. The following five tips are also helpful for preparing for your Botox appointment:
1. Schedule Your Appointment at an Appropriate Time
Make your appointment at a time that is convenient for you and will not interfere with work or previous obligations. This will help you prevent unnecessary stress or rushing around before or after your appointment.
2. Ask Your Doctor About Your Medications
Ask your doctor about which medications or supplements may interfere with your Botox treatment. The following may cause harmful side effects if combined with Botox:
- Allergy medications
- Blood thinners
- Fish or Omega-3 Oils
- Ginkgo Biloba
- Muscle relaxants
- St. John’s Wort
- Sleeping aids
- Vitamin E
3. Avoid Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Products
4. Use a Gentle Facial Cleanser
5. Minimum Stress
Botox Treatment: Before & After Photos by Bryn Mawr Dermatology
Book Your Botox Appointment Today
The easiest way to determine if this treatment is right for you is to Request an Appointment with our skincare experts and board-certified dermatologists. During your consultation, our friendly staff will evaluate your concerns and determine an ideal treatment plan to meet your needs. Our office is beautifully equipped, so you’ll feel at home as soon as you walk in the door. Learn more about our treatment options.
Get started today by clicking the Schedule Now button at the top of the page, or by calling our dermatology team at (610) 525-7800 . We look forward to caring for you!