Botulinum toxin is a medication that is injected into the muscles beneath the skin to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. There are several brands of botulinum toxin that have received FDA-approval for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, including Botox® and Dysport®.
Botulinum toxin is a safe, non-surgical alternative to other anti-aging treatments. Each treatment session takes only a few minutes at our office. Dr. Neustadter is an experienced injector and will help you achieve a natural and more youthful aesthetic outcome.
How does Botox work?
Botulinum toxin weakens the muscle into which it is injected. When a facial muscle normally contracts, such as when someone squints or frowns, it causes the skin above it to crease. A botulinum toxin-weakened muscle leaves the skin smoother and less prone to wrinkling. The lines that result from frequent muscle contractions gradually fade, and in some cases, disappear.
Botox is frequently used for the following:
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Horizontal forehead creases
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Downturned corners of the mouth
- Neck wrinkles and bands
Following treatment, you will start seeing results in about 3-5 days, with peak results in 7-10 days.
Patients may also consider Dysport, another injectable meant to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Here is a resource for Philadelphia Botox patients to learn more: https://www.botoxcosmetic.com/
* Photos courtesy of Allergan. Results may vary for each patient.
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