Botulinum toxin (BOTOX™, DYSPORT) has been used safely and effectively for over thirty years to treat neuromuscular disorders. In 1997, facial plastic surgeons began using Botulinum toxin to soften wrinkles.
The muscles responsible for facial expressions cause wrinkles as a result of chronic activation of the muscles over the course of one’s lifetime. By selectively injecting BOTOX™ into specific areas of facial muscles, your surgeon is able to erase your wrinkles while preserving your ability to use those same muscles to express yourself in a very natural way. Our patients are able to express themselves through facial muscle movements, yet their wrinkles are minimized or completely erased. Botulinum injections may also be used to provide our patients with a non-surgical browlift and an opening of the eyes similar to what is achieved with a blepharoplasty (eyelid lift). BOTOX™ is injected into the parts of the facial muscles that create facial wrinkles with a tiny needle. Incisions are not needed. BOTOX is primarily used to treat forehead wrinkles, vertical frown lines between the eyes, crow’s feet, wrinkles around the mouth, and muscle bands in the neck. Currently, the FDA has only approved BOTOX™ for treating the vertical frown lines between the eyes, but many specialists use it in other areas as well. Botulinum toxin may be used to reduce underarm sweating/perspiration as well.
The average time to see the full effects of the injection is variable, but it is usually seen in approximately 2 to 14 days. The results last about 3 to 6 months. BOTOX™ and other injectable materials are a good choice for people who would like to improve the way they look without having surgery. BOTOX™ is not very effective for treating deep creases not caused by muscles that pull on the skin. Examples of this include jowling, neck fullness, and wrinkles caused by aging, sun damage or trauma. These problems are often best treated with a facelift.
Dr. Oren Friedman performs all BOTOX injections himself, and does not rely on assistants. For an expert Philadelphia Botox injector by an experienced surgeon, please contact our office.
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