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Tips For Selecting Cosmetic Botox Treatment In Philadelphia

Botox treatments have been used since the 1950s for therapeutic purposes and since the 1980s for a variety of different cosmetic treatments. Botox, or more accurately Botulinum toxin, is produced by Clostridium botulinum, a type of naturally occurring bacterium. When property administered Botox effectively reduces the muscular activity below the skin’s surface that creates lines and wrinkles. It will literally allow the muscle to relax and the skin to return to a smooth, wrinkle-free surface.

Botox is not a filler and is not a permanent treatment. It can be used for a variety of different areas of the face including the forehead, areas around the eyes, the upper and lower lips, cheeks, and on the chin and neck. Fillers, unlike Botox, are used to increase the plumpness or facial volume and to restore or create a more youthful appearance.

 

lasts (months)

# treatments

Botox

4-6

1

Artefill

Permanent

1-2

Sculptra

24+

2-3

Radiesse

12-18

1

Juvederm

6-12

1

Restylane

6-9

1

Prevelle

3

1

It is estimated that in the United States alone there are over 4.6 million Botox treatments per year for cosmetic purposes. For many patients treatment with Botox will typically last two to four months, but this will vary based on a variety of different factors.

 Expertise and Experience Matter

When considering using Botox, Philadelphia patients need to consider several factors. Two of the most important of these factors are the expertise and experience of the dermatologist. It is critical to choose a Board Certified Dermatologist that has a significant amount of experience with Botox treatments. Using a Board Certified Dermatologist means that you have a professional, licensed and highly trained medical expert to provide you with information before, during and after the procedure.

At Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology only Dr. Ringpfeil performs Botox injections in Philadelphia area. 

Options Discussed

While Botox treatments are highly effective for most wrinkles and problem areas, it is not always the only option or the complete answer. A dermatologist that is experienced and current with best practices will usually be able to provide a range of options for you to consider. The choices you have will depend on several issues including your skin type, age and overall health.

Your dermatologist should discuss any possible risks or side-effects that may be a possibility with the options you are considering. He or she will also be able to answer any questions you may have and provide you with information on the specifics of the procedure or procedures you are considering.

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