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Neuromodulator treatments are designed to put your muscles in “time-out.” As we express and move our facial muscles, lines are created in the skin, and you may look angry or tired while your muscles are working overtime. When injected directly into the targeted muscle, a neuromodulator will cause it to relax. While you are still able to make expressions and look natural, the muscles are not able to make the movements that contribute to fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment is quick, very comfortable, and leaves patients looking and feeling brighter and more youthful.
Botox is a substance that blocks neurons, the type of cell that makes up our nervous system, from sending signals to each other. By injecting tiny controlled amounts of Botox into a targeted area, the substance prevents muscles from contracting and further producing aging lines and wrinkles. Botox and other related products are safe and effective tools that allow us to prevent the signs of aging before they become permanent.
While Botox injections are fairly well established, first pioneered for cosmetic use in the late 1980’s, it’s important to choose a doctor who practices modern injection techniques. Dr. Weishar uses advanced micro-injection techniques to produce a refreshed and natural look, and prevent the frozen appearance associated with older injection methods.
As this procedure is meant to address age-related wrinkles and fine lines from forming, our patients tend to be men and women in their 30’s and 40’s who want to maintain a more youthful or refreshed look before permanent age lines set in. Botox in Montgomery County is commonly used to minimize lines and wrinkles in the following areas:
Dr. Weishar evaluates each patient’s anatomy to decide the appropriate dose of medication that will achieve the best result. Each patient has different needs so the number of units and the location of the injection sites are customized to optimize individual treatment plans. The ability to do this stems from years of experience and advanced training only available to board-certified dermatologists.
Injections are non-invasive, so patients can expect to return to their normal daily activities immediately following their appointment. In some cases, a topical anesthetic will be applied prior to the injection but this is usually unnecessary.
Side effects of Botox in Philadelphia are typically minimal and short-lived. However, some of the most common ones include:
Dr. Weishar books a second consultation with each of her patients after two weeks. This allows her to make minor adjustments if deemed necessary.
Dr. Margo Weishar is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in aesthetic medicine and cosmetic procedures, serving the Bucks County and Montgomery County communities. She is one of 3% of Botox practitioners nationwide who are currently recognized as an ExpertInjectorTM. Her extensive experience, expertise, and dedication to her profession ensures that you will receive the best treatment available. To find out more about Botox in Montgomery County, please call us on (215) 542-0655 or simply book a consultation.
Botox typically lasts anywhere between three and six months. However, this does depend on the area being treated and your age. Once the muscles start contracting again, wrinkles will reappear. As a result, you will need to undergo further treatment. As the muscles become less active, you may find that you require fewer treatments as wrinkles will not be as severe.
Men and women often start getting Botox in their mid-30s to early 40s. However, anyone over the age of 21 can get Botox. During your first consultation, Dr. Weishar will tell you honestly whether you are a good candidate for Botox. If she believes you would benefit from a less invasive treatment option, she will discuss this further with you so that you can make an informed decision.
Botox and dermal fillers are completely different products. While they are both injected into the skin, Botox works by stopping the muscles from contracting. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, contain ingredients that make your face look plumper. They are typically used to add fullness to the lips, around the mouth, and the cheeks.
The cost of Botox varies from one clinic to another. Moreover, the cost of this treatment option varies depending on your location. A single unit of Botox ranges between $10 and $20. To treat forehead lines, you can expect to pay between $300 and $700 per session. During your initial consultation, Dr. Weishar will give you a full outline of the procedure and the cost of your treatment at Springhouse Dermatology.