Botox is an anti-aging injectable that’s used to smooth away wrinkles, fine lines, and creases along the forehead and around the eyes (crow’s feet). Botox is commonly used to treat the area between the eyebrows, the forehead, and around the eyes. Botox can also be used to treat excessive sweating and chronic migraine headaches.
How It Works
Botox contains a neurotoxin that interrupts the signal between the brain and nerve endings. When this interruption occurs, the muscles become relaxed. As a result, skin laying atop the muscle becomes smoothed over, resulting in a noticeable decrease in wrinkles and fine lines. Botox is directly injected via a fine-tip needle into the treatment area. There’s only minor discomfort during the procedure. Patients can request a topical anesthetic if necessary.
Area It Treats
Botox is most commonly used to treat the following areas:
- Around the eyes
Botox is an excellent solution for frown lines, crow’s feet, and drooping eyebrows. Botox can also be used as a solution for excessive sweating in the hands, feet, and armpits.
You should see results a few days after your injection, with optimal results visible a couple of weeks after the treatment. Results typically last between three to six months.
To learn more about Botox or to schedule your consultation at Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting, P.C., serving the Philadelphia metro area, including The Main Line, Chestnut Hill, Blue Bell, Gwynedd, and Flourtown, please fill out the form on this page or call (610) 828-0400.