What can be treated with Botox?Dr. Rosen may recommend Botox Philadelphia for a variety of indications, but the most common treatments focus on the upper third of the face. Lines on the forehead, between the brows and around the eyes are commonly treated. Such wrinkles are often referred to as “frown lines” or “crow’s feet.” Aside from the cosmetic applications, Botox is often administered for therapeutic purposes, treating muscle spasm, excessive sweating and other ailments. Check back often to learn more about Botox Speicals Philadelphia.
How the Botox Philadelphia Procedure WorksWhen you come in to see Dr. Rosen, he will first go through a medical evaluation to determine if you can safely undergo treatment with Botox. If you are a good candidate, the doctor will evaluate your wrinkles and choose specific points of injection that will reduce their appearance. Part of the procedure involves choosing a proper dose; different patients may require a greater or lesser dose depending on their anatomy.
Once injection points have been chosen, Dr. Rosen injects Botox into small facial muscles. This causes a decrease in muscle contraction, allowing the wrinkle to flatten out. To control discomfort, a topical anesthetic can be used prior to your injection, but most patients do not need it. Total treatment time can be as brief as 15 minutes.
What to Expect After Your Botox TreatmentBotox requires no downtime. Many patients return to their normal routine immediately. However, you should remain upright for at least 6 hours and avoid alcohol the day of your visit. The results of Botox will gradually take effect. Wrinkles should be less visible in 4 to 8 days. These improvements can last about 4 to 6 months, at which time you can schedule another treatment.
Are there Botox side effects I should know about?Possible side effects include temporary adverse events at the injection site such as redness, bruising or stinging. Other documented side effects include nausea, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, headache and drooping eyelid. If side effects are a special concern for you, ask Dr. Rosen for more information.
Botox Alternatives at Our Practice
We offer Dysport, another injectable treatment that contains purified botulinum toxin. To treat wrinkles, a dermal filler such as Restylane or Juvederm may be recommended or combined with your Botox Cosmetic treatment. Our chemical peels may also be effective for these purposes.
Botox in Philadelphia
We often have rebates and Botox specials for Bucks County and Philadelphia residents. Please check our specials page or give us a call at 267-247-5345 for more information.
Brilliant Distinctions is a customer loyalty program from Allergan, the makers of Botox, Juvederm and Latisse. When members of the Brilliant Distinctions program choose Allergan treatments with Dr. Rosen, they can earn points. These points can then be used toward future Botox or Juvederm treatments, or to purchase Latisse.
You can register for Brilliant Distictions on Allergan's website. Be sure to select Dr. Rosen as your provider and let Dr. Rosen's staff know you are a member when you book your next treatment.