As we age, certain facial muscles begin to contract, which is the main cause of fine lines and wrinkles. Those facial lines and wrinkles can make us look older than we really are. But there is good news. A simple treatment that has been around for years can erase those fine lines and wrinkles with a simple shot. That treatment is, of course, Botox.

Botox is approved by the FDA to treat fine lines and wrinkles. It works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that have contracted to cause wrinkling. Over time, as we use certain facial expressions, like laughing (for example), the wrinkles produced in the skin can become permanent. It is important to note that Botox treatments need to be repeated for the face to retain a smooth and youthful appearance.

What are the benefits of Botox treatments?

One of the biggest benefits of Botox is the price. Compared to going under the knife for cosmetic surgery, Botox is relatively inexpensive. Even with multiple Botox treatments, spread out over several months, patients will still come out ahead financially. This becomes even more important when you realize that Botox is a very targeted treatment. It only affects the problem areas, while leaving the rest of your face untouched.

Another benefit of Botox is that it can be administered right here at Jefferson Facial Plastics in Philadelphia in about 30 minutes. Every injection is given by one of our highly experienced board certified cosmetic surgeons, so you’ll know that your treatment will not only be effective, but it will also be safe. Your Botox treatment can last up to six months, at which time you’ll need to receive another injection to keep the fine lines and wrinkles off your face so you can keep looking young and healthy.

Almost no recovery period after Botox treatment

Because Botox is a simple injection, there isn’t a long recovery time like you have with some other cosmetic procedures. Your only restriction on the day of treatment will be to avoid strenuous activity. Other than that, you are free to go about your normal routine. Some patients do experience a few minor side effects like slight redness and swelling. But they go away relatively quickly and the results can be seen right away.

Before the Botox injections, the doctor will take a comprehensive medical history and examine the areas of your face that will receive the treatment. It’s important to be upfront about your medical history to avoid potentially serious complications from the Botox. Pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding and people with certain neuromuscular disorders might be disqualified.

Don’t wait to improve the way you look and feel!

If you think you can benefit from Botox injections, call Jefferson Facial Plastics for an appointment today. Our experienced board-certified doctors will ensure you get the best quality care. From the moment you walk through our doors until you leave after having a treatment, you’ll experience first-hand why Jefferson Facial Plastics is the premier cosmetic surgery practice in the greater Philadelphia area.

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