BOTOX® Cosmetic

An Injectable for Smoothing Wrinkles in the Philadelphia Area

Though wrinkles may appear all over and seemingly out of nowhere as we get older, many of them actually have a very specific cause: muscle activity. Repeated expressions we make, year after year, pull lines into the skin in the same position each time, and eventually, the folds start to show even at rest. For anyone unhappy with these facial muscle-related wrinkles, Mind Your Skin offers BOTOX®. Philadelphia-area women and men can get smoother skin for months at a time with a treatment that can be administered over the lunch hour or on the way home!

Botox® in Havertown and South Philadelphia

Norbertus Robben, MD, personally performs all of the BOTOX® injections at Mind Your Skin, providing the effective, long-lasting results you can expect from an experienced doctor specializing in nonsurgical cosmetic procedures.

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What Are the Basics of BOTOX®?

If muscle activity is the problem behind certain wrinkles, minimizing that muscle activity is the solution. BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable in the neuromodulator family, which means it interferes with the proper transmission of nerve signals.

When the muscles rest, so does the overlying skin. After being injected with BOTOX®, the targeted muscles stay more relaxed instead of receiving the message to contract fully. For a natural look, “less can be more” with judicious dosage and placement.

“My friends say to me I look so good I “don’t need BOTOX,” but [what they don’t know is] I have noticeable results with a refreshed and natural appearance.”
—S.C.

What is BOTOX® Used For?

The FDA allows manufacturer Allergan to promote BOTOX® as a treatment for horizontal forehead lines, frown lines above the nose and between the eyes, and crow’s feet (“smile lines”) immediately next to the eyes.

Years of research and practical use by talented doctors have also led to other successful applications for BOTOX®, such as smoothing bunny lines on the nose, reducing the amount of gum visible when smiling, and addressing hyperhidrosis—better known as excessive, uncontrollable sweating.

Dr. Robben also uses BOTOX® for smoker’s lines, “orange peel chin,” and more at the Philadelphia area’s Mind Your Skin.

What is a BOTOX® Session Like?

After your complimentary consultation is through and you have decided on BOTOX®, the actual treatment will go quickly. Each visit has unique elements that depend on specific details, but they generally all involve only a few injections that are completed in less than 10 to 15 minutes. Expect the feel of a slight “pinch” with each injection, but little more in the way of discomfort.

Dr. Norbertus Robben administers Botox® injections in Havertown and South Philadelphia
*Patient results may vary.

There may be some soreness, redness, swelling, or an occasional tiny bruise at the injection site. These and other, similar side effects do tend to resolve on their own without intervention. A touch-up may be done after a two-week interval.

How Long Do BOTOX® Results Last?

The effects of a BOTOX® treatment will begin to be visible within a few days of the injections and kick in fully at 10 to 12 days. From here, you can expect the wrinkle-reducing results to last for three to four months. Throughout that time, muscle activity will be inhibited in the treated muscles. As the effects wear off, the muscles will contract normally again, motion will return, and the related folds and lines will come back.

Patients who want to keep their forehead lines, crow’s feet, and other wrinkles away can discuss a long-term Maintenance Program treatment plan with Dr. Robben and the Mind Your Skin team, with injection sessions scheduled at regular intervals to maximize safe, reliable results to help you look your best.

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What Else is Available?

Besides BOTOX®, other injectables in the neuromodulator family include Dysport® and Xeomin®. Both have unique properties that set them apart, but they function the same way as BOTOX® and have the same wrinkle-smoothing effect.

Mind Your Skin also offers other injectables for addressing skin tone and facial contours. All of the lines BOTOX® works to smooth out are known as “dynamic wrinkles” because they are associated with skin movement. Another type of lines, “static wrinkles,” develop due to a drop in collagen and hyaluronic acid levels in the skin. These require a different cosmetic treatment to address. Dermal fillers serve to soften wrinkles that appear due to age-related skin changes, as opposed to repetitive muscle activity.

As a different type of injectable, based on dietary acid, Kybella® reduces the number of fat cells in a double chin to create more definition on the neck and jawline.

Beyond injectables, patients will find a range of laser-based treatments for skin tightening and lifting, resurfacing, and rejuvenation, as well as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and microneedling.

Dr. Robben and his team work with their patients to understand each person’s cosmetic goals and identify the best treatments possible.

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Ready for a complimentary consultation? Discuss BOTOX® at the Philadelphia area's Mind Your Skin by calling 610-924-0800 or sending a message online.

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