What You Should Know When Considering Botox

If you’ve been considering Botox treatments you must know a few things- the type of procedure you’re having done, what brand you are choosing, and the credentials of the people performing the injections. You have probably heard stories about the dangers of Botox but in truth, Botox is dangerous when done by someone who isn’t properly trained. As licensed professionals of Botox in Bucks County, PA we do our best to provide you with all the information necessary to make the decision.

What Is It?

Botox is shorthand for ‘botulinum toxin’, and it is a neuromodulator. Botox is actually a brand of neuromodulator as are Dysport and Xeomin. Many people don’t realize when they think they are talking about the procedure, they are actually talking about one of the brands used as a neuromodulator. In layman’s terms, neuromodulation is a process used by a type of nerve cell to regulate other types of nerve cells with a chemical or chemicals. Don’t let the scientific terminology intimidate you, as your body is already full of neuromodulators like histamine and serotonin. In other words, it’s a normal process your body already does. In the case of neuromodulators, it relaxes muscles in the area of injection.  

How Does it Work?

When done by a professional the procedure is safe, painless, and effective. Depending on the amount used and the site of injection it can last 3-4 months. Thanks to our very thin, state of the art needles, you will feel no pain during the procedure, but you may feel slight discomfort. We will help you create a personalized plan for the look you’re trying to achieve; we don’t offer a  ‘cheeks special’ or ‘wrinkles special’, only what you want and how you want it. 

What Is It For?

Contrary to popular belief many cosmetic procedures have medical uses as well. However, it’s alright if you don’t have one. It’s important to feel confident in your appearance but how you ‘love the skin you’re in’ is up to you, and for some people that means neuromodulators treatments to appear more youthful or improve their smile. It can also be used to treat asymmetrical facial muscles after a stroke, excessive sweating, and bruxism (grinding of the teeth which can have multiple causes and result in pain or tooth damage).

Who Can Perform it?

Getting neuromodulators treatment is a very controversial subject, but it’s also a very personal decision. Rather than let yourself be swayed by opinions from pop culture and horror stories of botched procedures, learn more about neuromodulator treatment from the licensed professionals at Pennsylvania Dermatology Specialists. We’re cosmetic dermatologists in the Southampton, PA area who offer safe and effective treatments. To learn more about our qualifications, and if receiving neuromodulators is right for you, contact us by phone or email today.

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