Botox Cosmetic in Lancaster, PA
Dermatology Physicians Laser and Skin Care Center is located in beautiful Lancaster off of Oregon Pike. Dr. William Groff is considered one of the top experts in his field when it comes to Botox administration in Lancaster, PA, as well as across the entire country. In fact, Dr. Groff serves as an injection trainer for Allergan, the company which developed Botox® Cosmetic. In this role, Dr. Groff teaches other physicians both beginner and advanced injection techniques using this product. Botox® Cosmetic is a very common and well studied medication proven to correct moderate to severe frown lines in problem areas of the face.
Botox treatment areas include frown lines between your eyebrows, forehead creases, crow’s feet, neck bands, bunny lines on your nose, chin dimples, gummy smile, eyebrow lift, TMJ, and masseter muscle.
Facial areas eventually begin to wrinkle from years of smiling, frowning, squinting and excessive muscle movement. With Botox injections, we are able to relax the underlying muscles and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
What Does Botox Cosmetic Actually Do?
Botox Cosmetic works by blocking nerve impulses in the injected area that are responsible for the contraction of muscles. When the muscles aren’t able to contract, the area appears relaxed and softer, giving a wrinkle free, more youthful appearance. The only muscles affected are the ones in the immediate treatment area where Botox Cosmetic is injected, allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected.
How Is Botox Injected?
It takes just a few minutes to inject Botox Cosmetic directly into the area where results are desired. Dr. Groff will use a fine needle to inject the appropriate amount of Botox, which varies depending on each patient’s specific needs. Dr. Groff’s goal is to produce natural looking results with the Botox treatment, relaxing the muscles just enough to reduce wrinkles, without compromising normal facial expressions. Botox treatments are generally pain free; however some patients experience a slight tingling sensation or soreness in the injected area for a brief period of time. Patients can return to their normal daily activities immediately after the injections.
How Long Botox Last?
Patients experience results quickly and the effects of a Botox treatment can last up to 6 months and the treatments can be repeated as the effects wear off.
Is Botox Safe?
When the word, “Botox” is spoken it’s important to understand that there are 2 different versions of botulinum toxin – one for therapeutic medical purposes and one for cosmetic purposes. The difference between the two is in the dose. Botulinum toxin can be used in higher doses to treat muscle spasms in large muscles, most commonly used as a treatment for cerebral palsy. It’s in this higher dose where the reports of complications have been reported. Botox Cosmetic however is the branded version of a very low dose of the substance used to treat fine lines and wrinkles.
Botox Cosmetic has an excellent safety record and has been referred to as “the aspirin of the 21st century.” It is a very well studied and safe product when used for cosmetic purposes.
BOTOX FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Is Botox?
Botox can be used to treat frown lines, crows feet and forehead furrows. It works by blocking nerve impulses, which relaxes the underlying muscles. As a result, the muscles can no longer contract allowing the wrinkles to safely relax and soften.
How Many Treatments Are Recommended For Optimal Results?
Usually only one treatment is necessary. Once the Botox wears off, it is safe to come back for another round of injections.
When Will I Start Seeing Results?
You will see the full results of your Botox treatment within a week.
Do Botox Injections Hurt?
In general, Botox injections are painless. However, if the patient wants, a topical anesthetic may be applied before the procedure to minimize discomfort.
How Much Recovery Time Is Needed After Botox Injections?
None, you can return to your daily activities and apply makeup immediately following the treatment.
How Much Does Botox Cost?
Each patient’s needs are different and therefore cost depends on the individual, but an average treatment is normally $300-$450 to get rid of frown lines. Call our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Groff at any of our five offices to see how much your personalized Botox treatment will cost.
What Botox Side Effects Should I Expect?
Most of our patients do not experience any Botox side-effects. However, as with most injectables, common side effects from Botox can include localized pain, tenderness, inflammation, redness, itching, bruising and/or swelling. If you do suffer from these side-effects, do not worry, they will disappear within a few days.
Botox Treatment Visualizer
To get an idea of what you may look like after treatment with Botox Cosmetic we now have a treatment visualizer that allows you to upload a photo of yourself and see what may be possible for your Botox treatment. Click here to see the botox treatment visualizer
Botox For Migraines
Botox injections have been shown to be effective in the prevention of migraines. Botox treatments can be administered to specific injection sites on the patient’s neck and head to try to dull future headache symptoms. If you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines, call our offices in Lancaster, PA to set up a consultation to speak with Dr. Groff and learn more about how Botox can reduce your symptoms.
Botox For Hyperhidrosis
Botox is approved by the FDA to be an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. Botox can be injected into the underarms to help control severe sweating by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. By blocking the chemical signals, the sweat glands stop producing excessive amounts of sweat.
Botox for Masseter Muscle
Injecting Botox into the masseter facial muscle can slim and narrow the jawline. Botox can also treat a teeth grinding and jaw clenching disorder known as bruxism. Bruxism can lead to painful headaches and larger pronounced jawline.
The masseter muscle is the muscle in the jaw responsible for the chewing process. It is also the muscle that commonly causes a person to have a large, squareshaped jaw. A patient looking to slim their jawline for a softer, more oval shape without undergoing a surgical procedure can actually have Botox injected into the masseter muscle to minimize the square-like appearance.