BOTOX® Cosmetic in Philadelphia and New Jersey

Over the years, many of our BOTOX® Cosmetic patients from Philadelphia and New Jersey have found that they can successfully make it seem as though they have turned back the clock on aging. With little to no downtime and minimal discomfort, BOTOX® Cosmetic helps South Jersey women and men remove or soften the appearance of upper facial lines and wrinkles between and above the eyebrows and around the eyes, revealing a refreshed, soft look.

Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Robin Levin and the team of skin care specialists at South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center have a vested interest in cosmetic dermatology. Click here to schedule an appointment or consultation and we will get in touch with you shortly. If you prefer, you may also contact us directly at 856-810-9888.

At South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center, we consider it a privilege to help our patients enjoy a fresh, youthful appearance. That is why we offer BOTOX® to patients who trust our team to help them achieve the results they seek. Not only is it the most popular skin procedure in the world, it is one that we have come to count on because of its reliability and proven track record.

What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

Most people have heard about BOTOX® in the Philadelphia and New Jersey areas, but might not know all of the benefits of the treatment.

BOTOX® is an injectable made up of a purified protein that works by temporarily relaxing the muscles that contribute to major facial lines and wrinkles. It does this by preventing the signal that would otherwise cause the muscles to contract from being received. If the message does not arrive, the muscles remain unmoving. No movement means no wrinkles.

Interaction of nerve and muscle under normal circumstances Nerve signals are blocked reducing the muscles ability to contract and cause wrinkles
How BOTOX® Works - BOTOX® comes from bacteria that create a simple protein, similar to how mold produces penicillin. To create BOTOX®, manufacturers sterilize and freeze dry this protein, two peptides joined by a disulphide bond, which is later reconstituted when ready for use by a dermatologist or other medical professional. Once injected, the protein impacts specifically targeted nerves that control muscle contraction and relaxation. The nerves absorb the BOTOX®, after which the muscle is relaxed for a period of months. This effect fades gradually as the protein is broken down by the body into its basic peptides.

The treatment is mainly used to address the upper portion of the face, and the injections are precision targeted to impact only the key muscles that cause lines and wrinkles to form and appear between and above the eyebrows.

While BOTOX® is ideal for temporarily treating wrinkles, facial fillers are better suited to fill out hollowed areas farther down on the face. In regards to our clients who look for a more comprehensive anti-aging treatment, we can combine your BOTOX® treatment at our South Jersey practice with other injectable fillers that are custom-picked to address your specific concerns. The overall effect will be one of youthful, healthy skin that appears free of the sorts of lines and sunken areas that develop as skin loses its natural levels of collagen and hyaluronic acid.

Your BOTOX® Treatment at South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center

Before beginning your treatment, you will be assessed during a consultation to determine exactly where the BOTOX® treatment should be placed. This is an excellent time to share with the doctor what it is you are hoping to accomplish with your visit, as well as to ask any questions you may have about BOTOX® or other cosmetic dermatology options available.

After the specifics of a BOTOX® treatment have been settled and decided upon, Dr. Levin will begin the injections, which take only a few minutes to complete. In fact, not only does a BOTOX® appointment not run for very long, most of our BOTOX® patients from Philadelphia and South Jersey can resume normal activities immediately after. The minimal time commitment, lack of a recovery period, and satisfying results all combine to make BOTOX® a top choice for residents of New Jersey and beyond.

How Long Does BOTOX® Last?

Patients report seeing results from BOTOX® in as little as 24 to 48 hours after receiving their injections. Under optimal conditions, the effects can last up to four months, during which the targeted muscles will remain relaxed. Throughout those months, expressions involving those muscles, including frowns and smiles, will not produce the associated wrinkles and lines, from crow's feet to forehead furrows. A lack of muscle activity during that time will also prevent such lines from deepening and becoming more permanently etched into the face.

As the BOTOX® effects fade, unrestricted motion will gradually return to the injected regions. Patients may notice the return of some wrinkling and crinkling when they make certain expressions, but can choose to get another dose of BOTOX® Cosmetic to continue enjoying its benefits. Injections should be made at least a few months apart, but patients interested in multiple or ongoing treatments should talk to Dr. Levin about specific timelines. There is evidence that repeated BOTOX® use in essence trains the targeted muscles to relax, which leads to longer-lasting results and an overall softening in the appearance of unwanted lines.

How Many Injections Does BOTOX® Require?

The number of injections depends on which area of the face BOTOX® Cosmetic is targeting. For crow’s feet, Dr. Levin will make two to three injections into muscles that border the eye, for a total of four to six injections when counting both sides. Frown lines involve five total injections, including four into what are known as the corrugator muscles and one into the procerus muscle. Some patients have said that the injection itself feels like a slight pinch. Anyone concerned about sensation in the target areas can talk with Dr. Levin about ice or a topical numbing cream to be applied before any injections are made. However, the majority of patients tolerate the treatment quite well and do not need numbing.

Are There Any Side Effects to Watch For?

BOTOX® is an FDA-approved cosmetic routinely and safely used by millions of patients around the world each year. Side effects are possible, but tend to be mild and infrequent. These include eyelid drooping in patients who were receiving treatment for frown lines (a reported three percent), eyelid swelling in patients receiving treatment for crow’s feet (a reported one percent), headaches, neck pain, dry eyes, and blurred vision. Anyone with concerning symptoms or questions should call Dr. Levin to discuss the situation. BOTOX® manufacturer Allergan provides materials that explain all of the important safety information and list the known possible side effects.

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In general, the results from a BOTOX® treatment for Philadelphia and New Jersey patients last up to three months. While BOTOX® in South Jersey is common among area plastic surgeons, at South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center, we are skin experts with a board-certified dermatologist, and we understand the complex organ of the skin and the face. We aim to provide every patient with superior service, starting with the initial consultation and continuing through the procedure itself and any follow-up necessary.

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Why Choose Dr. Robin Levin for Botox®?

Because of its popularity, BOTOX® Cosmetic is readily available far and wide, and patients seeking the wrinkle-smoothing injectable in New Jersey may be faced with many options when it comes to where to find it. Considering the number of people and businesses offering BOTOX®, including salons and now dentists' offices, these patients may even be wondering whether their choice really matters.

It does. Just as there is a difference between taking your vehicle to someone who "knows about cars" as opposed to someone who is trained and experienced in fixing the specific mechanical problem you are facing, there is a difference between receiving a Botox® injection from someone who has had a little training as opposed to from a board-certified dermatologist and skin specialist such as Dr. Robin Levin. You don't want someone who just performs injections as an add-on to their other work. You want a doctor who emphasizes and embodies knowledge, talent, and care.

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Meet Dr. Levin

Meet Dr. Levin

Board-certified Dr. Robin Levin and her team at South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center provide a comprehensive service offering of clinical and cosmetic dermatology. Learn more about Dr. Levin or request a consultation today!

When it comes to BOTOX®, South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center's Dr. Levin believes in the importance of blending a solid medical background with an eye for aesthetics. Her practice's slogan, "Where knowledge and beauty meet," reveals that all of the treatments and procedures performed there represent that ideal.

This is key for several reasons, including safety, beauty, and comfort.

As a treatment for crow's feet, wrinkles on the forehead, and other areas, BOTOX® has done little more than grow in popularity since it was first introduced to the world. Far more than 6 million people now choose the cosmetic each year thanks to its successful track record as a safe and effective means of temporarily smoothing out areas where facial creases and lines would otherwise create an appearance of age, fatigue, and even hostility.

While BOTOX® is routinely administered to patients across the globe in a variety of settings, it is important to remember that it is still a prescription cosmetic that should be injected by a professional. Dr. Levin is well versed in safe practices and has a reputation for impeccable health standards. She can easily and thoroughly discuss the benefits of BOTOX®, as well as the risks and possible side effects, and can answer any questions.

Patients frequently praise Dr. Levin for her communication, saying she puts them at ease and maintains her compassion even as she discusses technical details.

It is also important that BOTOX® be injected by someone who understands the importance of balance, symmetry, and proportion on a patient's face. This is not a mere medical procedure, but an exercise in targeting precise muscles in an effort to create a natural-looking, unlined appearance. Dr. Levin couples her thorough understanding of skin and its underlying structure with an aesthetic sense, observing how a forehead looks now and envisioning how it will look after BOTOX® is administered.

As the head of South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center, Dr. Levin also assess each patient as an individual with unique needs and goals, putting together a total anti-aging package that includes not just BOTOX®, but a variety of fillers and other treatments that will work in concert to create a harmonious and fresh, youthful look. That ability comes from years of experience, proper training, holding to rigorous standards, and quality people skills.

Find out more about how the proper professional can help treat wrinkles with the prescription cosmetic BOTOX®. New Jersey-area patients and others can contact Dr. Robin Levin's South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center at 856-810-9888. To set up a consultation or appointment, click here.