LANCASTER, PA, December 05, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Botox has been used for years to successfully treat wrinkles and facial creases, and Lancaster Skin Center continues to provide this service for their patients. In Lancaster, Botox can be used to eliminate frown lines, crow's feet, and other wrinkles to give people a more youthful appearance. While wrinkles are an unfortunate side effect of aging, Botox injections are utilized at Lancaster Skin Center to take years off a person's appearance by smoothing out various wrinkles.
"Wrinkles are a common side effect of aging that most people would like to eliminate. With Botox we are able to help our patients smooth their skin to reveal a more youthful appearance. We invite each of our patients to visit our office to learn more about Botox and to find out if this is an appropriate treatment option," said Dr. William Andersen about Botox for Lancaster area patients.
Unlike soft tissue fillers such as Juvederm that add volume to skin depressions, Lancaster Botox blocks the release of a chemical called acetylcholine which triggers the muscle contractions that create wrinkles. With Botox, it essentially paralyzes the muscles and stops them from contracting. Results are typically visible one week after treatment and remain visible for a minimum of three months.
"Anyone in generally good health who has fairly shallow fine lines and wrinkles may be good candidates for Botox treatments," said Lancaster dermatologist, Dr. William Andersen. "Everyone has unique expressions, as we all move our facial muscles in a repetitive way. Over time these repetitive movements cause wrinkles and fine lines, but Botox works to eliminate these appearances of aging."
Botox works to relax the contraction of muscles by blocking nerve impulses. The result is muscles that can no longer contract, relaxing and softening wrinkles. It will typically take two to four days to see cosmetic improvement with results that can last anywhere from four to six months. Most patients require retreatment to remove wrinkles and lines as they begin to reappear, but after each injection the wrinkles return as less severe as the muscles are trained to relax.
Botox at Lancaster Skin Center does not require anesthesia and usually takes just a few minutes to perform. The protein is injected into the muscle using a fine needle in order to minimize discomfort and maximize accuracy. It is recommended that patients avoid alcohol for approximately a week before the procedure. In order to minimize bruising, patients should stop using aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications about two weeks before their treatment. Normal activities can be resumed immediately, but the dermatologists at Lancaster Skin Center may advise patients to stay out of the sun.
For more information on Botox in Lancaster and other available treatments, patients can visit the website for Lancaster Skin Center at http://www.lancasterskincenter.com/
About Lancaster Skin Center: At Lancaster Skin Center, Dr. William Andersen and Dr. Holly Gunn work together as dermatologists in Lancaster to provide their patients with superior skin care. Dr. Andersen founded Lancaster Skin Center, PC in 1997 and continues to remain at the top of dermatological care in the Lancaster, PA area. Dr. William Andersen graduated cum laude from Harvard College in 1983 with a degree in biochemistry and then attended Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons where he received his MD in 1987. Dr. Holly Gunn graduated with her degree in biochemistry from the University of Maryland in 2003 and then went on to attend medical school in her hometown at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. She became a board certified dermatologist in July 2012.
Dr. William Andersen
190 North Pointe Blvd #1
Lancaster, PA 17601
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