ASSOCIATES IN MEDICAL AND COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY
Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake
500 Evergreen Dr, Glen Mills, PA 19342
Suite 20: Medical & Surgical Dermatology:
484.785.3376 (DERM)
Suite 27: Cosmetic Dermatology:
484.785.7546 (SKIN)

Wrinkle Reduction

Wrinkle Reduction

Botox® and Dysport®

Over time, repeated movement of powerful muscles on the face can cause the skin to fold or furrow, resulting in stubborn lines (dynamic lines). Botox and Dysport are prescription medications that are injected in very low doses into facial muscles in an effort to relax muscle motion, resulting in less furrowing of the skin and diminishment of these dynamic lines.

Before and After Botox treatment

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Results

You can expect to see results within days after your treatment, and the areas treated may continue to improve for up to two weeks. Visible results have been shown to last up to four months. After that, many patients are ready to return for a follow-up treatment. In addition to decreasing crows-feet, areas that can benefit include the space between the eyebrows and the forehead. The effects are very localized, and when administered by an experienced physician, do not affect your ability to smile, laugh or otherwise show expression.
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As Botox and Dysport are dissolved over time, your skin will begin to gradually look like it did before the treatments. Periodic maintenance injections will help you retain the corrected look.

Before and After Dysport treatment

Most people experience no side effects. However, the most common possible side effects are nose and throat irritation, headache and injection site skin reactions, including localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising. Rare side effects include upper respiratory tract infection, eyelid swelling, eyelid drooping, sinus inflammation and nausea. A few cases of serious side effects, including swallowing or breathing problems, have been reported.

For additional information, you may visit the Allergan, Medicis (Valeant) and Merz product websites.


Dermal Fillers

Brinton Lake Dermatology offers a vast selection of today’s most effective dermal fillers, including Bellafill®, Belotero®, Juvéderm Ultra®, Juvéderm Volbella®, Juvéderm Vollure ™ XC, Juvéderm Voluma® XC, Radiesse®, Restylane®, Restylane Defyne®, Restylane Lyft®, Restylane Silk®, Sculptra® Aesthetic. These injectable substances are used to restore volume and fullness to the skin and to correct moderate-to-severe facial folds and wrinkles, such as the creases that extend from your nose to the corner of your mouth.

Bellafill Before and After for Nasolabial Lines

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Made out of biocompatible (compatible with living systems) and biodegradable (dissolves in the body) materials, these injectable fillers are synthetic materials that mimic natural components of the skin that function to provide volume, elasticity and hydration. Some fillers attract and hold water within skin tissues, resulting in a secondary filling effect that happens gradually over the course of three to four weeks after the injection as the filler attracts water and expands the tissue further. Other fillers stimulate new production of natural collagen within the injected tissues.

Juvéderm Voluma® XC Before and After

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Your doctor will estimate the number of treatment sessions and the amount of filler you will need at each treatment session. Generally, significant changes may be achieved with the first treatment, but touch-ups are likely needed to achieve optimal results. In clinical studies, the average volume of filler needed to achieve full correction was two to three mL (two to three syringes) per patient. As fillers are dissolved over time, your skin will begin to gradually look like it did before treatments. Periodic maintenance injections will help you retain the corrected look.

Before and After Juvéderm Vollure treatment

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Before and after Sculptra® Aesthetic

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Before and After Restylane® Silk

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Before and after Radiesse treatment

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Possible side effects

The most common side effects with dermal fillers are redness, bruising or swelling, but these last for a short time and are mild in nature. As with all procedures that involve an injection through the skin, there is a slight risk of infection. Other side effects may include itching, pain, skin discoloration and granulomas (bumps). Most patients feel comfortable going back to their normal activities immediately after treatment with a filler. You may be able to feel the area where the filler was injected for some period afterwards. Over time, the injected area will soften.


Fraxel® Laser Treatment

Fraxel is the pioneer of “fractional photothermolysis,” a technology in which thousands of microscopic laser columns — each just 1/10 the diameter of a hair follicle — treat a fraction of the skin at a time, penetrating deep into your skin to expedite your body’s remodeling of collagen without affecting the surrounding tissue.

Fraxel treatment resurfaces your skin by replacing damaged tissue with younger, smoother, healthier skin. Benefits Include:

  • Smoother, fresher, younger-looking looking skin with improved tone and texture
  • Erasing of unwanted brown spots
  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
  • Improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars

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Treatments

On average, an effective treatment regimen is three to five sessions spaced about three to four weeks apart. Results are immediate and progressive, with optimal improvement usually visible in two to three months. This time frame and treatment structure allow for complete healing and the production of new collagen and elastin to replace damaged tissue.

Temporary swelling and redness are the most common side effects from Fraxel treatment. Other temporary side effects may include minor itching, dry skin, peeling or flaking, and a bronzed skin appearance.


Botox, Dysport, Dermal Fillers and Fraxel Laser at Brinton Lake Dermatology

The doctors at Brinton Lake Dermatology are experts in the application of Botox, Dysport, dermal fillers and Fraxel laser treatments. With a location convenient to Southern Chester and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania, as well as Northern Delaware, our practice is ideally located to serve patients from the Glen Mills, Garnet Valley, West Chester, Chadds Ford, Kennett Square, Media, Aston, Springfield and Newtown Square areas in Pennsylvania and patients from Wilmington, Greenville and Newark in Delaware.
Please call 484-785-SKIN (7546) for an appointment.

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