Botox is an isolated and purified medical grade of Botulinum Toxin. Botox works by weakening the muscles that pull on the skin and forms wrinkles and lines. Botox is particularly effective in treating the glabella (vertical lines between the eyebrows), crow’s feet (wrinkles at the outer corners of the eyes), and horizontal forehead lines. Dr. Levine is also able to use Botox to produce a minilift of the brow.
Botox may also help to minimize some assymetries of the brow. Dr. Levine also uses Botox to treat blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, migraines and excessive sweating. Botox does not cause allergic reactions and there is no downtime. The effects of Botox usually appear within 48-72 hours, but may take up to 2 weeks for full effect.
In today’s fast-paced society, many people want a quick fix with little or no downtime. Dr. Levine has a vast experience with a broad range of fillers to improve lines or wrinkles without surgery. Dr. Levine takes into account the needs and concerns of each individual patient in selecting the material used. Restalyne, Captique, Hylaform, Sculptra, Cosmoderm and Cosmoplast are just some of the fillers available. There are many new materials that will be entering the market soon. Dr. Levine only recommends fillers that are FDA approved with little or no allergenic potential. Dr. Levine will discuss how long each material will be expected to last, and how much of each product will be necessary. After injection of the filler there may be some bruising or swelling for 48 hours.
Acne, uneven pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of sun-damage and aging can all be improved with chemical peels. Dr. Levine offers a variety of peels from superficial to deep to address a variety of skin concerns.
The peels are combined with pre- and post treatment skin care regimes to obtain maximum benefits with minimum downtime. Dr. Levine will go over the specifics of each peel for the individual patient. Dr. Levine will also help design a skincare regimen to obtain lasting benefits.