All medical procedures have some degree of risk and there may be complications. But fortunately, in qualified hands, with the necessary experience and expertise, these complications are often very rare. The most common side effect and complication is bruising. A delicate technique, perfected by Dr. Mulholland and his SpaMedica injection team, will minimize this risk. Other undesirable side effects and complications include dispersion or travel of the product beyond its intended region to affect adjacent or nearby muscles negatively. This is most common above the eyebrow, with dispersion of the Botox Injectable over the eyebrow bone and weakening the eyelid elevator muscle. This weakening of the eyelid elevation muscle results in a drooping of the upper eyelid, a phenomenon called levator aponeurosis ptosis. The “droopy eye” may last for two to six months, but the effects can be softened somewhat with topical eye drops. Fortunately, this droopy eyelid side effect or complication is very rare when performed by an expert and when patients follow carefully the post injection instructions. These post injection instructions include, no rubbing of the injection site area for 3 hours.
Although naturally present in in animal products, like fish, meat, poultry, eggs, milk, and milk products, many people do not digest proper levels of the important nutrient or it may be processed out of the fast foods that most people consume on a regular basis. Vitamin B12 is almost never found plants so vegetarians especially should consider adding a Vitamin B12 supplement to their diet. Most multiple vitamins include at least some level of vitamin B12 AKA Folic Acid and it is available as a stand-alone in pills, sub lingual (dissolved under the tongue) and injectable forms.
Dr. Rumer brings a unique background to her practice, combining advanced mathematics, engineering, art, and science to provide her patients with the best possible experience in their cosmetic endeavors. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Ursinus College, with a major in Applied Mathematics. She also acquired a formal education in Fine Arts and engineering. Following college, Rumer was an Aerospace engineer and a member of various NASA satellite launch teams. Seeking more of a personal challenge, Rumer decided to explore medicine in order to give her the satisfaction she sought in a career. After completing her plastic and reconstructive surgical training at PCOM, she decided to open her own practice, which now encompasses full state-of-the-art facilities in the Philadelphia Main Line community of Ardmore, PA.