Botox® Cosmetic Philadelphia

botoxBOTOX® Cosmetic is a safe and effective therapy that improves facial wrinkles, diminishes frown lines, and softens harsh expressions. BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used safely and successfully for over 10 years.

In the amounts used for wrinkle therapy the only possible side effects are temporary and localized to the area of injection. The Main Line Institute of Plastic Surgery buys its BOTOX® directly from Allergan, the only FDA approved source in the U.S.

Treatments with Botox

Using a tiny micro-needle BOTOX® is injected , very precisely, into several locations on the face. These include the vertical lines between your eyebrows, the horizontal forehead wrinkles, and the corner of your eyes (crow’s feet). BOTOX® injected into these targeted facial expression muscles, block nerve impulses to the muscle so the muscle as a whole contracts less. This results in the overlying skin becoming smoother, with fewer lines and wrinkles. The action of frowning is muted, and the frown lines soften, relax, and diminish. The untreated facial muscles contract in normal fashion allowing normal facial expression and feeling to be unaffected.

Following the consultation, the actual procedure takes about 15 minutes. Since there is no down time-you can do it at lunch time- and no one would know you had it done!

Results of BOTOX® Cosmetic

The results of your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment will begin to appear from three to seven days. The effect will last three to four months, after which the treated muscles will gradually regain their action. When the frown line starts to reappear, a simple repeat treatment is all that is necessary to maintain the desired results. We advise patients to have their first 3 treatments precisely 12 weeks apart and the next 2 treatments about 16 weeks apart. Typically patients who follow this treatment schedule need less Botox and increase the time needed between treatments.

Are there any side effects?

As with any injection, there can be temporary swelling, redness, bruising, headache or local discomfort. Patients with neuromuscular disorders should consult with their physician before receiving BOTOX® Cosmetic. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment should not be administered to women who are pregnant.