WHAT IS BOTOX?
To reduce the effects of aging and to avoid lines, wrinkles, and lax skin from developing on the upper section of the face, Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery in Doylestown, PA is proud to offer BOTOX to men and women in the Greater Philadelphia area and beyond. This nonsurgical procedure provides outstanding results and is extremely popular with patients of varying ages. BOTOX can dramatically improve the look of lines and wrinkles, which are the result of muscle contractions that occur when expressions are made. The BOTOX formula is a filtered strain of type A botulinum toxin that temporarily freezes the movements that occur in the upper face. However, depending on the severity of your wrinkles, some deep lines may or may not go away when the muscle movements are blocked.
To soften and smooth out these folds, BOTOX is injected into the skin. These injections are personally administered by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino in his office. Usually, the formula will be applied between the brows where the number "11" appears, around the eyes (Crow's feet), and across the forehead.
WHO CAN GET BOTOX?
BOTOX is ideal for individuals who hope to soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles throughout their upper face without the need for surgery. BOTOX can also be used as a preventive anti-aging treatment, even if wrinkles have not yet formed. This can be especially effective for patients as young as in their 30s since everybody makes facial expressions. Additionally, it's an effective nonsurgical treatment if you have obvious forehead wrinkles, parallel lines between the brows, or lines around the eyes. If you have deeper facial folds, a filler product may be recommended along with BOTOX.
Those who are over the age of 50 with severe wrinkles may be considered for a facelift rather than nonsurgical options. Surgeries, like facelifts, offer more impactful results that last longer than wrinkle relaxers or fillers. Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery offers eyelid surgeries, facelifts, and brow lifts as great alternatives for those who may not qualify for nonsurgical treatments.
HOW DOES BOTOX WORK?
BOTOX injectable treatments are performed as an outpatient procedure here at Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery. If this is your first time to visit our office in Doylestown, PA for BOTOX, we often perform the treatment on the same appointment as your initial consultation with Dr. Tamburrino. You will be asked to make several expressions that engage your upper face, such as squinting, frowning, etc., to allow us to mark where the injections are best placed. The skin will be cleaned, and BOTOX will be injected under the skin with a fine needle, followed by the application of a cool compress to help lessen swelling, bruising, and discomfort. You can request a numbing cream to increase your comfort level, but this is typically not needed. BOTOX injections typically take about 10 – 15 minutes to complete, after which you can return to your usual daily activities.
What to Expect
Following the procedure, you may get back to your typical activities, but strenuous exercise should be postponed for at least 24 hours. You will be advised to sleep with your head propped up for at least one night. You will also be warned to not touch your face as this could cause the formula to spread to other areas. The treated areas of your face may appear swollen, bruised, or red for a couple of days, but you most likely won't develop any severe or lasting side effects. In the majority of cases, it takes about one week before the final results of BOTOX can be seen. Outcomes typically last 3 – 4 months. You can speak to your injector about how often to schedule follow-up visits at Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery to maintain your new youthful look.
Just Express Yourself
When you receive BOTOX injections, you can smile, frown, laugh, and make any other expression you want without having to worry about the effects it could be having on your appearance. To smooth out folds and prevent lines from developing throughout the upper face, we invite you to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tamburrino in Doylestown, PA. A member of our skilled team would be more than happy to tell you all about the amazing outcomes BOTOX could provide for you as it has for thousands of patients in the past.