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.
"My experience at the Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery was stellar from start to finish. I went to Dr. Tamburrino because he is double-board certified – a HIGHLY trained and experienced plastic surgeon. A very cheerful and informative staff greeted me upon entering. Dr. Tamburrino answered all of my questions and he alleviated my concerns. I really appreciated his honesty. He does not try to oversell on procedures but provides his expert opinion on what he thinks will look amazing and NATURAL! I’ve gone to other plastic surgeons before (because I had breast cancer) however Dr. Tamburrino is truly the best! He is an artist and perfectionist. I am so happy with my results! I cannot recommend anyone higher than Dr. T!"- M.D. / Google / Sep 29, 2019
"My experience at the Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery was stellar from start to finish. I went to Dr. Tamburrino because he is double-board certified – a HIGHLY trained and experienced plastic surgeon. A very cheerful and informative staff greeted me upon entering. Dr. Tamburrino answered all of my questions and he alleviated my concerns. I really appreciated his honesty. He does not try to oversell on procedures but provides his expert opinion on what he thinks will look amazing and NATURAL! I’ve gone to other plastic surgeons before (because I had breast cancer) however Dr. Tamburrino is truly the best! He is an artist and perfectionist. I am so happy with my results! I cannot recommend anyone higher than Dr. T!"- M.Z. / Google / Sep 21, 2019
"I was extremely nervous before my surgery after all you are altering a part of your body however, Dr.Tamburrino & his staff make you feel right at home. They take the time to listen to what you want out of your experience & definitely make you a priority. They listen to your concerns & answer every single question you have. Dr.Tamburrino & his staff helped me love my body again. I recommend him to as many people as I possibly can! 😊"- K.M. / Google / Aug 31, 2019
"I highly recommend Dr. Joseph Tamburrino and his wonderful staff! I had breast cancer and was devastated at the internet photos of breast reconstruction. I did not want to look like that! When I went to Dr. Tamburrino, he immediately put all my fears to rest. He said no one would be able to tell I had breast surgery, and he is right! After breast reconstruction, I feel like me again! I don’t feel like and look like I have had breast reconstruction. I can’t say enough of Dr. Tamburrino’s wonderful bed side manner. He makes me feel important and cared for. His staff is just as wonderful, and they helped me through a very difficult time of my life."- L.K. / Google / Aug 29, 2019
"I can not say enough about the wonderful care I have received from Dr. Tamburrino. I have a very complicated medical history and was on steroids for 2 years. I developed Breast Cancer and had Bilateral Mastectomies. Dr. Tamburrino expertise cautioned me against Reconstruction until I tapered and was off the steroids. I was extremely disappointed however his opinion to wait was the proper thing to do. It was worth the wait as I go through weekly visits since January to have my expanders develop. His kind, caring, professional manner down right enjoyable. I had not been having trouble with pain until as I draw nearer to the end. I had one week where I was experiencing more pain than usual. As it progressed I called Dr. Tamburrino who saw me in minutes at his office. I fortunately was visiting family in Doylestown because I live two hours away. It was Easter Eve at 10 pm he saw me and relieved my terrible pain. So willing, helpful and kind! He has been the most amazing physician, when dealing with a Cancer diagnosis having him help me through this Reconstruction has been an uplifting experience. Anna his nurse makes you feel like family. She’s been supportive and caring. Kristen his Administrative Assistant is always upbeat and helpful! At the time waiting a year seemed so awful, but Dr.Tamburrino’ s professional opinion was totally in my best interest and I know now that giving me the best care was his goal. Thanks Dr. T, you are the BEST!! Lyn McNair"- L.M. / Google / Aug 29, 2019
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.