Botox is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments that have a record of experience that aesthetic specialists know and trust.
Botox is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults. Philadelphia plastic surgeon, Christian Subbio MD takes pride in delivering natural results.
If you have any of the following, Botox might be a good choice for you:
Not all wrinkles are the same – they have different causes. BOTOX improves lines and wrinkles that are caused by muscle activity. For example, frown lines are usually caused by repeated squinting.
Other lines and wrinkles, however, are caused by gravity or loss of facial volume. For those, dermal fillers or perhaps a Facelift work best. Very fine lines on the surface of the skin that have nothing to do with the underlying muscle are usually caused by sun damage.
These are best treated with laser procedures rather than BOTOX. During your consultation, Dr. Subbio will let you know which types of wrinkles you have and which treatment is best for you.
The treatment takes only about 15 minutes.
BOTOX results last about four months in most cases, so the injections have to be repeated regularly to maintain results.
Most patients say BOTOX injections aren’t painful, but only sting slightly. The needle used is very small.
BOTOX is a protein that, while related to the bacteria that causes botulism, is safe because it’s used in such small doses. This same formula has been used for decades to treat muscle spasms, even in children. It’s also used to treat migraine headaches and excessive sweating called hyperhidrosis.
You can go back to work or other activities right after your appointment.
BOTOX leaves no scars.
BOTOX disrupts the muscle activity that can cause wrinkled skin. Dermal fillers add volume where it has been lost due to the aging process. As we said in the answer to the last question, there is more than one cause of wrinkles, so the solution must also be different.
No. Since the needle is tiny, the sting from BOTOX injections is so minor and quick that anesthesia isn’t needed.
The small needle is inserted into the areas you wish to treat, and the entire treatment takes only a few minutes.
No recovery is required! You can go right back to work or anywhere else after your BOTOX injections.
Some people experience slight bruising at the BOTOX injection sites, but this usually goes away quickly. Many patients have no discoloration at all.
The results from BOTOX injections appear within 5-14 days.
Dermal fillers and laser procedures can complement BOTOX injections, smoothing the kinds of lines and wrinkles that BOTOX doesn’t address.
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In our office, you will be treated like a part of our family. It’s a relaxing, pressure-free haven where you can feel comfortable to ask all of your questions. We think you’ll sense immediately that we care as much about your safety and your beautiful results as you do. Contact us today for a consultation, and find out why Dr. Subbio has earned a reputation as one of Philadelphia’s most trusted and skilled plastic surgeons.