To diminish the effects of aging and to avoid lines, wrinkles, and lax skin from occurring on the forehead and upper face, Body+Beauty Lab in Philadelphia, PA is pleased to offer BOTOX to our many clients. The best-selling product of its kind, this facial rejuvenation treatment produces stunning results and is popular among both women and men. BOTOX can make a dramatic improvement to dynamic facial wrinkles, which result from expressions and movement created by the contracting muscles of the forehead. These facial lines go away when the face is relaxed, but dynamic creases can still remain. This muscle relaxer is a purified strain of type A botulinum toxin that temporarily freezes the mobility of the underlying tissue and muscle. To reduce the appearance of these static lines and wrinkles, BOTOX is carefully injected to relax and soften the skin. This specific injection is most commonly administered by our experienced medical injectors between the brows where the number "11" appears, around the eyes (Crow's feet), and throughout the forehead.
BOTOX injections are performed on clients seeking to nonsurgically diminish and soften the visible look of dynamic wrinkles, lines, and moderate folds on their upper face. BOTOX is often considered an effective preventive anti-aging treatment even if you do not yet have static wrinkles. This noninvasive solution is ideal for those who have obvious forehead wrinkles or frown lines between the brows. It can also be a solution for Crow's feet around the eyes. If you experience more severe and deeper lines, a combination of BOTOX and a filler may be a better option. Your BOTOX could be a part of a liquid facelift treatment plan or a service done all on its own. Additionally, if you possess moderate to severe skin laxity, you may be a candidate for a ThreadLift, which also delivers impactful results.
BOTOX injectable treatments are completed as an outpatient procedure right at Body+Beauty Lab. If it's your first time to visit our office in Philadelphia, PA to receive BOTOX, we may perform the treatment within the same day as your initial consultation. You will be asked to make various expressions using your upper face, like frowning, squinting, smiling, etc., to help us to mark where the injections are to be placed. The face will be prepared, and BOTOX will be injected under the skin using a fine needle. This will be followed with the application of a cool compress to help decrease discomfort, swelling, and bruising. You might also ask for a numbing cream to help make the procedure more comfortable, but this is typically not needed. BOTOX treatments can take around 10 – 15 minutes, after which you may get back to your usual day almost right away.
What to Expect
Following the BOTOX injection, you will be allowed to return to your typical routine, although strenuous activities, like exercise, should be postponed for a minimum of a day. You will be advised to sleep with your head propped up for at least one night and to avoid touching your face, which could potentially spread the BOTOX to undesired areas. The injected sections of your face can become bruised, red, or swollen for a couple of days, but you should not have any severe or lasting side effects. In the majority of cases, it takes around one week before the final results of BOTOX become fully visible. Your results will generally last 3 – 4 months. You can talk to your BOTOX injector about when to schedule a follow-up appointment at Body+Beauty Lab to touch-up your results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does BOTOX cost?
The total cost for BOTOX injections will be based on the amount of product that is needed to reach your goals. During your consultation, your skilled medical injector will form your customized treatment plan and then discuss cost estimates. BOTOX produces great results when done by an experienced injector, like those on our team. However, it can also be dangerous if performed by someone who doesn't have the experience, which is why you should avoid any place that is advertising discounted or off-brand injections. If you'd like to save money, ask for more information about the Brilliant Distinctions Rewards Program, which allows you to start earning points for BOTOX and other products from Allergan, including Juvéderm. In addition to the Brilliant Distinctions Rewards Program, you can also ask about our office's own VIP membership program, which will allow you to receive special discounts and offers on certain treatments.
How long will my results last?
Improvements from BOTOX may be visible for as long as four months. Usually, patients schedule a visit every quarter to sustain their results, but you can come back earlier if needed or desired. If you're using BOTOX before any wrinkles have formed as a preventive measure, you can schedule visits further apart. After hearing your concerns and forming your personal BOTOX plan, your injector will be able to tell you when you should schedule your next visit.
What's the difference between wrinkle relaxers and fillers?
Injectable wrinkle relaxers (including BOTOX) and injectable wrinkle fillers (including Restylane and Juvéderm) are both procedures that improve the appearance of wrinkles and correct fine lines. BOTOX works by relaxing overused muscles in your face that create dynamic wrinkles, including frown lines (which appear between your eyebrows), Crow's feet (which appear in the outer edges of your eyes), smile lines, and forehead wrinkles. Dermal fillers increase volume below the skin to correct depressions and improve fine lines throughout your face. Based on your goals, our skilled team may suggest BOTOX, fillers, or a liquid facelift, which combines both.
What's the difference between BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin?
BOTOX, Xeomin, and Dysport are all different brands of injectable wrinkle relaxers that contain botulinum toxin. Each of these products relaxes the facial muscles to reduce dynamic wrinkles, but all three are used to treat specific needs. Some of the small differences between them include the amount in each dose, how far the treatment spreads, and how long the results last. Your medical injector will select the best product to achieve your goals.
Is BOTOX safe?
As long as it is applied correctly, BOTOX should not cause serious complications. However, it's important to choose someone with experience and training with injecting BOTOX, like our skilled team, because overdoing BOTOX can lead to bad results. An experienced injector will apply the correct dosage to safely relax the treated muscles without affecting nearby areas. Currently, one of the most requested cosmetic treatments of all time, BOTOX for cosmetic use is considered incredibly safe and has earned approval from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Along with its aesthetic uses, BOTOX can be used as a treatment for medical issues, including excessive sweating, facial spasms, migraines, and uncontrollable blinking.
Just Express Yourself
If you restrain from fully expressing yourself due to the possibility of wrinkles forming, then maybe it's time to consider receiving high-quality BOTOX wrinkle relaxer treatments at Body+Beauty Lab. We invite women and men concerned about dynamic lines and folds to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced medical injectors. At our Philadelphia, PA office, a member of our team will work with you to develop your customized BOTOX treatment program.