Botox® is the cosmetic form of botulinum toxin which, when administered properly under professional medical care, can be used to temporarily reduce mild, moderate, and severe facial wrinkles and lines. Dr. Mirabile and Dr. Hsu are renowned Philadelphia / Montgomery County plastic surgeons who utilize Botox in their facial rejuvenation practice to eliminate the frown and smile lines that develop with age. The toxin in Botox® temporarily blocks nerve impulses to decrease facial muscle contraction, leaving one’s face looking healthy and rejuvenated.
Botox® is the most effective means of eliminating forehead wrinkles and wrinkles around the eyes by weakening the facial muscles that produce them.
How do the injections work?
Botox® is used in areas of the face where muscle contraction causes skin wrinkles. A small amount of the botox is injected into the effected region, causing the underlying muscles to weaken and relax which allows the surface wrinkles to smooth out and become wrinkle free.. Botox® relaxes or paralyzes the muscles that cause the wrinkles, creating smoother skin within 1-2 weeks.* With Botox® treatments, the wrinkles tend to diminish yet the natural motion and facial expressions still remain.
What about long term effects?
The effects of Botox® last 3-4 months.* Getting repeated injections on a consistent basis have more profound effects, and treatments may then last longer. This can allow the complete elimination of many wrinkles. Numerous patients have their lines treated first with skin resurfacing techniques, such as the Fraxel laser or CO2 Fractional Laser, and then further prevent their recurrence with Botox treatments.
Is Botox safe?
Botox® is FDA-approved and is recognized as a safe and effective treatment for facial wrinkles. It has been safely used for many years in tens of thousands of patients. Botox® continues to successfully help patients achieve a more rejuvenated appearance by weakening the muscles that produce forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet lines.
DYSPORT & XEOMIN
Dysport® and Xeomin® are alternatives to Botox®. Like Botox®, the toxin in Dysport® and Xeomin® is also a form of botulinum toxin. Dysport® and Xeomin® are injections used to temporarily improve the appearance of your moderate to severe frown lines without changing the look of your whole face. The untreated facial muscles still function ordinarily allowing for normal facial expression. Dr. Mirabile and Dr. Hsu are renowned Philadelphia / Montgomery County plastic surgeons utilizing Dysport® and Xeomin® in their facial rejuvenation practice to eliminate the frown and smile lines that develop with age.
How does Dysport® & Xeomin® work?
Over time, the muscles above and between the eyebrows repeatedly contract and tighten which causes wrinkling. With just one injection into each of 5 points between and over the eyebrows, Dysport® and Xeomin® block the signal from the nerve to the muscles, resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines.
Are the results repeatable?
Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® are formulations that have been shown to deliver temporary improvements in mild, moderate, and severe frown lines. We advise waiting at least 90 days between Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® treatments. The safety and efficacy of Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® have been studied and well-demonstrated.
How long does it last?
The treatment will successfully block the nerve signal for up to 3-4 months. The safety and efficacy of Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® have been studied and well-demonstrated.