Botox® is the cosmetic form of botulinum toxin which, when used properly under trained 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 younger and more rested.
Botox® weakens the facial muscles that produce the deep lines on the forehead and around the eyes. It is the most effective means we have of eliminating forehead wrinkles and wrinkles around the eyes.
How do the injections work?
Botox® is used in areas of the face where muscle contraction causes wrinkles. Typically, Dr. Mirabile, Dr. Hsu, and our nurse injectors inject Botox® in the areas of the central forehead and crow’s feet. Botox® relaxes or paralyzes the muscles that cause the wrinkles, creating smoother skin within 1-2 weeks. With Botox® treatments, although wrinkles tend to diminish, natural motion and facial expressions still remain.
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® has been successfully helping patients achieve a more rejuvenated appearance by weakening the muscles that produces forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet lines.
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. Many patients have their lines treated first by skin resurfacing, such as the CO2 Fractional Laser, and then further preventing their recurrence with Botox treatments.
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Best Impression Cosmetic Surgery is a leading provider of aesthetic surgery to patients throughout Philadelphia, Montgomery County, Bucks County and the surrounding areas. In addition to offering Botox injections, Dr. Mirabile and Dr. Hsu are leading providers of fillers, facelift, and blepharoplasty in Philadelphia. Learn about all of your treatment options during a private consultation. Contact Best Impression Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa 610-272-8821 today.
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 work normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as smiling, in untreated areas. 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 Dysport® & Xeomin® work
Over time, the muscles above and between the eyebrows repeatedly contract and tighten, causing wrinkles. 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, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines.
How long it lasts
For up to 3-4 months, you could have the look that you love. Dysport® and Xeomin® work to block the signal from the nerve to the muscles where it is injected, resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines. It is important to note that you should not be treated with Dysport® and Xeomin® (and Botox®) more frequently than every 90 days.
Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® are formulations that have been shown to deliver temporary improvements in mild, moderate, and severe frown lines, and with repeated treatments. 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.
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Best Impression Cosmetic Surgery is a leading provider of aesthetic surgery to patients throughout Philadelphia, Montgomery County, Bucks County, and surrounding areas. In addition to offering Dysport and Xeomin injections, Dr. Mirabile and Dr. Hsu are leading providers of Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Radiesse, Face Lift and Blepharoplasty in Philadelphia. Learn about all of your treatment options during a private consultation. Contact Best Impression Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa 610-272-8821 today.