What is botox?
Botox Cosmetic is a highly purified protein injected into the skin to relax the muscles that cause some kinds of wrinkles. While Botox Cosmetic can treat certain medical conditions, such as excessive sweating, it is most commonly used for cosmetic purposes, primarily to reduce wrinkles on the face and neck. Botox Cosmetic injections are relatively painless, as the needle used is significantly smaller than those used for other injectable fillers.
Am I a Candidate for Botox?
The best candidates for Botox Cosmetic are men and women seeking an enhanced appearance with fewer wrinkles. In addition, it is important that those seeking treatment are in good physical health, are not pregnant or nursing and do not have a neuromuscular disorder. People seeking Botox Cosmetic injections should have realistic expectations regarding this procedure’s abilities and should discuss their desired goals with Dr. Claytor during their personal consultation at our office on the Main Line of Philadelphia.
Botox is used to treat the following:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Forehead furrows
- Skin bands on the neck
A qualified physician injects Botox Cosmetic using a very fine needle. The procedure only takes a few minutes and requires no anesthetic. Day-to-day activities can resume immediately afterward. Wrinkles begin to fade within 24 hours, with continued improvement over the next five days.
Heather Hiatt, certified nurse injector, injecting Botox Cosmetic!
Botox side effects
Side effects of Botox Cosmetic are rare and are usually mild and temporary. The most common side effects are headaches and temporary redness or bruising of the skin at the site of injection. You can reduce any risks of complications by choosing a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Botox injection results are visible within 24 to 48 hours and maximize after 30 days. Results typically last between 3 and 4 months.
How Much Does Botox Cost?
The cost for Botox injections depends on each patient’s wants and need. The amount of Botox needed to achieve your desired look will affect the total cost associated with the procedure.
Watch Dr. Claytor administer Botox Painlessly
Schedule a consultation
If you would like to learn more about Botox, contact our Bryn Mawr office today. Call 610.527.4833 to schedule a consultation now! Dr. Claytor serves Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr, Main Line including Villanova, Ardmore, Radnor and Lower Merion.