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.
Candidates for Botox injections
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.
What can i expect during botox treatment?
Botox Cosmetic injections are administered by a qualified physician using a very fine needle. The procedure only takes a few minutes and requires no anesthetic. Day-to-day activities can be resumed immediately afterwards. 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. Any risk of complications can be reduced by choosing a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
What is the Cost of Botox?
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.
Schedule a consultation
If you are interested in 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.