BOTOX® Cosmetic in King of Prussia, PA
Since being approved for aesthetic use in 2002, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections have been the world’s most popular cosmetic procedure, surgical or non-surgical.
That’s as true in Hollywood as it is here in King of Prussia, Bryn Mawr, and Mainline, Pennsylvania. BOTOX® Cosmetic has a loyal following for one reason — it works. Once injected, BOTOX® Cosmetic effectively erases lines and wrinkles in the upper third of the face for about four months.
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Call us at (484) 322-5316 to speak with our talented injectors and determine whether you are a BOTOX® Cosmetic candidate!
What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is made from botulinum toxin type A. While these are the same bacteria that cause botulism, injections are very safe. Scientists discovered that if the botulinum toxin was injected in a very miniscule amount into a muscle, it caused no harm to the body.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works by relaxing the muscles that form wrinkles when we make various expressions. These are known as “dynamic” wrinkles, and they only occur on the upper third of the face, the expressive area. So, if you’re looking to address crow’s feet, the 11s between your brows, and forehead lines, BOTOX® Cosmetic is perfect.
BOTOX® has had several medical uses over the decades, but when the FDA approved BOTOX® Cosmetic for treating wrinkles in 2002, it became a sensation. You know the story from there.
But when the FDA approved BOTOX® for treating wrinkles, it became a sensation. You know the story from there.
What Are the Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is known for the following:
- Is the top anti-aging treatment in the US. There are immediate and long-term benefits with BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. Many people do not realize that proper placement using BOTOX® Cosmetic can help elevate brows and keep brows from falling over time, lessening the need for upper lids and brow lift surgeries. Dr. Lee’s philosophy of using BOTOX® Cosmetic to help one's eyes appear brighter and “uplifted” is the core value that has made our clinic one of THE busiest BOTOX® providers in the country!
- Millions of injections are provided each year in the US alone
- Softens fine lines and wrinkles
- Provides relief from TMJ, clenching and jaw pain- Dr. Lee has over 17 years experience treating this area
- Creates natural-looking results
- Is painless and requires no downtime
- Has cosmetic and medical benefits
There have been over 470 studies performed on BOTOX® Cosmetic to ensure its safety and efficacy. This is a predictable treatment when performed by a trained medical professional. Dr. Lee is a qualified facial plastic surgeon with years of experience injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic. He has also trained the injector team at Lux Skin & Lasers, a top injector provider.
What Can BOTOX® Cosmetic Treat?
BOTOX® and BOTOX® Cosmetic have several applications.
When used cosmetically, this injectable treatment temporarily eliminates fine lines and wrinkles throughout the face that are caused by repeated muscle movements. Cosmetic applications include treatment of:
- Frown lines between the eyebrows (Glabellar lines), also known as the “11” lines
- Crow’s feet (around the corners of the eyes)
- Forehead wrinkles
- Vertical neck bands
- Sagging eyebrows
- Slim wide or prominent jawline and create more slimmer “v-line” appear
BOTOX® is not only used for cosmetic purposes. When it was originally discovered, this injectable was used to treat:
- Chronic migraines
- Excessive underarm sweating
- TMJ disorder
- Overactive bladders
- Blepharospasm (excessive blinking or eye twitching)
BOTOX® BEFORE AND AFTER*
How Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Work?
To ensure your comfort, we apply anesthetic cream before the injections at no additional charge. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections take less than five minutes.
BOTOX® Cosmetic, and similar treatments such as Dysport® and XEOMIN®, are neuromodulators that temporarily block chemicals that signal a muscle to contract (tighten). When used in a cosmetic setting, BOTOX® Cosmetic can produce dramatic anti-aging effects.
To understand why this treatment is so effective, it is helpful to understand dynamic wrinkling. Also known as expression lines, dynamic wrinkling refers to facial lines created by repetitive muscle contractions (facial expressions). These motions create grooves in the muscle, which wrinkle the overlying skin. The most common dynamic wrinkles include crow’s feet, brow lines, and forehead wrinkles that come from a lifetime of smiling, scowling, and other facial expressions we perform daily.
BOTOX® Cosmetic smooths out the appearance of expression lines by relaxing the underlying muscle. The result is a dramatic reduction in the signs of aging around our eyes and forehead and a younger, more energetic-looking appearance.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a single-session treatment. Once you receive your injections, it will take from seven to 10 days for the botulinum toxin to fully relax the injected muscles.
How Much Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
This treatment is highly customizable. Therefore, BOTOX® Cosmetic cost varies for each patient. Pricing is determined by the number of units prescribed.
Our team of injectors are affordably priced at $11 per unit with a $300 min. (Dr. Lee is $12 per unit with a $600 min. for new patients)
During your consultation, your BOTOX® Cosmetic cost will be covered in detail. Financing options and ways to save on your cosmetic treatment will also be discussed. If this anti-aging solution is right for you, we will customize a treatment plan tailored to your goals, body, and budget. We also believe that less is always more and try to make a more natural result for all our patients.
Typical recommended dosage (based on $11 per unit w/ $300 min w/ our providers; Dr. Lee is $12 per unit w/ $600 min. for new patients):
- Forehead (30-40 units) | $360 - $480
- Crow’s feet (20-25 units) | $250 - $350 min
- Forehead/glabellar and crow’s feet (50-60 units) | $550-$660
- Jaw/TMJ (50-100 units) | $550 - $1000 ($100 discount for 70+ units)
- Jaw/slimming (70+ units min) | $770 - $840 ($100 discount for 70+ units; $200 discount for 100+ units)
- Lip flip (2-5 units) | $20 - $60 *not everyone is a candidate
*This is considered an add on to your initial treatment and does not always work. This is only effective on individuals who are pursing their lips and does not work for those with relaxed lips.
Additional discount is offered through Allergan™’s Brilliant Distinctions (now Allē) patient loyalty program. Membership is free and ongoing coupons are available to be used on all Allergan™ products, including Latisse and SkinMedica skin care.
Is There a Recovery Period After BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections?
BOTOX® Cosmetic does not require any downtime and you can immediately resume your regular activities.
Our providers perform the micro dot injection technique that allows a tiny amount of BOTOX® Cosmetic to be injected precisely into the intended muscle. This treatment allows for more precise application. So unlike other providers, there are no post treatment limitations.
Rubbing the injection after your BOTOX® session if not recommended for 24 hours.
How Long Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Last?
BOTOX® Cosmetic works by temporarily disrupting nerve signals that cause the muscles to contract. Effects tend to last for three to four months, depending on how the patient metabolizes the solution.
Over time, the formula breaks down and the wrinkles reappear. Many people opt for injections three or four times a year to help prevent the reappearance of wrinkles.
Discontinuing BOTOX® Cosmetic injections will not cause you to age more rapidly. Should you discontinue treatment, your skin will return to its natural state, being neither less nor more wrinkled than it was before treatment.
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic Right for Me?
Your BOTOX® Cosmetic results depend on the proficiency of the practitioner. That is why discerning patients choose our team of providers trained and overseen by Dr. John Lee MD, FACS, one of the busiest and experienced providers in the country.
Most of our patients from Bryn Mawr, King of Prussia, and across Philadelphia start BOTOX® Cosmetic injections when they notice crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines developing. However, there isn’t any correct or incorrect age.
If you are concerned with sagging and volume loss to the lower face, BOTOX® Cosmetic is not the ideal treatment for you. These concerns are best addressed with dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®.
Frequently Asked Questions
We can apply numbing cream if you feel discomfort during your treatment. All our injectors use a very tiny diabetic needle for our BOTOX® injections, plus BOTOX® is not injected to great depth. Because of that, our patients equate these injections to the feeling of a pinprick.
You can opt for topical numbing cream, but most patients don’t feel the need.
The most common minor side effect is bruising. Some people may experience tenderness or slight swelling around the injection site for a few days following treatment, but this is temporary and extremely rare with our patients.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a neuromodulator. When injected into a muscle, it temporarily stops that muscle from contracting by blocking the nerve messages sent from the muscle to the brain. The brain doesn’t receive the message to contract the muscle, so the muscle remains at rest.
Dermal fillers are completely different. Fillers, as their name implies, are injected and simply “fill” in the space under a wrinkle or area of volume loss. The skin is then pushed up and the wrinkle is erased. The most popular dermal fillers, such as the JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® lines, are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in our bodies that is responsible for hydrating, plumping, and firming the skin. When injected beneath a crease or line, the hyaluronic acid in these fillers binds with nearby water molecules, hydrating and plumping the area and pushing the skin back up.
Dermal fillers only work on what are known as “static” wrinkles. These are wrinkles that form due to sun damage, declining collagen production, personal habits such as smoking, and other causes. Unlike dynamic wrinkles, static wrinkles show themselves at all times and have no relationship with muscle contractions.
BOTOX® Cosmetic has no effect on static wrinkles, and dermal fillers have no effect on dynamic wrinkles.
Otherwise, there isn’t any correct or incorrect age. When you want to get rid of your crow’s feet, 11s, and forehead lines, it’s time for BOTOX® with Dr. Lee and our team at Lux Skin Lasers.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works to relax the muscles under the skin that are creating the wrinkles and lines on the surface skin. That makes BOTOX® Cosmetic a perfect complement to JUVÉDERM® or Restylane® injections on the mid to lower face. These injectable treatments work in completely different fashions, so there isn’t any interaction or issues between them.
Other than a treatment that targets the eyes and forehead, pretty much any of our treatments at Lux Skin & Lasers could be a complement to BOTOX® Cosmetic injections.
People are not aware that BOTOX® is also commonly used to treat blepharospasm (excessive blinking, twitching of the eyes). Blepharospasm is a muscle disorder that causes involuntary spasms of the muscles around your eye. These spasms can result in uncontrolled narrowing or closing of your eyelid and can impair your vision.
If you experience any of these symptoms, you could have blepharospasm:
- Dry eyes or watering eyes
- Light sensitivity
- Increased blinking
- Ocular pain
BOTOX® treatments allow patients with excessive blinking or eye twitching to more easily keep their eyes open.
Since this is a medical condition, it is covered by most insurance. Physicians have been using this injection to treat blepharospasms successively for over 20 years. We have a loyal following of patients who receive regular treatment for blepharospasm.
Everyone is familiar with the name BOTOX®. BOTOX® is made by a company called Allergan™, has been around for over 30 years, and has an extremely high safety and satisfaction rate with its consumers.
In 2009, a competitor was approved by the FDA called Dysport®, an injectable that has long been used in Europe.
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are very similar. Both are a type of botulinum type A used to relax the muscles that cause frown lines and other overactive muscles in the face. It’s like comparing apples to apples. Dysport® is a smaller-sized molecule so its unit measurement is different from BOTOX® Cosmetic. Additionally, Dysport® tends to spread more than BOTOX® Cosmetic does.
Both have been in use for years and have a high safety profile, both can be used on other parts of the face and body, and both must be injected every three months to maintain results. Both show similar efficacy and side effects, and in most double-blind clinical studies both the patient and the doctor were unable to tell the results apart.
Schedule a BOTOX® Cosmetic Consultation
To learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic and whether you are a candidate for the procedure, please be sure to book a personalized consultation with the talented team of Lux Skin & Lasers!
Please contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced injectors. Call 484-322-5316 today or fill out the appointment request form on our contact page. Our practice serves King of Prussia, Bryn Mawr, and the surrounding areas of Pennsylvania.