No matter how well skin is preserved and pampered, everyone eventually develops facial wrinkles. Fortunately, there are a number of options available to remove the lines that accompany aging. Botox is perhaps the easiest of all these options.
Botox is an extremely quick approach to softening or removing the natural wrinkles between the eyes (frown lines), on the forehead, at the sides of the eyes (crow’s feet), or at the base of the nose (glabellar frown lines). BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults. You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.
Susan Mowry, R.N. is our skin clinic nurse-aesthetician, injector specialist and laser technician.
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How is Botox Injected
Botox is a purified protein toxin that is derived from a specific form of bacteria. It was originally utilized as a remedy for neck and facial spasms, but in the last decade Botox has been used effectively to remove facial wrinkles.
Each day, the muscles between the eyes (frown lines) and on the outside of the eyes (crow’s feet) contract many times. Over time, these muscle contractions create “creases” or wrinkles in the skin. To remove these wrinkles, Botox is injected through a very small needle into the muscles that cause these contractions. Botox essentially impedes the nerve impulse from reaching these muscles. Gradually, the muscles relax and the facial wrinkles soften or disappear. Patients may experience a slight discomfort when the needle is inserted and the Botox injected, but this only lasts approximately five to seven seconds. The entire Botox treatment is performed in the physician’s office and lasts 10 to 15 minutes.
Post Botox Follow-Up Care
Potential Botox Side Effects
If you’re not a member of the Brilliant Distinctions Program yet, here’s what you can enjoy:
- Earn points each time you get BOTOX® Cosmetic and/or JUVÉDERM® XC treatments, as well as LATISSÉ®, SkinMedica or VIVITÉ® Skin Care products from a participating physician
- Redeem your points for big savings on BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM® XC, LATISSE®, SkinMedica and VIVITÉ® Skin Care products
Schedule a Consultation
For more information on the cosmetic surgery risks, postoperative instruction or healing information for Botox treatments in Pittsburgh, PA, contact surgeon Lori Cherup at her main office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Call Dr. Cherup at (412) 220-8181 or (877) 441-0639 or use our online form below.
From Our Patients…
“Susan Mowry is the absolute ultimate professional, she listened to my concerns and with her expertise worked her magic to make me a lifetime devoted client who I recommended to my closest friends and relatives. Trust me, If you are feeling a little tired looking, see Susan, she will make you look much better real quick! No bruising!”
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