BOTOX® Cosmetic & More
Explore Wrinkle Reduction Options for Bryn Mawr, Newtown Square, and Philadelphia
Stop looking tired, upset, or angry when you're not! Soften your facial expressions and restore a more youthful, natural appearance with wrinkle-reducing neuromodulators, such as Dysport®, Xeomin®, or BOTOX® at our Bryn Mawr practice, also serving Newtown Square, all of Philadelphia, and beyond.
What Are Neuromodulators, and What Can They Treat?
Neuromodulators are proteins that act on neurons to alter nerve impulses. Injectable neuromodulators, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin®, block the release of muscle-related neurotransmitters, which normally cause the muscle to contract, thereby relaxing the muscle.
When muscle activity decreases, facial lines and wrinkles associated with that muscle activity become less visible. Keeping muscles relaxed can also prevent the development of new lines and wrinkles, which is a desirable way to preserve a more youthful face for a longer period of time.
Spotlight on BOTOX®
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medication injected into the muscles of the face to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines that appear between the eyebrows and around the eyes. Originally approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 for the temporary improvement of frown lines, it was again approved by the FDA in 2013 for the treatment of the lines around the eyes, commonly known as "crow's feet." In 2017, it gained another FDA approval, for addressing horizontal forehead lines. All other areas treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic are considered "off FDA label," meaning the FDA has not granted approval for these areas.
Prior to its cosmetic approvals, BOTOX® was approved to treat muscle-related eye problems. Over the years, it has also been approved to calm spastic muscle activity in both the arms and legs, as well as relax overactive bladders and reduce the number of days of a chronic migraine.
BOTOX® has proven to be a remarkably diverse injectable, with new applications regularly being explored in the medical community.
At Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa, our skilled injectors can use BOTOX®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® to soften wrinkles between the eyebrows, on the forehead, to the sides of the eyes, and around the lips, to smooth a dimpled chin, and on the neck. These treatments can be used to lift the eyebrow for a brighter-eyed, refreshed appearance. They can also be used to reduce excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) of the underarms, hands, and feet.
While BOTOX® and other neuromodulators can be very effective in treating wrinkles and excessive sweating, they are not a one-time cure. Since all patients have their own individual physiology, the degree of improvement varies accordingly from person to person. This also affects how often follow-up treatments may be required to maintain the desired results. Typically, facial wrinkles start to reappear between three to six months after a BOTOX® treatment session, and excessive sweating returns in six to eight months.
Rejuvenate Your Appearance with BOTOX®
At Cirillo Cosmetic, BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most popular aesthetic therapies on the menu of services. Patients who learn about it are delighted to realize they do not have to keep their unwanted lines and wrinkles.
BOTOX® treatments work quickly. Most patients notice an improvement in their appearance within days, and this improvement may continue for up to 30 days. Results last between three to six months, depending upon individual differences and the areas treated.
Treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic is not complicated, and recovery is quick. The medication is administered in the office via tiny injections into the affected areas. Discomfort is minimal, and a treatment session takes just minutes to complete – giving BOTOX® the reputation of being a "lunchtime procedure." Best of all, there's no downtime associated with the treatment, so you can resume your normal routine without delay after a session.
BOTOX® Cosmetic will not radically change the way you look, but it can change the way you feel about your appearance. When patients notice the lines between their brows, around their eyes, and on other parts of their face begin to disappear, they report looking and feeling better about themselves.
You can visit our before-and-after photo gallery to see other patients who have taken the next step with BOTOX® and to learn about other treatments to achieve a more refreshed and youthful appearance. Note that individual results will vary based on a range of unique factors, but these images can provide an idea of possible results with BOTOX® injections.
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A Note on BOTOX® vs. Dysport® vs. Xeomin®
BOTOX®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® have more similarities than differences among them. While they utilize the same active ingredient (Clostridium Botulinum Toxin Type A) and have very similar effects, they can function slightly differently. BOTOX®, for instance, tends not to spread too far past the injection site, and the results typically take a few days to be seen. Dysport®, on the other hand, covers a little more area once injected, and its results are visible sooner. Its tendency to spread a bit farther from the injection site makes it more suitable for use on larger areas.
The medical professionals at Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa will make an educated assessment and recommend which product may be most suitable for you. No matter which neuromodulator you choose, know that the skill and experience of the injector tends to be far more pivotal to the results than the product used for treatment.
An experienced injector works to create natural-looking results. By focusing only on the targeted muscles that cause wrinkles to form, we do not limit your ability to have an active, expressive face.
The Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Difference
At Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa, we pride ourselves on helping patients achieve the results they desire with advanced cosmetic dermatology services, personal attention, and a comprehensive treatment program tailored to each person's specific needs. Under the direction of board-certified dermatologist Victoria A. Cirillo-Hyland, MD, Cirillo Cosmetic has built a reputation for excellence by providing medically supervised and credentialed cosmetic dermatology services for people who want to look healthier, more youthful, and refreshed.
Wrinkle Reduction Beyond Neuromodulators
Depending upon each patient's unique needs and desired results, Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa offers a wide range of treatment options for non-surgical rejuvenation of the skin. Beyond BOTOX® and other neuromodulators, we offer numerous dermal fillers and injectables, laser and light treatments, and surgical procedures such as a facelift, neck lift, and upper and lower lid blepharoplasties. A consultation with one of our medical professionals can determine which treatments would be most appropriate for you.