What is Botox?
Botox injections are noted primarily for the ability to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. They're also used to treat conditions such as neck spasms (cervical dystonia), excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), an overactive bladder, and lazy eye. Botox injections may also help prevent chronic migraines.
Botox injections block certain chemical signals from nerves, mostly signals that cause muscles to contract. The most common use of these injections is to temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes.
WHAT ELSE CAN BOTOX HELP?
FINE LINES & WRINKLES
Botox is a neuromodulator that is injected into targeted treatment areas using an ultra-fine needle. It works by blocking the nerve signals needed for facial muscles to contract. It’s the repetitious contraction of facial muscles that causes expression lines and wrinkles. The neuromodulator relaxes the muscles and decreases their movement to reduce the appearance of lines or wrinkles in the area.
In 2010, Botox was approved for chronic migraines in adults. In a study, after 5 rounds of treatment, 70% of participants reported the number of headaches was cut in half. Botox shots around your head and neck once every 12 weeks can dull or prevent migraine headaches. We recommend 30-40 units and waiting a few weeks to begin to see results.
Hyperhidrosis is more commonly known as excessive sweating and in focus areas, Botox is a particularly effective treatment. Botox injections stop sweating by using the botulinum toxin to block the nerve signals that cause sweating.
How does Botox work?
Botox is a neuromodulator (a form of botulinum toxin type A) that is injected into targeted treatment areas using an ultra-fine needle. It works by blocking the nerve signals needed for facial muscles to contract. It’s the repetitious contraction of facial muscles that causes expression lines and wrinkles. Once injected, the neuromodulator relaxes the muscles and decreases their movement to reduce the appearance of lines or wrinkles in the area. You will see your results gradually over 3-7 days following injection.
What areas of the face can be treated with Botox?
Botox can be used to address lines and wrinkles on a number of different facial areas, including the forehead, eye area (crow’s feet), and lip lines. It may be injected to soften the dimpling of the chin. Botox can also be injected into the muscles of the jaw to help alleviate pain from teeth grinding or TMJ or for a jaw slimming effect. Some of these treatment areas may be considered off-label.
What does a Botox treatment feel like?
Botox treatments are quick with minimal discomfort. The treatment requires no anesthesia or recovery time. Many people get Botox during their lunch hours and are able to return to work right after their appointment.
How soon will I see results?
While the experience of each patient may differ, it usually takes 3-5 days to see the effects of Botox. For some, it may take up to 2 weeks to realize the final effects.
What is JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC?JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is an injectable gel that temporarily adds more fullness and plumps thin lips—whether your lips have thinned over time or you simply want fuller lips—in adults over the age of 21. JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is also approved for smoothing and correcting moderate to severe parentheses lines, such as nasolabial folds (smile lines around the nose and mouth), in adults.
How long does it last?JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC lasts up to one year, with optimal treatment.
What are the potential side effects of JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC?For lip augmentation, most side effects were mild or moderate in nature with a duration of 14 days or less. The most common side effects were temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, and bruising. For treating lines and wrinkles, most side effects were mild or moderate in nature with a duration of 7 days or less. The most common side effects included temporary injection-site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration.
How does JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC work?JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face. The lidocaine in the gel improves the comfort of the injection. Also, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC temporarily adds fullness for lip enhancement in adults over the age of 21.
We offer Botox treatment in the following cities and counties in Pennsylvania.
Cities: Pittsburgh, Cranberry, Fox Chapel, Mt. Lebanon, Sewickley, Murrysville, Squirrel Hill, Moon, Upper St Clair, Wexford, Greensburg
Zip Codes: All zip codes in 30 miles from Pittsburgh