Botox Philadelphia, PA
Botox at Chandler Cosmetic Surgery offers the latest top cosmetic rejuvenation for your face. Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world and for good reason!
What is Botox?
Botox in Philadelphia is a purified protein used to relax muscles and smooth wrinkles. An FDA approved medical treatment used by doctors since the early 1980s, Botox is a beloved cosmetic treatment performed in the office with no downtime and amazing results. Botox has many medical uses and cosmetic Botox is effective in a few days and lasts 3-4 months.
Skin is left glowing, and wrinkles are smoothed and reduced. Dr. Chandler prides himself on his natural looking, relaxed treatments that are best tailored to each individual patient’s face.
Candidates for Botox in Philadelphia, PA
Any adults who have the facial signs of aging changes are great candidates for Botox. As we get older, our collagen production declines, our skin thins, and we are prone to developing wrinkles — especially when we make various expressions. Botox primarily works on the expressive area of the face, typically the upper facial zones (forehead / between the eyebrows or “11” lines / around the eyes or “crow’s feet”). It acts on wrinkles caused by muscle contractions under the skin when we make expressions such as frowning or squinting. Once treated, these areas are smoothed and relaxed and convey a more pleasant, youthful appearance.
Can Botox be used in much younger people, for instance, people in their 20s or 30s?
Absolutely! Though Dr. Chandler will not administer Botox to anyone under the age of 18, Botox is an incredible medicine that can have beautiful results in younger patients. While it is true that in our 20s and 30s wrinkles are often quite mild, Botox at this age makes any early wrinkles vanish, the skin appears brighter, and the overall effect is one of beauty enhancement. Also Botox has preventive properties and it is believed that routine Botox use at younger ages minimizes the development of static wrinkles, the deep set wrinkles seen in older faces due to years of expressive wrinkle formation. This is an incredible advantage and there is nothing else to compare to Botox for its ability to prevent wrinkles as we get older. Many celebrities and Hollywood beauty experts are well aware that Botox in our 20s and 30s offers incredible benefits. Dr. Chandler’s younger patients absolutely love the many advantages of Botox treatments!
How Long Will A Botox Sessions Last?
These treatments can be done in the office in less than an hour and you can achieve amazing results without surgery. Dr. Chandler employs his extensive anatomic and surgical experience to all of his non-surgical interventions – so that you will look your best!
All non-surgical enhancements are performed by plastic surgeon Dr. Chandler himself, not by a non-doctor aid, nurse or doctor without facial cosmetic training. You can be sure you will be treated by the hands of a board-certified, fellowship-trained Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon for all of your facial injections.
See What our patients are saying
“I cannot recommend Dr Chandler enough! I do not do well around doctors and surgery, and Dr Chandler and his staff were very patient and caring with me and they worked with me to have a successful procedure. You can’t tell I had anything done – and isn’t that the mark of a great plastic surgeon? My only regret is that I didn’t get this done sooner!”
Botox Treatment Areas?
Botox is effective on dynamic wrinkles that are the result of frequent muscle contractions. These form on the upper third of the face, as this is the area of the face where we make expressions. If you frown, for instance, you can feel the muscles engage around your eyes, on your brows, and on your forehead. Botox reduces these muscle contractions, so the wrinkles they create on the surface skin do not form. Botox works on crow’s feet near the eyes, the 11s between the eyebrows, and on forehead lines.
How Long Do The Results Of Botox Last?
Botox actively diminishes wrinkles for three to four months in most people. This can vary somewhat based on the person’s metabolism, but this is the general duration. At some point, your body will absorb the now-inert Botox, the muscles will begin to contract again, and the wrinkles will return. Another Botox session with Dr. Chandler will maintain your wonderful anti-aging results.
Recovery After Botox Injections
There is no recovery time. Botox was the original “lunchtime procedure” because patients could have Botox injected in just 10-15 minutes and they could go right back to work or their other normal activities. There may be some slight swelling and redness at the injection sites. If that occurs, it resolves usually within a few hours. One thing that is important is for patients to refrain from rubbing the injection sites for 24 hours. This can cause the Botox to migrate to an unintended muscle
Will Botox Make My Face Look Overdone or Unnatural?
Botox works by stopping muscles from contracting. These contractions form wrinkles on the upper third of the face. Rather than filling, and potentially overfilling, an area, Botox simply stops the muscle contractions that are forming the wrinkle on the surface skin above.
With Botox, the experience and knowledge of the injector are important for the best results. That’s where Dr. Chandler’s extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and surgical expertise comes into play. Because he handles all of his patients’ Botox injections, this ensures your results will look completely natural. You’ll be thrilled to see your crow’s feet or your frown lines disappear.
Can Men Receive Botox Treatments?
Men are under increasing pressure to compete with younger counterparts at the office. This is behind the trend where more and more men are having blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery, to rejuvenate their eyes.
For the same reason, men are coming to Dr. Chandler for Botox injections. After all, crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead creases age the face just as much as sagging eyelids. Gone are the days when the “weathered” look is the look that men strive for.
Botox Vs. Dermal Fillers
Botox is not a dermal filler: it is a muscle relaxer (neuromodulator). Botox works by reducing muscles from contracting. When injected into a muscle that is creating a person’s crow’s feet, for instance, Botox blocks the nerve messages from the brain to the muscle, so the muscle has a reduced signal to contract. This keeps it relaxed and the crow’s feet that form with the muscle contraction go away or are dramatically minimized in appearance. This type of wrinkle is called a dynamic wrinkle. Dynamic wrinkles occur on the upper third of the face.
Dermal fillers, as their name implies, are injected beneath a wrinkle, crease, or area of volume loss and they help to plump or “fill” those areas. This elevates the skin back up and reduces the wrinkle or crease. Dermal fillers work on a different type of wrinkle, known as static wrinkles. These wrinkles are caused by sun damage, declining collagen production, personal habits such as smoking, and simple aging. The most popular dermal fillers, Juvederm and Restylane, are made from hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that is responsible for hydrating and plumping the skin.
Are Botox Injections Painful?
Dr. Chandler injects Botox with a very fine needle, and it is not injected into great depth. Patients equate the feeling of these brief injections to that of a pinprick. Most patients don’t request or feel the need for topical numbing prior to their Botox injections, but we can apply that prior to your session if you like. You’ll simply need to allow extra time for the cream to take effect.
Is Botox Safe?
Botox was first approved by the FDA to treat involuntary eyelid spasms. Since that time it has been approved for numerous other uses — everything from treating migraine headaches to TMJ to excessive sweating. Prior to its 2002 approval for cosmetic use, Botox received extensive testing by the FDA and numerous independent labs. Overall of these approvals, Botox has proven to be safe and very effective.
If you doubt that, simply ask the millions of people who swear by Botox.
Side Effects of Botox
Botox has been the world’s most popular cosmetic procedure every year since the FDA approved it for cosmetic use in 2002. It has been injected millions of times around the globe and has proven to be effective and safe. The only common side effects are slight swelling and redness at the injection sites that typically pass in a few hours. Some patients may have slight bruising in any treated areas that resolve in a few days. Any Botox bruises can be covered with makeup easily if this is a concern.
The real risk is to have Botox injected improperly or in the wrong areas. This can lead to issues such as uneven eyebrows, an unnatural look, or even a droopy eyelid. That’s why it is best to have Botox injected only by an experienced plastic surgeon with extensive knowledge of facial anatomies, such as Dr. Chandler. Dr. Chandler recommends avoiding non-doctors, nurses, aids, or special “deals” when searching for a fabulous Botox expert for your face.
When Should I Start Receiving Botox Injections?
This is a completely personal decision. When it first debuted for cosmetic use, most people assumed Botox was only right for people in their late 30s or 40s. But more and more people in their 20s and early 30s now come to Dr. Chandler because they want to erase the initial signs of aging around their eyes and on their forehead. The right time for you is when you are fed up with your crow’s feet, your 11s, and those lines on your forehead.
How Is Botox Different Than The Other Neuromodulators: Dysport and Xeomin?
All three of these neuromodulators function the same way, and they are all basically made with the botulinum toxin type A. Botox has some added surface proteins in its formula. Some people can have a reaction to these proteins, although that is rare.
Xeomin is made with only the botulinum toxin. It is sometimes referred to as the “naked injectable” because of its purity.
Dysport is made of smaller molecules compared to Botox. This allows Dysport to start working a day or so faster than Botox. It also allows Dysport to be spread to a larger area. But these smaller molecules make Dysport more difficult to work with when treating smaller areas.
There is another new neuromodulator you may not yet have heard of — Jeuveau. Jeuveau only received FDA approval in February 2019. Botox and Jeuveau are basically the same. At this point the only difference is price. Jeuveau has been initially priced from 20 to 30 percent lower than the price of Botox.
Cost Of Botox?
The cost of your Botox session will depend on the areas you are treating and how much Botox Dr. Chandler uses. He will give you an idea of how much Botox he thinks you will require before he begins your session. In Dr. Chandler’s practice, we do not price by the unit. Instead, pricing is based on what is best for each individual patient. Dr. Chandler always works with each patient to deliver the best cosmetic outcomes.
Looking for a top Botox doctor for cosmetic Botox in Philadelphia, Jenkintown, Main Line, Lower Merion Township, Radnor Township, Gladwyne, Villanova, PA, South New Jersey, Cherry Hill and Moorestown, NJ? Call Doctor Chandler at (609) 877-2800 or fill out our Contact Form with any questions about Botox.