• King Of Prussia, PA
    Bryn Mawr, PA
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  • 484-322-5316
  • King Of Prussia, PA
    Bryn Mawr, PA
  • |
  • 484-322-5316

Botox

BOTOX® ANTI-AGING TREATMENTS | TOP PROVIDER | PHILADELPHIA

Every year since its approval for aesthetic use by the FDA in 2002, BOTOX® injections have been the world’s most popular cosmetic procedure, surgical and non-surgical. That’s as true in Hollywood as it is here in King of Prussia, Bryn Mawr, and Mainline, PA. BOTOX® has a loyal following for one reason — it works. Once injected, BOTOX® effectively erases lines and wrinkles on the upper third of the face for about four months.

WHAT IS BOTOX®?

BOTOX® is made basically from the botulinum toxin type A. These are the same bacteria that cause botulism. That sounds kind of scary, but BOTOX® traces its roots back to the 1950s. Scientists then discovered that if the botulinum toxin was injected in a very minuscule amount into a muscle it temporarily stopped that muscle from contracting. BOTOX® was then developed and originally used to stop involuntary eyelid spasms. Since that time, its uses have expanded to treating excessive underarm sweating, migraine headaches, TMJ disorder, and even overactive bladders.

But when the FDA approved BOTOX® for treating wrinkles, it became a sensation. You know the story from there.

THE BENEFITS OF BOTOX®

  • Soften fine lines and wrinkles
  • FDA cleared
  • 470+ studies demonstrating safety + efficacy
  • Top anti-aging treatment in the US
  • Natural-looking results
  • Painless + no downtime

WHY CHOOSE DR. JOHN LEE FOR BOTOX® IN PHILADELPHIA + MAIN LINE?

Your BOTOX® results depend on the proficiency of the practitioner. That is why discerning patients choose Dr. John Lee MD, FACS and his injector team as their preferred Philadelphia BOTOX® providers. Know you are in good hands as Dr. John Lee is a facial plastic surgeon, and his experience with cosmetic injections is unparalleled. Lux Skin Lasers by Dr. John Lee and his Bryn Mawr practice are in top 1% of practitioners who perform the most treatments in the country and are an Allergan Certified aesthetic center.

BOTOX® BEFORE AND AFTER*

The people in these images are real patients and demonstrate actual BOTOX® before and after results. As with any cosmetic treatment, results may vary. * The impressive outcomes on display in these images are the result of a skilled and experienced practitioner. To ensure you love your BOTOX® before and after transformation, choose a reputable provider with vast experience in performing this technique-sensitive procedure.

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HOW DOES BOTOX® WORK?

BOTOX®, and similar treatments such as Dysport and Xeomin, are derived from a natural protein called the Botulinum Toxin A. The protein acts as a neuromodulator, temporarily blocking chemicals that signal a muscle to contract (tighten.) This neuromodulator causes no harm to the tissue. It naturally breaks down and is safely absorbed by the body within 3 to 4 months after the injection.When used in a cosmetic setting, BOTOX®’s mechanism of action 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.) Repeated motions create groves in the muscle, which wrinkle the overlying skin. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity, and these wrinkles set in. The most common dynamic wrinkles include crow’s feet, brow lines, and forehead wrinkles that come from a lifetime of smiling, scowling, and all the other facial expressions we perform daily.

BOTOX® smooths out the appearance of expression lines by relaxing the underlying muscle that causes the wrinkle. Relaxing the muscle allows it to lengthen, smoothing out the overlying skin. The result is a dramatic reduction in the signs of aging around our eyes and forehead and a younger, more energetic looking appearance.

BOTOX® FAQ

BOTOX® Injections are an ideal solution for eliminating fine lines and deep wrinkles throughout your face. The injections are FDA approved for the treatment of Glabella frown lines between the eyes and crow’s feet (around the corners of the eyes.) It is also commonly used for the treatment of forehead wrinkles, to elevate the brow, and to reduce the appearance of wide and prominent jawline, vertical neck bands, headaches, and sweating.

BOTOX® works by relaxing the muscles that form wrinkles on the surface skin 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® is perfect.

If you want to do something about the wrinkles on the lower face, those aren’t due to muscle contractions, but to sun damage, declining collagen production, and other factors. These are “static” wrinkles, and BOTOX® doesn’t do a thing to them. That’s where dermal fillers such as Juvéderm® are used.

There is a trend with BOTOX® where people are having their injections at younger ages, almost as a way to preclude the development of dynamic wrinkles on their upper face. Otherwise, most of our patients from Bryn Mawr, King of Prussia, and across Philadelphia start having BOTOX® injections when they notice crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines developing when they form various typical expressions. These take some time to begin forming, as our skin thins, loses some collagen support, and becomes a little inelastic.

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® is a single-session treatment, just as are Juvéderm and Restylane injections. Once you receive your injections, it will take from 3 to 4 days for the botulinum toxin to fully relax the injected muscles. From there, it will erase your lines and wrinkles on the upper third of your face for about four months.

Effects last for three to four months. BOTOX® Cosmetic works by temporarily disrupting nerve signals that cause muscles to contract. 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.

BOTOX® provides results for about four months. This can vary somewhat between patients due to variations in metabolism. At some point, your body will absorb the now-inert botulinum toxin and the muscles will begin to contract again. That will bring the return of the wrinkles on the surface. That would be the time for another BOTOX® session with Dr. Lee to maintain your results.

Discontinuing BOTOX® Cosmetic injections will not cause you to age more rapidly. Should you choose to discontinue treatment, your skin will simply return to its natural state, being neither less nor more wrinkled than it was before treatment. Preventive injections are an effective method to prevent deeper wrinkles from permanently forming by eliminating the movements that are creating it.

BOTOX® works completely independently. It works to relax the muscles under the skin that are creating wrinkles and lines on the surface skin. And it only does this on the upper third of the face.

That makes BOTOX® a perfect complement to Juvéderm® or Restylane® injections on the mid to lower face. As mentioned above, they work in completely different fashions anyway, so there isn’t any interaction or issues between them.

You could combine BOTOX® with a CoolSculpting session or with laser hair removal. 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® injections.

Dr. Lee stresses to our patients that they must not rub their injection sites for 24 hours after their BOTOX® session. This can cause the BOTOX® to migrate to an unintended muscle, creating unforeseen issues such as a drooping eyelid.

 

Dr. Lee and our other injectors use a very tiny 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 if you wish, but most patients don’t feel the need.

BOTOX® is FDA approved for the treatment of wrinkles and has been safely used for over 20 years. There are well over a million procedures performed in the United States every year. Your risk for complications is much higher when you choose to have injections performed at a spa and by a non-medical professional. Dr. Lee is a qualified facial plastic surgeon with over ten years of injection experience providing this safe and effective treatment. He also has trained the injector team at Lux Skin Lasers and is a top 1% injector in the United States.

To ensure your comfort, we apply anesthetic cream before the injections at no additional charge. The injections take less than five minutes. You can immediately resume your regular activities.

Botox is one of the most studied prescriptions in academic history. It has been on the market for decades and has proven itself to be safe and effective. When performed by a reputable provider, the risk of severe side effects is low. 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. During your consultation risks and side effects will be discussed in detail.

This treatment is highly customizable. Therefore, Botox cost varies for each patient. Pricing is determined by the number of units prescribed, and the number of units varies per person and treatment area. During your consultation your Botox 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, your body, and your budget.

As the premier Botox provider in Philadelphia and the Main Line, Dr. John Lee and his team provide unparalleled care at competitive pricing. We believe that providing quality service and optimal outcomes, along with affordable pricing, is the philosophy that has made our practice so successful as it is today. Our affordable pricing allows our patients to receive the proper Botox units to achieve the best results and receive injections every 3-4 months for optimal long-term wrinkle prevention. We also believe that less is always more and try to make a more natural result for all our patients.

Dr. Lee $12 per unit (minimum $350)
Dr. Castelli $11 per unit (minimum $300)
Nurse Madison $10 per unit (minimum $250)
 
Forehead (30-35 units) | $360 - $420 
Crows (20-25 units) | $250 - $350 min
Both forehead/glabella and crows range will be $495 - $660
Jaw/tmj (50-70 units) | $600 - $840 ($100 disc for 70+)
Jaw/slimming (70+ units min) | $770 - $840 ($100 disc for 70+ units; $200 disc for 100+ units)
Lip Flip (2-5 units) | $20 - 60 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 offered through Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions patient loyalty program; membership is free and ongoing coupons available to be used on all Allergan family of products, including Latisse and SkinMedica skin care.

BOTOX® FOR BLEPHAROSPAMS (EXCESSIVE BLINKING OR EYE TWITCHING)

People are not aware that BOTOX® Cosmetic is also commonly used to treat blepharospasm (excessive blinking, twitching of the eyes). Medical BOTOX® for 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. This could impair your vision and make everyday tasks such as driving or using a computer difficult. If you experience any of these symptoms, you could have blepharospasm:

  • Dry eyes or watering eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Increased blinking
  • Ocular pain
  • Soreness

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 this condition successively for over 20 years. We have a loyal following of patients who receive regular treatment for blepharospasm.

HOW IS BOTOX® DIFFERENT FROM DERMAL FILLERS?

Patients often clump BOTOX® in with dermal fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane, but they are different in how they work and even the type of wrinkles that they erase.

BOTOX® is a neuromodulator. Made primarily from the botulinum toxin type A, when BOTOX® is injected into a muscle it temporarily stops that muscle from contracting. It does this by blocking the nerve messages that are sent from the muscle to the brain. The brain doesn’t receive the message to contract the muscle, so the muscle remains at rest.

This is important for treating wrinkles and lines on the upper third of the face, the expressive area. Wrinkles form in this area due to muscle contractions under the skin when we make common expressions such as frowning, squinting, showing surprise, and others. Go ahead, make a frown and you can feel the muscles around your eyes, between your brows, and on your forehead engage. Over time and hundreds of thousands of these contractions, wrinkles start to form on the surface skin when we make these expressions. These are known as “dynamic” wrinkles. When BOTOX® is injected into a muscle that forms, say, crow’s feet at the outside of your eyes, the botulinum toxin keeps the muscle from contracting so the wrinkles that form above it are erased.

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. Hyaluronic acid is 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® has no effect on static wrinkles, and dermal fillers have no effect on dynamic wrinkles.

What Is Dysport?

Patients often clump BOTOX® in with dermal fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane, but they are different in how they work and even the type of wrinkles that they erase.

BOTOX® is a neuromodulator. Made primarily from the botulinum toxin type A, when BOTOX® is injected into a muscle it temporarily stops that muscle from contracting. It does this by blocking the nerve messages that are sent from the muscle to the brain. The brain doesn’t receive the message to contract the muscle, so the muscle remains at rest.

Everyone is familiar with BOTOX®, an injectable that relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles like brow lines, forehead wrinkles and crows’ feet. 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 April of 2009, a competitor was approved by the FDA called Dysport. Dysport is was introduced by a company Medicis who had the distribution rights for the United States (also the company who makes Restylane and Perlane fillers), and although it’s new here in the US, it has been available and is more popular in Europe (known as Reloxin) than BOTOX® for a long time. Overall BOTOX® 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 of the face, like forehead lines and crow’s feet. It’s like comparing apples to apples. Dysport is a smaller-sized molecule so its unit measurement is different than BOTOX®. Both have been in use for years and both have a high safety profile, both can be used on other parts of the face and body, and both Dysport and BOTOX® must be injected every 3-4 months. 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.

Here are the main differences:

  • Dysport usually lasts as long as BOTOX® or longer (depends on doctor’s dilution but 2.5 ratio is recommended vs. BOTOX®)
  • Dysport has a slightly quicker onset (2-5 days vs 4-7 days for BOTOX®)
  • Dysport diffuses more (i.e., spreads to a wider area). This is an advantage in some areas of the face and a disadvantage in others.
  • Dysport units are measured differently to BOTOX® units (European company). Industry standard is 2.5 units of Dysport = 1 unit of BOTOX®. Pricing is less for Dysport per unit since patients require more units for a treatment area. We explain to patients that it’s like using metric system in Europe vs. non-metric in US. It’s not a matter of “units” that’s important, it’s the amount of the active ingredient needed to be effective is what matters.

BOTOX® NEAR ME

Rejuvenate the way you look and feel with BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatments. Learn more about the top-selling anti-aging treatment. Schedule a consultation with the premier BOTOX® provider in the Philadelphia, Main Line, Montgomery, and Delaware Counties. Contact Lux Skin Lasers online by filling out the form below or call 484-322-5316

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