Botox Philadelphia, PA
Botox at Chandler Cosmetic Surgery offers the latest top cosmetic non-surgical rejuvenation of your face! Botox has replaced older facial treatments such as collagen or silicone.
What is Botox in Philadelphia, PA?
Botox in Philadelphia is a purified protein used to relax muscles and smooth wrinkles. An FDA approved treatment used by medical doctors since the early 1980s, Botox is a beloved cosmetic treatment performed in the office with no downtime. 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 natural looking, relaxed treatments that are tailored the best to each individual patient’s face.
Who is a good candidate for Botox?
As we age, our collagen production declines, our skin thins, and we’re prone to developing wrinkles especially when we make various expressions. Botox primarily works on the expressive area of the face, typically regions of the upper third. 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 in our 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. 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 Appointment 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!”
Where is Botox effective?
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 on the outside of the eyes, the 11s between the eyebrows, and on forehead lines.
How long will my results last with Botox?
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 results.
How is Botox different than 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 never receives the signal to contract. This keeps it relaxed and the crow’s feet that form with the muscle contraction go away or are dramatically reduced 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.
What are the side effects with 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 passes in a few hours. Some patients may have slight bruising that resolves in a few days.
The real risk is to have Botox injected improperly or in the wrong areas. This can lead to issues such as uneven eyebrows or a droopy eyelid. That’s why it is best to have Botox injected only by an experienced plastic surgeon with extensive knowledge of facial anatomy, such as Dr. Chandler.
What is the 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 unit. Instead, pricing is based on what is best for each individual patient.
Looking for a top doctor for cosmetic Botox in Philadelphia, Jenkintown, Lower Merion Township, Radnor Township, Gladwyne, Villanova, PA, South Jersey, Cherry Hill and Moorestown, NJ? Call Doctor Chandler at (609) 877-2800 or fill out our Contact Form with any questions about Botox.