Smooth Skin : Refreshed Look
The Pittsburgh Center for Plastic Surgery offers Botox Cosmetic treatment in Pittsburgh, PA, to reduce wrinkles, crow’s feet, and furrows on the face. Botox is a renowned, simple, and minimally invasive treatment that can achieve many of the same results as more intensive procedures. Botox has surged in popularity because it can deliver stunning results in the hands of a skilled practitioner.*
Botox is a minimally invasive method that can refresh the look of your skin by eliminating wrinkles.*
Hit Snooze on Wrinkles
A purified protein derived from botulinum toxin, Botox is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to temporarily block nerve signals to the muscles that cause movement. When injected by a qualified professional into specific areas of the face—usually the forehead, outer corners of the eyes, between the eyes, and around the mouth—it can minimize the appearance of wrinkles and lines and discourage new ones from developing.*
According to a report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the U.S., with over six million treatments administered each year.
At The Pittsburgh Center for Plastic Surgery, we offer a comprehensive range of surgical and minimally invasive treatment options. During your consultation, you can discuss all of your options with your injector.
Similar to Botox Cosmetics, fillers are injectable treatments designed to smooth lines and wrinkles. However, dermal fillers, such as RESTALYNE®, work by restoring volume to sunken areas rather than by immobilizing certain muscles.
Some patients dislike the idea of putting a foreign substance into their bodies. With fat transfer, your own fat tissue is purified and injected to improve the volume and restore youthful fullness.
For mild lines and wrinkles, noninvasive microdermabrasion can sometimes offer the desired results. This treatment works by gently removing the outermost layer of skin, revealing fresh, new skin beneath.
If you are interested in pursuing more dramatic effects, the surgeons at The Pittsburgh Center for Plastic Surgery are skilled in a range of facial plastic surgery techniques, including facelifts, brow lifts, and eyelid surgery. However, unlike Botox Cosmetic, these types of procedures are much more extensive and require downtime. The best way to determine which treatment is right for you is to schedule an appointment at our practice. You can receive Botox injections in a single, quick appointment. In most cases, you will leave the office within an hour or less.
There is an array of benefits to receiving Botox treatment*:
In general, the best candidates are men and women at least 18 years old, who are in good overall health and have no history of neuromuscular disease. You should not receive Botox Cosmetic if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a neurological disease. Make sure to discuss your full medical history with your injector during your consultation.
Candidates should have moderate to pronounced facial wrinkles in the areas where Botox is administered and also have realistic expectations about their results. We typically recommend treatment with Botox for patients with:
Your medical provider will explain the degree of improvement that you can expect and address any questions you have. If he does not think that Botox will help you achieve your goals, he may recommend additional or alternative cosmetic treatments.
At the Intersection of Beauty & Science
We are here to help you with all your needs, whether you are new to Botox or want to restart your regimen. For stunning, long-lasting results, our medical professionals can assist you in determining the optimal areas to focus your treatment. We are eager to work with you to achieve your ideal results.
Before you receive Botox Cosmetic, you will meet with your injector to determine your candidacy and discuss your goals. To ensure the safety and effectiveness of treatment, you should receive Botox only from a qualified provider. To learn more about how Botox can renew your appearance and refresh your look, schedule an appointment with us today.*
What to Expect
Physicians and surgeons administer all treatments with the assistance of skilled aestheticians and physician assistants. Botox treatment only takes about ten minutes. Your doctor will inject the formula directly into the facial muscles that produce the targeted wrinkles. You should typically see a noticeable improvement in treated facial wrinkles within a few days of the procedure. Because this therapy is minimally invasive, there is no downtime, and you can return to normal activities right away.
You will see results within a few days of your treatment, but it can take a week or two to see how well your injections have smoothed your wrinkles. Over three to four months, even deep wrinkles will be significantly diminished. The appearance of wrinkles should continue to improve for up to a month. Results typically last three to four months. Patients who have never had Botox will require several treatments to optimize their results.
Maximizing Your Results
There are a few steps you can take after your Botox treatment to get the most out of your injections:
Limiting your physical activity for at least four to five hours after your treatment can help maintain the effects of Botox.
Try not to put any external pressure on the treatment areas for at least four or five hours. Results will vary from patient to patient. One of the best ways to prolong the effects of your Botox treatment is to receive regular touch-ups. Our team typically recommends receiving Botox every four to five months. Many patients notice that their results tend to last longer after subsequent treatments, as the Botox material begins to retrain the muscles in the treated areas.
Botox Cosmetic is a safe, FDA-approved treatment. However, some patients do experience some side effects after treatment, such as:
In general, these effects are mild and temporary. Most patients find headaches and bruising to subside within a day or two. Eyelid or brow drooping can take several weeks to resolve but typically does not require additional treatment. You can prevent drooping by following post-treatment recommendations from our team.
Though rare, Botox has been known to trigger an allergic reaction in some patients. Symptoms of a Botox allergy include:
To reduce the risk of an allergic reaction, a skin test will be performed prior to treatment. This helps your injector determine if you are a candidate for Botox Cosmetic.
Botox treatment fees can vary significantly depending on the geographic location of the practice and the experience of the doctor administering the treatment. On average, Botox cost ranges from $350 to $500 for each treatment area. Because Botox is considered a cosmetic procedure, the treatment is generally not covered by medical insurance. If you are considering Botox and you are concerned about the cost, speak to one of our team members. We will be happy to discuss payment options with you in more detail.
Botox can be strategically combined with fillers such as Restylane® and Sculptra® for optimal facial rejuvenation.
Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest technology and amenities to ensure your comfort and privacy during your visit. We are located in the heart of Pittsburgh and serve patients from all over the world. When you are ready to take the next step, contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Davila or Dr. Hurwitz. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals of looking and feeling your best.