Botox is a safe, easy way to smooth the lines and wrinkles on your face without surgery. It has been used to help millions of patients and is now the most common cosmetic procedure performed in America. With the help of Botox, crow’s feet, frown lines and lines across your forehead can disappear with one quick treatment. Botox can also be used to help you in other amazing ways, including raising your eyebrows, lifting the corners of your mouth and getting rid of bands in your neck.
How does Botox work?
The wrinkles that you get from smiling, frowning or raising your eyebrows occur when the facial muscles move, bunching up the overlying skin. As a muscle relaxer, Botox works by temporarily reducing the signals sent by the nerves to the specific muscles being treated. Because these specific muscles don’t receive a message to contract, they stay relaxed, and the overlying skin doesn’t bunch up. This causes the wrinkles to fade away.
Botox is so safe and effective at temporarily relaxing small parts of muscles that it is now used for a long, growing list of medical conditions. It is truly a miracle drug!
What patients can expect
Botox treatments are fast and easy. In their office, these treatments are always performed personally by Dr. Marc Cohen or Dr. Nancy Swartz, never a nurse or assistant.
During your initial consultation, Drs. Cohen and Swartz will talk to you about your concerns and your goals in order to develop a customized plan just for you.
Once this plan has been created, Drs. Cohen and Swartz will then work together to administer the Botox with tiny needles. Most people are surprised by how simple and quick this treatment is. When you leave the office, no one can tell that you’ve just had the procedure done. The lines and wrinkles that were treated will gradually fade away within a few days.
Drs. Cohen and Swartz will give you fabulous, natural-looking results. Over the past 20 years, they have treated thousands of patients with Botox in their Main Line and South Jersey offices.
Year after year, Drs. Cohen and Swartz teach doctors across the country and around the world how to use Botox and its cousins, Dysport and Xeomin. They were selected to be part of the elite panel of experts who created teaching material for doctors across the U.S. for both Dysport and Xeomin.
Not only is Botox quick and simple, but it is also cost effective. Many people get Botox for as little as $300. In addition, Botox has a 20-year proven safety record, and Drs. Cohen and Swartz have been using it longer than any other cosmetic surgeons in the Delaware Valley.
Drs. Cohen and Swartz’s unparalleled skill and experience using Botox ensures that their patients get the best results without any complications. So what’s the catch? Well the catch is… it doesn’t last forever. It lasts on average three to six months. But, if you use Botox regularly, it prevents wrinkles from forming, so you stay looking young. It’s that simple.
The most common uses for Botox:
- Soften crow’s feet
- Remove frown lines between brows
- Smooth the forehead
- Lift the brows
- Soften “bunny lines” on the nose
- Smooth lip lines (or “lipstick lines”)
- Prevent chin dimpling
- Lift the corners of the mouth
- Relax “bands” in the neck
- Make you look less tired or angry
Are you interested in getting Botox? Schedule a consultation!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Botox and how does it work?
Botox is a medication that is used to reduce wrinkles and give your face a natural, relaxed look. Botox treatments involve tiny injections administered by the doctor in the specific areas that are best for you. Many wrinkles are caused by the contraction of muscles. Botox treatments relax those muscles. You’ll still have normal facial expression, however the wrinkles will be softened, because the muscle causing the wrinkle will now be relaxed. If done regularly, Botox even prevents wrinkles from forming or getting worse.
How long does it take to see results and how long do the results last?
Some patients see results within 24-48 hours, but most see results over three to five days. It can take as long as two weeks to have the complete effect. Typically, a Botox treatment lasts three to four months. However, some patients enjoy their results for even longer. It is not unusual to have a patient whose treatment lasts up to six months.
Are treatments painful?
Most patients have little or no discomfort from Botox treatments. Dr. Cohen and Dr. Swartz understand how important this is for their patients. They have developed a special technique to make Botox treatments more comfortable, and they use needles that are very tiny- much smaller than the needles used for the typical “shots” from a doctor. Some people are nervous about needles, and if you prefer, a numbing cream can be used on the area prior to the treatment. The treatment itself only takes a minute or so, and afterwards, there is no discomfort at all.
Does Botox cause bruising or any other side effects?
While most patients do not get bruises, bruising is always possible from any treatment. If a bruise develops, it is likely to be a small bruise that lasts only a day or two. Other side effects of Botox are extremely rare, and they are always temporary. Dr. Cohen and Dr. Swartz are always happy to answer any questions you have about your treatment.
Will I still have normal expression after Botox treatment? Will my face seem frozen?
Drs. Cohen and Swartz each have over 20 years experience using Botox. They are proud that their patients look younger, more refreshed and truly natural. You will still be able to naturally smile, frown, and look surprised after your treatment. It is important to remember that Botox is not just a medication, it is a treatment. Your results depend on the experience, skill and artistry of your doctor. That’s why Dr. Cohen and Dr. Swartz always perform each treatment personally, never a nurse or assistant.
What will happen to the frown lines between my brows or my crow’s feet (or other wrinkles) if I don’t keep getting Botox?
When Botox wears off, your lines return. However, your skin still benefits a little. This happens because, while it is working, Botox prevents the skin from bunching up and creating new lines. In addition, your skin naturally regenerates and renews itself each day. If you are not bunching up your skin with facial movement, your new skin is smoother. So when your Botox wears off, you’ve saved your skin from the damage it would have gotten and regenerated smoother skin in its place. Your lines are better than they would have been if you had never had a treatment.
How much does a Botox treatment cost?
The cost of Botox in our office depends on the amount of Botox used for your treatment. Drs. Cohen and Swartz customize each treatment. The amount used depends on what you need to achieve your goals. To help you understand this with an example, most patients get great results softening the lines between their brows (the 11′s) for $300.
Who performs Botox injections?
Botox was first used by ophthalmologists (oculoplastic surgeons and neuro-ophthalmologists) to treat eyelid spasms in the 1990’s.
Drs. Cohen and Swartz are both fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeons and neuro-ophthalmologists, and they worked on the original studies that led to FDA approval for Botox. As the popularity of Botox has grown by leaps and bounds, many different specialties of physicians have begun performing Botox treatments as well, such as dermatologists, facial plastic surgeons and general plastic surgeons.
Some doctors have nurses or assistants in their offices doing these treatments. This is not the case for Drs. Cohen and Swartz, who always personally perform your treatment, never a nurse or assistant.
What is the difference between Botox, Dysport and Xeomin?
Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are very similar. All are medications derived from the same organism in nature, but each has its own characteristics. Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are all FDA approved for cosmetic use. Drs. Cohen and Swartz will help you decide which treatment is best for you.
Is there a difference in price between Botox, Dysport and Xeomin?
The cost is the same for a comparable treatment of each medication. Botox and Dysport need different doses to have the same effect. Xeomin and Botox use the same dose. Drs. Cohen and Swartz teach doctors across the country how to figure out the correct dose for each treatment.
Where can I learn about the FDA recommendations and safety information about Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin?
The FDA-approved medication guide for Botox can be obtained through this link. The FDA-approved medication guide for Dysport can be obtained here. For the FDA-approved medication guide for Xeomin, click here.