Woman getting botox injection

BOTOX

Once you begin to notice fine lines and facial wrinkles, it can be difficult to see anything else when you look in the mirror. 

Dr. Christopher Hove can wind back the clock and help you feel confident in your appearance once again with BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Find out why BOTOX continues to be one of the most popular anti-aging treatments among our patients in Main Line, PA.

Ready To Get Started?

With so many proven benefits of BOTOX, why not give it a try? If you are interested in learning more or want to schedule a BOTOX injection, please contact our office in Main Line, PA. You can also reach us by calling (610) 647-3727.

A Closer Look At BOTOX

We understand that many patients have concerns about what is going into their bodies with injectable treatments. Dr. Hove and the team at our Main Line practice are happy to explain.

Botulinum toxin (BOTOX for short) is a purified substance made from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botulinum toxin will block certain chemical signals to the nerves and prevent muscle contraction. This in turn prevents the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, which become visible when certain muscles contract. As your body naturally regenerates new neurotransmitters, the effects of BOTOX will gradually fade away.

The results of BOTOX will typically last for 3-4 months. Repeat injections can prolong the benefits of treatment.

Woman getting botox injection

How Does BOTOX Work? The Science Behind The Anti-Aging Treatment

Wrinkles Naturally Develop

Wrinkles often develop in areas with frequent muscle movement, like between the eyebrows, across the forehead, and at the corners of the mouth. When the muscles contract, the skin bunches and then smooths out again as the muscles relax. As we age, our body produces less collagen and the skin fails to bounce back from repetitive movement. 

BOTOX Is Injected

Botulinum toxin is injected into the muscle groups responsible for the fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure is quick, taking just a few minutes per injection site. Within two or three days, the botulinum toxin takes effect, limiting your ability to tense the treated muscles and crease the skin.

Your Skin Rejuvenates

Without the frequent strain of muscle contraction, your skin has the chance to heal and rejuvenate. You will begin to notice your wrinkles looking less pronounced and your skin becoming smoother. Most patients see the peak effects about two weeks after treatment. BOTOX typically lasts between three and four months, after which you will need follow-up injections to maintain your results.

The Results Get Better

In many cases, the anti-aging effects of BOTOX get better with regular treatments. As time goes on, the overworked facial muscles will continue to shrink. This leads to recovery in deeper facial wrinkles and prevents new fine lines from forming. Furthermore, new research suggests that BOTOX increases collagen production, therefore improving skin elasticity.

Am I A Good Candidate For BOTOX?
Factors to Consider Before Choosing Treatment 

While BOTOX is safe and effective for most of our patients in the greater Main Line region, there are a few factors that can affect your candidacy. 

Age

BOTOX can help patients at practically any stage of life. It is approved for cosmetic use in patients over the age of 18. Since everyone’s skin is different, there is no “correct age” to begin BOTOX. However, many patients benefit from starting preventive care in their 20s and 30s.

Health

BOTOX is not recommended for patients who are pregnant, nursing, or have a known allergy to botulinum toxin. Certain medical conditions may put you at higher risk for side effects. Make sure to go over your medical history with our team before undergoing injections.

Goals 

While BOTOX can significantly reduce fine lines and wrinkles, there are limitations to treatment. BOTOX cannot be used to improve sagging or loose skin or to treat wrinkles that are visible without muscle contractions. If are looking to achieve more dramatic results, plastic surgery may be the better option.

"Very Gentle, Caring Doctor"

1

Karen Bracken

2018

Google logo

I have been a patient of Dr. Hove's for many years now and several of my friends are now patients as well. His work is impeccable and he is a very gentle, caring doctor. He goes out of his way to make sure his patients are comfortable and are not in pain. I highly recommend Dr. Hove if you are considering surgical or non-surgical facial/ear procedures.

View on Google
1

Jay Armand

2019

Google logo

We couldn’t have been more pleased with the results. Throughout the entire process Doctor Hove and his staff (especially Nate) treated us like family. Patient, communicative, excellent bedside manner and a skilled surgeon. What a combination. Highly recommend.

View on Google

Other Botulinum Toxin Treatments BOTOX Alternatives

While BOTOX is the most popular botulinum toxin-based injectable, it is not the only one.

Several newer brands like Dysport® have released similar drugs that target dynamic wrinkles. The approved uses for Dysport differ slightly from BOTOX, but they generally produce the same effect in a given treatment area.

During your consultation at our Main Line practice, we can explain the finer details between BOTOX and Dysport and help you select the best injectable for your needs.

Explore Your Treatment Options
Speak To A Plastic Surgeon Today

Before you proceed with any sort of cosmetic enhancement, it is important to speak with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Christopher Hove has decades of experience. Using surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments, he can help find the best solution for your needs. Our practice has a reputation for providing top-tier facial cosmetic procedures and the highest-quality results. Get started by calling our office in Main Line, PA, at:

(610) 647-3727

You can also request a consultation by filling out our online form.

Dr. Hove and client

"I LOVE My Results"

1

Amy Slutzky

2020

Google logo

Dr. Hove and his team are incredible. They took such good care of me before, during and after my procedure. I would recommend this practice to any friend or family member. Lastly, I LOVE my results.

View on Google
1

Biddy P

2020

Google logo

Dr. Hove is such a caring, talented facial plastic surgeon. He really listens. Several of my colleagues are his patients and they all agree - his results are the best - natural and enhancing. His team are first rate.

View on Google

I've heard that dermal fillers can also treat wrinkles. Which type of injectable is better?

Comparing Different Injectectables  Botulinum Toxin VS. Dermal Fillers

You may have heard about injectable fillers like JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, or RADIESSE® and wonder how they compare to BOTOX.

While dermal fillers can also be used to treat signs of aging, they work much differently than botulinum toxin-based drugs like BOTOX and Dysport. A filler can be comprised of various substances, most often hyaluronic acid. It is injected underneath the skin to fill out deep creases and add fullness to an area that has experienced volume loss.

Treatment Recommendations
For Common Concerns 

While we will need to examine you in person before making any treatment recommendations, below are common examples of when botulinum toxin or dermal fillers might be more effective.

BOTOX Injections

  • Treats wrinkles caused by facial expressions like frown lines and crow's feet
  • Improves minor sagging in the muscles of eyebrows 
  • Prevents wrinkles before they form and the worsening of superficial lines

Dermal Filler Injections

  • Corrects deep creases that remain prominent when the face is at rest
  • Treats wrinkles caused by factors other than muscle contraction
  • Restores lost volume in facial features


Combining Cosmetic Injectables

In some cases, we can combine dermal fillers and BOTOX in a patient's treatment plan. This approach can target the source of the wrinkles and repair the damage that has already been done.

Other Uses for BOTOX

/

While most of our patients seek BOTOX for purely cosmetic reasons, the injectable can be used to treat medical conditions. For example, botulinum toxin can effectively reduce the symptoms of chronic migraines, TMJ disorders, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). If you are interested in learning more about alternative uses for BOTOX, please schedule a consultation at our Main Line office, or send us a message online.

What To Expect After Your Injections

To see achieve the best results and avoid complications, please follow post-treatment instructions carefully.

It is important not to rub your face or apply pressure to the injection site for at least 24 hours after your procedure. It is possible for the botulinum toxin to migrate to surrounding areas of the face.

It is normal to experience some minor side effects. These may include headaches, redness, and sensitivity at the injection site. You can manage discomfort by taking over-the-counter pain medication. Alcohol can worsen certain side effects, so abstain from alcoholic beverages for a few days.

We recommend practicing good skincare to maximize the benefits of treatment. Apply a facial moisturizer daily, and make to use sunblock before you go outside.
If you have questions or concerns at any time after your injection, do not hesitate to contact our Main Line office. Our knowledgeable team will be happy to help in any way possible. 

"My Results Are Beautiful"

1

Jay Armand

2019

Google logo

We couldn’t have been more pleased with the results. Throughout the entire process Doctor Hove and his staff (especially Nate) treated us like family. Patient, communicative, excellent bedside manner and a skilled surgeon. What a combination. Highly recommend.

View on Google
1

Hannah G

2021

Google logo

Dr. Hove and his team are great! Dr. Hove has incredible credentials and expertise. My results are beautiful. Dr. Hove closely listened to my goals, and my results are exactly what I wanted. My friends who had the same procedure done before me with other doctors in New York City wished they had gone to Dr. Hove after seeing my results... I highly recommend this practice!

View on Google
Christopher R. Hove, M.D.

Hove Center.
Leaders in Facial Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Christopher R. Hove uses his refined skills and artistic touch to create exceptional results through facial plastic surgery. Specializing exclusively in facial procedures, Dr. Hove provides cosmetic and reconstructive surgery as well as nonsurgical enhancements. Dr. Hove is a member of:

  • American College of Surgeons
  • California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hove at our Paoli, PA, office by contacting us online or by calling (610) 647-3727.

Contact Us Today

Rate, Review & Explore

Social Accounts Sprite
Google map image of our location in 17 Industrial Blvd Ste 102 Paoli, PA

Paoli Office

17 Industrial Blvd
Ste 102
Paoli, PA 19301

Open Today 9:00am - 5:00pm

610-647-3727 Send a message