Once you begin to notice fine lines and facial wrinkles, it can be difficult to see anything else when you look in the mirror.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can wind back the clock on your appearance, making it one of the most popular anti-aging treatments.
Dr. Christopher Hove can expertly place BOTOX at his practice on the Main Line, PA, to help enhance your look and confidence.
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A Closer Look at BOTOX
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.
It's Not Just About the BOTOX It's Also About Who Administers It
Many professionals who apply BOTOX are physician's assistants or nurses. While they are well-educated, they do not have the same rigorous schooling or experience as a doctor. For a more experienced touch and a minimized risk for complications, you should seek treatment from a provider with advanced training: Dr. Hove.
Dr. Hove specializes in facial plastic surgery, which has resulted in a wider knowledge base and an abundance of expertise in the field. He understands how facial anatomy and muscles work, not only from his medical degree but from the many facial surgical procedures that he completes regularly. This strong skill set allows him to safely inject BOTOX and minimize the possibility of side effects.
If you're ready to get started, visit our office serving the Main Line.
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Are You Ready To Turn Back the Clock on Your Appearance? Contact Our Practice To See if You Are a Good BOTOX Candidate.
Most patients wanting to reduce the appearance of aging make good BOTOX candidates. The best way to find out if BOTOX can give you the results you want is to request a consultation at our practice on the Main Line.
Dr. Hove will take the time to get to know you and your unique cosmetic goals to ensure he recommends a treatment best suited to achieve your needs. Our office offers several forms of injectables to address multiple cosmetic concerns so we can help every patient reach their desired look.
Contact our Paoli practice today to get the process started.
Am I a Good Candidate for BOTOX? Factors to Consider Before Choosing Treatment
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.
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.
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 you are looking to achieve more dramatic results, plastic surgery may be the better option.
How Long Will Each BOTOX Application Take?
Refreshing your BOTOX results is extremely easy, as each application takes a maximum of 30 minutes at our office, with the procedure itself typically lasting just five to 15 minutes. In fact, many patients visit us during their lunch break for a simple appointment that fits conveniently into their schedules.
How Does BOTOX Work? The Science Behind The Anti-Aging Treatment
"New research suggests that BOTOX increases collagen production, therefore improving skin elasticity."
What to Expect After Your Injections
To 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.
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 like Dr. Hove who has decades of experience. Using surgical and nonsurgical 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 on the Main Line, PA, at:
You can also request a consultation by filling out our online form.
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"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." Biddy P
Other Botulinum Toxin Treatments BOTOX Alternatives
While BOTOX is the most popular botulinum toxin-based injectable, it is not the only one. Our practice offers two brands of botulinum toxin injectables: Dysport® and BOTOX. However, there are other brands like Xeomin® that produce similar results.
Newer brands like Dysport and Xeomin have released similar drugs that target dynamic wrinkles. The approved uses for Dysport and Xeomin differ slightly from BOTOX, but they generally produce the same effect in a given treatment area.
During your consultation at our Main Line-area practice, we can explain the differences between BOTOX and Dysport to help you select the best injectable for your needs.
I've heard that dermal fillers can also treat wrinkles. Which type of injectable is better?
Comparing Different Injectables 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 injectables like BOTOX and Dysport. A filler can be composed 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
- 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.
"We want to do the right procedure, on the right patient, at the right time." Dr. Hove
Choose an Experienced Team for Your Cosmetic Treatment Contact Hove Center on the Main Line Today
At our Paoli practice, we offer both surgical and nonsurgical rejuvenation options, allowing patients with a range of goals to achieve the excellent results they want and deserve.
Though each of our services offers unique advantages, nonsurgical options like BOTOX are less invasive, less expensive, and can often provide a significant transformation.
Whether you have a procedure in mind, or you'd like to learn more about the possibilities, Dr. Hove can guide you through it all. To begin, Contact our office on the Main Line to request your consultation.
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"I've been to Dr. Hove several times and am going back in the next few months. I just want to say that he is an extremely knowledgeable physician. I think the fact that he is an ENT AND facial plastic surgeon--he's so specialized and it shows... He listens very well to exactly what you want done and procedure-wise, is on the conservative side, which I prefer, because we all know w/ some cosmetic procedures, there's no going back! He's also a very kind person, as is his office staff. I have zero hesitation in recommending him." Laura Lerro
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 office on the Main Line, or send us a message online.
BOTOX FAQs We've Answered Your Most Commonly Asked Questions
Does BOTOX Make You Look Older After It Wears Off?
No! Regular BOTOX injections can prevent signs of aging and keep you looking younger for longer. Patients in their 20s and 30s can benefit from BOTOX injections as a way to prevent future wrinkles before significant signs of aging begin.
Is BOTOX Painful?
BOTOX is a virtually painless procedure. Most patients won't experience pain or discomfort during or after their injections. Patients often describe the sensation as a small pinch. Sometimes, a topical anesthetic can be used if patients are nervous about the procedure.
How Do You Feel Immediately After Your Injections?
Most patients feel perfectly normal and are able to resume their daily activities. In fact, BOTOX is widely known as a "lunchtime procedure" because patients can come in during their lunch break and return to work immediately after.
Can I Wear Makeup After My BOTOX Injections?
We recommend that you not rub, poke, or massage your face for at least 24 hours following your injections to prevent the BOTOX from migrating. Therefore, we typically advise you to wait to wear makeup. Giving your skin a day to heal before wearing makeup can also reduce your risk of infection.
Does Insurance Cover BOTOX?
No. However, we offer several options to make your treatment more affordable. We've partnered with CareCredit® financing, which can break up your costs into low-interest monthly payments, and loyalty programs like Brilliant Distinctions through Allergan and the Aspire program through Galderma. Contact our office on the Main Line to learn more about our payment options.
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"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." Amy Slutzky