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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.

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 on the Main Line, PA. You can also reach us by calling (610) 647-3727.

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Mel is my go to when getting lip filler and botox, she understands my vision and fully exceeds my expectation every time with the utmost professionalism and kindness. 

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Dr. Hove, Melanie (NP), and the entire office and nursing staff have been consistently exceptional. I could not be a more satisfied patient.

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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 Paoli office on the Main Line 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.

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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.

Our Patients Return To Us Because of Our Consistent, Naturally Appearing Results

Dr. Hove and our team make it easy for patients to refine their appearance at our Main Line-area office. Because BOTOX and Dysport are not permanent, they can be adjusted over time, or even stopped entirely. Patients also enjoy the quick application and the subtle, yet stunning results, such as minimized fine lines and smoothed skin around the eyelids.

"I highly recommend this practice!" Our Patient-Focused Care Creates 5-Star Results

"Dr. Hove and his team are great! Dr. Hove has incredible credentials and expertise... His staff is also extremely kind and professional! I highly recommend this practice!" Hannah G

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.


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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. 


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."
"New research suggests that BOTOX increases collagen production, therefore improving skin elasticity."

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 by the injection site 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.

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.

We recommend practicing good skincare to maximize the benefits of treatment. Apply a facial moisturizer daily and make sure 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 office on the Main Line office. Our knowledgeable team will be happy to help in any way possible. 

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:

(610) 647-3727

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

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"His results are the best." We Pride Ourselves on Exceeding Your Expectations

"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

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.

"We want to do the right procedure, on the right patient, at the right time." Dr. Hove
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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. 

(610) 647-3727

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From refining the crow's feet around your eyelids to smoothing forehead wrinkles, BOTOX by Dr. Hove can refresh your appearance.

"I have zero hesitation in recommending him." See Why Our Patients Come to Us

"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

We want every patient to feel confident in their decision to undergo cosmetic treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical. While you have the opportunity to ask all your questions during your consultation, we have answered some of our most frequently asked questions for you to review before your appointment. Feel free to contact our practice on the Main Line with any questions you may have before your treatment. 

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.

"Dr. Hove and his team are incredible." 5-Star Reviews From Our Patients

"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
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.

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