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Coronavirus Update

To Our Patients: Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What a very different world we have just in the past week. We understand how stressful this is- emotionally, medically, and financially. I am reaching out to communicate with you and the rest of our patients to hopefully help guide you as best I can. Through television, radio, internet news, and social media, we are bombarded with information every minute, and it is difficult to know what information is accurate. As a doctor with a background in scientific research, I believe in making decisions based on known or proven facts, not on hunches or conjecture. When it comes to your health, PLEASE consider the source of your information. For instance, you may have heard recently about a particular actor with a large social media following alleging he had a cure for the coronavirus. Or you may have heard that a particularly well-known professional baseball player was consulted on how to handle the pandemic. If I want to be entertained, or want to improve my batting average, I would consult with those people. If I have concerns about what medication to put into my body, or how to improve a worldwide public health crisis, I would prefer consulting with someone who has devoted their life to researching those topics.

That being said, I would encourage using the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website (www.cdc.gov) as your main source for information. It is straightforward, science-based unbiased advice regarding this particular strain of coronavirus, COVID-19

To further assist you, we are adjusting our office policy. We are keeping the office open for your health needs, but we are restricted from scheduling certain surgeries at the Paoli Surgery Center and Main Line Health Hospitals (injuries/fractures, and cancer cases are permitted) to help conserve limited resources, and limit your unnecessary exposure unknowingly to the virus. In our office, we are wearing masks, pre-screening patients, measuring temperatures on everyone (including staff), further spacing appointments, having patients wait in their cars to reduce proximity, and arranging telemedicine (video appointments) when possible. Of course, we continue to disinfect our exam rooms between every patient, much as we always have been doing. We may not be able to immediately answer your phone call, but we will return your calls.

Sorry for such a long message, but I needed to share all of this with you. Please be smart and stay safe!

Christopher Hove, MD

Quick Rejuvenation with BOTOX & Dysport

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Dr. Christopher R. Hove offers BOTOX® and Dysport® injectable treatments to help address fine lines and wrinkles. He can precisely administer injectables to provide natural-looking results that help you look years younger. These treatments are simple but exceptionally effective, requiring only a 15-minute procedure and no downtime.

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Botox and Dysport are injected to soften and eliminate wrinkles that are caused by muscle movement. Typically, that's in the one-third, the top one-third of the face. If you've ever heard someone telling you that you look angry or you look tired when in fact you aren't, that usually indicates that you have a fairly heavy brow or that you're frowning or concentrating without even knowing it. And Botox and Dysport are excellent at eliminating that. It seems that every doctor now is offering some type of Botox or Dysport injection. Personally, I would recommend seeing somebody that only has an intimate knowledge of the facial muscles of expression. Getting a Botox or Dysport injection is relatively quick. Typically, it takes about 15 minutes. Our patients love the fact that they can come in, get the treatment done, and get back to work as if nothing ever happened. Our patients return to us because we consistently achieve natural appearing results that avoid any type of abnormal or exaggerated appearance making them look like a caricature.

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I believe that to excel in any career, one has to keep reaching, learning, and sharpening their skills, instead of resting idle on some self-declared title. At the Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, we continually strive to bring you the latest advanced techniques and products in the field of facial plastic surgery, both cosmetic and reconstructive.

-Dr. Christopher Hove