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What Is Botox?

BOTOX injectables are made with botulinum toxin type A, a powerful neuromodulator. These compounds help the tiny facial muscles responsible for wrinkles to relax, smoothing the skin for a more youthful and revitalized aesthetic. Originally, BOTOX was used to help reduce muscle spasms around the eyes. Doctors found that a side effect was a more rested, attractive appearance, and thus BOTOX found a new cosmetic purpose. Some patients may be concerned about looking overdone, like a “bat face” or like a deer in headlights.

These concerns are valid, as many technicians at corporately owned franchise spas are not well qualified to perform delicate BOTOX injections with a high degree of precision. Under Dr. Leong’s careful guidance, our Sistine nurse injectors are able to perform your procedure without sacrificing a natural, spontaneous, and elegant facial expression—so you can rest assured your identity is being preserved throughout.

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Why Get BOTOX?

With age, gravity, sun exposure, and environmental stressors, our skin can begin to show signs of wear and tear, as well as asymmetry. We may develop crow’s feet, forehead furrows, worry lines, and creases around the temples. While these subtle ailments can be hard to treat surgically, they respond excellently to safe, non-invasive injectables such as our treatments of BOTOX in Pittsburgh.

Am I an Ideal Candidate for BOTOX Treatment?

If you are of sound mind and body with realistic expectations for your procedure, then our BOTOX injectables may be able to help you look just as youthful as you feel on the inside. Your wrinkles should be due to repetitive facial movements. If you have creases and folds around the nose and mouth, our nurses may be able to suggest an alternative treatment for you with dermal fillers. We will assess your case individually during your consultation at our comfortable and inviting Pittsburgh offices.

What Are the Benefits of BOTOX?

BOTOX can treat the following conditions:

  • Glabella lines
  • Forehead creases
  • Crow’s feet
  • Masseter
  • Bunny lines
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Flipped lip
  • Gummy smile
  • Pebble chin
  • Downward turning lip corners
  • Jelly roll
  • Excessive underarm sweating
  • Vertical neck banding

BOTOX can help:

  • Soften the effects of aging
  • Preserve the patient’s natural facial expressions
  • Balance the features
  • Achieve greater facial symmetry
  • Improve self-confidence 

Why Do Some Patients Inject BOTOX into Their Masseter Muscles?

Why Do Some Patients Inject BOTOX into their Masseter Muscles? - Sistine Plastic Surgery

Patient Review

I was thrilled to find Dr. Leong. He has excellent credentials and I was particularly pleased with his specializing in just head and neck procedures. The results are amazing. I look refreshed and younger than my age (67). Dr. Leong is an artist among plastic surgeons. I will trust my face to no one else!

What Will My Recovery Be Like After BOTOX?

Our treatments of BOTOX in Pittsburgh are safe, non-invasive procedures that require no downtime. You can have BOTOX administered over your lunch break and return directly to work or school afterward. Minor swelling, bruising, or tenderness are all par for the course, but thanks to Dr. Leong’s cutting-edge injection technique, side effects are greatly minimized. You should avoid direct sunlight for the rest of the day after your appointment, but you will be able to wear makeup again right away. 

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What Will My BOTOX Treatment in Pittsburgh Cost?

BOTOX prices vary depending on how many units of the substance are needed to achieve the desired results and how many areas are treated. Because each patient’s individual requirements and facial structure are different, the cost of BOTOX is different from person to person. On average, BOTOX services cost between $200 to $500 for a complete facial treatment. 

Botox FAQ:

Is Botox painful?

Botox injections are not usually described as painful because the needle is so fine. A numbing agent can be applied to help reduce discomfort.

Will my face look unnatural after Botox?

If Botox is applied expertly, it’s injected precisely and into the muscles that are actively causing the wrinkles. In the hands of an experienced specialist, you will look natural, not look frozen or stiff.

How is Botox different from dermal fillers?

Botox makes the muscles relax in order to smooth lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers provide a full, supple, smooth appearance and contour and sculpt your features. Dermal fillers help improve the appearance of wrinkles by plumping sagging skin, but they do not relax wrinkles the way Botox does.

Where on the face can Botox be used?

  • Forehead Lines
  • Crow’s Feet
  • Between the Eyebrows
  • Above the Eyebrows
  • Wrinkles Around the Nose, Chin, and Corners of the Mouth

What is the right age to start Botox treatments?

There is no “right age.” When to start using Botox is a personal choice, but most patients start in their thirties. Some people begin in their mid-twenties and use Botox as a preventive treatment to stop wrinkles before they start.

How can I make my Botox treatment last longer?

As instructed, you can do gentle exercises to help the Botox spread evenly in the treatment area. Do not massage the area right after your treatment. Stay hydrated and care for your skin as you usually would by staying out of the sun, moisturizing your skin, and taking a regular zinc supplement.

How long does a Botox treatment take?

Botox typically takes less than 20 minutes to perform- this is why many people call Botox a “lunchtime procedure.”

What are the possible risks of cosmetic Botox?

Other than possible swelling or redness at the injection site, Botox side effects are not common. Some side effects include:

  • Bruising
  • Headache or Flu-like Symptoms
  • Eye Dryness or Excessive Tearing
  • Temporary Facial Weakness or Drooping
  • Nausea

Why Choose Sistine Aesthetics in Pittsburgh?

Whether you’re a woman seeking a non-surgical brow lift or a man seeking wrinkle reduction with “Bro-tox”, Sistine Aesthetics can offer you transformative relief from cosmetic woes. Our team works exclusively with internationally recognized Dr. Leong, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who is known for his innovative blunt-tip cannula technique. This approach minimizes swelling as well as downtime. What’s more, you will receive Reward Points for every treatment you undergo at Sistine, which can be redeemed down the line for a surgical procedure with Dr. Leong at his main practice. If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation to receive some of the best results from injections of Botox in Pittsburgh.  Additional information can also be found at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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