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Botox Cosmetic

Are you are ready to join the millions of others who decided to treat those lines between their brows? Botox Cosmetic is the only FDA-approved treatment for the temporary reduction of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in patients 18 to 65 years of age. After ten minutes and a few tiny injections, you will notice full improvement within days. There’s no recovery or downtime — and results last about four months.

Eric George MD administers medical and cosmetic Botox injections in our Hatboro office. A board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. George completed a Preceptorship Training Program sponsored by Allergan Inc., manufacturer of Botox Cosmetic, and has performed hundreds of injections with excellent results.

Botox, a purified protein, was first injected to treat a variety of medical conditions, including correction of eyelid position and relief of eyelid and facial spasms. Another new drug, Xeomin, also is used to treat medical muscular conditions. Injections for a medical diagnosis may be covered by insurance.

About the Treatment

The FDA approved Botox Cosmetic for the treatment of glabellar (eyebrow frown) lines in 2002. During treatment, very low doses are administered directly into the muscles. Your doctor determines exactly where to place the injections to achieve the best results. No anesthesia is required, although a cold pack or topical anesthetic may be used prior to injecting. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes.

Discomfort is minimal and brief. Most patients compare the sensation to a bug bite, and you may resume normal activity immediately after treatment.

Patients can expect to see results within days after Botox treatment. The appearance of the area between your brows may continue to improve for up to a week. The effect of each treatment can last about four months, but if you decide not to continue with treatment, your lines will eventually go back to their pre-treatment appearance.

Side Effects

Side effects may include mild pain and redness at the injection site, pain in the face, and muscle weakness. These effects generally occur within the first week and usually go away on their own. Individual results vary. Some medical conditions will prevent you from having Botox treatment, such as ALS, Myasthenia Gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome or pregnancy.

Ready to try Botox?

Dr. George offers a free initial consultation, where you can discuss cost and have your questions answered before proceeding with treatment. Compared to other aesthetic treatment options, Botox Cosmetic is relatively inexpensive. Keep in mind that insurance does not cover injections for cosmetic use. To schedule your free Botox consultation appointment, call 215.672.9030, ext. 120 or make an appointment online.