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Botox became a common household term in recent years and is one of the most popular cosmetic services. It works. It is safe. It is predictable and provides noticeable results with virtually no downtime.

Basic Botox treatment hides facial wrinkles created by repeated movement. Advanced use of Botox affords shaping of facial features. If performed conservatively, your family and friends will appreciate that you look more relaxed and younger but they will not be able to figure out how you did it.

Botox injection in Philadelphia - Before & After Pictures

# of units needed(*)

WomenMen
Forehead 8-12 units10-18 units
Glabella 15-25 units20-35 units
Crows Feet 10-20 units12-20 units
Brow Lift/Upper Lids10-20 units10-20 units
Lower Lid Lines 2-4 units2-4 units
Vertical Upper Lip Lines 4-8 units4-8 units
Vertical Lower Lip Lines 4-8 units4-8 units
Pebby Chin 4-6 units3-6 units
Vertical Neck Bands 10-40 units10-40 units

(*)90% of people will fall within this range

Price List

price / syringe lasts (months)# treatments
Botox $15 / unit 4-6 1
Botox Special $12 / unit 4-6 1

Botox vs. Dermal Fillers =

Dynamic vs Static Lines

Dynamic Lines - Lines visible with forceful movement of muscles. (Usually treated with Botox)

Static Lines - Lines/wrinkles visible at rest. (Usually treated with dermal fillers)

All Botox injections are performed by our dermatologists.
We do not employ injectors!

Facial area that can benefit from Botox

Botox and Filler Pricing List

1
Forehead Lines - Botox - 8-12 units for women or 10-18 units for men treat dynamic and mild static lines. Deeper static lines will respond after 3-4 injections if spaced 4 months apart. Results last 3-6 months.

2
Frown lines - Botox - 15-25 units for women or 20-35 units for men treat dynamic lines and mild static lines. Deeper static lines will respond after 3-4 injections if spaced 4 months apart. Results last 3-6 months. Juvederm / Restylane 1 syringe treats moderate to deep static lines, or bridges results until Botox takes effect.

3
Brow lift & Upper lids - Radiesse or Restylane Lyft® - 1 syringe to the temples lift the upper lids gently. Botox - 2-6 units for women and 2-4 units for men will gently lift the brows.

4
Crows feet - Botox - 10-20 units for women or 12-20 units for men treat dynamic lines and mild static lines. Results last 2-3 months.

5
Lower lid crepiness/ Sunken undereyes - Botox 2-4 units reduce fine lines on the lower lids. Results last 4-6 months. Restylane / Belotaro Balance® 1-2 syringes will elevate deep hollows and lighten dark circles.

6
Vertical upper lip lines - Restylane / Belotaro Balance® 1 syringe treats moderate to deep lines. Botox - 4-8 units treat mild static lines. Results last 3-6 months.

12
Pebbly chin - Botox4-6 units treat this forceful muscle. Results last 3-6 months.

13
Vertical bands - Botox 10-40 units will relax platysmal bands for a period of 3-6 months.

Note: Sculptra and Artefill can be used in place of Radiesse. Usually, several treatments are necessary to achieve desired volume correction. Their upfront cost is substantially higher, yet, fewer treatments are needed in the long run.

To address volume and wrinkles in areas indicated by 7,8,9,10, and 11 see similar illustration on the Dermal Filler Page.

Botox special in Philadelphia

Next Botox Appointment: Thu, Apr 20 9:45AM

Botox vs Fillers

Unlike filler placement to areas of the face where aging causes loss of volume of the skin, the underlying fat and bony structures, Botox targets facial wrinkles that are created by dynamic movement. As we age, loss of skin elasticity allows repetitive muscle movement to create a visible crease in the skin. Botox weakens this muscle movement and prevents the line from forming. Many times, it even reverses wrinkles that have already settled.

Botox vs fillers in Philadelphia

Let’s take the eyes, for example. With every smile, our body releases endorphins which keep us happy. It would be unhealthy not to smile anymore, But with the help of Botox we can now have a guilt-free smile without fearing that we deepen the dreaded crows feet. On the other hand, we can untrain the forehead muscle and those between the brows to no longer look constantly strained or angry.

Botox works best to prevent wrinkles. Once wrinkles are visible at rest it will take some time until the skin returns to its original shape. Deep static lines may need help from a filler if they have not resolved after 3 Botox injections 4-6 months apart.

Areas

botox reduce crow's feet on the outside of the eyes - photos before and after

The most common areas for wrinkle relaxation are the frown lines between the brows, crow's feet on the outside of the eyes, forehead lines and vertical lines above and below the lips where lip stick may bleed.

In addition to wrinkle relaxation, advanced use of Botox allows shaping of brows and lifting of brows and eyelids. We can up-turn corners of the mouth and soften a puckered chin. We can also reduce prominent vertical bands in the upper neck, minimize a gummy smile and turn a square face into a more triangular one.

Botox is currently FDA approved for cosmetic use for frown lines between the brows and for the treatment of lines on the outside of our eyes that occur with smiling and squinting. The use in all other areas is off label, just like the use of aspirin is for prevention of heart attack or stroke.

Other Brands - Botox vs. Dysport and Xeomin

Botox brand was the first neuromodulator approved for cosmetic use in the United States and it is the only one currently approved for medical diagnoses in this country. Dysport and Xeomin are equivalent neuromodulators that have since been approved by the FDA for wrinkle reduction on the upper face.

Dysport differs from Botox brand by a slightly smaller molecule size and therefore slightly wider spread. Xeomin is almost identical to Botox brand but it is bit more pure which reduces the risk of tolerance formation.

Risks and Safety

Cosmetic Botox has an excellent safety profile. You should not receive Botox during pregnancy or while nursing a baby. It is contraindicated in anyone with a neuromuscular disorders or a first degree relative with neuromuscular disorder. You should not receive Botox when you are sick. In addition to this, Dysport should be avoided with a cow milk allergy.

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What WE DID WELL

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Friendly, clean, and helpful.

#12010-11-29 14:01:40

Ambiance and cleanliness of the office; informative, highly professional staff. Overall, this was a very pleasant experience.

#22017-01-12

aNDREA AND DR RINGFEIL WERE ABS0LUTELY TERRIFIC AND VERY FRIENDLY

#32016-04-03

I called 6 different Dermatology offices (including 2 I had been to previously), and none were willing to fit me is as you were. Thank you for your compassion!

#42017-02-04

I definitely liked Dr. Ringpfeil since she was thorough and attentive to my questions.

#52017-01-15

the swiftness and kindness of the staff, felt very comfortable

#62016-05-12

A good service

#72016-05-11

i was seeing the docter at my appointment time

#82016-08-12

Having Alana accompany me from start to finish of the appt. It was comforting.

#92011-04-28 17:24:05

Appearance of office, professionalism and efficiency of staff and doctor.

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What can we do better?

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no complaints. everything was fine.

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Keep doing what you're doing.

#22017-03-21

Please consider offering more appointments after 5pm since it can be a challenge to take time off from work.

#32016-09-14

I am very satisfied now.

#42016-04-29

Just do the same good job

#52016-08-09

I did not have any issues. The service was great.

#62017-02-02

Service was excellent!

#72010-09-30 13:09:12

More chairs in the waiting room. More parking spaces.

#82010-09-15 12:08:01

more relaxing music

#92016-07-17

please change the paintings in the reception area....

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