WHAT IS BOTOX?
To reduce the effects of aging and to avoid lines, wrinkles, and lax skin from developing on the upper section of the face, Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Doylestown, PA is proud to offer BOTOX to men and women in the Greater Philadelphia area and beyond. This nonsurgical procedure provides outstanding results and is extremely popular with patients of varying ages. BOTOX can dramatically improve the look of lines and wrinkles, which are the result of muscle contractions that occur when expressions are made. The BOTOX formula is a filtered strain of type A botulinum toxin that temporarily freezes the movements that occur in the upper face. However, depending on the severity of your wrinkles, some deep lines may or may not go away when the muscle movements are blocked.
To soften and smooth out these folds, BOTOX is injected into the skin. These injections are personally administered by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino in his office. Usually, the formula will be applied between the brows where the number "11" appears, around the eyes (Crow's feet), and across the forehead.
"Dr. Tamburrino is outstanding! He’s extremely talented in his field and I can’t praise a doctor more. I suffered a dog bite to the nose 3 years ago and he was called into the ER to repair it. His bedside manner was calming and kind as he worked on my nose. The results were great and I was left without permanent scarring. Unfortunately, I didn’t follow his advise and I kept the dog. Six months ago the same Beagle attacked me again and the injury was worse. My nose was hanging off and I had a bite above my nose between the eyes. There were three bites in Al. This time. I again requested Dr. Tamburrino at the ER--the best thing I ever did because I knew what a good job he did the first time. He took a lot of time to reconstruct my nose and stitch it back together. Both of my nostrils were torn. I was a mess! The results? I look great. I seriously l think my nose looks better than it did before any of the bites. Dr. Tamburrino somehow put the nose back together so that the stitches were on the lower side of the nostril and the scars are not visible at all. The nostrils even look equal in size. I’ve had a couple follow up appointments at his office and his staff are super friendly and accommodating as well!"- K.M. / Yelp / Oct 11, 2021
"My experience and follow-ups with Dr. Tamburrino and his staff were extraordinary. I had a negative experience with prior surgeons, but when I saw him for a facelift revision, he set clear and reasonable expectations for what we could achieve together and showed an impressive understanding and expertise in assessing my past surgery. I worked with him to develop a game plan of other procedures that would achieve the results that would make me happy. I am grateful and can genuinely say that Prestige Institute treated me with care and understanding, and that Dr. Tamburrino is one of the best!"- C.N. / Google / Oct 05, 2021
"Dr. Tamburrino is top notch and the best of the best. From my initial consult with him and his team, I felt completely comfortable and at ease. They take so much time with their patients to make sure you are 100% comfortable with any procedure you are having done. They care about their patients and want you to have the best outcome possible as if you were family. If you are looking for the best Plastic Surgeon out there, look no further then Dr. Tamburrino and his amazing team . You will not be disappointed!!"- N.W. / Google / Aug 06, 2021
"I could not be happier with my experience with Dr. Tamburrino and his staff! They made the entire process of my procedure so smooth. Every question was answered and I was very comfortable with my decision to go with Prestige in comparison to my past experiences with multiple consultations at other practices. Dr. Tamburrino was very realistic and honest in addressing my concerns, and his extensive training, experience, certifications, and attention to detail proved that I was in the right place. The results of my procedure were absolutely amazing! Better than what I had imagined. I now look in the mirror every day and get so excited and proud of what I see! I can’t thank Dr. Tamburrino, Anna, Kristen, and all of the staff at Prestige enough for how kind and accommodating they were! I’ll never look anywhere else for any plastic surgery/med spa needs!"- M.W. / Google / May 25, 2021
"The doctor took a lot of time to clearly explain my options for major surgery following a cancer-related procedure. He is very thorough and very human. I felt extremely comfortable in his care. This is all in the past now, but looking back I know I chose the right physician."- H.G. / Google / Mar 22, 2021
WHO CAN GET BOTOX?
BOTOX is ideal for individuals who hope to soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles throughout their upper face without the need for surgery. BOTOX can also be used as a preventive anti-aging treatment, even if wrinkles have not yet formed. This can be especially effective for patients as young as in their 30s since everybody makes facial expressions. Additionally, it's an effective nonsurgical treatment if you have obvious forehead wrinkles, parallel lines between the brows, or lines around the eyes. If you have deeper facial folds, a filler product may be recommended along with BOTOX.
Those who are over the age of 50 with severe wrinkles may be considered for a facelift rather than nonsurgical options. Surgeries, like facelifts, offer more impactful results that last longer than wrinkle relaxers or fillers. Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa offers eyelid surgeries, facelifts, and brow lifts as great alternatives for those who may not qualify for nonsurgical treatments.
HOW DOES BOTOX WORK?
BOTOX injectable treatments are performed as an outpatient procedure here at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa. If this is your first time to visit our office in Doylestown, PA for BOTOX, we often perform the treatment on the same appointment as your initial consultation with Dr. Tamburrino. You will be asked to make several expressions that engage your upper face, such as squinting, frowning, etc., to allow us to mark where the injections are best placed. The skin will be cleaned, and BOTOX will be injected under the skin with a fine needle, followed by the application of a cool compress to help lessen swelling, bruising, and discomfort. You can request a numbing cream to increase your comfort level, but this is typically not needed. BOTOX injections typically take about 10 – 15 minutes to complete, after which you can return to your usual daily activities.
What to Expect
Following the procedure, you may get back to your typical activities, but strenuous exercise should be postponed for at least 24 hours. You will be advised to sleep with your head propped up for at least one night. You will also be warned to not touch your face as this could cause the formula to spread to other areas. The treated areas of your face may appear swollen, bruised, or red for a couple of days, but you most likely won't develop any severe or lasting side effects. In the majority of cases, it takes about one week before the final results of BOTOX can be seen. Outcomes typically last 3 – 4 months. You can speak to your injector about how often to schedule follow-up visits at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa to maintain your new youthful look.
How safe is BOTOX?
When administered by a professional like Dr. Tamburrino, wrinkle relaxers like BOTOX should not cause any complications. Our team knows how to use just enough of the medication to freeze the facial muscles while leaving the surrounding areas unaffected. Patients should follow our post-care instructions and avoid pressing down on the treated areas to prevent unwanted side effects.
What about BOTOX parties?
Too much BOTOX can cause undesirable outcomes. This is why BOTOX parties, or events where people inject themselves with wrinkle relaxers, are a risky idea. When administered incorrectly, you may even paralyze unintended muscles that can result in an abnormal appearance. Treatments should always be administered in a medical setting with an experienced injector.
Are dermal fillers better?
BOTOX and dermal fillers are both popular treatments for a reason. While BOTOX relaxes the underlying muscles, dermal fillers add volume to fill hollow areas and creases. Dr. Tamburrino can make recommendations for one or the other based on your cosmetic goals or combine the two for dramatic and youthful-looking results.
Just Express Yourself
When you receive BOTOX injections, you can smile, frown, laugh, and make any other expression you want without having to worry about the effects it could be having on your appearance. To smooth out folds and prevent lines from developing throughout the upper face, we invite you to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tamburrino in Doylestown, PA. A member of our skilled team would be more than happy to tell you all about the amazing outcomes BOTOX could provide for you as it has for thousands of patients in the past.