Erase Deep Wrinkles With BOTOX® Cosmetic

If you’ve tried age-defying serums and eye creams in search of smoother skin around your mouth, eyes and forehead without success, it might be time to consider BOTOX Cosmetic. Serums and creams can help surface wrinkles, but deep frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines are more than skin deep. Cellular changes, collagen reduction and sun damage play a role in creating wrinkles, but deep wrinkles are largely caused by muscle activity beneath the skin’s surface. Frowning, squinting and raising the eyebrows cause muscle contractions that furrow the skin and, over time, lead to unwanted facial lines.

BOTOX Cosmetic can help.

J. Ryan Rice, MD, FACS, in DuBois and St. Marys uses BOTOX Cosmetic to temporarily smooth moderate to severe facial lines. FDA approved and formulated with a potency that can’t be found in any other filler, BOTOX Cosmetic’s effectiveness is backed by 15 years of clinical research. The FDA itself categorizes BOTOX Cosmetic as “non-interchangeable,” meaning there is no generic alternative or comparable competitor.

BOTOX® Can Help You Look Younger Without Surgery

BOTOX Cosmetic works by temporarily reducing the muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines. The 10-minute procedure will have you looking younger without expensive surgery or lengthy downtime. You’ll start seeing results in as little as 24 hours, meaning there’s time to reduce facial lines before your next lunch date, fundraiser or family photo.

Best of all, with Dr. Rice’s expertise, the results of BOTOX Cosmetic are subtle enough that no one will know you’ve had anything done. You’ll still look like you—only better!

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Want to look younger without surgery? Find out if you’re a good candidate for BOTOX Cosmetic by contacting Penn Highlands Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery today!

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*Results and patient experience may vary.

Frequently Asked Questions About BOTOX® Cosmetic

What’s involved in BOTOX Cosmetic treatment?
Dr. Rice administers BOTOX Cosmetic via injection right in the Penn Highlands Plastic,
Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery’s DuBois and St. Marys offices. Some patients describe the procedure as feeling like a pinch. The BOTOX procedures takes about 10 minutes.

Is BOTOX Cosmetic treatment safe?
Yes, BOTOX Cosmetic is FDA-approved for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines. Nearly 13 million vials of BOTOX Cosmetic have been sold in the U.S. since it was first approved for cosmetic use in 2002.

When will I see results from the BOTOX?
Most patients begin to see facial lines fading 24 to 48 hours after treatment.

How long does BOTOX Cosmetic last?

The effects of BOTOX Cosmetic are temporary and last up to four months. Most patients repeat the treatment every three to four months to retain the effects. You and your physician will determine a frequency that’s right for you.

Can I go back to work after getting BOTOX Cosmetic injections?
Yes. As there is minimal downtime after getting BOTOX Cosmetic, you can return to work or other activities soon after treatment, as long as they are nonstrenuous.

Are there any side effects from BOTOX?
Most patients do not experience any side effects from BOTOX Cosmetic treatment. In clinical testing, about 3 percent of patients who had frown line injections experienced eyelid drooping, 1 percent who had crow’s feet injections had eyelid swelling and 1 percent who had forehead injections had brow drooping.

Other possible but rare side effects include dry mouth, pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, neck pain, eye problems and allergic reactions.