Botox Injections

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Pittsburgh, PA

Botox is used to relax the muscles that cause wrinkling and premature aging.

Botox Is the Key to a Serene and Wrinkle-Free Appearance

Botox is a great preventative treatment to help slow the appearance of aging for young women. Relax into a younger-looking you with the renowned and remarkable neuromodulator that everybody is talking about. Botox reverses mild signs of aging at the injection site while it prevents new wrinkles from forming. Belza Plastic Surgery boats a full line of medical spa treatments intended to enhance the aesthetics of our patients who are not quite ready for a more involved operation. 

Dr. Anna I. Wooten, FACS is Founder and Chief Surgeon at Belza Plastic Surgery, Pittsburgh’s leading aesthetic practice. We want to help celebrate a more youthful-looking you. Contact us to learn more about our comprehensive suite of aesthetic services. Call 724-759-7777 (in Sewickley, PA) or 412-877-9388 (in Pittsburgh, PA) to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Anna Wooten has invested in a secure, HIPPA-compliant platform in order to offer 3D Virtual Surgical Consultations at Beleza. 

About

Botox is a great preventative treatment to help slow the appearance of aging for young women.

Are you concerned about the development of aging skin, wrinkles and creases on your face? As we age, we develop deep lines and creases that embellish our age and may make us feel older than we truly are.

Beleza Plastic Surgery offers many solutions to improve your appearance. One of the most popular anti-aging options is Botox. Botox injections are simply applied and require no downtime! Transform your face after one quick procedure!

Dr. Anna Wooten is a highly-qualified plastic surgeon who has years of experience and high patient satisfaction. She strives to build relationships with her patients so as to best understand their aesthetic goals and achieve them. Dr. Wooten has an eye for detail and an artful technique that helps her perform natural, beautiful outcomes.

You can learn the latest about all of Dr. Wooten’s prodigious procedures by regularly reading our blog

How Does Botox Work?

Botox is known as a neuromodulator. It works by temporarily pausing muscle movement at the site of the injection. Botox is composed of a neuromodulator protein.[1] This protein works to release tightness, thereby allowing for a less aged or stressed appearance.

This temporary suspension also serves as a preventive measure and helps decrease further development of wrinkles. This is done when the neurotoxin protein does not allow the specific muscles to further exacerbate existing creases, lines and wrinkles. This creates a more youthful look for both female and male patients. Patients who experience a consistent facial appearance that seems sad, angry or worried may benefit from Botox injections.

Botox has the added benefit of reducing sweating and migraines.

Botox can be injected in the armpits, brow, palms or other areas that contain sweat glands in order to minimize sweating and odor. Botox injections in the face can help relieve migraines and counteract them before they begin. Not only can you enjoy these added benefits but you can also look younger in the process.

Botox is one of the most popular injectables on the market because of its dramatic results! Botox is FDA-approved and will work to improve your appearance for years to come!

Benefits

Botox injections are a tried and tested method of improving your appearance and returning a youthful texture to your skin. There are many advantages to receiving Botox injections.

Botox’s Bevy of Benefits

  • Smoother skin
  • Diminished migraines
  • Younger appearance
  • Deters future development of lines and wrinkle
  • Treats Hyperhidrosis or overactive sweat glands

Are Botox Injections Right For Me?

Many adult men and women are great candidates for Botox injections. If you are self-conscious about deep lines and wrinkles on your face, you are already a good candidate. Botox injections are especially well-suited for preventing the future development of wrinkles.

Dr. Wooten and our experienced nurse injectors will create treatment plans that take your health and unique facial features into consideration! At Beleza Plastic Surgery, we strive to provide beautiful, natural results!

Your Private Consultation at Beleza Plastic Surgery

Beleza means “beautiful” in Portuguese, a name that harkens back to Dr. Wooten’s plastic surgery residency training in Brazil. We are called Beleza because it is our mission to help you look your most beautiful

Dr. Wooten has traveled the world extensively throughout her life and career. Her journey began in Soviet Russia, where she started her medical studies in Moscow shortly before the USSR’s collapse. Later, she came to the United States to continue her studies and seek opportunity. Today, it is her privilege to guide her patients on their own journeys to fulfill their dreams. 

In your personal consultation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the Botox process. You will share your desired cosmetic results and discuss how Botox injections can help you achieve those goals. Dr. Wooten and our nurse injectors will consider your case carefully during your examination. Your skin elasticity may be tested and you may be asked about your general health, past procedures, allergies and medication regimen.

Contact us to schedule your private consultation today. Call 724-759-7777 (in Sewickley, PA) or 412-877-9388 (in Pittsburgh, PA) to get the conversation started. Dr. Wooten is now performing 3D Virtual Surgical Consultations on a secure, HIPPA-compliant platform to better accommodate her patients’ preferences.   

Preparation

At your private consultation, you will be advised on how to best prepare for the Botox treatment. You will be instructed to stop taking antihistamines and halt smoking habits to ensure a healthy procedure. Towards the end of your consultation, when you are feeling confident and excited about the improvements Botox injections will have on your appearance, you can choose a date for the procedure! Some patients decide to be injected the day of their consultation, while others may wish to wait for a specific event, or to give themselves some time to think. If you have any questions that weren’t answered during the consultation, or if you feel concerned about any aspect of the treatment, please don’t hesitate to call our offices so one of our expert staff members may assist you.

Procedure

Because Botox injections are done with the smallest needles possible, the treatment is relatively comfortable. The injections will be applied to strategic locations on your face. An in-depth knowledge of human anatomy will help to pinpoint the muscles that cause deep lines and creases.[2] Once the Botox injections have been administered, you may return to your daily schedule. These appointments can last up to thirty minutes.

Skincare

When you leave your appointment, your skin may be red or itchy at the incision sites. Your skin may also be slightly swollen. You will want to avoid scratching or touching the injection sites until they are healed. These symptoms will decrease over the next twenty-four to forty-eight hours as the Botox takes effect. You can apply ice packs to alleviate any discomfort or swelling. You may also apply a light layer of makeup (and other creams and moisturizers) after twenty-four hours. 

Patients who are already receiving other skincare treatments will need to wait a minimum of two weeks prior to resuming their regular Laser Therapy. For those who get Facials, Microdermabrasion, or other manual skincare treatments, we recommend waiting at least three days after your injections to resume treatment.

Results

Your skin will significantly relax in the days following your treatment! The results are visible after seven to ten days and can last for up to five months. At this point, you will notice the gradual return of the lines and wrinkles. Maintenance appointments are necessary to keep your results consistent.

Complementary Procedures

There are many treatments that can be applied to enhance the results of Botox injections. If you are interested in combining your Botox treatment, ask Dr. Wooten about your options during your private consultation with her. 

What Are Dermal Fillers?

The needle used for Botox injections is the same size as an insulin needle, so each injection just feels like a little pin prick.

Dermal fillers are easily administered, just like Botox injections. Your qualified nurse injector will apply topical anesthetic to provide a comfortable appointment. The specific filler will be administered to the area(s) you are concerned about. Your results will be immediately visible.

Injectables do not require downtime and you will be able to return to your regular schedule following the appointment.

Dermal fillers will require maintenance appointments to keep your improvements consistent. When you combine Botox injections with dermal fillers you can contour your face and restore firm, soft skin that is reminiscent of your youth!

Bellafill

Bellafill is often used to reduce the appearance of smile lines, depressed areas of the face, fine wrinkles, creases, folds, and acne scars. Bellafill injections are a revolutionary filler that returns the youthful glow and texture of youthful skin!

Bellafill is largely composed of collagen, allowing it to repair your skin for long-term results. This filler also implements an anesthetic to minimize any discomfort and provide a positive experience.

Juvederm

This dermal filler is manufactured by Allergan, the same company that creates Botox. Juvederm has a hyaluronic acid-base that hydrates your skin and returns a youthful, perky glow to it. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers are popular because hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the skin and connective tissue of our bodies. The filler will interact naturally with our body until it is broken down and metabolized.

Juvederm Voluma XC

This injectable filler is also manufactured by Allergan and may be used all over the face. Voluma is an excellent option for filling in wrinkles and plumping the skin. Enjoy your results for a few months or for up to a year!

Restylane Lyft

This filler is often used to restore lost volume and fill in wrinkles and lines that have developed around the nose, mouth, and chin. Restylane Lyft will improve the texture of your skin and will last up to six months.

Restylane Silk

This filler has a hyaluronic base and was specifically designed for administration to the lip and perioral area of the mouth. This filler is FDA-approved and is ideal for Lip Enhancement. Restylane Silk contains lidocaine to help improve the comfort level of your filler experience.

Belotero

This filler is used to improve the lips and moderate to severe wrinkles, lines, and folds. Belotero significantly reduces the appearance of frustrating wrinkles to naturally improve the texture of your skin. Your results should last for up to six months.

Radiesse

Radiesse is a revolutionary filler because it not only improves your appearance but it also stimulates the skin’s production of collagen, helping improve your skin in the long-term. This filler will help to strengthen your skin’s structure and improve its firmness. Often used to volumize the cheeks, Radiesse will add a glow to your skin with results that last for up to a year!

How Much Are Botox Injections in Pittsburgh?

At Beleza Plastic Surgery, we recognize that each patient has a unique face and a particular cosmetic goal in mind. Our prices are customized to fit your needs. Because every patient is an individual, prices depend on how many ‘units’ each patient receives of the product. 

FAQ

What is Botox used for?

Botox injections are intended to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. Your nurse injector can also employ Botox as a preventative measure, to stop wrinkles before they start. The neuromodulator is an effective treatment for muscle spasms, excessive sweating and chronic migraines.  

What does Botox do to your face?

As a neuromodulator, Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle softens and relaxes, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Botox is most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye), and frown lines.

References 

  1. Small R (August 2014). “Botulinum toxin injection for facial wrinkles”. American Family Physician. 90(3): 168–75. PMID 25077722
  2. Carruthers, A., & Carruthers, J. (2006). Botulinum Treatment of Forehead Wrinkles. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 117(4), 1354. doi: 10.1097/01.prs.0000205566.47797.8d