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Blake GI Med Spa Services

MedSpa & Gastroenterologist located in Philadelphia, PA

When it comes to restoring a more youthful appearance, many people turn to Botox® Cosmetic. The quick and effective cosmetic injection temporarily smooths out expression lines and subtly refreshes your look. James Blake, DO, and the team at Blake GI Med Spa Services in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, provide Botox injections to help you look and feel your best. Schedule a consultation at the gastro med spa by calling the office or booking online today.

Botox Q&A

What is Botox?

Botox Cosmetic or Botox is a cosmetic injection best known for smoothing out facial lines and creases to restore a more youthful look. It most often treats:

  • Crow’s feet at the corner of the eyes
  • Frown lines in-between the eyebrows
  • Forehead wrinkles

Blake GI Med Spa Services offers many aesthetic services to help you achieve your beauty goals. For wrinkle-reducing injections, the specialists use Botox and Xeomin®. 

How does Botox work?

Botox and Xeomin address the underlying cause of dynamic wrinkles, which are the wrinkles that develop from repeated facial expressions. When you frown or squint, your facial muscles create grooves that cause the skin to fold, creating lines and creases.

As you get older, loss of collagen and elastin reduces your skin’s strength and elasticity, making the creases caused by the folding more permanent.

Botox or Xeomin injections temporarily block the nerves that move your facial muscles, giving your skin time to relax and smooth out those lines and creases. 

What can I expect during Botox or Xeomin injections?

Botox or Xeomin injections at Blake GI Med Spa Services are a quick and relatively painless aesthetic treatment. Before the injections, your provider examines your skin and develops your injection plan.

Your provider then expertly injects small amounts of Botox or Xeomin into specific areas of the skin to get the desired results. You may need five or more injections depending on the area undergoing treatment.

You may feel a slight pinching sensation during the injection, but most patients tolerate the discomfort without the need for any topical anesthetic. Injections take 20 minutes or less and there’s no downtime afterward.

However, to prevent bruising, the team at Blake GI Med Spa Services recommends you delay any strenuous physical activity for at least two hours.

How long does Botox last?

Botox or Xeomin injections keep lines and wrinkles away for three to six months. The team at Blake GI Med Spa Services recommends you schedule your next set of wrinkle-reducing injections as soon as you notice the effects wearing off. 

Regular Botox or Xeomin treatments not only help you maintain your youthful look, but may also prevent new lines and wrinkles from forming. 

Blake GI Med Spa Services also offers fillers and the team may suggest combining Botox or Xeomin with filler injections for more dramatic results. 

Call Blake GI Med Spa Services or schedule your Botox consultation online today.