BOTOX, a product with a 30 year track record and safety profile comparable to aspirin, is used to relax the muscles in the face. Our double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Chiu, uses BOTOX injectables on his patients who are seeking natural-looking, nonsurgical results. BOTOX can smooth out dynamic wrinkles and offer a more youthful appearance for patients who are trying to reverse the signs of aging on their facial skin, and is a powerful tool to prevent facial wrinkles from forming. We encourage our Pittsburgh, PA patients to schedule a consultation at Today's Cosmetic Surgery to learn about all of the benefits of BOTOX.
During the initial consultation, Dr. Chiu will ask about the patient's concerns and goals to help them decide if BOTOX is the best treatment for them. Ideal candidates will:
- Have deep dynamic lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions
- Have wrinkles that make you look sad, tired, or mad
- Have a desire to prevent long term aging changes
- Want to complement the results of surgical procedures such as facelift and/or eyelid lift
- Desire a nonsurgical treatment that can be used to improve facial asymmetry, particularly around the eyebrows
- Looking for a no downtime procedure
"Will Definitely Be Going Back, Worth Longer Drive - Pittsburgh, PA - Very friendly and did a careful and excellent job on my filler and Botox."- P. / RealSelf / Feb 18, 2011
"I had been getting Botox and Filler with Dr Chiu for many years. I have always been very pleased with my treatment. Last week I ran into one of my friends from High School. She couldn't get over how good I look. Dr Chui is the best! No one ever suspect I had any work done. I would never trust anyone else with my face."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Nov 09, 2011
"Three members of our family have gone to Dr. Chiu over the last few years for noninvasive facial procedures such as fillers, botox, and fraxel. I chose him after seeing some of the work he performed on others. The high praise he has received is more than well deserved. He takes all the time needed to answer questions, listen to every concern, and then offer his suggestions. His approach is definitely more conservative and will not perform a procedure that he feels is not necessary. In today's world of plastic surgery that is rare. I have never had any pain, and bruising has never been an issue. Most times you will not even be aware that he has completed the procedure. His work and technique is truly impeccable. Sara, who runs the office always offers total support before a procedure, as well as followup afterwards. This is a very hands on team offering wonderful patient care. I would highly recommend Dr. Chiu without any hesitation."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Dec 17, 2013
"Dr. Chiu is an eminently qualified Facial plastic surgeon. I wouldn't trust my face to just any plastic surgeon, especially one who didn't have further specialized credentials, no matter how much "cheaper" the procedures. I had facelift, brow and eyelid surgery with very little bruising, and i have had Botox and lip injections As well, and I love the way I look. I feel so much happier with my appearance."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Mar 07, 2014
"I had a partial facelift by Dr. Chiu last year and am delighted with the results. My drooping eyelids made me look older and I was starting to get wrinkles at the corners of my mouth and chin. I now have youthful looking eyes and no lines on my lower face. The lower face lift smoothed the entire area and slimmed my face, taking years off my appearance. I now get fillers and botox which contributes to the improvement. I think Dr. Chiu's fees are very reasonable compared to other areas. I was especially impressed by the comments of the nurses at the hospital who told me that if they could do what I was doing Dr. Chiu would be their choice out of the many plastic surgeons who operate there because of his thoroughness and time spent on each patient. I don't think there could be a higher compliment than that!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jan 01, 2016
What to Expect
A BOTOX treatment is usually performed on the same day as the consultation in about 15 – 30 minutes as an outpatient procedure. Dr. Chiu will clean the treatment sites before the BOTOX is injected into the facial muscles with a tiny needle. Most patients feel mild to no discomfort during the procedure, but local anesthesia/numbing cream can be used if the patient prefers. Temporary swelling or redness subsides within 15-20 minutes, and significant bruising is rare. Patients will be able to leave immediately after their BOTOX treatment, but they should avoid lying down, touching the injection sites, and exercise for the rest of the day.
Patients will see the effect of BOTOX in 3 – 10 days as the dynamic wrinkles begin to soften and smooth, and full results at 2-3 weeks out. BOTOX treatments usually last 3 – 6 months, depending on patient presentation and expectations, so patients are encouraged to schedule their next appointment after their treatment to maximize the preventative benefit of BOTOX treatments and to keep the results from fading. Our team recommends a follow-up appointment several weeks after the initial treatment to check the patient’s progress and to do a touchup treatment if needed.
Plan Your Procedure
Smile Without the Lines
If you're dissatisfied with your facial wrinkles and signs of aging, then we encourage you to schedule a consult at our Pittsburgh, PA office. Consider BOTOX as an option. BOTOX is one of the safest, most trusted, FDA-approved injectables to smooth out fine lines and present a smoother complexion.