Pittsburgh, PA | Columbus, OH
The Skin Center Medical Spa & Aesthetic Practice is ranked as the #1 Medical Spa in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and ranked #7 in the nation, through the Allergan Partner Privileges Program.
Not only are we one of the largest and most experienced providers of BOTOX® Cosmetic in Pittsburgh, PA and Columbus, OH, we are one of most experienced BOTOX Cosmetic providers in the nation, having been named as a member of the Top 50 Allergan Partner Privilege Program (from the makers of BOTOX Cosmetic). As a Partner Privilege member, our medical estheticians and expert injectors are among the top one percent of BOTOX providers nationwide and we are the only Partner Privilege provider of BOTOX in Columbus, OH and Pittsburgh, PA.
As a member of the Top 50 Partner Privilege Program for BOTOX Cosmetic, The Skin Center employs expert injectors to administer BOTOX, including a dedicated National Trainer for Allergan, Inc., the makers of BOTOX. Our National Trainer for Allergan, Inc. travels the country teaching other medical professionals proper injection techniques as well as the most advanced applications for BOTOX Cosmetic.
Who better to trust for the most natural looking results from BOTOX Cosmetic than the most experienced provider in Botox in Pittsburgh and Columbus. The Skin Center Medical Spa... experience you can trust.
About BOTOX Cosmetic
BOTOX Cosmetic and offers individuals with dynamic wrinkles smoother skin and a natural well-rested appearance. As the years go by, facial muscles beneath the skin contract with every facial expression and eventually form "dynamic" wrinkles such as:
- Frown Lines Between the Brows
- Horizontal Brow Furrows
- Crow's Feet
- Bunny Lines in the Nasal Area
These “dynamic” wrinkles deepen with age and often create a terse, stressed appearance. BOTOX Cosmetic injections relax select muscles in the face and limit their ability to contract.
BOTOX Injection Treatment
BOTOX treatments are very simple to perform and usually take less than five minutes per facial area. Using a tiny micro-needle, a minuscule amount of an FDA-approved serum containing botulinum toxin type A, is injected very precisely into select facial muscles.
Because the needle used for the BOTOX Cosmetic injection is very thin, no sedation or local anesthetic is necessary. Comfort is enhanced by applying a topical anesthetic or an ice pack a few minutes before the BOTOX injection.
In Pittsburgh, BOTOX injections are performed by one of our expert injectors or medical estheticians. In Columbus, BOTOX injections are administered by board-certified plastic surgeon, Fernando Colon, MD or a registered nurse or nurse practitioner. All of our BOTOX providers are considered expert injectors, trained in the most advanced injection techniques to achieve the most natural looking results.
Within one or two weeks of the BOTOX injection, the treated facial muscles become temporarily relaxed, causing the overlying skin to lay flat and unwrinkled. The untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected.
Although results vary, most individuals can expect significant wrinkle reduction for about four months following a BOTOX Cosmetic injection. To maintain the desired wrinkle reduction effects, BOTOX injection treatments can and should be repeated about every four or five months. The result tends to be longer lasting with subsequent treatments.
BOTOX Savings with Brilliant Distinctions
BOTOX savings with the Brilliant Distinctions program is an easy way to save money on your favorite wrinkle relaxing treatment. As a member of the Allergan Top 50 Partner Privilege Program we are among the top one percent of BOTOX providers in the nation; and as our client you will gain access to exclusive savings only available through the Partner Privilege Program.
Becoming a Brilliant Distinctions member is simple. Just log on at www.brilliantdistinctionsprogram.com and complete the online registration. Every time you have a BOTOX Cosmetic or Juvederm® treatment or purchase Latisse® and Vivite® skin care products you'll earn money towards future BOTOX Cosmetic or Juvederm® treatments and Latisse® and Vivite® purchases.
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FAQ's: BOTOX Cosmetic Injection
Yes! Botox Cosmetic is FDA-approved to treat the fine lines surrounding the eyes – more commonly called crow’s feet and the frown lines or glabella lines between the brows, commonly called the 11’s. Botox is used to relax muscles for cosmetic purposes but it also has many medical applications and is used to treat a number of conditions including chronic migraines, excessive sweating and muscle spasticity, to mention a few.
What can be expected after a BOTOX injection?
Normal daily activities can be resumed immediately after BOTOX injections as long as an upright position is maintained. However, you should not workout for 4 to 5 hours after your treatment. External pressure should not be applied to the area treated with BOTOX Cosmetic for about four or five hours as well.
Are there any side effects to having BOTOX Injections?
Following BOTOX injections, some patients may experience mild bruising at the BOTOX Cosmetic injection site, or a mild headache. These conditions are temporary and gradually subside within a day or two.
In rare cases, when people do not keep their head upright, the BOTOX Cosmetic can migrate and weaken nearby muscles. This may cause the eyebrow or upper eyelid to droop. This condition is temporary and corrects itself without treatment within several weeks.
What is the cost of BOTOX?
The cost of BOTOX is determined by the number of facial areas being treated and the amount of BOTOX needed to achieve the desired wrinkle-relaxing result. During your BOTOX consultation, your provider will discuss your facial rejuvenation goals to best determine the area of treatment and associated cost.
For additional savings on BOTOX Cosmetic, become a member of the Brilliant Distinctions Program atbrilliantdistinctionsprogram.com. Every time you have a treatment with BOTOX or purchase an Allergan Inc. product, you will earn points that can be redeemed for savings on your next treatment. It's that easy!
BOTOX Cosmetic Alternative Treatments
Dysport® Wrinkle Treatment is an FDA-approved wrinkle relaxer, offering a non-surgical option for the correction of expression-related wrinkles, or dynamic wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes.
Xeomin® Wrinkle Relaxer is FDA-approved for temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, also called the glabellar lines.
Dermal Fillers may be used instead or along with BOTOX Cosmetic to fill these wrinkles but complete removal is unlikely.
BOTOX Cosmetic injection treatments, however, cannot improve age-related wrinkles, sun-damaged skin or sagging skin.
Come in for your complimentary consultation to discuss all treatment options and decide which is right for you!
BOTOX Cosmetic Testimonials and Stories
Pittsburgh Fan (5 Stars) I'm a 37 year old woman who had deep furrows between her eyes thanks to bad eyesight and a lifelong love of books. I thought Botox would be an easy, painless way to get rid of my permanently worried-looking facial wrinkles. (I like easy & painless) The Skin Center had a great promotion going on, and the facility is comfortable and relaxing. The procedure takes 5 minutes, and I could see things smoothing out after a few days. As part of the service I went back a week later for some additional injections...apparently everyone's muscles respond a little differently. They were very concerned that I was completely satisfied...it's nice to be treated like such a valued customer! I definitely plan on going back for further treatments. I would highly recommend Botox at The Skin Center.
Helen (5 / 5 stars) It was such a wonderful experience for me at Wexford Skin Center with Bridgett. She was very informative, professional, warm and knowledgeable, and she did not overprescribe. I was treated as if I was the only patient for the day, was very comfortable with her and found that I was in excellent hands with the results. She was very very accommodating with her time, and the staff and atmosphere are just lovely. With something so personal and important one chooses for themselves, they made it a truly good experience with no regrets. So appreciated! H.S.
Lynn (5 / 5 stars) Debra Thomas... no doubt about it... the best of the best. The results of my procedures, which currently include botox and a filler, are consistently beautiful and pain free. She takes YEARS off my face and no one is the wiser. In addition, she facilitates training to the staff at each location in the procedures and dosage of treatments. As a result, I trust Debra and all the technicians at the Skin Center.
rachel (5 / 5 stars) I LOVE The Skin Center! From the beautiful and clean spa-like atmosphere to the super friendly staff, they are the best at what they do. Hands down. I don't even know where else you would go?? I recommend Bridget for all your facial needs but I hear good things about everyone.
Donna with friend (5 / 5 stars) Hello ladies, I am a 60 year old woman who loves my results from The Skin Center. I've had Thermage, injections, Botox, and most recently the "liquid lift"; which I first heard about on the Dr. Oz show. I'm not one for invasive procedures; but why not enjoy the look with the many treatments available that are non-invasive. Love yourself; look younger, have beautiful skin; and meet the great staff who answer your every question. I will always be a repeat customer at The Skin Center!
(5 / 5 stars) Dr. Colon is absolutely fantastic! I would never go to anyone else! He is so talented and a perfectionist. I actually drive from Chicago to see him for Botox and filler. I see Rebecca for my skin care and peels, my skin is amazing!
(5 / 5 stars) I have been to my dermatologist and a plastic surgeon for skin care and facial fillers and Botox and have not returned. I have become a repeat, very satisfied customer at the Skin Center because of one very talented and caring nurse named Nellie!!! I have such trust in Nellie for her skills, bed side manner, and vision as an artist... it is amazing how she has refreshed my look in my 50's to the same picture from my 30's and 40's!! No one knows I had anything done except me and Nellie!!! Thank you Skin Center for finding Nellie!!!! I am very grateful!!!
(5 / 5 stars) I am so pleased with the Skin Center Medical Spa in Wexford. As I reach my mid 40's I lost about 50 pounds, I didn't realize what that would do to my face. So as I was proud of my body, I was disappointed in the volume that left my face. So I set up an appointment at the Skin Center. The staff was wonderful and patient with all my questions. And then I met Deborah. Wow.....I was so nervous that I would walk out of there with a plastic/ fake look, and that was the furthest thing from reality. Deborah understood what my facial concerns were, and she made her recommendations. She was very conservative, as that is what I wanted, with NO pressure to "do more." My results are amazing, the volume I needed is perfect, and she minimized my lines. I have been back about 3 times, and each time I am so thankful that I have met this very skilled woman, who has her clients best interests at heart. I highly recommend the Skin Center, and Deborah is simply the BEST!
(5 / 5 stars) I LOVED my experience at The Skin Center! Nellie, who is a aesthetic nurse there, was wonderful. She made me feel so comfortable and explained every step! She calmed my nerves and kept conversation going to keep my mind preoccupied. She was amazing and never tried to sell me services I didn't want or need. The Skin Center itself is beautiful and very very welcoming, the reception staff was also extraordinary and welcomed me by name. Making an appointment was easy and all my calls were returned promptly I would recommend The Skin Center to my best friend as well as my mom!
Lisa b. (5 / 5 stars) I see Debra and I just LOVE her. She takes time to explain what she is going to do. She looks at your face and gives injections and medication to make you look your best.
Beth A. (5 / 5 stars) I have been going to Deb Thomas, RN. for over 10 years. She is very knowledgeable and professional. Several of my friends and family members have also trusted their skin care needs to her.
Linda M. (5 / 5 stars) ARCHIVING TECHNICIAN. I really love going to the Skin Center in Wexford, PA. Adrienne Ashtari is such a professional, but at the same time is so friendly. We share stories and laugh when I am there and it's like being with a girlfriend or sister. All of the employees at the Skin Center are so helpful and always make me feel welcome. They are highly professional in everything they do, and I always look forward to my visits.
Amazed987 (5 / 5 stars) I needed help fast! Knowing that I would be hitting a milestone birthday this year, and while preparing for my daughter’s upcoming wedding, I was looking for some help to make me look less tired and more refreshed, without everyone suspecting that I had work done! A chance meeting with Debra Thomas turned out to be the answer to my prayers! Debra assured me that with some minor treatments (and no surgery) I could have the refresh that I was looking for, and she did not disappoint! Just a few days after the treatment, I saw an old friend who gushed at how great I looked. She said she just couldn’t put her finger on it, but she told me that I looked 10 years younger-she assumed it was my hairstyle! I finally confessed that I had been treated by Debra Thomas at The Skin Center in Wexford, and that I plan to make this part of my ongoing maintenance. I suspect that my friend and a few other friends will be contacting Debra to schedule their refresh too! Thank you, Debra Thomas! You are truly an Angel!
Elizabeth M. (5 / 5 stars) I have been going to Nellie at the Skin Center for botox injections. She is wonderful to work with. Very professional, pleasant, and never tries to sell you something you don't need. I highly recommend Nellie and the Skin Center!
Sued (5 / 5 stars) Excellent Service Excellent Results. Love the skin center. Debra Thomas is top notch, professional and very skilled. I have tried many of the services at the Skin Center which have made a tremendous difference in the aging process taking years off my appearance. If you want a special treat and feel good about yourself try one of the many services at the Skin Center. I highly recommend the Skin Center.
paoakley (5 / 5 stars) Special Treatment. Is what you will get at the Skin Care Center in Wexford. I have been going there for years and wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. I am a regular customer of Debra Thomas, who I think the world of. She is friendly and professional and always knows exactly what to do to keep my skin looking smooth and beautiful. Treat yourself to regular visits, it's like taking a mini vacation. Your skin will thank you!
WexfordGirl (5 / 5 stars) - 01/18/11. Tell All Of Your Friends! I highly recommend the Skin Care Center! The professionalism and kindness of the staff is top notch. The facility is lovely. My Botox treatment was administered by Bridgett Kelly, PA, she is a true gem! I am so pleased with my experience - you will be too!
Perri Schelat (5 / 5 stars) The Best. I love Bridget at The Skin Center in Shadyside. She is warm, welcoming and kind. She is informed, safe, gentle and never overdoes my injections. She makes me look very natural and 10 years younger. I've been to a few dermatologists and plastic surgeons for injections, but she is the best. I would never go anywhere else. She is very talented aesthetically and truly an artist. Love her!!
CD8888. (5 / 5 stars) Great experience at The Skin Center. I started going to The Skin Center over a year ago for Botox treatments....what a difference it made!! Highly recommend it to anyone who feels and looks their age, it takes you back a decade. No beauty cream can do that.[...]
Tiger 2 (5 / 5 stars) Cannot say enough good things about the Skin Center and Nellie!!! She is the absolute best - I wouldn't go to anyone but her. She has done my laser hair removal, botox and filler and all procedures have turned out wonderfully!!! I will continue to go to Nellie repeatedly :)
Stephanie S. (5 / 5 stars) I'm a 37 year old woman who had deep furrows between her eyes thanks to bad eyesight and a lifelong love of books. I thought Botox would be an easy, painless way to get rid of my permanently worried-looking facial wrinkles. (I like easy & painless) The Skin Center had a great promotion going on, and the facility is comfortable and relaxing. The procedure takes 5 minutes, and I could see things smoothing out after a few days. As part of the service I went back a week later for some additional injections...apparently everyone's muscles respond a little differently. They were very concerned that I was completely satisfied...it's nice to be treated like such a valued customer! I definitely plan on going back for further treatments. I would highly recommend Botox at The Skin Center.