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Patient Notice Regarding COVID-19

Our patients, visitors, employees and family are our top priority at The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center Inc. At this time we are taking extra precautions to maintain the highest possible standards of safety and cleanliness consistent with the advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) while continuing to provide the highest level of medical care.

  1. We always maintain the highest standards of cleanliness.
  2. Hand washing is strictly followed and sanitizer is available to all staff and patients.
  3. If you have traveled in the past 14 days to countries with widespread transmission or if you have been in close contact with anyone who has traveled to any of these countries in the past 14 days, please notify the front desk and we will reschedule your appointment for a later date.
  4. If you are sick or exhibiting symptoms of illness, please notify the front desk and we will reschedule your appointment for a later date.
  5. If we notice that you are sick or exhibiting symptoms of illness, we will reschedule your appointment.
  6. If your appointment is rescheduled for the above reasons and you are in need of immediate treatment, please call your family physician for advice and instructions.
  7. We request that you refrain from bringing visitors to your appointment unless they are needed to assist you.
  8. Nonessential visitors will be asked to wait in their car or outside of the office.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation

- Your team at The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center Inc.

What is Botox®?

BOTOX® is the first FDA-approved treatment to reduce frown lines, crow's feet, and forehead lines. To help you look young again with less noticeable facial lines. It is a quick treatment with minimal downtime.

After many years of frowning, squinting, or raising eyebrows can cause the skin to furrow and fold, slowly resulting in facial lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the surface and temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines in adults – to help them look visibly smoother.

Philadelphia Facial Plastic Surgeon

Let our BOTOX® Cosmetic professional help you rid the wrinkles and furrows from your face. Located near Philadelphia, Jonathan Pontell, M.D., F.A.C.S. can help you reach a more youthful facial appearance with this facial injectable that is offered at his Wayne, Pennsylvania practice, The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center.

Dr. Pontell, who is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) and the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOTO) as well as a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), has the training and qualifications that allow him to utilize innovative, safe, and effective techniques.

Looking For Botox Near You?

Dr. Pontell’s office is a sanctuary for those seeking enhancements of the face. His practice is a boutique, high-touch practice that provides a personalized experience for all his patients.

Why Choose Dr. Pontell for your Botox Treatment in Philadelphia?

When it comes to BOTOX in Philadelphia®, there are few physicians in the area that have his level of experience and his consistency of results.

From the moment you walk in the door, you will be received by a luxurious, spa-like office that is completely attentive to your needs and comfort. Every aspect of your experience is met with professional expertise that only highlights the caliber of the cosmetic care delivered. Dr. Pontell performs all of these procedures himself—leaving no room for compromise in your facial enhancement.

Am I a candidate for Botox®?

Candidates for Botox are men or women who have facial lines and wrinkles, and would like to achieve a more youthful appearance.

Ideal Botox candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Have no history of neuromuscular diseases
  • Are physically healthy
  • Are not pregnant
  • Are 18 years old or older
  • Would like to reduce wrinkles and lines on your face

What can I expect from my BOTOX® recovery?

BOTOX is typically quick and painless and comes with little to no downtime. Sessions take around 10-20 minutes to perform, and there is no preparation of any kind required. Because there is no anesthesia used, BOTOX injections don’t make you sluggish or woozy. You’ll be able to drive yourself home without accompaniment. You can even return to work or school the same day.

After BOTOX, some patients may experience minor swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the site of their injections. Tingling, numbness, and a tight feeling in the skin may also temporarily occur. These side effects rarely last longer than a few hours, and most clients don’t find them severe enough to interfere with their busy, active lifestyles.

There are a few activities that you should avoid for about 48 hours after your BOTOX session in order to prevent product migration and/or irritation. Try not to touch, rub, scratch, or otherwise disturb your face. Don’t lie down or bend over for 4-6 hours after BOTOX, as this can exacerbate any swelling. Abstain from vigorous activities like aerobics and weight-lifting for the first 24 hours. It’s also important that you avoid blood-thinners such as Advil, Motrin, and Aleve for a couple of days. Smoking as well is a no-no.

Cosmetic Issues That Can Be Treated With Botox

BOTOX is a versatile treatment with many cosmetic applications.

At The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Pontell provides BOTOX in Philadelphia to:

  • Treat frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Smooth creases and wrinkles on the forehead
  • Minimize lip lines
  • Reduce the appearance of crow’s feet
  • Lift turned-down mouth corners
  • Reduce vertical bands in the neck


What Does BOTOX do to Rejuvenate the Skin?

BOTOX injections rejuvenate the skin, helping to reduce wrinkles, mild creases, and fine lines. The serum used in BOTOX injections is made from a neurotoxin, Botulinum Toxin A. The neurotoxin works by reducing activity in the muscles of the treatment area, allowing them to relax. The serum also blocks messages along the nerves that go to and from the brain. BOTOX injections work at the nerve endings that cause the underlying muscle contraction and block the release of acetylcholine and, as a result, the contraction weakens or stops, creating a relaxation of areas that are creased by excess muscle activity. As the muscles relax, the skin, smooths out the wrinkles and lines, giving the skin a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

How Long Does a BOTOX Treatment Last?

BOTOX injections normally last for three to four months. The length of the treatment will depend on several factors. The original tone of the skin prior to the treatment is a huge factor in what type of results the patient receives. Another factor is the length of time between treatments. Scheduling the next BOTOX injection prior to the effects of the previous treatment starting to wear off will ensure the patient maintains the same degree of skin tone between treatment sessions.

Do BOTOX Injections Cause Side Effects?

BOTOX injections can cause minimal side effects. The most common side effects attributed to BOTOX injections include inflammation and bruising in and around the treatment area. The injection sites may feel warm and be tender to the touch for the first few hours. After the initial side effects begin to disappear, tenderness throughout the treatment area may be felt. Any feelings of firmness or rigidity should begin to dissipate after the first few days. The initial inflammation and bruising that occurred immediately after the procedures should only last two or three days.

What is the difference between BOTOX and dermal fillers?

BOTOX is a neuromodulator engineered to combat dynamic lines that form as a result of repetitive everyday muscle movements, such as squinting, smiling, frowning, or laughing. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are designed to address static wrinkles and folds that form over time as a result of the aging process. The two treatments are often used in tandem to provide a comprehensive and personalized anti-aging solution.

What Else Do We Offer?

Some of the other services offered by our Wayne, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia facial rejuvenation specialist includes:

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To get an idea of the results you might expect from Dr. Pontell, please view our before and after facial plastic surgery photos. Additionally, our patient testimonials provide insight to the personal care he has provided.

Schedule a consultation with our expert for BOTOX in Main Line to learn how this facial injectable will help erase years from your face.

You will have the chance to ask questions regarding any of the services provided at our practice in the Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia.

Dr. Pontell can be reached by calling his office at (610) 549-4641 or filling out our online contact form.

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