The Skin Center Applauds FDA Approval of Botox® to Treat Crow’s Feet; Cautions Consumers to Seek Qualified Injectors

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Botox® Cosmetic is the first product of its kind to receive FDA approval for the treatment of crow’s feet. Botox injections, available at The Skin Center Medical Spa, are performed by our highly trained and skilled expert injectors including a National Trainer for Allergan, Inc. (the makers of Botox).

I started getting Botox a few years ago and I really like the results. Now having FDA-approval to treat crow’s feet…that certainly makes me feel even more comfortable with my decision.

Botox® Cosmetic has received FDA-approval for a new cosmetic indication -- the treatment of dynamic facial wrinkles surrounding the eye area, more commonly known as crow’s feet. The Skin Center Medical Spa, located in Pittsburgh, PA and Columbus, OH recognizes that Botox Cosmetic has been used in an off-label capacity for the treatment of crow’s feet for quite some time; however feels this new FDA approval will offer consumers an additional level of confidence in the safety and effectiveness of the product.    

Adona Kane, 40-year old Mt. Lebanon, PA resident and client of The Skin Center, has been receiving Botox injections twice a year for the past three years to diminish the subtle signs of aging. “I started getting Botox a few years ago to not only soften the wrinkles I had, but to maybe help prevent new wrinkles from forming,” said Kane. “I really like the results and now having FDA approval to treat crow’s feet…that certainly makes me feel even more comfortable with my decision.”

Dominic Brandy, MD, board-certified cosmetic surgeon and founding medical director of The Skin Center Medical Spa, believes the FDA approval to treat crow’s feet will expand the benefit of Botox Cosmetic to consumers wanting to diminish their wrinkles. He cautions, however, that people still need to be aware of who is injecting the Botox and if that person is qualified to perform the injection. “If the injector does not have a proper understanding of facial anatomy and injects the Botox incorrectly, the consumer will have to live with a drooping eyelid or the ‛frozen look‛ until the Botox wears off,” said Brandy. “I strongly recommend asking the provider about their education, training and experience in injecting Botox before undergoing treatment.”

The Skin Center Medical Spa employs expert injectors to administer Botox® Cosmetic, including a dedicated National Trainer for Allergan, Inc., the makers of Botox. Debra Thomas, RN,. The Skin Center’s 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.

The Skin Center is the only medical spa and aesthetic practice in the region to be named as one of Allergan, Inc.’s top 50 U.S. Med Spa and Aesthetic Practices in the Partner Privileges Program, respectively making The Skin Center the number one medical spa in Pennsylvania and Ohio based on volume. As a member of the Partner Privileges Program, The Skin Center Medical Spa has the unique benefit of passing along exclusive savings, in the form of elite rebates and special product promotions, directly to our clients. Not only can our clients trust our highly-trained expert injectors and national trainer to deliver the most natural-looking results, they can also rest assured they are getting the best value at The Skin Center as well.

For more than 30 years, The Skin Center Medical Spa’s team of board-certified cosmetic surgeons, board-certified plastic surgeons, vascular surgeons and nurses offer women and men advanced cosmetic plastic surgery and minimally invasive treatments for healthier-looking skin and complete rejuvenation of the face and body.

Botox Cosmetic is the most popular med spa treatment performed at The Skin Center. Results from Botox injections are seen within 7 to 10 days of treatment and the results typically last three to four months. To schedule a consultation, call 1-800-429-1151 or visit our website to learn more.

About The Skin Center Medical Spa
The Skin Center Medical Spa, with three locations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Columbus, Ohio, is the region's premier, full-service medical spa offering the latest advancements in non-invasive and minimally invasive skin rejuvenation for the treatment of aging skin, hyper-pigmentation, rosacea, unwanted hair, varicose and spider veins, active acne and acne scarring. Established by board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dominic Brandy, MD, in 1981, The Skin Center is one of the few medical facilities in Western Pennsylvania specializing exclusively in cosmetic plastic surgery and anti-aging treatments. Dr. Brandy and his colleague Fernando Colon, MD, board-certified plastic surgeon and medical director of The Skin Center in Columbus, Ohio, have a combined 50 years of experience in cosmetic plastic surgery, and together they have performed nearly 20,000 procedures. The Skin Center’s surgical facilities are accredited by the AAAHC.

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