Jefferson University Hospitals


Your face is a reflection of the experiences of your life – both good and bad. Smiling, crying, worrying and laughing cause the muscles and lines in your face to crease and wrinkle over time. If you would like to remove some of those lines and see improvement to the wrinkles on your face, injections of Botox® can help.

Botox injections are available at:

  • The Herbert Kean Center for Facial Aesthetics
  • The Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology Center
  • The Facial Rejuvenation Program

How Soon Can You See The Results from Botox?

Our physicians will administer injections directly to the area you would like to improve, and you can expect to start seeing results in about 48 to 72 hours. The injections typically last for three to six months.

The treatment rarely takes more than 15 minutes, and patients are able to return to work or their other activities immediately upon leaving the doctor’s offices. The number of injections depends on the treatment sites and also the level of muscle activity.

Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are usually advised to not receive the treatment during these periods. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders may not be candidates.

Botox for Treating Spasmodic Dysphonia

In addition, local injections of Botox into the vocal cord muscles have proven to be the most effective form of treatment for spasmodic dysphonia, with a marked improvement in voice quality. When diluted and injected into the vocal cord muscles, it paralyzes the muscles by blocking the nerve impulse to the muscle. Jefferson specialists in voice and swallowing can perform this procedure to successfully reduce your symptoms and restore your life.

Laryngeal Botox injection is offered at the Jefferson Voice and Swallowing Center as an outpatient procedure or as part of an operative procedure. The effects of each injection last an average of three to four months, after which time, re-injection is usually necessary. In certain situations, Botox injections can be used to reduce the symptoms associated with laryngeal hyperfunction and laryngospasm.

The Jefferson Voice and Swallowing Center, a joint program with the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and housed within the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, provides voice care to many theatrical performers in the Philadelphia region, as well as visiting professional singers and musicians.