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As an effective alternative to a cosmetic surgery procedure, injectables are a painless and non-surgical way to address the signs of aging, which include those unwanted lines and wrinkles. They will ultimately help you look youthful and radiant with little-to-no downtime.

An injectable appointment at Acqua Blu Medical Spa, near Morgantown, West Virginia, will take you 10-20 minutes, depending on the areas that are being treated. The treatment consists of a series of very tiny injections, which are administered just under the surface of the skin. Depending on the effect desired, varying treatment amounts will be administered. Patients say the whole procedure feels just like a pinch, causing you hardly any discomfort. If you are concerned, your provider may apply a topical numbing cream or use ice to numb the area before administering your treatment.

With age, everyone’s skin becomes increasingly susceptible to sagging and wrinkles. Because of that, we also provide wrinkle reduction to those who are in need, significantly reducing unwanted lines. Years of muscle movement and exposure to the sun plays a significant role in contributing to the breakdown of tissue in the skin. Our Providers can help to restore a younger, more beautiful you.

Injectable Treatments in Pittsburgh & Wexford, PA

BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a doctor-administered injection that is inserted into your muscles to temporarily smooth the lines around the sides of the eye and between your brows, (also called moderate to severe crow’s feet or frown lines).

What Causes Crow’s Feet and Wrinkles?

Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors; it’s not just about cellular changes that occur over time, reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals in the sun and the environment. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet.

BOTOX Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface to target the underlying muscle activity that causes these frown lines and crow’s feet.

What is BOTOX Made From?

BOTOX Cosmetic is made from sources that exist in nature and contains tiny amounts of a highly purified protein.

Treatment

The 10-20 minute procedure includes injection of a small amount of BOTOX Cosmetic into the facial muscles that cause wrinkles. It is a painless procedure and requires no anesthesia.


Results

You will start to see results from your BOTOX Cosmetic procedure within three to ten days, wherein, it will gradually reduce the muscles’ ability to contract in the targeted area. It will also simultaneously smooth and rejuvenate the appearance of your skin.

These effects last about three to five months and require continued treatments every three months to increase the permanency of the treatment. Over time, it weakens the muscles and prevents them from causing continued wrinkles and lines.

BOTOX Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy and skin treatments.

Injectable Treatments in Pittsburgh & Wexford, PA
Injectable Treatments in Pittsburgh & Wexford, PA
Injectable Treatments in Pittsburgh & Wexford, PA
Injectable Treatments in Pittsburgh & Wexford, PA
Injectable Treatments in Pittsburgh & Wexford, PA
Injectable Treatments in Pittsburgh & Wexford, PA
Injectable Treatments in Pittsburgh & Wexford, PA
Injectable Treatments in Pittsburgh & Wexford, PA
Injectable Treatments in Pittsburgh & Wexford, PA
Injectable Treatments in Pittsburgh & Wexford, PA

Cost considerations

Your cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of our doctors or certified providers who are administering your treatment. BOTOX Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment, and for this reason, Acqua Blu Medical Spa providers are all licensed and highly-trained in treating patients. We will take the time to understand your treatment goals and develop a treatment plan that is right for you. Be wary of discount products or “cheap” BOTOX Cosmetic; if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Premier Plastic Surgery and Acqua Blu Medical Spa has earned the honor of being an Allergan Diamond Provider. This prestigious status is awarded to the top 1% of physicians with the highest degree of expertise in administering the famous family of Allergan anti-aging products, which includes Botox®, Kybella® and the entire Juvederm Dermal Filler Collection, as well as Allergan Naturelle® breast implants. We are proud and grateful to have received this high honor. We would not be able to do this without our patients. Thank you for making this possible and making us the only Diamond status plastic surgery practice in the TriState area.

Premier Plastic Surgery and Acqua Blu Medical Spa takes great pride in providing diamond-level care and results across all services. That dedication is just one of the many reasons why the practice has had privilege of delivering over 2,000 Botox and dermal filler treatments each year with fantastic reviews.

For more information, check out the Acqua Blu Medical Spa reviews on Real Patient Ratings. Then fill out the simple contact form to make your appointment today.

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Kybella®

Does the appearance of your double chin keep you from feeling confident in social situations? At Acqua Blu Medical Spa, our safe, comfortable Pittsburgh Kybella injections can create tighter, firmer contours underneath your chin and restore your confidence in your facial profile without surgery or downtime. Acqua Blu Medical Spa is located in Pittsburgh, PA and Wexford, PA. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how Kybella® can eliminate the excess fat under your chin without any disruption to your normal activities.

What is Submental Fat?

The area underneath your chin is referred to as the submental area. As a result of weight fluctuations and the aging process, it is common to accumulate extra fat in this area, which leads to a double chin. This extra fat is difficult to target with diet and exercise, but Kybella in Pittsburgh can help.

Pittsburgh Kybella

What is Kybella®?

Comprised of deoxycholic acid, Kybella® is a fast, easy treatment that is injected with a fine needle into the fatty tissue in your lower face. Deoxycholic acid is found naturally in the body and helps to break down and absorb fat. When used in Kybella® treatments, deoxycholic acid permanently destroys fat cells and disables them from accumulating or storing fat in the future.

This innovative treatment is the first of its kind and offers multiple benefits to men and women, including:

  • Quick treatment times that are easy to fit into any busy schedule
  • A nonsurgical solution that requires no downtime or recovery
  • Subtle, natural-looking facial enhancement that can tighten your lower face without giving away that you have “had work done.”
  • Ingredients that are found in the body, reducing the risk of adverse reactions

Who is a Good Candidate for Kybella®?

Kybella® treatments near Upper Saint Clair, PA are not substitutes for diet and exercise, nor are they a weight loss solution. It, instead, helps create tighter, more youthful-looking contours in your chin through a series of strategic injections. During your consultation with our medical team, your overall health, medical history, treatment expectations, and aesthetic goals are all evaluated to determine if Kybella® is the best course of treatment for you.

Are There Any Side Effects?

As with injectable treatments, slight bruising, swelling, and redness may occur at injection sites, but should subside in a day or two. Naturally in the body, Deoxycholic acid significantly reduces the risk of any adverse side effects. Our Pittsburgh Kybella has a proven profile of safety and efficacy, with thousands of treatments performed worldwide. Results may vary, and multiple sessions may be necessary in order to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Contact Acqua Blu Medical Spa today to schedule a consultation and find out how Kybella® injectable treatments can eliminate your double chin without surgery or any downtime

Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

To our Premier & Acqua Blu community,

April 1st Update:

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this uncertain time. Please know focusing on your safety and care is my number one priority.

I want to thank you for your understanding as we need to postpone your appointment until it is safe to proceed.

Medical spa treatments including injectables and laser therapies currently scheduled April 1 through April 30 are being postponed in order to maintain social distancing recommendations. We hope to return in May. We are offering priority scheduling for you and you can arrange your appointment by calling Renee at 724.747.7062 or email [email protected]

For those patients who have a cosmetic/plastic surgery consultation with me in April, I am offering virtual consultations for those who are interested. To arrange this appointment, please call Dana at 412.953.3373 or email [email protected] If you prefer to reschedule an in-office consultation with me, we are also offering priority scheduling at this time. Dana can arrange this appointment, as well.

It is our mission at Premier and Acqua Blu to always lead with safety and integrity. Please know that as we work to do what's right during this crisis, we will work just as hard to accommodate our patients with VIP care when this has passed.

I hope you and your families have a safe and connecting time at home. I wish you all safety and health.

Sincerely,

Brian V. Heil, MD

March 21st Update:

We remain at your service during this time.

To our post operative surgical patients you can still reach Dr Brian Heil by contacting us at 412.953.3373 or 724.747.7062. You may also email us at or . We are standing by to assist you and will return calls and emails within the same day.

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Please stay in touch via Facebook, Instagram and our website. We look forward to seeing you soon.

March 19th Update:

It has always been our mission to take the very best and safest care of our patients and staff, and in these uncertain times, this responsibility extends also to our Western PA community at large. Therefore, we are monitoring the situation on a daily basis with safety as our top priority. Currently, all patients and employees are being screened before entry to our facilities; this involves both measuring each person’s temperature and a COVID-19 screening survey based on PA DOH and UPMC standards. All patients with a temp over 99.5°F will be asked to reschedule. We have gone down to a skeleton staff to minimize the office population and ensure that less than 10 people will be in any facility region at the same time. We will be minimizing the use of waiting rooms by directly rooming patients after check-in when possible and, at times, by asking some patients to safely wait in their cars until their exam or treatment room is ready.

Hand sanitizers are available throughout our offices as well as sinks with soap and water. We continue to disinfect all frequently-touched surfaces between patients, including counters, furniture, pens, iPads, door handles, restroom fixtures, exam tables and chairs, wiping them down with hospital-grade sanitizers after each patient encounter. Our professional evening cleaning service is taking extra precautions in cleaning using their EnviroShield Endure System and adhering strictly to guidelines issued by the CDC & OSHA. Our facility is always maintained to the highest standards of cleanliness and sterility; however, we have ramped up our daily practice of decontamination and hygiene protocols to an even higher standard. Please limit chaperones to one additional person, and refrain from bringing in children and the elderly.

If you recently have had surgery and need to be seen for a follow-up visit, be assured that we will see you personally to ensure a full and safe recovery. At these appointments, you will be seen by only essential staff that have remained healthy, without signs of any illness or history of viral exposure. As a standard precaution, personal protection equipment will be worn as appropriate when examining you in accordance with any standing CDC recommendations. For now, at Premier Plastic Surgery we will be doing a limited number of consultations and treatments at our Wexford and Upper St Clair offices. Also during these challenging times we’d like to offer the option of a virtual consultation, please request these virtual consults by emailing us directly at . Our phones will still be answered during normal business hours and all emails will continue to be answered.

At this time, all surgeries planned in our private surgery center will be able to be completed as scheduled. Premier Surgery Center of Pittsburgh is a specialized outpatient facility that treats one patient at a time. Its medical resources are not of benefit or value to treating COVID-19 patients, thereby falling outside the call for cancellation of elective surgeries.

If you already have an appointment scheduled with Acqua Blu Medical Spa, one of our staff members will be reaching out to you directly to reschedule consults or treatments at a more safe future time. Regular appointments will resume on or after March 31, unless otherwise updated.

In the face of this ominous public health challenge, we all must work in concert with our community to help each other, protect each other, and extend extra understanding and patience to our fellow man. We urge everyone to protect themselves and their families. If you are experiencing any symptoms, please reschedule and seek out your general practitioner. If you need to reach us for a surgical emergency outside of office hours, please contact the answering service by calling (724) 935-7213 for emergencies.

This is an evolving situation and we will adjust our policies and practices in accordance with the best current knowledge and CDC recommendations. Please stay informed of the all Federal COVID-19 Task Force recommendations and any mandates of the PA Dept of Health. We will continue to pray for everyone and care for our patients through this time of need.

March 18th Update:

For the safety of our patients and staff, Premier Plastic Surgery is temporarily limiting visitors and restricting patient care for those potentially infected with COVID-19 virus. All patients and visitors will be actively screened prior to entry. For patients recovering from surgery, we ask that you limit accompanying visitors to 1 per patient. Visitors will be asked to remain in their vehicle for the duration of the visit. Visitors will be permitted in the exam or waiting room only in special situations, when a visitor is essential for the well-being and care of the patient. No visitors who are ill, sick, frail, elderly or at-risk (i.e. immune compromised or serious chronic illness) will be permitted access. No children less than 18 years of age will be permitted. Please do not bring children to your visit. Any approved visitors will be screened at the facility entrance by a staff member and must comply with a temperature screening.

March 16th Update:

From the time we opened our practice in 2001, our patients and employees have always been central to our purpose and our top priority.

Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected by the coronavirus. In the face of this unprecedented pandemic, we want to assure you we are committed to the health and safety of our patients and employees.

As part of our occupational health and safety regulations, washing our hands between each patient, wearing gloves, sanitizing our instruments and tools, disinfecting our treatment rooms, operating rooms, and checkin and checkout desks are part of our regular daily practice and occurs frequently throughout the day - regardless of season or sickness. Additionally, our practice undergoes weekly deep cleaning. We do this to ensure that our patients can trust Premier Plastic Surgery & Acqua Blu not only for their treatment but also for the practice environment. 

We're closely following the guidelines of The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The World Health Organization (WHO) and The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and doing everything we can to keep our communities safe. We have provided hospital-grade antibacterial hand gel sanitizers in our office and are requiring each staff member and patient to use it upon their arrival. We have added more frequent disinfecting of high touch areas to our already rigorous sanitation standards. This will include the front door, the point of sale computer and surface areas, patient seating areas, treatment rooms, and bathrooms.

We are requesting that both patients and our staff take steps to reduce the transmission of communicable diseases by following these important guidelines:

  1. Stay home when you are sick and for at least 24 hours after you are free of fever (100 degrees F or 37.8 degrees C), or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medication. 
  2. Wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  3. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  4. Cover your mouth with tissue when you sneeze and discard the tissue into the trash.
  5. Avoid people who are sick with respiratory symptoms.
  6. Clean and disinfect household objects and surfaces in your home.

We are committed to exceeding your expectations at this time. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you, in this time and always. And, while it's tough to imagine, we're all hopeful that brighter days will be here again soon. We're all in this together!

Stay safe and healthy.

Dr Brian Heil & Staff

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