BOTOX Cosmetic Can Minimize and Smooth Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Common signs of aging, caused by environmental factors, stress, genetics, and time can make you appear tired, sad, and older than you feel. BOTOX® Cosmetic provides patients a quick solution to achieve a more youthful appearance without undergoing cosmetic surgery. An injectable BOTOX Cosmetic treatment at our Chesterfield, MO, practice utilizes state-of-the-art techniques to address wrinkles and facial lines around the eyes, forehead, and mouth. At Stanley L. Librach, MD, DDS, the injections are administered by an experienced medical esthetician who will customize your procedure to your facial structure and needs.
BOTOX Cosmetic is a minimally invasive procedure that has proven to be a safe and cost-effective approach to reversing the signs of aging and rejuvenating facial features.
What is BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX Cosmetic is an injectable medication that can reduce wrinkles on the face by freezing or relaxing the underlying facial muscles. Derived from botulinum toxin type A, it is FDA approved for patients who want to decrease the signs of aging. This biocompatible injectable works by preventing communication between the nerves and muscles that contract with smiling, laughter, and frowning. Over time, as these facial muscles contract, they tend to cause permanent grooves. Preventing this motion can decrease the appearance of current lines and wrinkles, and prevent future ones from developing. For a dramatic rejuvenation, BOTOX Cosmetic can be incorporated with other cosmetic procedures, such as a face lift or non-invasive laser treatments.
Candidates for Treatment
BOTOX Cosmetic is a popular procedure for patients looking for a nonsurgical approach to smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. This cosmetic treatment is beneficial for patients who:
- Have crow’s feet around their eyes
- Have fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead and in between the eyes
- Have nasolabial folds (smile lines)
- Are in good overall health
- Not pregnant or breastfeeding
- Do not have a neuromuscular disorder
If this treatment is not right for your needs, a member of our team can work with you to choose another procedure or treatment to help you achieve your goals.
During your initial consultation, our skilled medical esthetician will discuss the procedure and review your overall cosmetic goals to better achieve your desired results. Once you are comfortable with the treatment plan, she will administer the BOTOX Cosmetic with a small needle, injecting it under the skin and into facial muscles. Depending on your unique goals, she will inject the medication around the mouth, eyes, or on the forehead to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Due to the nature and duration of this treatment, it is often considered a “lunchtime procedure.” In most cases, our medical esthetician can administer the injections in 10 to 15 minutes, and you can return to daily activities immediately after.
What to Expect After Treatment
After treatment, you may experience some minor swelling, redness, bruising, and numbness near the injection sites. However, these side effects are typically very minor and will generally subside in about 24 to 48 hours. Choosing an experienced and highly-qualified provider, such as the team at our practice will significantly reduce your risks and other complications.
BOTOX Cosmetic is a minimally invasive procedure that has proven to be a safe and cost-effective approach to reversing the signs of aging and rejuvenating facial features. In most cases, you will notice some results in about two to three days, but your full results should be visible a week later. The effects of the medication will last for three to four months. To maintain your results, you can visit our medical esthetician for routine follow-up treatments.
Refresh Your Appearance
BOTOX Cosmetic is a superb solution for patients looking for a nonsurgical approach to achieving a more youthful appearance. Contact our practice online or call us today at (314) 312-1401 to schedule your consultation with our medical esthetician.
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