Reduce Wrinkles with Injectable Treatments in Chesterfield, MO
BOTOX® is an excellent, minimally invasive treatment for a variety of complexions and conditions—especially wrinkles. When you smile, laugh, frown, or look puzzled, your facial muscles contract to help you create the desired expression. Over time, these contractions produce lasting furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin, especially around the eyes and mouth, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead. These lines can make you look older, sad, angry, or tired. We use BOTOX® at our Chesterfield-based practice to not only prevent you from deepening these lines during natural facial movements, but to smooth out these unwanted signs of aging. This leaves patients looking younger and more refreshed.
What Can BOTOX® Treatments Do for Me?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States, as well as one of our most requested cosmetic dermatology services at West County Dermatology. Dr. Daniel Ring has more than 10 years of experience injecting BOTOX®. Quick, safe, and effective, this injectable neurotoxin reduces facial lines and wrinkles for up to six months with no downtime and little to no discomfort.
Through a series of tiny injections, BOTOX® creates a rejuvenated look by smoothing crow’s feet next to the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines across the forehead, worry lines around the mouth, and lines on the neck.
In addition to smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, it may be useful for treating migraine headaches, excessive sweating, chronic back and jaw pain, and muscle spasms.
How Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Work?
BOTOX® is the brand name for botulinum toxin A, a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent derived from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Originally approved by the FDA for the treatment of eye muscle spasms, it was quickly recognized for its cosmetic value.
Physicians have been using BOTOX® for years as a treatment to correct visible signs of stress and aging. Injections relax the muscles in the face that cause wrinkles. When applied in small doses to specific areas, the active ingredient blocks nerves from getting messages to the muscles responsible for the repetitive contractions that cause fine lines and wrinkles. By keeping these msucles at rest, BOTOX® smooths the lines in the skin that make you look tired or angry.
What Makes a Good Candidate for BOTOX® Injections?
A good candidate for this treatment is anyone looking to enhance their appearance by getting rid of unwanted lines or wrinkles. It is also important that patients seeking a BOTOX® treatment are in good physical health, are not pregnant or nursing, and do not have a neuromuscular disorder.
Additionally, men and women considering this treatment should have realistic expectations of what the injectable can do. You should discuss the desired results with your injector to ensure that your goals can be achieved with BOTOX®, or whether a different options may be better. To get started, schedule a consultation at our Chesterfield office today.
What Is a BOTOX® Session Like?
Using a very fine needle, a qualified physician will inject BOTOX® directly into specifically targeted muscles in your face that are causing lines and wrinkles. You may experience brief, mild discomfort during the injection process, but you can rest assured that the treatment is very safe and effective.
Taking only a few minutes to administer, this muscle relaxant requires no anesthetic. You can return to work and resume your normal daily activities that same day.
Why Is It Important to Choose a Qualified Physician?
Even though injections are not a surgical procedure, it is very important to choose a highly experienced and qualified physician when deciding on the treatment. Doctors who are less familiar with technique could leave you looking “frozen” or perpetually surprised. West County Dermatology’s doctors are intimately familiar with BOTOX® Cosmetic, having successfully treated hundreds of patients at the office. Not only that, we also take the time to talk with each candidate before beginning the injections to find out what he or she wants to achieve. This helps us determine how best to correct their problem area or areas so they can be happy again with their smoother, younger-looking faces.
What Happens After a BOTOX® Cosmetic Session?
Right after a wrinkle-relaxing treatment, some patients may experience mild bruising, which can be expected to go away shortly. You should see your wrinkles begin to fade within 24 hours, with continued improvement over the next five days. The effects of BOTOX® treatments typically last up to four months, although some patients have reported results lasting up to six months—or even a full year. After several treatments, the results may be prolonged.
For optimal results, many patients choose to use BOTOX® in conjunction with a facelift, skin rejuvenation therapy, dermal fillers, and/or laser skin resurfacing. Schedule your appointment today to learn about which treatment or combination of options can provide the skin you want.
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*Results may vary per patient.
*Results may vary per patient.
Everyone in the office is very helpful and kind - they truly care for each patient and their individual needs. Thank you!
This is an awesome office! All the staff are so friendly and caring! If you have a dermatological problem, then they will do everything in their power to help you! I definitely recommend them.
Dr. Blattel is the best I've been seeing her for 10+ years!