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At some point in all of our lives, the signs of aging will begin to catch up to us. It’ll take shape in the form of annoying fine lines and wrinkles that make us look older than we feel. If this problem is causing you a great deal of stress, then it’s time to seek a little extra help. ANd it’s here in the form of Botox.
What is Botox?
Botox® is an injectable neurotoxin designed to relax the muscles responsible for the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Once the treated muscles are weakened, the pull of the muscle relaxes and the overlying skin appears smoother. Botox® Cosmetic is utilized to enhance your appearance, and lessen the wrinkles in the upper part of your face.
This fast-acting treatment is injected into specific areas to eradicate the early signs of aging and rejuvenates the look of the skin.
Good Candidates For Botox
You may be a candidate for Botox® Cosmetic if you would like to treat facial wrinkles of the forehead, frown lines between the eyes, and “crow’s feet”. During a consultation, Dr. Howard will ask you about your medical history and assess the quality of your skin to determine if you’d make a good candidate for the surgery.
Botox® Cosmetic can be administered in the office by appointment. Botox® Cosmetic is freshly prepared on the day of injection. Once prepared the medication needs to be used within 12 hours as the potency diminishes with time. Small amounts of Botox® Cosmetic are injected into the facial muscles using a very tiny needle.
Contact Our Office
If you would like to learn more about Botox®, Call Barbara Howard, M.D. in Jefferson City, at (573) 635-9668 to schedule your personal consultation. Dr. Howard is a highly skilled board-certified plastic surgeon who can help you achieve your aesthetic goals with safe and effective cosmetic treatments.
After Botox® Injections
There is no post-procedural pain and people can generally return directly to work. Bruising is the most common side effect. Botox® Cosmetic is not indicated for those over 65 years of age.
* Individual results may vary.
View before-and-after pictures of real patients of Barbara Howard, M.D.
I just had my first Botox session yesterday…already I’m shocked and amazed. I didn’t realize how such a subtle change could be so drastic at the same time. Already I can see where lines have vanished in the middle of my forehead and my eyes have this wonderful ‘awake’ look. I was having trouble figuring out why I looked so tired all the time. Hearing people tell me “Wow, you look really tired!” was getting really annoying. I finally have those movie star eyebrow arches that I have been trying to pluck to get. Little did I know it’s not just in the plucking! I can’t wait to see the rest of the results. I just couldn’t wait another day without thanking you.
The specific risks and the suitability of the non-surgical procedures described here for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
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