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”. Botox® Cosmetic works by weakening the muscles that cause facial expressions. 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.
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.
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.
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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 fore head 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 eye brow 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.Botox Patient
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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Call Barbara Howard, M.D. in Jefferson City, at (573) 635-9668 to schedule your personal consultation.