Botox is a cost-effective procedure we offer to help smooth lines cause by facial movements. We also offer a variety of dermal fillers to minimize grooves around the mouth, near the eyes, and to add volume to the lips or cheeks. We use injectable volumizers, such as Juvederm, which is a hyaluronic acid (HA) based filler made by Allergan. HA is a natural sugar complex found in all living cells and one of the major components of the dermis connective tissue matrix, along with collagen and elastin.
Consultation and treatment take about an hour, so a visit to our office could be squeezed in during a long lunch hour. Your new look will last six months to two years, depending on what skin rejuvenation product you opt for, its placement, the dosage, and other variables. This non-invasive treatment costs several hundred dollars, depending on the amount you have injected. Yearly touchups will be required to maintain your refreshed look, but we have a reward program that enables you to earn discounts on additional Botox and Juvederm filler treatments.
The Cosmetic Uses of Botox
When a low dosage of Botox is injected into the facial muscles that create wrinkles, those muscles relax. That relaxed state prevents the muscles from contracting and creating facial wrinkles, frown lines, furrows, and creases.
The facial muscles respond very well to Botox treatment. Specifically, Botox eliminates and/or reduces:
Forehead frown lines and Crow’s feet around the eyes
Down turned corner of the mouth and lip lines
Furrows between brows
Neck lines, Jaw clenching and wrinkles
The Botox process is a 15-minute procedure and is fast, easy, and minimally invasive. Following is an explanation of the process:
Examination – The doctor or nurse injector will begin with a careful examination of the area you want to treat. During part of this exam, you will move certain facial muscles per the injector’s request. This is so that the injector can identify the spot where a Botox injection will produce the best results.
Prep-work – No anesthetic is required for Botox. However, an ice pack may be used to cool the area to be treated. This keeps any discomfort to a minimum.
Treatment – After the exam and patient preparation, the injector precisely injects the Botox into the predetermined point. This part of the process lasts just one to three minutes. Any discomfort is minimal and of short duration. Your normal activities can resume immediately.
You will begin noticing results within two to five days and the treated area may continue to improve for as long as two weeks. Usually, the results last for three to four months. If you regularly receive Botox injections, that might stretch out to as long as six months. Wrinkles that are “dynamic” (i.e. present only when the muscle is contracting) can completely disappear in one treatment. Lines that are fixed will improve with one treatment, but depending on their depth, may take several treatments to disappear completely or may need filler or additional skin treatments.
JUVEDERM injectable gel is a smooth gel filler your injector places under your skin to instantly smooth out wrinkles or folds around the sides of your nose and mouth. JUVEDERM can also be used for acne scars, vertical lip lines, and lip plumping.
12701 Metcalf Ave., Suite 103
Overland Park, KS 66213
Phone : 913-815-4701