Botox in St. Louis, MO
The staff at Parkcrest Plastic Surgery welcomes patients interested in Botox® injections from across Missouri, including St. Louis, St. Charles, Chesterfield, O’Fallon, St. Peters, Creve Coeur, and surrounding areas. Our trusted reputation has been built on our promise to provide expert treatment in a compassionate, friendly environment.A minimally invasive injection of Botox® interacts with the chemical process of the body between the neurons and the nerves in the muscles, paralyzing them.When the muscles of the face are paralyzed, it gives a younger, youthful appearance by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. If you’re looking for a younger appearance, schedule an appointment with Parkcrest Plastic Surgery for a consultation.
What Is Botox®?
Botox® is an injectable used for cosmetic purposes. It is short for botulinum toxin, a neurotoxic protein the bacterium clostridium botulinum produces. Two main types are produced commercially: botulinum toxin type A and botulinum toxin type B. Used in small quantities, type A botulinum toxin injectables work to temporarily paralyze the muscles of the face by preventing the signals of the nerve cells from reaching the muscles. When the muscles of the face are paralyzed, it gives a younger, youthful appearance by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles that form as a natural part of aging.
The Benefits of Botox®
As we age, our skin loosens. By paralyzing the muscles, they stiffen and make the skin smoother, reducing the signs of aging. Botox® may be the right choice for you if you want to:
- Decrease the production of underarm sweat
- Eliminate or prevent wrinkles on the face
- Temporarily smooth facial wrinkles and fine lines
- Achieve a more youthful, softer appearance
- Get a self-esteem boost
Our plastic surgeons at Parkcrest Plastic Surgery give thousands of Botox® injections every year. Call our office today, and schedule an appointment for a younger appearance.
Where Can Botox® Be Applied?
Botox® is mostly applied to the face. Applied properly, the toxin works wonders for problems that can include:
- Gummy smile
- Marionette lines
- Bunny lines
- Platysmal bands
- Frown lines
- Chin dimples
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
- Lip lines
- Eyebrow wrinkles
The Parkcrest Plastic Surgery staff is experienced in administering Botox® injections safely and effectively. Make an appointment for a consultation today for a more youthful appearance.
What Happens During a Botox® Injection?
When you arrive at Parkcrest Plastic Surgery, you are shown to a comfortable, private room. The area of treatment is cleaned. A local anesthetic is used for some patients, although many don’t find it necessary. A very tiny needle is used to inject the Botox® into the muscles of your face. The procedure usually lasts just a few moments.
The number of injections that are administered depends on the number and severity of wrinkles and fine lines. In most cases, the effects of the treatment last for four to six months. After this period, patients usually come back for additional treatments.
Botox® Procedure Preparation
Prior to the procedure, please let our plastic surgeons know if you’ve had any other injections over the prior four months. To minimize the risk of excessive bleeding, please avoid taking certain medications, such as aspirin and other blood thinners. Also, make sure you tell us if you’re taking allergy medications, sleep aids, or muscle relaxers.
Avoid exercising vigorously or rubbing your face after your Botox® treatment. To help reduce discomfort and swelling following your treatment, place an ice pack on your face or take an over-the-counter medication. We also recommend that you sleep on your back.
How Much Does Botox® Treatment Cost?
At Parkcrest Plastic Surgery, we treat every patient as an individual and our comprehensive list of prices for our procedures are tailored to meet individual requirements. Skin rejuvenation treatments are considered to be elective, so most insurance providers won’t cover the costs. To help make Botox® treatments affordable and accessible for everyone, Parkcrest Plastic Surgery offers financing. We also accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards. Contact us today if you have any questions about the cost of Botox®. We will be happy to discuss the cost of Botox® with you.
Is Botox® Right for Me?
Are your problem wrinkles the dynamic wrinkles on your forehead or around your eyes? Do you have horizontal lines that stretch across the forehead, vertical lines that appear between the eyebrows (frown lines), or fine lines that form at the outer corners of the eyes (crow’s feet)? If you don’t feel comfortable with your appearance because of wrinkles and fine lines, Botox® treatment may be right for you. It can help you look younger and enjoy greater self-esteem.
Your Botox® consultation is a good time to ask questions and gain a better understanding of how Botox® works. Our plastic surgeons will take this time to assess your medical history and address any concerns you might have about the procedure.
At the Parkcrest Plastic Surgery office, Dr. David A. Caplin, Dr. Melvin Maclin, and Dr. Patricia McGuire offer plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Eastern Missouri including St. Charles, Chesterfield, O’Fallon, St. Peters, and Creve Coeur. Contact the Parkcrest Plastic Surgery office today to schedule your Botox® injection consultation!