As you age, muscle tension and repetitive motion can allow creases, fine lines, and deep wrinkles to develop throughout the face and neck. Over time – and sometimes right away – these signs of aging can detract from your appearance, making you look older than you feel.
Surgical options such as facelift and blepharoplasty can make dramatic improvements and take years off of your appearance, but these more invasive methods are neither appropriate nor necessary for every individual. Enter neuromodulators, a safe, effective, non-surgical way to reduce or eliminate lines and wrinkles throughout the face and neck.
If you are interested in learning bout nonsurgical skin rejuvenation in Kansas City, please call Advanced Cosmetic Surgery at 913-341-2188 to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Levi Young.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetics?
BOTOX® Cosmetic was the first neuromodulator approved for cosmetic use. It remains the most popular.
Like all neuromodulators, BOTOX® Cosmetic interrupts the signal between nerves and muscles, allowing tension to ease and overlying skin to smooth. This helps eliminate:
- Forehead Creases and Furrows
- Frown Lines (the 11s in between the eyebrows)
- Crow’s Feet (horizontal lines at the outside corner of the eyes)
- Bunny Lines (horizontal lines on the bridge of the nose)
- Nasolabial Folds (parenthetical laugh lines around the upper lip)
- Marionette Lines (vertical lines that frame the chin)
- Neck Bands
BOTOX® Cosmetic can also be used to address skin laxity in the jaw, to treat pebbly chin, and for various other cosmetic purposes.
The best way to learn where BOTOX® Cosmetic may prove useful for you is through a one-on-one consultation at the Leawood office of Dr. Young. During this consultation, Dr. Young will carefully assess your areas of concern and provide honest information about all of your treatment options.
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic Safe?
The active ingredient in all neuromodulators is botulinum type A, a neurotoxin complex that has shown the ability to ease muscle tension and temporarily decrease the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles. The active ingredient in BOTOX® Cosmetic disrupts but does not destroy the signal between nerves and muscles. As time passes, the connection will repair itself and the effects of your treatment will wear off.
Common BOTOX® Cosmetic side effects include:
- Redness or Irritation at the Injection Site
- Swelling or Bruising Around Injections
- Drooping Eyelid or Lips
- Muscle Weakness or Stiffness
- Difficulties Swallowing
Since its approval in 2002, BOTOX® Cosmetic has been administered to millions of men and women in the United States and beyond. Serious complications are extremely rare and often linked to an allergic reaction. You may be able to reduce these risks by choosing an experienced plastic surgeon for your treatment.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Young, your medical history and other potential issues will be reviewed to help reduce the risk of serious side effects. Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon places your results in the hands of a highly trained medical professional who focuses his practice on aesthetic procedures. This can help ensure the most pleasing and natural-looking results while protecting your safety and comfort at the same time.
Results from BOTOX® Cosmetic may be noticeable quickly – often within two to three days – but full results may take up to 14 days to be realized. Once finalized, your results will be noticeable for three to four months, depending on factors including how much BOTOX® Cosmetic was used and which areas of the face were treated.
If you are concerned about results diminishing, you can schedule touch-up treatments at regular intervals. This is something Dr. Young can discuss in greater detail during your initial consultation.
BOTOX® Cosmetic, like all neuromodulators, is temporary. Once the active ingredient has worn off, your skin will return to the same condition it was in prior to treatment. Dr. Young offers a selection of nonsurgical treatments, including chemical peel, laser skin resurfacing, and photofacial that can be used in conjunction with BOTOX® Cosmetic to address various skin imperfections unrelated to wrinkles.
In addition to nonsurgical treatments, we carry SkinMedica skincare products. This line of professional skincare products boasts incredible results and can help you maintain a more vibrant and youthful appearance in between treatments. We will suggest products as appropriate and encourage you to ask about any that you may find interesting.
Contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery
If you live in Overland Park, Olathe, Lee’s Summit, or a surrounding area of Kansas and are interested in learning what BOTOX® Cosmetic can do for you, please call Advanced Cosmetic Surgery at 913-341-2188 today. Dr. Young is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving the Kansas City metro area and all nearby communities.
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