At St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery’s medical spa, we offer a variety of injectables to rejuvenate and refresh your appearance. To learn more about the injectables we offer continue reading on this page. Don’t forget to join Allergan’s free reward program, Allē, to earn points at every appointment.
WHAT IS BOTOX?
Botox Cosmetic temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity by working beneath the surface. Facial wrinkles are caused by the repeated muscle contractions that happen when you squint, frown, or raise your eyebrows. Botox Cosmetic works to smooth these lines for a better appearance
BOTOX OF THE MASSETER MUSCLE
Performed by Dr. Deniz Sarhaddi
BOTOX TREATMENT AREAS
These lines are caused by the repeated contracting of your forehead muscles when you raise your eyebrows. When the skin furrows and folds, the lines are formed. Botox in this area helps to temporarily smooth and create a better appearance.
Crows’ feet or “smile lines” are caused when you smile or squint. The repeated contraction of muscles causes these lines. Botox is injected into this area to temporarily smooth these lines.
Frown lines are created between your eyebrows when you frown or concentrate. Botox is able to treat and smooth these lines for a better appearance.
We also offer “NeckTox” or Microtox. Microtox is a treatment used to make the skin look smooth, poreless, and delicate. Unlike a normal Botox treatment, Microtox injections are performed under the superficial layer of skin and do not affect the muscles. With the injection, the skin begins to look tighter and smoother. Microtox is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce pore size, and even improve skin texture. We treat the entire face neck and décolleté.
The Masseter muscle is the muscle responsible for chewing. Treatment of this muscle slims your face and also helps with the grinding of teeth.
Dimpling of the chin may occur with age. Botox is injected into the chin to temporarily smooth and limit the muscle contraction of the chin.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The longevity of Botox depends on the dosage you receive. Dosage= Duration. If you receive the appropriate dosage, it will last 3-4 months, possibly longer.
There is little to no downtime after a Botox treatment. However, you will need to stay in an upright position for up to hours after your treat.
At the earliest, you may see results three days after treatment. At two weeks, you will see full results and this is when you can add more if needed.
Depending on the look that you want, your injector will inject the correct dosage to match your desires.
No, your wrinkles will not worsen they will just go back to how they were before you started Botox treatments.
Botox is injected with the smallest needle type. Typically you will feel a quick and slight pinch but nothing more. Most patients go without numbing or icing before treatment, but if you are nervous, we can provide you with topical numbing and ice prior to treatment.
WHAT ARE HA FILLERS?
Hyaluronic acid, or HA, is a natural substance in the body that delivers volume to the skin. Modified HA is the main ingredient behind JUVÉDERM®.
At St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery’s medical spa, we offer a variety of filler to help enhance and rejuvenate your features. These fillers include: Juvederm Plus XC, Juvederm Voluma XC, Juvederm Vollure XC, Juvederm Volbella XC, and Juvederm Ultra XC. We also offer fillers in the Restylane family and RHA filler.
Performed by Nurse Injector Tim Kaplan, RN, BSN
FILLER TREATMENT AREAS
One of the most common filler treatment areas is the lips. Filler of the lips gives subtle volume and enhances the shape of the lips giving patients a full and natural appearance.
Filler is injected into the cheeks to restore volume that has been lost due to age. Filler is injected to lift sagging skin and restore volume for a younger looking appearance.
Filler also smooths lines. Filler is injected into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Hyaluronic acid, or HA, is a natural substance in the body that delivers volume to the skin. Modified HA is the main ingredient behind JUVÉDERM®. Getting treated with JUVÉDERM® helps add volume to different areas of the face without surgery while also temporarily restoring the volume loss beneath the surface.
The longevity of your filler depends on the type of filler and brand of filler. It can last anywhere from six months to two years depending on what filer is used and where it is placed.
Before a filler treatment, you should avoid anti-inflammatory and blood-thinning medications and supplements such as aspirin, Vitamin E supplements, Omega 3/ Fish oil supplements, and other NSAIDs. You should also avoid alcohol consumption at least 24 hours prior to treatment. These things can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after treatment.
If you are not pleased with your filler results, we offer an injectable reverse agent that can dissolve your filler.
To prepare for your filler treatment, you should have no current dental or vaccine appointments. You should avoid alcoholic beverages 24 hours beforehand, and also avoid taking blood thinners, NSAIDs and supplements.
Yes, so please plan accordingly! Bruising can last up to two weeks. You should avoid aspirin, fish oil, vitamin e, alcohol, and all blood thinners at least 1-2 before treatment.
There is some downtime after a filler treatment. You will be bruised and swollen. After treatment, you should not touch the treated area for at least six hours. After the six-hour period, it can be gently washed but you shouldn’t massage or use excessive pressure on the treated area for 48 hours. You should avoid wearing makeup for 12 hours and also avoid exercise. You should avoid drinking for 24 hours post-treatment and dental procedures for two weeks.
When you schedule a skin rejuvenation treatment consultation with one of our three medical aestheticians, Maryann, Monique, or Wendy, your goals are discussed and a skin examination is performed to decide which treatment path is best for you.