Botox Cosmetic St. Louis - Injectables Missouri
As we age, lines develop across our forehead, between our eyebrows (glabella) and around our eyes (crow’s feet) or mouth. These wrinkles form from the contraction of the underlying muscles to the skin above. Two neuromuscular agents, Botox and Dysport, act to paralyze these muscles and thus prevent wrinkling. If treatment is begun early, these agents can help to prevent formation of the wrinkles. If treatment is begun after the lines and furrows are well – established (do not disappear by stretching the skin), these agents can help to improve their appearance by softening them.
Botox and Dysport are not indicated in the treatment of deep nasolabial folds or lines around the mouth or for lip augmentation. Fillers, laser resurfacing or dermabrasion are more appropriate treatment for these areas. Click here for more information and consent form.
Dr. Cabbabe incorporates his experience with reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the face to give his patients the best results possible to meet their desires. He is an expert in cosmetic, reconstructive and minimally invasive facial plastic surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Cabbabe will carefully examine you and will make recommendations in order to help you achieve your desired result.
Preparing for Surgery
Dr. Cabbabe will ask that you refrain from taking any aspirin, plavix, Coumadin or any other type of blood thinner prior to your procedure to minimize bruising.
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Cabbabe will carefully plan the injection areas with you. He may offer a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort. This can help take the edge off of the injections. After the planned injection sites have been cleaned with alcohol, Dr. Cabbabe will inject the Botox or Dysport into the desired area. Common locations for injection include the forehead, glabella (between the eyebrows) and around the eyes. The entire procedure takes less than 5 minutes.
As opposed to many other places where an aesthetician, technician or nurse does the injections, Dr. Cabbabe believes that the injection of these materials is best left to the expertise of a trained plastic surgeon. Therefore, Dr. Cabbabe personally injects all of his patients.
Dr. Cabbabe will ask that you keep ice on the injection site to decrease the risk of any bruising. He will also ask you not to lie down for a few hours. The agents take 3 – 5 days to see an effect and last from 4- 6 months depending on the quantity injected.
Under or over – correction is possible. The agents will wear off and cannot be reversed if over-correction is done. More Botox or Dysport may need to be injected at a later visit if further effect is desired.