Botox Cosmetic St. Louis - Injectables Missouri
Do you have lines or furrows across your forehead that make you appear older, tired or angry? Do you have creases around your eyes (“crow’s feet) or between your eyebrows? All of these areas can be treated with Botox or Dysport, neuromuscular blocking agents used for the treatment of facial wrinkles.
As we age, lines develop horizontally across our forehead, vertically between our eyebrows and radially around our eyes. These wrinkles form from the contraction of the underlying muscles to the skin above. The 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 – demarcated, these agents can help to improve their appearance and prevent their deepening. Botox and Dysport are not indicated in the treatment of deep nasolabial folds or lines around the mouth or for lip augmentation. Collagen fillers 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.
We believe that patients, their desires, and anatomy are all unique. Dr. Cabbabe believes that the key to a successful surgery is proper planning and discussion with the patient about their goals. Therefore, Dr. Cabbabe evaluates each patient and creates a customized surgical plan for all of his patients to meet their expectations. To schedule a consultation, call us at 314-842-5885 or complete the contact us form.
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Cabbabe will carefully plan the injection areas with you. He will offer a topical anesthetic which takes about 30 minutes to take effect. 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 areas. 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.
Preparing for Surgery
Dr. Cabbabe will ask that you refrain from taking any aspirin, plavix, Coumadin or any other type of blood thinner.
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.