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Botox® in Lexington, KY

If you live in Lexington, Georgetown, or the surrounding areas of Kentucky, and would like to temporarily reduce the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyes, crow’s feet around the eyes and forehead lines (worry lines), Dowden Plastic Surgery offers Botox® injections.

What is Botox®?

A Botox® treatment is a quick, easy way to smooth out wrinkles, eliminate signs of aging and look years younger. Botox® is one of the most popular of all cosmetic treatments, improving the appearance of the forehead and eyebrow frown lines, squint lines, and other facial wrinkles. It involves a simple injection into the area where lines and grooves have aged the face. No anesthesia is generally required, and discomfort is minimal. Botox® treatments only take a few minutes, and within three to five days, the face has a smooth, rested, more youthful appearance.

Benefits of Botox®

Botox® can temporarily eliminate and reduce:

  • Horizontal forehead lines.
  • Vertical frown lines.
  • Crow’s feet.

Am I a Good Candidate for Botox®?

You may be a good candidate for Botox® injections if:

  • You have moderate to severe facial wrinkles.
  • The wrinkles are located in areas that Botox® can treat, such as around or between the eyes, on the forehead, or around the neck.
  • You’re in good general.
  • Your expectations for improvement are realistic.

How Does Botox® Work?

Botox® works by weakening muscles so they cannot contract and wrinkle the skin. Botox® is an extract of botulinum toxin. Although it is the same toxin that causes food poisoning, it has been purified and proven safe for cosmetic use. When injected into nerves, it affects only the area where it is placed, causing temporary paralysis by interfering with the chemical signals the nerves normally send to the brain. Muscles relax and weaken, and the creases they have caused on the skin fade away gradually.

How Long Does Botox® last?

After about six months, the effect of the toxin wears off, and muscles gradually begin to contract again. Although wrinkles return, with repeated injections of Botox® the contractions become less powerful and treatments last longer. Sensory nerves are not affected by Botox®, and it is not injected in areas of the face required for talking or eating. Botox® is also useful for a number of other medical disorders.

Botox® Risks and Side Effects

There are minimal risks to treatment with Botox®, and side effects are rare. If a patient experiences any discomfort, a topical anesthetic or dermal filler may be applied. Those interested in receiving Botox® should contact our office to receive more information, ask questions, or schedule an appointment. A physician will perform a thorough assessment, identify areas suitable for Botox® treatment, and mutual treatment decisions will be made. Patients receiving Botox® treatments are generally very pleased with the outcome.

How Much Does Botox® Cost in Lexington, KY?

Botox® prices vary from patient to patient, so give us a call today, and a member of our friendly and knowledgeable staff would be happy to assist you. We recommend setting up a complimentary consultation with Dr. Dowden, where you can discuss your questions and concerns in a one-on-one setting.We offer financing and accept cash, checks, and major credit cards.

If you want to learn more or have any questions about Botox® treatments, contact us at 859-274-4201. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have and help you schedule a consultation. Dowden Plastic Surgery serves patients throughout Lexington, Georgetown, and the surrounding areas of Kentucky.

Dr. William L. Dowden