Laser & Derm
Skin Care Center

(913) 962-1869
7420 Quivira Road, Suite 102
Shawnee, KS 66216-3357

 

 

BOTOX® COSMETIC INJECTIONS

Kansas City

  Physician Performed Service

 



WHY LET A NURSE OR TECHNICIAN PERFORM YOUR INJECTIONS

FOR SOMETHING AS IMPORTANT AS BOTOX® !!!!!!



 

WHY NOT LOOK BETTER AT WORK AND AT PLAY

 

               

                                 KANSAS CITY BOTOX® INJECTIONS FOR COSMETIC USES


In our experience, we have found that the injection of Botulinum toxin Type A, i.e., Botox®, works the best for cosmetic uses and provides the best long-term results and best over-all satisfaction among patients and has the longest research profile.

All injections are physician-performed at our office:

 

Units are priced at $10.00 per unit and we have a minimum of $300.00 per patient.

 

It important though for patients to understand that you must get enough product into the area to do the job and not be to skimpy by trying to save a dollar, indirectly you cost yourself money.  Do not try to spread too little too far.  On average each needle stick will deliver about 4 to 7 units of botulinum toxin to an injection site.  The above prices are for an individual patient (no sharing or splitting).

 

Glabellar areas can take three to five injections, foreheads can take three to five injections, lateral eyes can take two or three injections on each side, and we also like injections under the lower lids to remove fine lines (one or two on each side).  Our office only treats the upper half of the face and we use fillers in the lower half of the face.  More can be concentrated in needed zones based on experience, so the amounts in various locations can vary based on need of individual patients.

Patients should be aware of “come on in gimmicks” that are not an uncommon practice in some clinics.  For best results, 70 units can inject four areas including, the glabellar area, central forehead, and both lateral eye crow’s feet areas, and a small amount under each lower eyelid to reduce fine lines if desired.  This will provide the best cosmetic results and will also provide the best long-term result with the most cost efficiency.  Though many people look to spend $150 to $250, the lack of enough botulinum toxin injected, or spread to thin over to many treatment areas or treatment zones or muscle areas makes for a poorer and more costly result in the long run for the patient.  Our office always uses fresh botulinum toxin for each patient trying to get the best achievable results.  It is important to remember though, that all medications can have adverse reactions.  Also, remember that some competitor products may need 2 or 3 times the amount of units to achieve somewhat equivalent results, so when something seems "cheaper per unit", it may not really be since you will need way more units of the other product to be somewhat equal in result.  That is why you need to talk to a physician.

 

Remember, these products treat “lines of expression” from muscle activity, and lasers may be needed for aging lines, deep creases, texture problems, sun damage, pigment, etc.

 

The most important things for the patient in our opinion are:

1)      Have a physician do the injections

2)      Do not under treat the muscle or area, use enough medication to do the job

 

These are the things in our opinion that will determine the best result and the longest lasting result.  Why would you want to let a nurse or technician inject your botulinum toxin in other clinics or spas?

 

VISA, MasterCard, Discover & Cash accepted for Botulinum Toxin (i.e., BOTOX®).

 

Our injections are always physician performed!!

Things to know about the product.
The product is derived from bacteria.  The bacterium, Clostridium Botulinum produces the toxin that is used for cosmetic purposes as well as for some medical uses. It relaxes targeted muscles, thereby greatly eliminating or softening wrinkles on certain parts of the face. It has been used for many years for spasticity disorders, often in children, and in treating conditions where the muscles are in spasm. It has been used to reduce migraine headaches and used to reduce sweating disorders.  It can be used for vertical lines between your eyebrows, forehead lines, and lines at the corners of your eyes (crow's feet), but some of these areas may be off-label uses.  It is generally used for what are referred to as lines of expression.  Expression lines can be such as frown lines, brow lines, crow's feet, and bunny lines that become evident with age and exaggerated by excessive facial muscle activity.  Again, in many offices some of the areas are off-label uses of the product.

In our opinion the effects usually lasts from 2 to 4 months.

The most common side effect of BOTOX®  can be a slight bruising from the needle stick. In some instances, an adjacent muscle may be affected, causing eyelid weakness (ptosis) for several weeks. Talk to your physician about more serious side effects and adverse reactions and whether you are a candidate. The injections are given with a tiny needle, usually 30 gauge, so most say there is only minimal discomfort.  We restrict injections to ages 18 to 65 years of age and there may be other restrictions as well.

Please stop all anti-inflammatory medications, including aspirin, for 5-7 days prior to the injection to minimize bruising. We also prefer that you do not take Vit. E, Fish Oil, Garlic tablets, or St. John's Wort for 5-7 days prior to an injection..

If you would like to learn more about your cosmetic options, or to find out if BOTOX® treatments are right for you, please call our office at (913) 962-1869 and schedule a consultation with the doctor.


BOTOX® is a registered trademark of Allergan.


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