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Botox and Wrinkle Fillers

At some point in all of our lives, our smooth and youthful skin will be overrun with wrinkles and fine lines that make us look much older than we’d like. In time, these early signs of aging will become deep-seated and from prominent creases in the skin that are difficult to hide with makeup and filters. With Botox from Gardner Facial Plastic Surgery, however, you can finally erase those unsightly wrinkles and reclaim your youthful look.

What is Botox?

Botox is a prescription drug made from the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. Botox temporarily paralyzes muscle activity. When injected into the skin, it acts as a barrier to nerve signals traveling to the muscles, preventing them from contracting. This relaxes and softens facial wrinkles and creases. Botox is most often used to treat forehead and frown lines and crow’s feet.

As with injectable fillers, Botox offers temporary results. Maintenance injections are required every three to twelve months depending on your individual results.

Benefits of Botox

Botox is an excellent cosmetic treatment that not only improves the look of your facial skin. It’s also capable of treating other medical issues, including migraines and excessive sweating. It’s fast, easy, and allows you to achieve the results you desire without a long period of downtime.

Ideal Candidates for Botox

Botox is an excellent solution for those who want a quick facial rejuvenation without undergoing a highly invasive procedure like a facelift. When in the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon, the treatment is safe and highly effective in most people. Ideal candidates are in good physical health and have realistic expectations.

Risks and Rewards:

All procedures carry a small amount of risk, but serious adverse reactions from injectable dermal fillers and Botox are rare. You might experience infection, swelling, bruising, redness, tenderness, pain, numbness, rash, itching, skin nodules, abscesses, open sores, blurred vision, flu-like symptoms, or allergic reactions. These side effects are almost always temporary and usually clear up within a week. 

For the majority of people seeking a more youthful appearance without going under the knife, this is an acceptable risk for a solution that offers immediate results that can last as long as a year. If you don’t believe us, just ask them.

Contact Our Office

If you’re interested in learning more about Botox, don’t hesitate to contact our office today. Call Gardner Facial Plastic Surgery at (435) 628-1704 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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Dr. Gardner is a fellowship trained, national award winning, double board certified specialist of the face and neck. His unique skillset allows him to blend cutting edge surgical and non-surgical techniques to give each patient customized, natural results.

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