Even with a perfect skincare routine and diet, women and men will experience fine lines and wrinkles as they age. Botox® Cosmetic injections are a safe, FDA approved treatment option for people of all ages and genders who want to experience smooth and younger-looking skin.
Botox is a fast, simple solution that can be completed in a matter of minutes by a licensed professional. Backed by years of experience and professionalism, we are a leading provider of Botox in Kansas City and a partner you can trust on your journey toward better skin.
What is Botox?
Botox is an approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults. These cosmetic injections have helped hundreds of Kansas City residents look and feel their best.
As one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments, and with approval for cosmetic use in 78 countries, Botox has a record of experience that aesthetic specialists know and trust.
Botox injections target one of the underlying causes of wrinkles: the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your specialist will inject these muscles with Botox to temporarily reduce muscle activity. After the cosmetic injections, you will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
Botox cosmetic injections are often used to target facial problem areas like:
- Crows feet
- Frown lines
- Forehead wrinkles
- Bunny lines
- Peri-oral lines
How Does Botox Work?
In short, Botox is a highly diluted toxin that is derived from a specific form of bacteria. When injected into the muscles of the face, this toxin inhibits the nerve impulse to contract these muscles and softens them.
Because Botox targets nerves in order to soften muscles, doctors have found that it can be a useful treatment for a variety of ailments related to muscle contractions, like lazy eye, bladder dysfunction, cervical dystonia, and even cerebral palsy
What Should You Expect With Your Botox Treatment?
What to expect from your cosmetic injections depends on where you go, your individual needs, and your goals. The most essential thing to understand is that finding an experienced Botox Kansas City specialist is more important than finding an affordable price or a good deal.
At Epiphany Dermatology, only board-certified dermatologists inject Botox Cosmetic. A specialized technician will be able to help develop a unique treatment plan based on your goals and what you want your treatment area to look like post-injection. Our doctors will ensure that you have the safest and most natural experience possible.
Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions we get about our Kansas City Botox treatment.
How Long Does It Take to Notice Results?
You may begin to notice results within 7 days, with a full response in 2 weeks for moderate to severe frown lines. Botox results last typically between 3-4 months. Recurring services are usually necessary in order to see long-term benefits.
How Much Does Botox Cost?
Botox is a technique-sensitive treatment, meaning there is a lot of skill that goes into the practice—especially if you want someone who really understands your treatment goals and will take the time to develop a plan that’s right for you.
Your total cost not only includes the price of the product but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the doctor who is administering your Botox injections. Choosing a discounted treatment option for Botox is never recommended.
In general, Botox is priced per unit, or by how much of the product you will use. So the cost of Botox treatment depends on where you’re receiving the injections in your body and the skill level of the technician.
There are always ways to save on Botox treatment. One easy way is to sign up for Brilliant Distinctions. The rewards program allows you to earn points, save, and qualify for certain Botox promotions and discounts.
Does Botox Hurt?
Botox treatment involves multiple injections with very small needles, which some patients report feels like a pinch. While it doesn’t necessarily hurt, you may experience minor discomfort.
The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes. Your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas and dosage to help achieve your goals.
Will I Look Like Myself Still?
You’ll look like yourself—only with less noticeable frown lines and crow’s feet. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy.
Lines may not be completely erased but softened. Our doctors deliver a natural, well-rested, and softened appearance.
What’s Recovery Like?
This treatment is often called a lunchtime procedure because it requires minimal downtime or recovery. You’ll be able to go about your normal routine immediately after you leave your specialist’s office.
Schedule Your Kansas City Botox Treatment at Epiphany Dermatology
Kansas City Botox Treatments are performed by Dr. Brian Matthys, Dr. Molly Menser and Dr. Nicholas Rudloff at our Riverside and St. Joseph locations.
To schedule your Botox treatment in Kansas City, please call our office or send us an email.
Phone: (816) 205-8120
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