Injectable Fillers (Botox/Juvéderm/Restylane)
BOTOX is a safe and effective treatment for the temporary reduction of lines and wrinkles in areas such as the forehead, crow’s feet, and between the brows. At our medical practice in Columbus, Ohio, BOTOX is frequently recommended as an alternative to face lift surgery for patients who have facial creases and lines due to overactive muscles.
What Is BOTOX?
Essentially, BOTOX is the purified protein form of botulinim toxin, which relaxes the muscle activity that causes wrinkles to develop. Additionally, BOTOX can help Columbus, Ohio residents treat excessive underarm perspiration.
In 2009, the FDA approved an alternative to BOTOX called Dysport for use in treating wrinkles between the eyes. Dysport has been used for years in Europe, and Central Ohio Plastic Surgery, was one of the first in the country to offer this injectable for our patients.
“Baby BOTOX” for Wrinkle Prevention
Baby BOTOX is one of the newest applications for this trusted cosmetic injectable. It has been acknowledged for years that consistent BOTOX treatments for wrinkle reduction provide an added benefit of preventing the progression of visible aging.
Since BOTOX stops the muscle from contracting, the dynamic wrinkles do not continue to deepen as they would in patients not receiving BOTOX injections. As a result, a treatment called Baby BOTOX was introduced as a wrinkle prevention method for younger patients and/or patients with very early signs of dynamic wrinkles.
Baby BOTOX involves a much smaller dose of BOTOX–just enough to prevent the muscle contractions that would cause wrinkles to develop. With Dr. Lichten’s advanced knowledge of cosmetic injectables and his expert injection techniques, his patients can maintain a youthful, natural look for many years with Baby BOTOX treatments.
What Happens During a BOTOX Treatment?
BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport treatments take only minutes to perform. During treatment, Dr. Lichten makes several small injections into the facial muscles that are causing dynamic wrinkles.
These injections are practically painless, with many patients saying they feel like a bug bite. Most patients do not need anesthesia but Dr. Lichten can provide a local anesthetic, if needed, to maximize comfort. The amount of BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport used during your procedure will depend on the areas being treated and the extent of wrinkling.
What to Expect After BOTOX Injections
After a Columbus BOTOX Cosmetic or Dysport treatment, most patients are ready to return to work or other daily activities almost immediately. It is a true “lunchtime” procedure.
Some minor swelling and bruising at the treatment site may occur, but this is not very noticeable in most cases. Facial skin should begin to look smoother and more refreshed about 3 days after treatment, with the full effect being revealed after about 2 weeks. Patients usually find their treatments will last 4 to 6 months.
With an extremely short recovery period and no bandages or stitches, BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport make it easy to achieve lasting wrinkle reduction. Many people choose to combine their BOTOX, Baby BOTOX, or Dysport treatment with an injectable filler such as Restylane, Perlane®, or JUVÉDERM.
Many practitioners who are not plastic surgeons have begun to offer aesthetic treatments like BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, Restylane®, JUVÉDERM® and skin resurfacing procedures. Just because anyone who graduated from medical school can dispense BOTOX, Dysport, and facial fillers, doesn’t necessarily make it a good idea.
Injectable Fillers/Botox Before & Afters
“All I can say is Thank You!! This tiny procedure of Botox to the forehead has taken years off of my face and almost instantly….2 days. This is this single greatest “bang for your buck” that I have ever experienced. I have THOUSANDS of dollars worth of stupid “miracle” creams – from Lancome to Clarins to Philosophy – ALL complete and utter nonsense and a waste of my hard-earned money. Yeah, they smell good and go on like silk but they do absolutely nothing for wrinkles. I wish I had done this 5 years ago. Really. If anyone is on the fence about Botox, trust me, take the plunge. You will never look back! My future photos thank you.”
Schedule a Consultation for BOTOX in Columbus
Injectables are a minimally invasive procedure, but that doesn’t mean you want a minimally trained physician. At Central Ohio Plastic Surgery, all cosmetic injections are performed by a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Lichten has been trained in the structures of the face and skin as part of his formal residency training, not just as part of a weekend course.