Botox and Xeomin Injections

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Botox© and Xeomin© treatments are the most common cosmetic enhancements used today for anti-aging, wrinkles, frown lines, crow’s feet and many other age-related facial changes. These medicines relax muscles by inhibiting the secretion of acetylcholine needed for muscle contraction. They also have been used for the past 25 years to treat such medical conditions as cervical dystonia, TMJ, and other neuromuscular disorders. Dr. Roberts provides these injections for people seeking natural-looking, youthful results. She also travels the country providing hands-on training to other physicians on these injections, and she brings that expertise to every treatment in her clinic.

As you grow older your skin becomes less elastic due to the loss of collagen and reduced vascularization of tissues. Wrinkles (rhytids) occur when certain muscles become more dominant and the skin does not have the ability to be as elastic in response to these muscle contractions.  In addition, muscles become constrictive and naturally form creases.  Dynamic rhytids (not a crease of the skin) can be eliminated or lessened by relaxing the dominant muscle as it competes against either an inferior muscle or constricts skin elasticity.

Because muscles of the face are relatively small, it is necessary to introduce the medicine by injection so that the exact placement and the effect are achieved. By injecting the exact muscle group responsible for the wrinkling, aesthetic enhancements can be obtained and rhytids can be eliminated. Wrinkles of the forehead, crows feet, frown lines, and eyebrow shaping are easy to treat. Other specialty injections can be done for gummy smiles, dimpled chin, bunny lines, vertical lip lines, sad smile, marionette lines, and even conditions like TMJ.

Neuromodulators, or Botox© and Xeomin©, are safe drugs with a long history of use. The majority of patients see rejuvenating effects and a visible reduction of wrinkles. Depending upon your metabolism and whether you are receiving regular treatments the effect can last for 3 months or longer.  Dr. Roberts’ individualized treatments take particular attention not to cause pain or bruising. Above all, we want our patients to look natural. We know that you have options for your aesthetic treatments in Springfield, Missouri, so we value each client that chooses us.