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Fine lines and wrinkles can age the face beyond our years. We would like to look our best, but we may not need the dramatic results that typically come from plastic surgery. For those that are looking for a minor touch-up, Kovanda Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Institute can offer a quick and easy solution. We offer patients quick treatments such as BOTOX® to give your skin a smoother and more youthful appearance.

What is BOTOX®?

BOTOX® is a prescription drug that upon injection into the problem area, can temporarily paralyze muscles. It contains a purified and safe form of botulinum toxin A, or Clostridium Botulinum. Large amounts of this toxin can cause botulism; however the small diluted amounts found in BOTOX® can be used to our advantage. The BOTOX® blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. This prevents the muscles from contracting and allows wrinkles to relax and soften.

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BOTOX® Injection Sites

BOTOX® has the advantage of providing both medical and cosmetic benefits to patients. Some medical treatments include excessive underarm sweating and muscle spasms. Cosmetically, these injectables are used to treat the following:

  • Forehead furrows
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Skin bands on the neck

Dysport® & BOTOX® Injection Sites

BOTOX® & Dysport® have the advantage of providing both medical and cosmetic benefits to patients. Some medical treatments include excessive underarm sweating and muscle spasms. Cosmetically, these injectables are used to treat the following:

  • Forehead furrows
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Skin bands on the neck

The BOTOX® Procedure

For both types of treatment, a very fine needle is injected directly into facial muscles that are causing your furrows and lines. These injections require no anesthetic, however, our nursing team may choose to numb the area to be injected with ice packs or a topical anesthetic cream. Treatment only takes a few minutes, and you can return to work or other non-strenuous activities immediately if you choose.

How Long Will My Results Last?

Once your treatment is complete, results are noticeable within a  just a few days. Patient results typically last up to four months and can even extend for longer periods if you are treated on a regular basis.

Side Effects & Risks

Side effects of BOTOX® injectables are usually mild and temporary. There is no downtime after treatment and patients are able to perform normal activities immediately after leaving the office. Some patients may exhibit the following side effects on or around the injection sites. These symptoms are typically mild and can include the following:

  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Inflammation
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Bleeding
  • Bruising

Schedule a Consultation

If you’d like to discuss BOTOX®, schedule an appointment with our nurse injectors at (612) 335-9032. Our injection team take their time at each consultation to make sure that all questions are answered and each patient leaves feeling secure in the decision they have made regarding treatment.

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Dr. Christopher Kovanda is a plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He is a member of several medical professional societies including the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He has been honored with several awards including “Most Compassionate Doctor” on Vitals.com and has earned “Top Doctor” status on Realself.com. Finally, Dr. Kovanda is a Board-Certified plastic surgeon by the American Board of Surgery-General and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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