Category Archives: BOTOX®

Before you consider a “Botox Party,” do your homework.

This morning in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, an article was published highlighting "Botox and wine parties," an increasingly popular trend among women wishing to look younger. Women gather at a spa and bring their friends, drink wine, and get in line for discounted injections. While this may seem like a fun idea, there are …

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When is the right time to start using Botox?

When it comes to non-surgical options, Botox is one of the most well-known ways to maintain a younger, fresher face. FDA-approved for both fine lines on the forehead and crow's feet around the eyes, Botox was the number one minimally invasive procedure performed by plastic surgeons in 2012, according to the 2012 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report …

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How will the Affordable Care Act impact our cosmetic procedures?

On January 1, 2014, millions of Americans will have new health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. While our services at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery are cosmetic, and therefore not covered by insurance, our patients may still feel the effects on the healthcare industry. When patients come in to our office to schedule a breast …

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Want to look great? Don’t forget your skin.

  Taking care of yourself is more than just focusing on one part of your body. Nobody would recommend going to the gym and only working out only your arms, or only your legs. In order to really feel and look your best, you have to see yourself as an entire package. The exhilaration of …

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What’s YOUR goal for 2013?

"Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties." --Helen Keller Every year, millions of people resolve to be happy on January 1, vowing to fix all that is wrong in their lives in order to feel or look better: they vow …

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Non-surgical facial options…how well do they work?

For many people, the desire to better their appearance is often outweighed by their desire to NOT have surgery. Whether it be from fear of surgery, financial issues, or a need to avoid longer downtimes, more and more people are opting for non-surgical options to look younger. While nothing can replace a true facelift, things …

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So…how many years younger does a facelift REALLY make you look?

One of the most frequently asked questions to plastic surgeons by patients interested in a cosmetic facelift procedure is "how much younger am I really going to look?" Unfortunately, it has always been one of the hardest to answer.  There are a number of identical twin studies that demonstrate that the twin who has a …

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What’s next for Botox-(or products similar to Botox)?

I doubt there are many people with an interest in cosmetic medicine that have not followed the success story that is Botox.  Botulinum Toxin type A (BTX-A)-the active medication in Botox- was developed as a medical treatment for strabismus-an eye disorder-first being used in 1968 by Dr. Alan Scott in San Francisco.  In 1991, Allergan …

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