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Features & Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic

Today, BOTOX Cosmetic has become synonymous with looking young, feeling great, and helping smooth out lines and wrinkles on the face. It works so well that it’s currently the #1 non-invasive cosmetic treatment in the U.S. In this blog post, we’re going to look at what exactly BOTOX is and how well it performs. We will also review the features and benefits that have made BOTOX treatments so popular at our practice in Valparaiso and Schererville, Indiana, and throughout the country. What is BOTOX? BOTOX Cosmetic is a highly purified form of the botulinum toxin. When injected into muscles, it … Continue reading

Is There a “Right Age” for a Facelift?

If you look in the mirror and see wrinkles, sags, jowling and a flat cheek area, and find yourself using your fingers to lift your facial skin to reveal a younger appearance, you’re likely the “right age” for a facelift because—in all reality—there is no “right age.” Can You Be “Too Young” for a Facelift? Some of my NW Indiana patients come to me in their mid-to-late 30s wondering if having a facelift at their age might create trouble later on. They worry that having an early facelift will mean repeated lifts every 10 years or so. Depending on the … Continue reading

The Botox® Forehead Lift

Many men and women find that, as they age, their eyebrows begin to droop. This aging pattern creates the impression of anger or fatigue, even if the individual is neither, and is often coupled with deep furrows in the forehead. The plastic surgery procedure most often chosen by these patients is called a forehead lift. Indiana men and women have an alternative to the forehead lift via careful injections of Botox®. As you likely know, Botox® has been used for almost 20 years to weaken certain muscles in the face, which can cause vertical lines between the brows and crow’s … Continue reading

The “Right” Age For Botox®

Here at my plastic surgery practice in Indiana, Botox® patients usually start using this wonder-injectable in their 40’s or older. They want to eliminate the ever-increasing fine lines and wrinkles that are an unwanted symbol of aging. While Botox® does eliminate these wrinkles and folds after they’ve developed, by injecting sooner, you can keep them from appearing in the first place! What is Botox®? Since botulinum toxin was first identified in 1895, medical researchers have continued to find uses for this paralytic agent. Purified botulinum A toxin is used to treat migraines, muscle spasms, tension headaches, teeth grinding, excessive sweating, … Continue reading

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