Garza Galante Plastic Surgery
322 U.S. 41 #103
Schererville, IN 46375
Phone: (219) 322-3131
Mo–Fr: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
As more and more women and men try BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments, it’s quickly becoming our top non-surgical procedure. This truly revolutionary wrinkle buster actually lives up to the Hollywood hype as an effective treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. The simple injections are quick and easy, and no recovery time is required. BOTOX® can also reduce migraine headaches and excessive sweating of the palms and underarms. People visit us for BOTOX® treatments from Munster, Merrillville, and Crown Point, Indiana, and other nearby communities to smooth frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles.
If you live in Northwest Indiana and think BOTOX® might be for you, seek the advice of a board-certified plastic surgeon. Request a complimentary consultation online with Dr. Gus Galante or call our office at (800) 721-3244.
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Talking It Over
Before you begin a regular regimen of BOTOX®, you will have a short consultation with Dr. Galante. He will discuss your treatment options, examine your skin and muscle tone, and determine areas of treatment.
What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are injections of the purified protein botulinum A toxin. The injections correct wrinkles by numbing the nerves in the facial muscles so they cannot contract. As the muscles relax and lie flat, the skin becomes smooth over the musculature. But don’t worry; BOTOX® Cosmetic doesn’t freeze your face or make you look as if you’re wearing a mask. You’ll still be able to laugh, smile and express your emotions, just without the wrinkles and creases.
With our 2 conveniently located cosmetic surgery offices, you can schedule BOTOX® treatments to fit any hectic schedule. Treatments typically last between 10 and 20 minutes. A topical anesthetic can reduce any discomfort from the injections. Most patients report very little discomfort and little to no downtime.
Results will likely be visible within a few days, although it can take up to 2 weeks to see the full effects of BOTOX® treatments. Following your treatment, you should keep your head upright and avoid touching the injection site for a few hours. Results can last up to 4 months, and you can begin repeat treatments at this time. As treatments continue, results will last increasingly longer.
Welcome to Our Practice
Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Rebecca Garza and Dr. Gus Galante have established a plastic surgery practice dedicated to providing personalized care that gives you the confidence to make educated decisions about your surgery. Together with a hand-selected team of professionals who share our passion for patient care, we offer a range of surgical procedures designed to help you look and feel your best.
Both Dr. Garza and Dr. Galante are fellowship-trained plastic surgeons at the forefront of the aesthetic surgery field. They are each active in professional associations and have given back to the community by donating their time and services to local charity organizations.
BOTOX® for Men
It is no longer taboo for men to undergo cosmetic procedures. However, some men are still hesitant to pursue any surgery or treatment that may look obvious, for fear of their friends or coworkers finding out. This is one of the beauties of BOTOX®. When administered correctly, the results are completely natural. You will still look like yourself, just more refreshed.
The goal is to look subtly younger, not change your whole face. And since there is little to no downtime, you won’t have to take time off work, and no one will have to know. The procedure is quick, and many patients experience no pain, so you can even have it performed on your lunch break. It is a great way to boost confidence with a minimally invasive procedure.
- You may also benefit from other non-surgical treatments such as injectable fillers or an IPL procedure.
- BOTOX® Cosmetic can also maximize and prolong the results of face procedures such as face, neck, and brow lifts.
- Notify us within 14 days following your appointment if you have concerns regarding your BOTOX® treatment.
- Avoid these medications in the 5 days before your appointment to minimize bruising: aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin®, Advil®), fish oil, turmeric, vitamin E, garlic, ginseng, St. John’s wort, ginkgo). If you are taking one of these medications under a doctor’s care, check with your doctor before discontinuing use. You should also avoid alcohol during the 5 days before your treatment. You may take Tylenol® or Extra Strength Tylenol®. If you are unsure whether a product is safe to take before a procedure, please call our office.
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women are not candidates for BOTOX® treatments.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How often can I get BOTOX® injections?
Because the effects of BOTOX® treatments are temporary, it’s important to know how often you can get repeat injections. Most patients can return to our clinic about 3 to 4 months after their previous treatments. This is usually before most wrinkles return, but still long enough to experience the full benefits of each procedure. There is also some evidence that after using BOTOX® for some time, patients need touch-up treatments less frequently. The results vary for each person.
How much does BOTOX® cost?
BOTOX® is priced per area treated. Some treatment areas require only a few units, while others may need several more to get the desired results. Your total cost depends on the number of areas you want to treat, as well as how extensive your signs of aging are. We will give you a precise quote during your consultation.
What’s the difference between BOTOX® and fillers?
Dermal fillers and BOTOX® are both injected for temporary facial enhancement, but they work in different ways. BOTOX® is a neurotoxin that temporarily immobilizes the small muscles that cause “dynamic wrinkles,” or the wrinkles that appear when you make facial expressions. Fillers, on the other hand, are gel products that physically fill in wrinkles and provide volume to areas where aging results in the loss of tissue. Because BOTOX® and fillers treat different, specific concerns, we frequently use them simultaneously for an overall rejuvenation.
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