BOTOX® Cosmetic

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 in Valparaiso and Schererville 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 Valparaiso or Schererville office at (800) 721-3244.

BOTOX® Cosmetic
 Before & After Photos

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Case: 1 of 3
Previous
Case: 1 of 3
Next
BOTOX® Cosmetic Case 88 Before & After View #1 | Valparaiso & Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Before & After
Case: 1 of 2

Case #88

This 59 year old female from Indiana was seen in our Munster office for treatment of her frown lines. She received BOTOX to the glabella (the space between the eyebrows and above the nose) in order to correct the "elevens" between her eyes. This patient was very pleased with her results. Read More
BOTOX® Cosmetic Case 120 Before & After View #1 | Valparaiso & Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Before & After
Case: 2 of 2

Case #120

Injectable dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® are excellent ways to help restore volume to faces that are beginning to show signs of aging. We also often combine fillers with BOTOX® Cosmetic at our Indiana offices.As you can see in these before-and-after photos, the deep nasolabial folds that run from the nose to the corners of... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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.

BOTOX® Results

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.

Dr. Galante

Meet Dr. Gus Galante

Thank you for visiting the Indiana plastic surgery practice of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gus Galante. Our team is committed to providing you with the information you need to make an educated decision about your procedure. We offer a full range of surgical and non-surgical treatments such as breast augmentation, liposuction, and BOTOX® Cosmetic. Our goal is to make sure you feel comfortable and confident about your choices. We have offices in Valparaiso and Schererville for your convenience.

IMPECCABLE CREDENTIALS

Team up with an honest, approachable plastic surgeon who will work with you to achieve your goals. Look & feel better with Dr. Galante.

Meet Dr. Galante
Dr. Galante's credentials Dr. Galante's credentials

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.

More Information

  • 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.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Gustavo E. Galant, M.D, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

Read More Patient Reviews
Google
5.0/5
Jan 16, 2021
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Had a brow, neck and face lift. Dr. Galante did an excellent job. The doctor and staff was amazing. The scars you don't notice, can't believe how you have to point them out to see them. Can't wait till I can go back and have other procedures done. Their concerns are what you want and what will make you happy. I highly recommend the work of him and his staff.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 9, 2021
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr Galante is amazing! I recently had breast augmentation in Nov 2020. I am a mother of 3 children and work full time. I went to a total of 4 consultations with other surgeons and decided to go with Dr Galante. He took his time and went through everything. He answered my questions and concerns. I was so nervous on the day of surgery and is whole team of nurses, surgical tech, and CRNA made the process easy. I have no regrets and am very pleased with my results, he did exactly what I asked and I feel amazing!!
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Sep 12, 2020
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Flawless. I recently had breast implant removal and replacement with Dr. Galante, who came highly recommended, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. After many years, I was at a crossroads about having my implants removed or replacing them. At the consultation, Dr. Galante and Megan, nurse & patient coordinator, we’re attentive, informative and caring. They gave me the information, pros and cons, and didn’t try to sway my decision either way. I didn’t wait too long and decided to go for it and have removal and replacement. He is a truly gifted surgeon and put in just the right size for my frame. This breast surgery was a cinch the second time around. Wish I hadn’t waited. His staff are all very nice and professional. The nurses and anesthesiologists at the clinic all top notch too. It was win win! Thank you!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 20, 2020
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
BEST decision I’ve ever made!! I have had two procedures done by Dr. Galante, including a breast augmentation and lower eyelid procedure, and have recommended many friends to him! I got my breasts done 7 years ago now and have never felt more confident in my own skin, I will be surprised if they ever need to be replaced. While the healing was a bit uncomfortable, I would do it a million times over again. They look SO GOOD. I can’t tell you how many “compliments” I’ve gotten on them. My lower eyelid lift was a few days ago & WOW the results already! My eyes look like they did before I hit puberty. Although I’m not fully healed I am already so happy. He is a true artist and extremely professional. Wonderful staff as well! Would highly recommend him and his practice!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 8, 2020
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
It has been 7 months since my breast reduction and I couldn’t be happier! From beginning to end Dr. Galante and his entire staff have been outstanding. The high reviews and no consultation fee is what first drew me. From day one he makes you feel very comfortable and secure. He is patient and friendly. Most importantly, he is informative and he knows what he’s doing! I love my results. This was so worth it! Absolute best decision I could’ve made. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 18, 2020
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I highly recommend Dr. Galante and his staff. Everyone on staff is truly wonderful! My results exceeded my expectations. I love the way Iook! The Dr. and staff made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process.
Facebook
5.0/5
Apr 16, 2020
Facebook Gustavo E. Galante, MD
He is 1 of my FAVORITE Dr.'s! So sincere n makes you feel VERY COMFORTABLE! ❤❤❤❤
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jan 31, 2020
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante is very knowledgeable, caring, and exhibits excellent judgement.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 10, 2019
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff are all fine, compassionate people and his skill is second to none! As I have moved many times over the years, my body is my primary household; my experience with Dr. Galante changed my life vastly for the better and I thank him every day!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 13, 2019
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff are wonderful. This was my first plastic surgery experience and I’m extremely satisfied. The doctor and his staff are very thorough while explaining the procedure, costs, options, and results. I felt like Dr. Galante helped me make decisions of what size implants fit me best based on my “ideal” size and my body size/structure. He made sure to give me the most realistic size for my build. I felt like the pre-op directions were very straight forward and easy to understand and I never got nervous or felt like I had unanswered questions going into surgery. The post-op follow ups and appointments were also thorough and I felt comfortable being under Dr. Galante’s care. Never did I feel uncomfortable or uneasy about my decision, the procedure, or the professionalism of Dr Galante and his staff. To some people, undergoing a procedure like I did (along with all of the appointments) May make them feel uncomfortable, vulnerable, or uneasy but I promise that you will not get this feeling around Dr. Galante and his staff. They are EXTREMELY professional, helpful, informative, thorough, and friendly. I’m beyond satisfied with my procedure and experience and appreciate all of the care that I received from Dr. Galante and his staff. Thank you so much & I will definitely be back in the future.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 7, 2019
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I am beyond pleased with my results, the amazing, compassionate staff and of course the brilliant mind and magically talented hands of Dr Galante. From the minute you walk in for your very 1st consultation, to scheduling, to the Dr holding your hand as you are being put under anesthesia, to the phone call from him later that evening of surgery checking in on you, till your last post op appointment you feel comfort, ease and confident you chose the right doctor. He answered all my questions. Gave me realistic expectations. Told me exactly what to expect and when to expect it. I’m so happy he was able to give me back physically something I couldn’t achieve on my own and a new sense of confidence! He and his staff really are the best!
RateMDs
5.0/5
Jul 27, 2019
RateMDs Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I had an abdominoplasty performed by Dr Galante. During the consultation he was very personal-able and knowledgeable. He gave me realistic expectations of my requested procedures. He was familiar with the tendency of ethnicities with more melanin to keloid. . And had a plan to minimize them if it happened. He patiently answered our questions and didn’t attempt to push unnecessary procedures. I was particularly impressed with his concern for my medical safety by explaining the risks of staying under anesthesia too long and getting multiple procedure at once. Office staff was also wonderful. Surgicenter was clean and the staff outstanding. My husband and I are totally thrilled with my results. Yes, I would do it again. Absolutely. I highly recommend him to everyone.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jul 27, 2019
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I had an abdominoplasty performed by Dr Galante. During the consultation he was very personal-able and knowledgeable. He gave me realistic expectations of my requested procedures. He was familiar with the tendency of ethnicities with more melanin to keloid. . And had a plan to minimize them if it happened. He patiently answered our questions and didn’t attempt to push unnecessary procedures. I was particularly impressed with his concern for my medical safety by explaining the risks of staying under anesthesia too long and getting multiple procedure at once. Office staff was also wonderful. Surgicenter was clean and the staff outstanding. My husband and I are totally thrilled with my results. Yes, I would do it again. Absolutely. I highly recommend him to everyone.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Jun 30, 2019
RateMDs Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff are extremely professional and beyond knowledgable. They guide and comfort you before, during, and after your procedure. He and his team answer any question you may have straight forward and make aware all the fine print. HIGHLY recommend!
Google
5.0/5
May 28, 2019
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his entire staff are amazing at what they do! They were all so nice and informative while giving me the best possible care for my breast augmentation, while even holding my hand through anesthesia. They called frequently to check up on me after surgery and made me feel so comfortable throughout the entire process. Dr. Galante was so easy to trust and I am very happy with my results!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 13, 2019
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff were wonderful.They made me feel very comfortable and answered all my questions. Everything that Dr. Galante told me to expect after my procedure was exactly correct ,which made things so much easier. And like he promised, he called me in the evening after surgery to check up on me. That was great. He did an exceptional job and I love the way I look. It's like living a dream.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 24, 2018
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I would highly recommend Nikki for Botox. I had several experiences with other injectable providers and felt it was just ok. Nikki has great knowledge of how it works and is realistic and honest about expectations. She has an eye for the smallest detail, which is what I was looking for and expect. I totally trust her to keep me looking my best.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 30, 2018
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Hello all! My name is Ange and here is just a little tidbit of my story...I have always been an athlete growing up and had a sporty appearance (currently 34yrs young). Fast forward, to 2008 I had my daughter who is now 10yrs old, I breast fed.. 2013 I started taking lifting seriously and began competitively bodybuilding (Figure Division). Between my time breastfeeding and the time I put in the gym, my upper body TO ME looked like that of a 14yr old boy. That being said, last year on June 30th, 2017 I had a breast augmentation and let me tell you...It one of BEST decision of my life!!! I believe it helped with some of my success this season on stage esp at the National level, but most of all it helped with my confidence! Dr. Galante made me feel comfortable through the entire process along with his wonderful staff. Dr. Galante took his time during my consultation and thoroughly explained the process. He even called me the night I had my surgery to see how I was doing. I would not and could not recommend anyone else. I have also have dabbled with Botox and Juvéderm and have no regrets!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 29, 2018
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr Galante performed a tummy tuck. I am extremely satisfied with the results. I highly recommend Dr. Galante he is very professional and caring.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 3, 2018
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr Galante and his entire staff were exceptional and friendly through out the entire process from consultation to post checkup. I could not be more happy with his work. Beautiful and perfectly natural. I would recommend him to anyone. My only regret is waiting as long as i did ☺️

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.

View Videos of Procedures and Treatments in 3D

Watch Now
View videos of procedures and treatments in 3d

The perfect gift for the beautiful person in your life.

Stop by our Schererville office to purchase your gift card of any value today!

Gift Card
Back to Top