BOTOX® Cosmetic

Verve Aesthetic | Quincy, IL | Paige C. Holt, MD & Glori Traeder, CNPThe most popular aesthetic treatment available to safely, quickly and effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles caused by facial expression. Naturally beautiful, subtle results.


What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

Considered the most popular aesthetic treatment available to safely, quickly and effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles, which are caused by normal facial expression over time. Patients can expect naturally beautiful, yet subtle results.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe wrinkles in adults. Common areas of application include, crow’s feet lines (smile lines near the eyes) and frown lines (between the eyebrows and on the forehead).


Why would I like BOTOX®?

No matter where you look – in both urban and rural areas – BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most sought after aesthetic treatment in the US. Women and men (21 years and older) use BOTOX® Cosmetic for reducing the facial appearance of stress, fatigue, anger, and tension. These efforts give the appearance of being more visually receptive, open, and engaging, which goes a long way in the perceptions others have of us in both personal and professional encounters. The results of this extremely popular and quick treatment are predictable based on years of use in patients.

We make treatment recommendations based on many factors, including your static (at rest) facial expressions, lifestyle, interests, age, and previous treatment history. We pride ourselves in years of experience in facial aesthetics and advanced training with BOTOX® Cosmetic. Schedule a consultation for a full discussion about how BOTOX® can help you and to receive a cost estimate based on your aesthetic goals.

BOTOX® can be used, with no downtime in social or work engagements…and best of all, results can be subtle enough that no one will know you have done anything.


How does BOTOX® work?

When you make natural facial expressions including frowning and squinting, the facial muscles cause your skin to furrow and fold. Facial wrinkles result from the combination of several factors including, (1) frequent muscle movement causing furrows and folds, (2) genetics, (3) sun damage, and (4) environmental exposures. BOTOX® Cosmetic targets the small muscles beneath the skin’s surface to temporarily reduce muscle activity, allowing the overlying skin to lay flat.


What to expect after treatment with BOTOX®?

Without a doubt this is the most requested procedure in aesthetic medicine. Expect real, noticeable results and you will be able to immediately resume your daily activities. It is considered a “no down-time” or “lunchtime” treatment. Side effects are minimal, and may include temporary pain or irritation at the injection site and headache. These responses generally disappear on their own within a few days.

You will begin to see results within 24 to 48 hours of treatment with improvement in upper facial furrows and folds lasting up to 4 months.


How long does a BOTOX® treatment take?

The treatment itself takes only about 20 minutes and includes tiny injections in the affected facial muscles. There is no social or work downtime when having BOTOX®, you can return to your normal activities right after having treatment. Many people find the treatment much less intensive than they had anticipated and wish they had tried BOTOX® Cosmetic sooner.

In our practice, it is an important philosophy of patient care to take time to get to know you before suggesting any treatments. Before the procedure, we dedicate time to get to know a patient’s interests, lifestyle and medical history. By knowing you better, we can individualize each treatment to maximize results based on the appearance of your facial expression lines and your personal aesthetic goals.



Verve Aesthetic | Quincy, IL | Paige C. Holt, MD & Glori Traeder, CNP
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