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BOTOX® Cosmetic in Mishawaka

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When you age, wrinkles start to form on your face as collagen production and skin elasticity decline. Botox is an excellent option for smoothing your skin and restoring youthfulness. The neurotoxin works by temporarily blocking muscle contractions to create a smooth, flawless look.   

Through a simple injection at our Centre Yourself medical spa, Botox can help diminish expression lines around the eyes and forehead that result from stress or genetics, giving you a softer, younger, more radiant look. If you are considering Botox, our skilled, licensed providers are here to discuss why this treatment may be the best solution for your cosmetic or medical needs.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox treats facial wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyes in the area sometimes called the “elevens,” and in the upper third section of the face on the sides of your eyes known as the “crow’s feet” area. This neurotoxin injection reduces facial wrinkles and fine lines resulting in smoother, more youthful-looking skin.

The injections contain a botulinum toxin, which temporarily paralyzes or weakens the muscles used in facial expressions to reduce muscle movements that form wrinkles. The toxin works by blocking specific signals between the nerves that are responsible for muscle contractions. After stopping the signals, the muscles temporarily relax, resulting in smoother, unlined skin around the eyes and forehead.

Medical Conditions that Can Be Treated with Botox Injections

The primary use of Botox injections at our medical spa is to reduce wrinkles on the face. However, Botox can be helpful for other conditions that involve abnormal muscle movements or impaired muscle control. Conditions that could benefit from Botox injections include:

  • Lazy eye
  • Chronic migraines
  • Eye twitching
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Muscle contractures

For patients suffering from any of these conditions, Botox can significantly reduce pain and improve physical functioning.

Risks and Side Effects of Botox Injections

Since Botox utilizes a toxin, there are a few possible risks to consider before treatment. However, since the treatment is temporary, side effects will eventually wear off. Botox injections could result in eye dryness, excessive tearing, crooked smile, drooling, droopy eyelids, and uneven eyebrows.

Additionally, Botox side effects could include headaches, flu-like symptoms, and pain, bruising and swelling at injection sites. More severe risks include vision problems, breathing problems, muscle weakness, loss of bladder control, and trouble speaking or swallowing. Having a licensed provider at our Mishawaka office perform Botox treatments can drastically reduce the chances of severe side effects.

Women currently breastfeeding or pregnant should avoid Botox treatments. Patients allergic to cow’s milk protein should also not receive Botox injections.

What to Expect from Botox at our Medical Spa

The effect of Botox is temporary, and regular re-injections are necessary to maintain results. Results of the treatment become noticeable between one and five days after the injections and last for approximately three months.

Botox also works well with dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM®, Revanesse® Versa™, Radiesse®, and Renuva®. These fillers erase lines and folds by adding volume beneath the skin’s surface. A licensed and experienced professional at The Centre, P.C. can advise about additional treatments to enhance the results of Botox Cosmetic.

Refresh Your Appearance with Botox Cosmetic Injections by Licensed & Experienced Injectors at our Mishawaka Spa

Our licensed providers at The Centre, P.C. are available to consult about Botox and answer any questions you may have. To learn more, contact our Centre Yourself medical rejuvenation spa, the only comprehensive spa in the greater Michiana area serving clients from Mishawaka, Elkhart, South Bend, other areas of Indiana, and surrounding states for over 25 years.

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Dr. Downs
Dr. Downs

Ronald K. Downs, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded The Centre, P.C. in Elkhart, Indiana in 1992. He is an active member in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Downs is also a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American Medical Association, The Ohio Valley Plastic Surgery Society, The Rush Surgical Society, and The Indiana State Medical Association where he serves on the board of directors and has served as the president from 2003 to 2004.

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Dr. Macias completed her plastic and reconstructive surgery residency training at Spectrum Health/Michigan State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is Board Certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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Dr. Viscardi

Patrick J. Viscardi, M.D. has been part of the surgical team at The Centre, P.C. since 1998. Dr. Viscardi graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, as a summa cum laude. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Viscardi completed his internship and general surgery residency at the University of Louisville, where he served as chief resident from 1994 to 1995.

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