Botox in Little Rock, AR
Dr. English, a triple board-certified surgeon at English Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center, offers various plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures to the residents of Little Rock, Conway, Pulaski County and the surrounding communities in Arkansas.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Many wrinkles originate from creases in the skin that are caused by making the same expression over and over. These “frown lines,” “crow’s feet,” and “smile lines” result from the contraction of muscles under the skin. BOTOX® Cosmetic improves these wrinkles by blocking the electrical impulse from reaching the area. As a result, the muscle becomes less active, the skin over the muscle relaxes, and the wrinkle gradually softens and disappears.
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are used to improve wrinkles between the eyebrows, on the forehead and around the eyes. On occasion, other areas may also be treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic.
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Am I a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used safely for wrinkle therapy for over 20 years. The small amounts used for cosmetic purposes result in few side effects. Therefore, there are few restrictions regarding BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments. Women who are pregnant and people who have a neurological disease, however, should not be treated. BOTOX® Cosmetic does not directly affect sensory facial nerves so there should be no numbness in the injected area. “Untreated” muscles are unaffected so facial expressions are not dramatically altered.
How is BOTOX® Cosmetic administered?
During the BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment at our office in Little Rock, a small amount of BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into the facial muscle with a tiny needle. A topical numbing agent is used to anesthetize the area being treated. In some cases, our patients also used nitrous (similar to a dental procedure) during the injections. The relaxing effects on the muscle become more pronounced over the next few days and usually last three to six months.
How much does Botox® cost in Little Rock?
Each Botox® procedure is unique because it is performed with YOU in mind. Since your needs will be different from other patients, it will not be possible to provide you with an exact cost until after you meet with Dr. English the first time. Once he has established a treatment plan, we can then go over the cost and discuss which method of payment might be right for you. We accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards, in addition to financing through CareCredit® or MedLoanFinance.com.
Botox® is generally considered elective, and are therefore not covered under most health insurance plans. As such, our office does not accept any form of health coverage.
I want to learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments. What should I do?
If you would like more information about these treatments, please call Diane at our Little Rock office. She has been Dr. English’s injectionist for over 11 years and she is also his sister. Diane will be happy to answer all questions and concerns you may have about BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. Ask Diane to see BOTOX® before and after photos. For those who have an aversion to “shots”, our office uses topical anesthetics that will numb your skin during the BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments, as well as nitrous oxide.
Botox is also FDA approved to treat hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating), usually providing results for up to 12 months.
Dr. English, a triple board-certified surgeon at English Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center, offers various plastic surgery procedures to the residents of Little Rock, Conway, Pulaski County and the surrounding communities in Arkansas. If you would like to look and feel your very best, contact us today to schedule a consultation.