Botox And Fillers Specialist

Virtue Medical

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Lee’s Summit, MO

Botox® and fillers are minimally invasive injections that are designed to decrease the appearance of aging. Chad Sharky, DO, and the team at Virtue Medical provide Botox and filler treatments to their clients in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. To schedule an initial consultation with the team at Virtue Medical, call or use the online booking tool today.

Botox and Fillers Q & A

What is Botox®?

Botox is purified bacteria from the botulinum toxin. When injected into your body, it temporarily freezes the area of injection. This is caused by the blocking of nerve signals in the treatment area. 

Botox treatments are not permanent and typically last for three to four months. All treatments made with the botulinum toxin are distributed under the names Botox Cosmetic, Xemin®, or Dysport®.   

What are fillers?

Dermal fillers are injected beneath the surface of your skin to enhance your skin’s volume. The injection is composed of specific substances such as:

  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Calcium hydroxylapatite
  • Polylactic acid
  • Polyalkylimide
  • Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (PMMA)

These substances are specially designed to safely stimulate collagen production and minimize the effects of aging on your face. The team at Virtue Medical is experienced in determining which filler is appropriate for your individual needs.

What are the benefits of Botox and fillers?

Botox works to correct wrinkles caused by muscle movement like smiling and squinting. These wrinkles are typically located in areas such as:

  • Your smile
  • Crows feet around your eyes
  • Horizontal lines across your forehead
  • Vertical lines between your eyebrows

Fillers typically target areas of your skin that have been affected by the loss of collagen that occurs when you age. Benefits of fillers include:

  • Decreased wrinkles underneath your eyes
  • Enhanced lip plumpness
  • Enhanced shallow areas of the face
  • Softened static wrinkles
  • Softened scars

Botox and fillers both minimize the effects of your body’s natural aging process on your skin.

What are the effects of Botox and fillers?

Your well-being is incredibly important. Although Botox and fillers are non-surgical treatments, they still have risks. The team at Virtue Medical educates you regarding not only the benefits but also the side-effects of Botox and fillers before performing a treatment.

Although rare, potential side effects of Botox include:

  • Headache
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Rash
  • Paralysis of nearby muscles
  • Pain or swelling
  • Nausea
  • Trouble breathing
  • Blurred vision

To minimize the risk of some of the above symptoms, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) suggests that you don’t rub or apply pressure to the area of injection following a Botox treatment. 

Although rare, potential side effects of dermal fillers include:

  • Rash
  • Redness or swelling
  • Lumps
  • Scarring
  • Infection
  • Vision problems

Most patients do not experience the above symptoms. However, it is essential to consider all the benefits and side effects of Botox and fillers before having a procedure.

To schedule an appointment with Virtue Medical and learn more about Botox and fillers, call or use the online booking tool today.

Please note that aesthetic services might require an additional fee for members.