As you grow older, it becomes seemingly unavoidable that you will sooner-than-later be caught by the signs of skin damage and aging that you have been running from for years. Symptoms of aging and damage to your skin like crow’s feet, frown lines and wrinkles may drastically exaggerate your true age, thus forcing you to search for a solution to your aesthetic woes.

Here at Rock Creek Wellness, we offer a variety of age management treatments like hormone replacement therapy, pellet therapy, cardiovascular screening, telomere screening, cancer screening and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, but we also offer treatments that address the physical aesthetics that might be paired with old age and skin damage. Of these procedures, we have multiple popular and effectively proven cosmetic treatments, with one of the most popular being that of Botox.

If you have crow’s feet, frown lines, wrinkles or any other facial skin damages, Botox might be right for you. Come visit us at Rock Creek Wellness Center today for all of your cosmetic skin care needs, and be sure to ask us if Botox is right for you.

Making the decision to undergo a cosmetic skin treatment is a big decision, and we understand that here at Rock Creek Wellness, but we also understand that looking good is a large contributing factor to feeling good. That being said, we would like to both inform you more of the various benefits of Botox, as well as help you enhance your beauty when you come visit us.

What Is Botox?

Botox, like many popular and effective drugs, is created from something that could kill you. Now don’t be alarmed, because Botox is specifically modified and created to be safe, but its counterpart can be deadly. Botox is derived from the botulinum toxin, a toxin so dangerous that a single gram could kill up to one million people. The botulinum toxin is the primary toxin that causes Botulism, an illness that can lead to respiratory failure or death.

While now you are probably thinking, “well Botox seems kinda dangerous, doesn’t it?” and you’re not wrong to assume so, as it does seem like it would be dangerous, but it’s not. Scientists and doctors have been able to utilize the most beneficial qualities of the toxin while excluding the dangerous effects that it may have on the body, creating an extremely therapeutic cosmetic treatment.

Wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet don’t stand a chance to the relaxing wrinkle-reducing power of Botox. Get a more relaxed look by visiting us at Rock Creek Wellness, where we take pride in being the best place to get Botox injections in Kansas City.

How Does It Work?

Botox is known for its “miracle work” in the arenas of cosmetic injectables for your skin, but how exactly does Botox do it? It might be more simple than you think, as Botox doesn’t do a whole lot more than block signals from your nerves to your muscles for extended, but not permanent, amounts of time.  

Wrinkles are caused by multiple different factors like age, sunlight, smoking and facial expressions, but at the root of all of those issues is the extended contraction of facial muscles. Botox combat’s the contraction of muscles in your face by blocking the nerve receptors that “tell” your muscles to contract. In doing so, your muscles will no-longer contract on an abnormal basis, giving you a much more relaxed look.

What Symptoms Does Botox Treat?

Botox can treat a multitude of different disorders and symptoms like cross eyes, chronic pain, overactive bladders, migraines and cosmetic skin issues, making it a very impressive treatment. While Botox is an extremely impressive and effective treatment, we only use it for cosmetic injections here at Rock Creek Wellness. In fact, we urge you to consider checking our Botox specials in Kansas City so that we may be able to help you kick the wrinkles for good.

The most common cosmetic skin conditions that we treat with Botox are:

Getting Rid Of Crow’s Feet

Crow’s feet are small wrinkles (usually less than a centimeter wide) located on the outside of the eye. Crow’s feet are different from wrinkles in the sense that they are formed by the facial expressions that you make when you’re happy, or simply even just blinded by the sun. While they are an expressive wrinkle that may even have sentiment, nobody really wants them. Luckily, if you are looking for Botox injections in Kansas City to get rid of your crow’s feet, you’ve visited the right page. At Rock Creek Wellness, we have an extremely experienced and professional staff that can aid you in finally ditching the crow’s feet for a softer, more elegant look.

Forcing The Frown Lines Out Of Your Life

Frown lines are the horizontal lines that appear on your forehead as you squint or frown. When your younger, they are only there when your squinting, but after years of aging and damage, they may stick around longer, or always. A few ways that you can prevent frown lines would be to wear sunglasses outdoors to reduce squinting, getting a full night’s rest and proper moisturization, but in the event that you already have frown lines, your best bet is to come visit us. At Rock Creek Wellness we offer a multitude of cosmetic injections like Botox that are perfect for helping you get that soft, wrinkle-free skin back. Check out our Botox specials in Kansas City today to see what our current offers are.

Be Able To Gab About Your Glabella

Your glabella is the small spot between your eyebrows that often develop wrinkles with skin damage and age. The glabella is an extremely important emotion indicator, as it is often where the scowl originates from. If you develop a large about of wrinkles between your eyebrows, it is likely that people may think that you’re scowling at them. With a Botox injection from our talented and experienced staff, you can ditch the unintentional scowl and reclaim your smile.

General Wrinkles Be Gone!

So we’ve talked about a couple different specialized areas of wrinkles that you may encounter that are easily taken care of by Botox, but there is one thing we haven’t talked about… the wrinkles everywhere else. Like we said earlier, wrinkles are inevitable and almost always unavoidable, but at least there are ways to get rid of them once that you get them. Botox may be the correct solution for you, depending on the location of the wrinkles on your face and depending on if the wrinkle are a result of movement, because of this, it is important to consult a medical professional before getting your heart set on Botox.

Come visit us at Rock Creek Wellness for Botox injections in Kansas City, as well as consultations to see if Botox is right for you.

 

Are There Any Side Effects?

You may have noticed that we have stated multiple times how important it is to seek the opinion of an experienced medical professional to see if Botox is right for you and that because Botox can potentially have serious side effects. While it is extremely rare for someone to have side effects from Botox, it is not unheard of, and that is why it is important to be completely honest with the medical professionals that you consult before making an appointment for a Botox procedure.

Below, we have compiled a list of common symptoms of Botox injections:

  • Headache (ranging from mild to a migraine)
  • Neck pain, stiffness, or weakness
  • Muscle pain or spasm
  • Pain (injections site)
  • High blood pressure
  • Itching

While the above side effects are the most common, there is a large scope of side effects that one may feel after a Botox treatment. At Rock Creek Wellness, we urge anyone experiencing an unnatural feeling after injection (within reason), to seek medical attention. In rare cases, people may react to Botox in more serious ways such as prolonged difficulty swallowing, speaking or breathing and the feeling that the Botox has spread past the desired confines of the Botox treatment. If you experience any serious side effects, seek medical attention immediately.

While the above list may make it seem like Botox is a scary, high-risk procedure, it really isn’t. We just wouldn’t be doing our part as the best wellness center to get Botox injections in Kansas City if we didn’t provide our customers with all the possible information that we can.

Please contact us and schedule a Botox consult with us today, and ask about our Botox specials in Kansas City!

5 Myths About Botox Debunked

Like with most good things good in this world, there are some people that don’t like Botox. Botox and other forms of cosmetic injections have been the victim of countless uninformed campaigns formed by people who misinterpret what Botox really is. We have compiled the 5 most misinterpreted things about Botox below.

  1. “Botox will give you a frozen, expressionless look” is something that you might hear from a misinformed individual. Historically people have associated Botox with an unattainable “barbie doll” ideology, where Botox users are perceived to be “chasing perfection”. While yes, we can rule out the fact that there might be someone like that out there, we can say that most people use Botox for basic cosmetic uses only.
  2. Some people think that once Botox is used once that you need to continue getting Botox or else your looks will decline at an incredible rate. This is simply not true. Botox is designed to slow down the worsening of wrinkles, and it is quite counterintuitive to proclaim that they could potentially increase the amount, and speed, or wrinkles showing up on your skin.
  3. “Botox hurts” is another thing that people commonly hear. While it is perceived to be painful, in reality, people that have received botox procedures have compared the sensation to “a light pinch”. Botox is also an extremely quick procedure, on average lasting a shorter amount of time than a dental appointment.
  4. Some people claim that Botox is addictive. This statement is unbelievably far off and is more likely referring to how some people become “addicted” to the results of cosmetic injections. Botox itself has no reported addictive qualities, making physical addiction impossible. Some people continuously use Botox treatments, but they are not addicted, they just like how they look. There is no shame in that!
  5. “Botox acts quickly, and is permanent” is a false statement about Botox that actually couldn’t possibly be more wrong. Botox doesn’t really start to show signs until 2-3 days after the procedure is even conducted, not to mention that it can take up to 12 days for the patient to see the full results. Once the results are obtained, the patient isn’t stuck with the Botox for life, instead, the patient is stuck with the Botox for roughly 3-6 months.

If you are looking for Botox injections in Kansas City, come visit us at Rock Creek Wellness, where we will give you nothing but the facts!

 

A Brief History Of Botox

Botox has been an extremely commonplace name since its rise to popularity in the early 1990s, almost becoming a household name due to its widespread intrigue. Oddly enough, Botox was not a treatment that was born from the brain of a cosmetic surgeon, coming to fruition soon after its initial discovery. Instead, Botox went under many iterations as it became the cosmetic injectable treatment that we know today.

 

One of the people that are often credited with discovering Botox cosmetic use is Dr. Alan Scott.  Scott was indeed not a cosmetic surgeon, or a cosmetic anything for that matter, but instead he was a ophthalmologist, a doctor specializing in eye and vision diseases and diagnosis. You are probably wondering to yourself, “how does a doctor that studies eyes help contribute to the invention of one of the best cosmetic treatments in a America?”, and the answer is simple… by accident.

 

Scott discovered the invaluable effects of Botox while searching for a cure for his cross eyed patients. While searching for a cure for his patients, Scott noticed that the injection points on the patients face would exhibit the absence of wrinkles, where wrinkles once existed, and his patients began to take notice too. On the first day that a patient had come to him not for their cross eyes, but rather to get rid of their wrinkles, the idea of Botox was born.

 

Like most good things, Botox was developed from a culmination of various medical professionals’ experiences and findings. While Dr. Alan Scott was trying to find a cure for cross eyes,  Doctors Jean and Alastair Carruthers were also discovering their intrigue with the effects of Botox. Scott, being an eye doctor, discovered the side effects of his medicine on his patients, while the Carruthers family, one a dermatologist and the other an eye doctor, discovered the effect of ones drug on the other’s patient. Much like Scott, the Carruthers family found that the injectable cosmetic drug, later to be called Botox, not only reduced wrinkles, but got rid of them.

After the initial discovery of this new cosmetic injectable treatment, the husband and wife power- couple traveled to medical conferences trying to present their findings, but they were only met with scrutiny from their peers. But in the early 1990s, the Carruthers family discovery began to grow, quickly becoming the “miracle treatment” that it is today.

Today, Botox is a billion dollar industry, and wellness centers all across the country are heavily invested in the innovative cosmetic treatment known for getting rid of the pesky crow’s feet, frown lines and the wrinkles that plague people that are just trying to live their everyday life with confidence. Botox medical solution that can enhance your skin, making it glow once again. Come visit us at Rock Creek Wellness today for Botox injections in Kansas City and see the difference that our wellness center can make for your skin. If you often find yourself searching “Botox specials Kansas City” on your home desktop, don’t be surprised when our wellness center pops up, and be sure to check out all of our specials for the inside scoop on the other skin tightening cosmetic injectable specials.

 

Visit Us At Rock Creek Wellness Today For Botox Injections In Kansas City

Here at the Rock Creek Wellness, we are dedicated to providing the best care and experience to our customers, whether that be hormone replacement therapy, pellet therapy, cardiovascular screening, telomere screening, cancer screening and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy or cosmetic injections like Botox. Contact us or visit us today for inquiries about pricing or treatments, and be sure to ask about our Botox specials in Kansas City.