At the time of a consultation, Dr. Stevens will listen to you describe what you want changed about your appearance, such as the improvement of facial wrinkles. Understanding that each person's anatomy is unique, he will then carefully examine your face. Finally, he will discuss what can realistically be accomplished to treat your wrinkles through the use of Botox® injection treatment.
Realizing that a well-informed patient is the best patient, Dr. Stevens will make available information about alternative treatments that may be useful in treating your wrinkles. These alternatives include corrugator muscle resection, collagen injection therapy and chemical peels.
"Where medically significant alternatives for care or treatment exist, or when the patient requests information concerning medical alternatives, the patient has the right to such information." - The Patient Bill of Rights, AHA
Lastly, recognizing that Botox® injections are one component of a total program for facial rejuvenation and skin renewal, you will have the opportunity to access the surgery center's Patient Education materials. Free from advertising hype, hearsay, and exaggerated manufacturer claims, you will be able to tap into educational resources on such topics as the effectiveness of skin health products in reducing wrinkles, the appropriate use of sunscreens, the difference between medical grade alpha hydroxy acids and over-the-counter preparations. All information is presented in understandable language and is balanced and objective to give you tools to optimize your health.
These Web pages provide an overview of Botox and how injection treatments are performed. No document can address all of your concerns nor supplant the benefit of a private consultation. If you are considering improving your facial wrinkles and have questions or want to make an appointment to discuss how your appearance might benefit from Botox injection treatment, you're invited to email Dr. Stevens or contact the Plastic Surgery and Laser Center.