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Botox and injectables can fill lines, plump skin, and smooth out creases.
Dr. Lee and our advanced practitioners offer Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, Jeuveau®, Juvéderm®, and injections, as well as non-surgical skincare procedures. They care for and treat multiple patients in the Fort Wayne, Angola, and Warsaw, IN areas.
Call 260-205-8285 to book your appointment!
You’re not old, sick, angry, or tired. You don’t feel old, sick, sore or tired. And you don’t need to look old, sick, angry, or tired, thanks to Botox®, Dysport®, Juvederm®, Xeomin®, Jeuveau®, and other injectables.
In Fort Wayne, injectables are an excellent option for those who are just showing the first signs of aging. They can fill lines, plump skin, and smooth out creases that don’t yet warrant surgical or other intervention.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What should you not do after Botox?
Make sure to avoid laying down or bending over for at least 4 hours after your Botox treatment. Additionally, avoid exercising, sweating, or excessive heat for the first 24 hours.
How long does Botox take to settle?
It can take 10-14 days for Botox to settle into its final appearance. If, after two weeks, you’re still not satisfied with your results, you can return for a dose adjustment.
What happens when Botox wears off?
Once Botox begins to fade, you’ll notice your fine lines and wrinkles begin to emerge again. Keep in mind that Botox does not make you look worse after it wears off – you’ve simply become adjusted to your excellent results.
Do I need to do anything to prepare for Botox?
You should stop taking any blood-thinning medications at least two weeks before your procedure, since these medications can increase your chances of bruising. If you have a regular workout regimen, make sure to exercise before your appointment.
Who should not get Botox?
Patients with allergies to any ingredients in Botox should not get it. Additionally, patients who have cardiovascular or respiratory medical concerns should not get Botox.
Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, and Jeuveau®
Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, and Jeuveau® all use botulinum toxin to treat frown lines, crow’s feet, and furrows in the forehead.
This is accomplished by injecting the toxin through a very tiny needle into the muscles that are causing the wrinkles. This causes them to become weaker, and no longer able to contract and form facial lines.
While the procedure often takes just 15 minutes or less, it requires expert knowledge of the muscles of the face to be sure only the appropriate muscles are treated and to be sure they are fully immobilized while other facial expressions are preserved.
Injections of Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, and Jeuveau® are performed in our offices. Afterward, you may notice a few small prick marks where you received the injections, and the area may be slightly tender. You should avoid rubbing the area for the first few days to avoid spreading the toxin to other muscles. You should also avoid leaning forward for a few hours and avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours after your appointment. You’ll have to forgo facials, microdermabrasion, and peels for at least 24 hours after receiving Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, or Jeuveau®. Otherwise, there is no downtime or recovery required.
You will begin to see results after three to four days, though it will take a week for the full benefit to be apparent. Your smoother skin will last three to four months, at which time the toxin wears off, your muscles return to normal, and your wrinkles reappear. Patients often schedule regular touch-ups to maintain their younger-looking appearance.
While Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, and Jeuveau® are relatively safe, every procedure comes with risks. Those specific to botulinum toxin injections include:
- Bruising and pain at the injection site
- Flu-like symptoms
- Temporary facial weakness or drooping
- Very rarely, the toxin can spread beyond the treatment area and cause breathing problems, trouble swallowing, muscle weakness, and slurred speech.
Many spas and other facilities are now offering Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, and Jeuveau® without any oversight. But Dr. Lee is a board-certified plastic surgeon, and he has specifically trained his staff to deliver the same thorough, careful approach. You can trust the Aspire specialists to provide a safe procedure and the best outcome possible.
Real Patient Results
Juvéderm®, and Other Fillers
Fillers work well for treating deep wrinkles and larger folds, such as the lines that run from the corners of your nose to the corners of your mouth. Various substances are injected into these wrinkles to build them out, making the skin look smoother and fuller. Fillers also can be used to plump up soft tissue such as the lips.
Juvéderm® and other fillers differ in how soft they feel under the skin and how long they last. Soft fillers used in soft areas such as the lips tend to have a shorter effect, while more firm fillers used in areas such as the folds around the mouth last longer. The effects of fillers range from three months to a year; newer, longer-lasting fillers are being developed all the time.
The most common fillers used today are based on hyaluronic acid, a sugar found in human skin. Allergic reactions are much more rare than with previous collagen fillers. Hyaluronic acid is eventually absorbed by your body, at which time the wrinkle or crease will reappear.
While fillers are relatively safe, every procedure comes with risks. Those specific to injectable fillers include:
- Bruising and pain at the injection site
- Local infection
Many spas and other facilities are now offering injectable fillers without any oversight. But Dr. Lee is a board-certified plastic surgeon, and he has carefully trained his staff to deliver the same thorough, careful approach.
Aspire offers a range of options to help you quickly and easily erase those first signs of aging and prevent new ones. Even deep wrinkles can be smoothed out with injectables. You don’t have to be mistaken for sick, tired, or angry!
Follow up with our line of truly remarkable skin care products and help protect and reduce future damage to your skin.
The key to a truly successful result is maintaining an open line of communication with Dr. Lee and adhering to his recommendations. He and his team are eager to respond to your questions and concerns—they are your partners in achieving the results that you seek.
Sources: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons; The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Dr. Lee is an absolute artist. Not only does he assure you through the process, he is very detail-oriented. If I can offer any advice to future patients of Dr. Lee, TRUST HIM! He had some ideas of his own, and I sort of let him take the reins, and boy, am I happy I did! WONDERFUL work! I feel perfect! Thoughtful, thorough, insightful, knowledgeable, detail-oriented, caring and experienced. I could go on for paragraphs. Who goes into surgery at ease, and comes out a bit swollen and somewhat swelled…YET SMILING and HAPPY? Dr. Lee’s patients. He even personally called that evening to check in. Absolutely hands down the best doctor I have ever had the experience of encountering—and I did my fair share of research!
- Written by Sarah B.F.
I can speak about someone whom I was in a romantic relationship with who went to see Dr. Lee for a consultation and then to have two fairly significant procedures done. From the very first meeting, all the way through her recovery from both procedures, Dr. Lee and his staff were nothing but the best they could be. I was just amazed how upbeat and positive Dr. Lee and his staff made her feel every step of the way. Dr. Lee is not just a gifted, board-certified plastic surgeon with 22 years of experience who has an amazing staff of caring people. He CHANGES PEOPLE’S LIVES!! He is gifted, he is talented, he is polite, friendly, articulate and, most of all, humble. He does not brag or boast or have an ego. He has a gift and love for what he does, and it shows in how he does it with every single patient every single day. The Fort Wayne medical community is blessed and fortunate to have Dr. Lee as one of its members, and we are fortunate to have him as a member of our community.
- Written by John R.
Dr. Lee is the best doctor I have ever encountered. He cares and explains everything thoroughly, and he especially takes the time to talk and listen to his patients. He is an outstanding doctor! He does a great job at what he does!
- Written by Roxanne
Request a Consultation
The first step will be to schedule your consultation at the office, located in the Fort Wayne area. You’ll meet with Dr. Lee or Jill who will examine your skin and talk about your goals for the procedure. Based on your skin quality and the depth and location of your creasing and wrinkles, they will recommend the best treatment for you.
Be prepared to share your medical history, including previous surgeries, medical conditions, drug allergies, and current medications. You’ll need to stop taking medications and supplements that thin the blood one week before your appointment, including aspirin, ibuprofen, Excedrin, St. John’s Wart, Vitamin E, fish oil or omega-3s, ginko bilboa, and ginseng. Tell your practitioner if you’ve had previous fillers or been treated with Botox or Dysport.