BOTOX & Wrinkle Relaxers

In Birmingham, AL

woman receiving botox injection | Raggio Facial Plastic Surgery

Price: est. $14-15

Procedure Time: 15 minutes

Recovery Time: Zero Downtime

Introduction to

Botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Daxxify, Jeuveau) with Dr. Raggio

The aging process involves the complex interplay of several key elements including diet, exercise, sleep, genetics, environmental factors (sun exposure, wind damage), and tobacco use, to name a few. From an anatomical perspective, aging skin loses key structural components that contribute to its strength (collagen), elasticity (elastin), and hydration (hyaluronic acid). This decreased skin integrity, coupled with hyperactive facial muscles, contributes to the skin displaying fine lines and wrinkles that one often associates with an aged, tired, or sad appearance. 

While the certainties of aging are inevitable, the good news is that there exists a wonderfully safe, effective, and reproducible in-office treatment that can be used to treat and reverse these unwanted signs of aging. Meet BOTOX, perhaps the most popular anti-aging procedure available today. 

By opting for a BOTOX treatment, you’ll see a more rested and refreshed appearance that translates to a more confident, vibrant, and youthful self. If you are considering BOTOX in Birmingham, AL, come and see why double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Blake Raggio provides one of the best BOTOX treatments in the Birmingham Hoover Metropolitan area.

Read below to learn more about the nuances of perhaps the most popular anti-aging procedure available today, botulinum toxin, more commonly referred to as BOTOX.

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What is BOTOX with Dr. Raggio?

Botulinum toxin, commonly referred to by it’s brand name BOTOX or “toxin” for short, represents a powerful neuromodulator derived from a bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. While BOTOX represents the original product formulated over 20 years ago, one should know there exist several tradenames of botulinum toxin, five of which are currently available in the United States and FDA-approved for cosmetic use. They include Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Jeuveau, and Daxxify. Herein, we’ll use the term BOTOX to refer to any of the above botulinum toxin preparations.

How Does BOTOX work?

BOTOX is a neuromodulator that works by decreasing muscle movement. When injected into targeted facial muscles using precise amounts, the BOTOX muscle-relaxing effect can soften wrinkles, particularly ones evident with expressions such as when smiling, frowning, acting surprised, or being angry.  

In a more skilled injector’s hands, BOTOX can also be used to change the brow shape, lift the nose, improve the posture of the mouth, soften the appearance of jowls, and improve your neck and jawline definition.For people looking to address any unwanted effects associated with aging in a safe and effective way, we invite you to talk to Dr. Raggio and his team to learn how BOTOX may be a great option for you.

What specific areas of the face can Dr. Raggio treat or target with BOTOX?

  • Horizontal lines on the forehead
  • Angry lines, or 11’s, in the glabella (between the eyebrows, above the nose)
  • BrowLift – strategic applications of BOTOX can achieve better brow symmetry and position
  • Eye lines and wrinkles (“crow’s feet”)
  • “Bunny lines” on the nose
  • Chin dimpling (aka chin cellulite)
  • A “gummy smile,” where excess gingiva or gum show detracts from one’s smile
  • Negative Mouth Posture – relax the downturned corners of the mouth
  • Lip Flip – to increase upper lip pout and red lip show
  • Nefertiti Lift – improves neck contours and jowls by targeting depressor muscles of the lower face 
  • Platysmal neck-banding (platysma injections) – improve the neck angle
  • Facial Slimming (masseter muscle injections) – can also help with bruxism, clenching, or TMJ
  • Nasal Tip Lift – Rotate the tip of the nose by targeting depressor septi muscle
  • Meso-botox = improve the overall appearance and texture of the skin by injecting hyper-dilute concentrations of toxin 
  • Hyperhidrosis – people with hyperactive sweat glands bothered by excessive sweating
  • Headaches – coincidentally, by reducing tension on the facial muscles many people with migraines can benefit from BOTOX injections

NOTE: some of these treatments may be considered off-label, so please consult with a credentialed and reputable physician with in-depth knowledge of anatomy and BOTOX applications when creating a treatment plan.

To learn how BOTOX can benefit you and to discuss the ways this treatment can enhance your aesthetic appearance, call us today to schedule a consultation appointment. 

What are the benefits of BOTOX with Dr. Raggio?

The effects of BOTOX are widely known and popular for its ability to address the following issues: 

  • Reduce fine lines
  • Smooth out wrinkles
  • Restore youthful look
  • Reduce overall signs of aging on your face
  • Reduce crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes)

 

 

Who are the best BOTOX candidates?

BOTOX in Birmingham is a great option for people looking to slow down the aging process without going under the knife. While some may worry that they are either “too young” or “too old” to receive BOTOX, there is no right or wrong age to begin treatments. Simply put, if you have wrinkles or other age-related changes that you’d like to improve, BOTOX may be right for you.  If you are looking for a more youthful appearance with firmer, tighter skin, BOTOX treatment is highly effective.

By calling and scheduling an appointment, our providers will help you determine if BOTOX at Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery is the right treatment for you.

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What’s the first step to scheduling a BOTOX treatment?

What are the first steps?

To get started on your BOTOX journey, we invite you to schedule a consultation session with Dr. Raggio. This in-depth appointment will enable you to learn more about what BOTOX is and what the process involves. You will share your intended goals with Dr. Raggio who will determine whether it will be an effective solution for you. This is your chance to ask questions and talk about the aging process more candidly with Dr. Raggio, so he can create an effective, safe and overall best BOTOX treatment plan for you.

What to expect on the day of a BOTOX treatment

When you arrive at Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery in Birmingham you will be greeted by our friendly and inviting team members who will guide you through your BOTOX appointment to get you situated and comfortable. You’ll have professional photographs taken, and then you’ll meet with Dr. Raggio who will perform an in-depth facial analysis and provide a customized BOTOX treatment plan.

When it comes to the actual BOTOX treatment itself, you’ll see that Dr. Raggio does not routinely use any topical numbing agent on the intended areas of treatment. His patients simply don’t need to! Instead, Dr. Raggio relies on his unique injection technique, in addition to a number of other measures to minimize any discomfort including vibration devices or cool compresses. For most people, BOTOX injections are a very well-tolerated in-office procedure with minimal discomfort (often described as a “pinch”). 

Your entire treatment should take no longer than 15-30 minutes, depending on the depth of discussion and the number of areas being treated and their complexity. When the procedure is complete, your skin will be cleansed. After this, you will be free to go about your day and resume regular activities. No downtime is needed after getting a BOTOX treatment!

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BOTOX recovery

The best part about getting BOTOX is that you can fit it in during your lunch break or in between running errands. It is a safe, effective, and convenient way for many patients to level up their appearance. We ensure you are equipped with a list of do’s and don’ts after your appointment to ensure successful results. It is vital not to rub or massage the areas injected, to allow time for the BOTOX to set in and to prevent the botulinum toxin from migrating to other areas of the face. For issues such as redness, irritation, or swelling, rest assured Dr. Raggio and his team are available to help as needed.

How much does BOTOX cost in Birmingham, AL?

The cost of BOTOX in Birmingham can vary, depending on the areas being treated, as well as the skill and expertise of the injector, amongst other factors. Each patient’s skin is different and requires an individual assessment, which is why we require a consultation before going ahead with the treatment. During the consultation, your provider will discuss in depth your desired outcome, and the areas you are looking to focus on to give a more accurate price point. In short, patients should anticipate investing anywhere between $800 to $1600 for select or full-face BOTOX, respectively. Call us today for a consultation and speak with one of our providers about your BOTOX treatment.

Why choose Dr. Raggio for BOTOX?

By placing your trust in the capable hands of Dr. Blake Raggio, you are choosing a double-board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon who is an authority in the arena of face surgery. Whether a patient is seeking surgical or non-surgical rejuvenation for the aging face, Dr. Raggio relies on his unique and comprehensive training, as well as his artistic eye and appreciation for beauty, to help restore and create a more attractive and youthful appearance to the face in a subtle but natural way. Whether the issue is functional or cosmetic, Dr. Raggio closely and carefully listens to each individual’s concerns to design a personalized treatment plan for each and every patient. Above all else, Dr. Raggio is passionate about his work and enjoys making others feel more confident about themselves.

Dr. Raggio’s success is indicative of his esteemed credentials and qualifications. 

He strongly believes in educating the next generation of clinicians and serves as a Clinical Adjunct professor with the Faulkner Physician Assistant Studies Program, as a Clinical Adjunct professor with Tulane University Medical Center Department of Head and Neck Surgery in New Orleans Louisiana, and as a Clinical Preceptor for the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine

Dr. Raggio also serves as an Injectable Trainer (e.g., BOTOX, Facial Filler) for the Beverly Hills Institute of Aesthetic Medicine in Los Angeles, CA. He enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge for all things Facial Plastic Surgery-related, and takes great pride in delivering exceptionally natural results with injectables, BOTOX included.

He is an active member of multiple medical societies, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAOHNS) as well as the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (AAFPRS)

Lastly, Dr. Raggio is one of only a few Fellowship-Trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons in the entire Birmingham Hoover Metropolitan area, and has obtained rare Dual board certification in both Head and Neck Surgery as well as Facial Plastic Surgery.

For these reasons, patients can be confident and rest assured that they will receive the absolute best BOTOX with Dr. Raggio and his team at Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, AL.

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To schedule a consultation for BOTOX in Birmingham with Dr. Raggio, call us today, and one of our patient coordinators will guide you through the steps. Alternatively, you can also contact us through the patient portal on our website, and our coordinator will respond in a timely manner to schedule your consult. Our team loves to work with first-time BOTOX patients due to the stunning results they see, bringing a youthful vibrance back to their appearance.

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Patient reviews

  • Torrey

    5 Star Review

    I am a week post-op from my cosmetic rhinoplasty with Dr. Blake Raggio, a Facial Plastic Surgeon here in Birmingham, Alabama. I just had my cast removed today and I could not be happier with my results already!

  • Jessica

    5 Star Review

    Thank you, Dr. Blake Raggio, for the excellent work on my nose. The Rhinoplasty to correct the deviated septum and nostril closure went so smoothly. My breathing has improved and the before and after pictures were amazing. Your knowledge and skills improved my health and facial profile.

  • Pamela

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Blake Raggio is an amazing Facial Plastic Surgeon. I am one week out from having my
    Blepharoplasty and Browlift and could not be more pleased. Not only is he a talented Facial Plastic Surgeon he also has a wonderful bedside manner.

  • Elizabeth

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Raggio and staff get an A+ for their superb care! From the time you walk in the door to the time you leave, you will be treated like family! Best of all you’ll leave looking younger and feeling good! You can’t beat the care and compassion from Dr Raggio and his staff!

  • Chelsea

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Raggio is the absolute best! He listens and is very precise with his injections. I am extremely happy with the results I have gotten with him. He does not push any services on you, either. I have uploaded two pictures to show the difference. I get Botox and lip filler.

  • Sheila

    5 Star Review

    I went to Dr Reggio for my eyelids. They were folding over. I was scared to have the surgery but the right eye was bothering me. So I decided to have the surgery and this Doctor is such a delight and kind-hearted. I am very, very happy with the way my surgery turned out. I would highly recommend Dr. Raggio to anyone!

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