Botox 101: Making Sense of Medical Aestethics


This post is sponsored by Mid-America Plastic Surgery.

With all the demands on your time and energy during this required stay-at-home period, it’s easy to lose sight of your own needs. But now’s the perfect time to dream a little and start thinking about how you want to emerge from your quarantine cocoon. 

Many local moms are using this time to plan their next cosmetic treatments. From dermal fillers to Botox, St. Louis moms (and dads!) have abundant rejuvenation options at nearby med spas in Missouri and Illinois. If you’re new to nonsurgical injectables, though, you may not know how to start planning your new look. Here’s a feature-by-feature guide of the types of results you can enjoy with injectables.

a woman smiling with smooth, young looking skin


Botox and other neuromodulators such as Dysport and Xeomin temporarily disable the repetitive muscle movements that cause forehead lines and furrows. If you don’t have these dynamic wrinkles yet, smaller doses of Botox can keep forehead wrinkles from forming in the first place. 


A firm, uplifted brow showcases your eyes and creates a more youthful appearance by restoring lost volume. A skilled injector creates this elevated brow with dermal fillers such as Restylane and neuromodulators such as Dysport and Botox.

Close up of woman receiving botox injection under eyeEyes

Aging and sun damage cause wrinkles around your eyes and dark circles under them. Juvéderm and Restylane fillers revive the area under the eyes by filling in sunken spaces, making you look more alert. For crow’s feet and other dynamic wrinkles around the eyes, Botox/Dysport is a good option, according to the website of The Spa at MidAmerica Plastic Surgery near St. Louis in Glen Carbon IL.


If you’re longing for the days when you had full, high cheekbones, Restylane Lyft can help by rebuilding dimension to the cheeks. 


Fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane can reshape a nose, define the bridge, smooth a prominent hump, or create a more symmetrical tip. For “nonsurgical rhinoplasty,” it’s essential to choose an experienced, knowledgeable injector with an eye for nose aesthetics.


Age, gravity, and diminished collagen often create deep nasolabial lines that run from your nostrils to the outer corner of your mouth and marionette lines that travel from the corners of your mouth to your chin. Botox and Xeomin can smooth some shallow lines in this area, and dermal fillers plump deeper marionette lines and nasolabial folds. For long-term rejuvenation around the mouth area, though, a facelift is a better option.

Close up of woman receiving botox injection in lips



Fillers such as Restylane KYSSE create lush, full lips. These fillers are designed explicitly for lip augmentation and filling out fine lines around your lips. Generally, lip fillers last six months to a year.

Jaw & Chin

As we age, gravity and other forces cause our jaw skin to sag, forming jowls and a tired-looking face. Luckily, you can return to a more youthfully defined chin and jawline with Juvéderm Volux. The filler contours the lower face and lasts up to 18 months.

Neck and Double Chin

If you’re tired of that little extra pouch of fat hanging beneath your chin, there’s hope! Kybella is an injectable that breaks down double-chin fat cells and tightens the treatment area. Botox can also ease the age-related vertical platysmal bands that protrude from your neck, creating a smoother neck silhouette.


Our hands show our age, too, as veins and bones become more prominent. Restylane Lyft and Radiesse replace lost volume in the hands, helping them to look younger and more supple.

Fillers and neurotoxins are terrific tools for revamping your look without surgery. If you want more extensive rejuvenation, you may want to consider surgical options like a facelift or a Mommy Makeover. St. Louis moms often combine surgical and nonsurgical rejuvenation solutions.

The options for revitalizing your look are nearly endless. Dream and plan a little now, then discuss your goals with plastic surgery or med spa professionals when stay-at-home orders relax. You just might emerge from this lockdown with a fresher, more vibrant look.