Botox

Advanced Laparoscopic, Bariatric, Endoscopic & General Surgery

BOTOX Cosmetic® - Offered at Great Lakes Surgical Associates

Our skin ages over time, and the effects of the aging process become evident on our faces, especially in areas of significant facial expression; forehead (worry lines), between the eyebrows, beside the eyes (crow's feet). BOTOX is the most successful, best and affordable treatment option available.

Have you ever wondered where the lines that furrow your brow come from? Is it simply getting older? Exposure to the sun? Is it caused by stress? In general, the aging process and how skin ages is a very complex process. Skin goes through cellular changes, collagen depletion, hormone loss, damage caused by the elements and free radicals, and more. Ultimately, the aging of our skin is caused by many varying factors.
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The lines that appear on your brow are called glabellar lines actually result from muscle movement and the passage of time. After years of crinkling and wrinkling, these glabellar lines start to become more pronounced, exaggerated and more permanent. Fortunately, there is a way to temporarily reduce moderate to severe glabellar lines, or "Forehead" wrinkles. Treatment with Botox Cosmetic can visibly smooth and soften these lines between your brows. An improvement can be seen within days, and can last up to 4 months, although results vary. In clinical trials, 90% of men and women asked, rated their improvement in the appearance of frown lines between their brows as moderate to better 1 month after treatment.

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BOTOX Cosmetic® is a simple, non-surgical treatment administered by a physician in our office, as an out-patient procedure. The procedure is virtually painless and the patient will have no downtime. Botox can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age. Botox Cosmetic is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug administration (FDA). Just one 10-minute treatment with a GLSA surgeon, which consists of only a few tiny injections, can produce noticeable improvement within just days. BOTOX Cosmetic® is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown-lines between the brows to form over time.

So, what are you waiting for? It's all about the Freedom of Expression! Call GLSA today to set up an appointment, or to learn more about what Botox can do for you.

Botox frequently asked questions.

Important Safety Information
Serious heart problems and serious allergic reactions have been reported rarely. If you think you are having difficulty swallowing, speaking or breathing, call your doctor immediately. The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Localized pain, infections, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.

Alma Office

Address:
Warwick Medical Plaza
315 Warwick Drive, #3
Alma, MI 48801

Phone: (989) 463-6699
Fax: (989) 466-2574

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

Mt. Pleasant Office

Address:
4851 E Pickard St
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Phone: (989) 463-6699
Fax: (989) 466-2574

Midland Office

Address:
MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland
Towsley Building
4201 Campus Ridge Drive, Suite 4050
Midland, MI  48640
Towsley Building Entrance - take elevator on right to 4th floor

Phone: (989) 463-6699
Fax: (989) 466-2574

Office Hours:
Thursdays - Bi-Weekly
1pm - 5pm

Clare Office

Address:
602 Beach Street
Suite 2240
Clare, Michigan 48617
Across from the Dougherty Hotel, behind the hospital

Phone: (989) 463-6699
Fax: (989) 466-2574

Hospital Affiliations

All of the surgeons at Great Lakes Surgical Associates have full, unrestricted privileges to practice general surgery at the two major hospital systems in Gratiot and Isabella Counties: Gratiot Medical Center and Central Michigan Community Hospital. We perform surgery at the following locations:
    MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot
    McLaren Central Michigan - Mount Pleasant
    MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland
GLSA Offices are also equipped with surgery suites for indicated office procedures.

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