BOTOX® is considered to be the gold standard in treating lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead and lips. With that said, not all BOTOX injections are created equal. When applied with an artistic hand by a leading Seattle facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Ridgway, you can expect results that not only take years off your facial appearance – but also look exceptionally natural.

How Does BOTOX Work?

Repetitive facial movement over time is a primary cause of lines and wrinkles in this area. BOTOX works by temporarily weakening or paralyzing the underlying muscles that contribute to moderate or severe frown lines and blocking certain nerves. Botox can successfully treat many aesthetic conditions such as:

  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead furrows
  • Neck bands

Proven Safety Through Millions of Treatments

Doctors also use BOTOX to treat medical conditions unrelated to aesthetics such as chronic migraine headache, excessive underarm perspiring, uncontrolled blinking of the eyes (blepharospasm) and overactive bladder. (Source: NLM)

The discovery of the many uses of BOTOX has improved quality of life in many ways and has been used millions of times, establishing it as a safe and reliable tool in the hands of trained professionals. Patients who are concerned about using a toxin in their aesthetic goals can rest assured that the safety factor has been proven many times over.

Combination Approach

To ensure an optimal outcome and prevent new wrinkles from forming, many Bellevue BOTOX patients will also have Dr. Ridgway combine their BOTOX injections with complementary treatments, such as dermal fillers, laser skin resurfacing and dermabrasion. During your initial consultation, he will review these treatments with you and help you determine which blend of procedures will best restore your smooth and youthful facial appearance.

One combination of injectable treatment has a satisfaction rating (by patients just like you) of 92.6% six months following treatment. This highly successful combination is a treatment with BOTOX and products containing hyaluronic acid. Some of these products are Restylane®, Juvéderm® and Belotero®, all available at Dr. Ridgway’s Bellevue clinic.

91% Satisfaction Rating

These findings are significant as they are the result of a clinical study which studied patient satisfaction of combination treatments using hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers and BOTOX. The study used a total of 5 HA fillers with BOTOX delivered to 13 facial zones. Questionnaires were issued at 3 weeks and 6 months following treatment. The findings were that 91% of patients felt the treatment met or exceeded their goals for treatment and 94% would recommend this combination to others. (Source: NCBI)

Patient satisfaction is rarely as high as these findings. The use of these two facial rejuvenation products can turn back the clock to a marked degree by both restoring lost volume to the face, neck or hands and simultaneously disengaging muscles and nerves that cause frown lines and deep wrinkles. BOTOX and HA products act together to create a younger version of you, leaving your natural expression intact.

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Are You a Candidate for BOTOX?

Dr. Ridgway is deeply committed to personalized patient care. As such, he determines candidacy for all of his Seattle BOTOX patients on an individual basis, after carefully evaluating the signs of facial aging that concern them most. With that said, BOTOX is a safe procedure for most individuals who are between 18 and 65 years of age and wish to revitalize their facial appearance without undergoing an invasive surgical procedure.

Individuals who are not candidates for BOTOX are pregnant women, individuals who have an allergy to any of the ingredients in this medication, or patients who wish to address skin issues BOTOX cannot effectively treat, such as sun damage.

Although these guidelines should give you an idea of who can benefit from among the best BOTOX Bellevue has to offer, the only way to know for sure if you are an ideal candidate is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ridgway today. During that appointment, he will walk you through the procedure and help you determine if it is in your best interest.

Benefits of Botox With Dr. James M. Ridgway

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  • Quick and comfortable procedure. With years of experience, Dr. Ridgway knows how to administer BOTOX so the injections are virtually pain-free. In addition, the treatment only takes about ten minutes, with the full results appearing within one week.
  • No recovery. Immediately after your injections, you will be able to return to work and resume your normal daily routine with very few restrictions.
  • Natural results. While some people may report a “frozen” appearance following BOTOX injections, they are not patients of Dr. Ridgway. A skilled plastic surgeon with a deep understanding of facial anatomy, he knows how to administer BOTOX to successfully treat your wrinkles while ensuring a dynamic – never frozen – final outcome.
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If facial wrinkles, lines and creases are betraying your age, we encourage you to schedule a consultation for among the best BOTOX Bellevue has to offer with Dr. James M. Ridgway. During your private meeting, he will carefully evaluate the signs of aging that concern you most, before composing a custom treatment plan designed to restore your dynamic and youthful facial appearance.

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Schedule A Consultation

If you are ready to refresh and rejuvenate your look today, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of the best plastic surgeons Seattle has to offer: Dr. James M. Ridgway. During your private consultation Dr. Ridgway will carefully evaluate your face and the subtle imperfections that concern you most before providing you with a personalized blend of Bellevue cosmetic surgery procedures that will help you achieve your ideal facial appearance.

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