Injectables 101: What First-Timers Should Know

Injectables in St. LouisTrying something new can be nerve-wracking. Dr. C.B. Boswell and the team at Body Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Skincare Center routinely meet with new patients who have been curious about the rejuvenating powers of injectable treatments, but have been hesitant to pull the trigger. Given how many of these new patients become repeat patients, it is clear that experiencing injectables firsthand is a recipe for satisfaction.

If you have been considering injectable treatments, here is what you should know:

Great Results Come from Great Doctors

Patients who price-compare injectables to decide where to get the treatment are more likely to be disappointed by their results. There is absolutely an art to administering injectables, and a knowledgeable doctor will know precisely where and how much filler or Botox to inject to maximize the longevity and attractiveness of the results.

Dr. Boswell has an amazing portfolio with great reviews to match, so St. Louis patients can be sure they will receive high-quality injection results from him.

It Really Is Quick and Easy

While most skin treatments require a certain amount of time in our chair and can make your skin look (temporarily) worse before it looks better, that is certainly not the case when it comes to injectables. The fact that our patients can leave the office and promptly resume their normal activities is a plus, as is the minimal healing process. Some patients will experience slight irritation and/or bruising near the injection site, but usually your coworkers will be unable to detect that you just underwent a treatment — at least until the results start to show in the days to come!

Usually, It Does Not Hurt

While many people have apprehension around needles, patients are pleasantly surprised to discover that the level of discomfort is so manageable. Although pain is subjective, most compare the injection to a pinch. Prior to the treatment, we apply a numbing agent to the face to make the needle prick more tolerable. Some patients may experience some lingering soreness as a side effect, but for the most part you should feel normal again in no time.

Your Results Can Be Adjusted

One of the best aspects of choosing a procedure that requires periodic updates is the ability to continuously refine the results. If you love your results but wish your lips were just a little plumper next time, or your frown lines were slightly less visible, these are corrections that can be easily achieved with tiny modifications to the injection site and dosage. Continue to have a conversation with us so we can give you not just a great look, but the perfect look.


At Body Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Skincare Center, we offer Botox, Dysport, Restylane and Juvederm to achieve the rejuvenating effects that you desire. For an appointment, or if you have other lingering questions about injectables, do not hesitate to reach out to us at (314) 628-8200.