Botox And Fillers Specialist

Bonnie S. Friehling, MD

Integrative Medicine & Esthetics located in Columbia, MO

Cosmetic injections like Botox® and fillers are simple aesthetic treatments that can restore your naturally youthful face without downtime. Bonnie S. Friehling, MD, is a top holistic health care provider in Columbia, Missouri, who, with assistance from Angela Wooden, RN, has been helping patients achieve their health and wellness goals for more than 20 years and offers Botox and fillers to diminish the appearance of your lines and wrinkles. To schedule an aesthetic appointment, call the office to book an appointment today.

Botox and Fillers

What is Botox?

Botox is a neurotoxin that temporarily reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the face. Bonnie S. Friehling, MD, offers two types of neurotoxin injections:

Botox Cosmetic

Botox Cosmetic is the trade name for botulinum toxin. When injected into your muscle under your skin, Botox Cosmetic blocks the transmission of nerve signals to prevent movement of the muscle. Botox Cosmetic is FDA-approved for the treatment of moderate to severe crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines, and results last up to four months.

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Xeomin®

Xeomin works in the same fashion as Botox Cosmetic to prevent wrinkles and is FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe frown lines. With Xeomin, your results may last up to six months. Unlike Botox Cosmetic, Xeomin doesn’t contain additives and doesn’t have to be refrigerated.

Dr. Friehling is an aesthetic expert and determines the type of neurotoxin injection - Botox or Xeomin - that makes the best choice for you during your consultation. Injections take only a few minutes and require no downtime afterward.

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What are fillers?

Fillers, also referred to as dermal fillers, are gel-like substances made from hyaluronic acid that add volume under your skin. Dr. Friehling uses fillers to:

  • Fill in smile lines (nasolabial folds)
  • Improve oral commissures (corners of the mouth)
  • Diminish the appearance of Marionette lines (creases between the corners of the mouth and chin)
  • Enhance lips
  • Add volume to lips, cheeks, jowls, temples, and under the eyes

Dr. Friehling offers some of the best fillers available to help you achieve your aesthetic goals, including Radiesse®, Boletera Balance®, and Ravenesse Versa™.

Your filler injections take 20 to 40 minutes and with good skin care practices, including eating a healthy diet and protecting your skin from the sun, your fillers should help you retain your youthful, enhanced look for a year or more.   

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How do I know if Botox and fillers are best for me?

Dr. Friehling is an aesthetic expert and works one-on-one with you to create a customized treatment plan that helps you achieve your aesthetic goals. Botox and fillers are equally effective at enhancing your features, they also work well together, and Dr. Friehling may suggest both treatments for a liquid facelift effect.

In addition to the cosmetic injections, Dr. Friehling also focuses on anti-aging and may suggest nutrition therapy to help improve your skin from within.

To schedule a Botox and fillers consultation, contact Bonnie S. Friehling, MD’s office by phone today.