Franciscan St. Francis

SPR 2016

Spirit of Women magazine is a national publication presented to women by hospitals and their physicians. The magazine provides up-to-date, evidence-based healthcare information and promotes our hospitals as leaders in women's health excellence.

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Jessica N. Gillespie, MD Jaime M. Ranieri, MD Ask a Doc – Q: I am about to celebrate my 40th birthday and was thinking about treating myself to a Botox injection. How does it work and what results should I expect? A: Botox is the brand name of a neurotoxin that is commonly injected into facial muscles to prevent the muscles from contracting. Botox is commonly used on forehead lines, glabellar lines (the famous "11" sometimes seen between one's eyebrows) and crow's feet (wrinkles seen at the edge of your eyes when you smile). Botox can cause wrinkles to soften, and prevents wrinkles from deepening over time. The procedure takes just a few minutes and does not require anesthesia. Botox is injected with a fne needle into specifc muscles with very little discomfort. It usually takes three to seven days for the full effect to take place, and when it does, these effects will last three to six months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again. However, the lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are being trained to relax. A NOTE ABOUT OUR DOCTOR S Jessica N. Gillespie, MD, and Jaime M. Ranieri, MD, of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, a Franciscan Physician Network practice, perform cosmetic surgeries and procedures that treat the results of trauma, birth defects and disease. Dr. Gillespie and Dr. Ranieri are board certifed in plastic and reconstructive surgery. From tummy tucks and mommy makeovers to facial vein reduction and skin rejuvenation, the doctors and staff at Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons offer an array of life-enhancing treatments. To meet with Dr. Gillespie or Dr. Ranieri for a consult or appointment please call (317) 528-7650. For more information visit or PL ASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

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