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What is Botox®?

Botox® is a prescription drug that is injected into muscles to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), on the forehead, and around the eyes. At Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery, Botox® is an injectable cosmetic neuromodulator used to improve your face and make it look more attractive and more youthful. Botox® relaxes the tiny facial muscles linked to expression and prevents them from contracting. After a Botox® procedure, the overlying skin remains silky and unwrinkled, while the untreated muscles contract normally. Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery has been the Cape Girardeau area’s leading Botox provider for 20 years and counting.

With real, noticeable results, no surgery, and no downtime, Botox® has been the treatment of choice for millions of patients and their doctors.

Before & After Photos

During your consultation visit, your surgeon will show you before and after pictures of patients who have undergone Botox treatments. You will be able to see firsthand the difference the procedure made for these people. Interested in viewing before and after photos before your consultation? Visit our online gallery.

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You can count on the excellent professional skills of Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery Botox® specialists. We have treated numerous Botox® clients and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. If you want to learn more about Botox® treatments, please make an appointment for a consultation today.

If you have noticed that wrinkling between your eyebrows is making you look older than you really are, you may be a perfect candidate for Botox® treatments to improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between your eyebrows (glabellar lines), on your forehead, and around your eyes. If just looking more refreshed and healthier is your goal, Botox® injections are the right choice for you. Together with an injector at Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery, you will decide if you are the right candidate for Botox® injections.

How is Botox® administered?

Botox® is directly injected into the muscles between the eyebrows, around the eyes, and on the forehead. It is injected only by our board-certified plastic surgeon or board-certified physician assistant. Upon injection, Botox® blocks nerve impulses to the muscles that are being treated. This reduces muscle movement that causes the development of moderate to severe lines between the brows, on the forehead, and around the eyes. Please arrive early to be seated in a private room where ice packs and numbing cream are available for no additional charge.

What can I expect after injections with Botox®?

Within a few days, you will notice a striking improvement in the treated areas. Lines continue to improve for up to 30 days. Noticeable improvement can last up to 4 months. Your own results may vary. Be sure to talk to your Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery specialist about what you can reasonably expect.

Localized pain, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and bleeding/bruising have occasionally been reported. These side effects of Botox® injections usually fade away within a couple of days. Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery‘s Medical Spa patients returned to their regular activities immediately.

Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery consultants will advise you on how to treat your skin after the Botox® procedure and will set up a follow-up appointment before you leave.

Angie's Botox Diary

The price for a Botox® procedure varies from patient to patient. During your consultation appointment at our office, you will receive a detailed breakdown of the cost of the procedure as it applies to you.

Patient Reviews

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“Had such a great experience! Everything from the consultation to follow-up appointments was amazing! The staff is so pleasant and wonderful and I was always informed of the next steps 🙂 Would definitely recommend Dr. Humphrey!”

“Dr. Humphrey listened to my requests and he carefully explained to me how his products work and details of how he thought they would work best for me. He was very professional, informative, and considerate. His suggestions worked and I am very happy with the results. My frown lines and lip lines are 100% better and my cosmetic work does not look fake or noticeable. I am very pleased. Thank you, Heartland Plastic!”

“Wonderful experience. Would definitely recommend it, they went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable, and even when I had an emergency regarding finances due to my bank they made it a point to stay open later than they had to until I had it straightened out. They make sure that you understand everything that it is done and it’s a huge confidence booster!”

The Importance of Master Injectors

Unlike other providers, master injectors have extensive training in safety, facial anatomy, the risks and benefits of individual products, and creating a customized treatment plan to help patients reach their goal results. At Heartland Plastic Surgery, our master injector, Dr. J. Stewart Humphrey, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience in the Cape Girardeau area.

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Welcome to Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery

At Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery, we will provide you with a personal and confidential consultation,assess your needs, and offer an expert opinion on a solution that will work for you. We will provide first-class care to exceed our patient’s…

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As a master injector, Dr. Humphrey is credentialed to deliver excellent results and ensure a patient’s health and safety when providing dermal fillers or Botox. Master injector training builds on his expertise in plastic surgery, offering patients superior results. Dr. Humphrey understands how to avoid the “frozen” look that improper Botox injections can result in or the “overfilled” look of improper dermal filler injections. Instead, patients enjoy excellent, natural-looking results tailored to their unique facial anatomy and aesthetic preferences.

I want to learn more about Botox®. What should I do next?

Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery is proud to offer Botox® injections to patients throughout the region, including Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, and Jackson, Missouri. Heartland Plastic Surgery is located 66 miles from Farmington, MO and 55 miles from Ste. Genevieve, MO. We are committed to providing the best care with the best results. To learn more about Botox® injections and speak with one of our board-certified injectors, please book a consultation today. The consultation is the first step to a more beautiful you!

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon


Dr. J. Stewart Humphrey is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The American Board of Plastic Surgery is the gold standard for plastic surgery certification in the United States. Dr. Humphrey…


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