Botox® Cosmetic

Botox has been one of the most sought after treatments for patients in Ann Arbor, Troy, and the Detroit, Michigan area. Because of the countless benefits it offers, this facial rejuvenation procedure is performed daily by Dr. Gilmore and her staff here at Procerus Skin Care.

What is Botox?

Botox is a facial treatment used to eliminate signs of aging that appears in the face, such as wrinkles, fine lines, and facial creases. It is made from a botulinum toxin, a substance that is responsible for food poisoning or botulism. However, when delivered by highly-trained professionals, Botox can be administered to individuals in a safe and effective manner. Botox Cosmetic is especially being used for the elimination of wrinkles and for restoring the youthfulness of the face.

What can be treated by Botox?

Botox Cosmetic in Michigan has grown more popular as a treatment for facial signs of aging. Because of aging, stress, and other related factors, the face can lose its firmness and create creases and lines that are unpleasing. When Botox is injected directly to the areas on the face that need treatment, it can smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. Botox also helps in reducing frown lines that especially appear when individuals reach his or her middle-age years. Botox has been considered as a non-invasive alternative to a facelift.

Aside from facial rejuvenation, Botox is also used to treat people with medical conditions that involve muscle function since the substance is able to paralyze the muscles and stop the spasms. It is also a proven treatment for chronic migraines, excessive sweating, oily skin, and headaches.

What can I expect during a Botox Cosmetic procedure?

Botox is administered through injections. The substance will be injected directly into the desired areas with a very thin needle. Ice may be applied before the injection to desensitize the area.

What should I do after my Botox procedure?

After having completed the treatment, you may be asked to avoid lying down for about two to four hours. Some bruising can be expected, so the patient is advised to avoid taking medications such as aspirin to keep the bruising minimal. You will be given more aftercare instructions by our qualified professionals at Procerus Skin Care to aid your recovery and enhance your overall Botox Cosmetic experience.

When can I expect to see the results of Botox?

The results of Botox usually become noticeable after three to ten days, although this could vary from patient to patient. The results usually last three to four months since it is during this time that the muscles start to return to their normal activity. It could even last sooner than other patients. If you want to keep the outcomes longer, you can avail of follow-up Botox Cosmetic sessions.

There’s no guarantee of specific results and the results can vary.

Botox treatments

How much does Botox cost?

Price Range: $12 -$975

Dr. Gilmore is a Skilled Practitioner and a Great Person – Ann Arbor, MI

I could not be happier or more impressed with the treatment and service at Procerus Skin Care in Ann Arbor Michigan. I had deep pitted acne scarring for 20 years. I had tried everything available to get the scarring to the surface, with no improvement. Dr. Gilmore did a combination of Co2 with PRP, Thread lift, and Bellafill. I already look like a new person, and I expect to see even more improvement over the next few months. I can also speak to her artistry with Botox and Dysport. Oh! and she microneedled my neck to plump, smooth perfection. I wasted a lot of resources on very little improvement over the last 20 years. Dr. Kathleen will only perform procedures that will give you results, and I appreciate that! *

Lynda Combe
Professional, courtesy and honest

Professional, courtesy and honest. What a refreshing staff!

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Brittany Arndt
BOTOX treatments, HydraFacial

Best hydra facial I’ve had in Ann Arbor. They carry Botox (actual Botox brand) unlike many med spas in the area.

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Molly Conway
Client for 10+ yrs!

Dr. Kathleen and her staff are beyond wonderful. Dr. K is the best combination of medical expertise and bedside manner. She’s incredibly knowledgeable and goes out of her way to explain, answer questions, and ensure the client understands and is comfortable and confident with their treatment(s). Her practice is of the highest quality and well worth a visit. I highly recommend her on all fronts. And her staff is extremely professional, communicative / responsive, accommodating, and friendly. You want great treatment options / service offerings, great results, and a great experience - please take my word, Procerus is the right spot.

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Valerie Kay
There is no better place for top notch care and results

I am over the moon happy with my results and love being part of the most up to date procedures at Procerus Skin Care!!

I love the passion and care that the entire team has for the latest and greatest options for skincare, anti-aging and aesthetics.

Jozelyn is the newest addition to their team and has zest for the practice. She has amazing techniques and insight!

Samantha the Office Manager is knowledgable, approachable, honest and HELPFUL on everything from your goals, what works for your budget and for your expectations! She's amazing and is a great resource for what you might have interest in.

Lena, Nadia and Dr.Gilmore are all superb too! I love this office!

There is no better place for top notch care and results for whatever a person is looking for!

Love This Office

I had a friend come with me because she was curious about dysport and Botox. Jamie took the time to answer all of her questions and answer my questions. She also talk to me about future stuff that I have been thinking about. I got dysport in two places, it was seamless and painless and it’s been less than 24 hours and I already know I’m going to love the results.

Kathleen Gilmore, MD. MBA.

Kathleen Gilmore, MD. MBA.

Dr. Kathleen Gilmore, a Detroit native, born the eve of the Detroit Riots; who often recalls how her mother always told her that she started it! She knew from age 8 that she wanted to become a Medical Doctor. This inspiration was born out of the numerous doctor appointments and hospital stays her mother had throughout Dr. Gilmore’s childhood at referral medical facilities for a rare disorder. It was typical to see a room full of doctors, residents and medical students on these occasions. That is where she began to see the vision for her own future. She attended The University of Michigan where she completed her Medical School admission requirements while earning a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She also participated in medical research by way of work study opportunities during her Undergraduate years. She completed Wayne State School of Medicine in 1995 where she earned her MD degree. Her great interest in science and technology led to her study and expertise in Laser Medicine and Surgery. She served as the corporate medical director and vice president of American Laser Centers, where she was honored by being named a finalist in the Best Executive – Service Businesses – up to 2,500 Employees category in the fourth annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, presented by Infiniti. She was also recognized by Lawrence Technology Institute as a Leader and Innovator. During her time at American Laser Centers, she was invited to speak numerous times nationally as well as internationally at Beauty and Cosmetic Medical Conferences and Trade Shows. She has also presented and published key findings in her field in The American Society of Laser Surgery and Medicine Journal. Dr Gilmore has trained numerous estheticians, nurses and physicians in laser applications, and injectable treatments over the past 2 decades. Dr. Gilmore has also traveled extensively for missionary work, including The Gambia, South Africa, Croatia, The Philippines and Cuba, in addition to volunteer work in Ypsilanti and Detroit.

Dr. Gilmore founded Procerus Skin Care in Ann Arbor in 2012 continuing her love in the industry of prejuvenation and positive aging which continues to expand with the growth of energy based technologies with Dr. Gilmore right there on the cutting edge. If you ask Dr. Gilmore today, she would tell you enthusiastically that she and her team are just getting started!