Bradley Traynor of myTalk Endorses Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery & Total Body Aesthetics

Helping patients achieve their cosmetic goals is our primary goal at Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic. Nothing makes us happier than a patient who is pleased with our services. In this article, we’d like to feature one of our patients – who happens to be a local celebrity – Bradley Traynor of myTalk 107.1!

Bradley Traynor of myTalk 107.1

Bradley had Botox to forehead and eyebrow region with filler injection of juvederm. The results speak for themselves!

Patient Testimonial

But don’t take it from us. Here’s what Bradley had to say about the care he received at our clinic:

“Dr. Schneider and his staff will help find the best treatments to help you reach your goal. They offer a better way to the best you!”

-Bradley Traynor

Cosmetic Clinic in St. Paul, MN

If you’re interested in refreshing and refining your fine lines like Bradley, reach out to us at Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic today! We offer a wide range of cosmetic services to our patients – from non-invasive options like Botox, to surgical options like rhinoplasty, and more! Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience providing care to patients in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs. Contact us today at Riverview Facial Plastic in St. Paul to set up your appointment with our team!

6 FAQs About Botox

Here are a few commonly asked questions about Botox answered by Riverview Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Schneider!

Who is a good candidate for Botox?

Nearly everyone is a candidate for Botox as long as there is no history of allergy to onabotulinum or current pregnancy.

When is the best time to start getting Botox?

The ideal time to start Botox would be before lines emerge on the face in areas I commonly treat which include around the eyes, between the eyebrows and the mid forehead.

Why is preventive Botox important?

Preventive medicine is always easier and better than therapeutic medicine as we can now prevent the problem, mainly wrinkles on the face at rest.  The goal is not a “frozen” look, but rather a more relaxed and refreshed appearance.

When will you see the results of Botox?

Most patient see the results within 5-7 days.  Unlike facial fillers which take effect immediately, Botox has to be absorbed at the cellular level before it works.

How long does Botox last?

Botox generally works for 3-4 months. Some patients get injections on this schedule whereas some prefer injections 1-2 times a year.

How many units will I need and where are the most common places to have Botox injected?

It depends on your area of concern and budget.  If it is only the Crow’s feet at the corners of the eye that bother you it may only be 9-15 units a side whereas if it is the mid forehead lines that bother you that may only need 12-15 units.  The area between the eyes, also called the vertical 11’s that develop from expressions of anger and frustration, are usually treated with 20-25 units. Patients need to remember that Botox and facial fillers like Juvederm or Restylane work to complement one another when used to treat the vertical 11 area.

Jessica’s Journey with Clean Start Weight Loss, Part 3

Note: this is part 3 of an ongoing guest blog series by Jessica Joyce, documenting her preparations on the road to the 2019 Mrs. MN America Pageant. Read Part 1 and Part 2.

I am now a month into my Mrs. Minnesota America prep! One month of Clean Start, carb cycling and intense workouts! Having a focused mind and being 100% committed to my goal is keeping me on track. I am feeling healthier than ever since I have eliminated sugar from my diet. Not only am I seeing more definition, I am noticing clearer skin, less allergies and increased energy! My body fat percentage is now at 14.2%, for a total body fat loss of 4.5% in one month. I am loving these results and plan to keep pushing hard!

Since this is a blog about all things pageant preparation related I’m going to talk about another service I have been getting at Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery – Botox! Yes, Botox! Botox is very popular for aesthetic purposes. This injectable is used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing the muscle. While Botox is becoming very mainstream, there are still people who feel it is taboo to talk about. I am not one of those people and plan on being transparent. I have been getting Botox mainly for preventive purposes and have loved my experience so far! It makes me happy and I feel more confident! I am excited to share my experience and fill you in on some of the details of what to expect.

My Botox Story                                                                                                                             

I got Botox for the first time four months ago, at age 36, after hearing amazing things about it at an event I had recently attended. What really inspired me to give it a try was when I heard it being described as “putting life into your soul”. Who doesn’t want that! So, I went home and did research on the best place to go. I’m very particular. Finding an experienced, skilled surgeon was very important to me.  After reading great reviews, I scheduled a consultation with Dr. Schneider.

My Consultation and First Injection

Upon arriving at Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery, I was instantly put at ease with a warm and friendly welcome. After taking a tour of Riverview’s beautiful office we took “before” pictures then discussed my areas of concern and expectations.

After my consultation with Dr. Schneider, I knew I was in the right place and was ready to get my first Botox injection. I am generally terrified of needles and I can honestly say, the injections did not hurt at all. Dr. Schneider started conservatively with my crow’s feet. I had 9 units injected on each side for a total of 18 units. Two months after that I had Botox on my forehead and above my eyebrows which consisted of around 30 units. I had no injection marks, redness, swelling, bruising or headaches. The entire procedure took around 5 minutes, was pain free, and there was no down time.

My Botox Results

I noticed results starting to take effect after about four days for crow’s feet and I would say it took around a week to see the full effect on my forehead and above my eyebrows. I am very impressed with the results!! My forehead now looks smoother and shinier. And my overall appearance is more refreshed – like I had a really good night sleep! Nothing better than looking well rested and fresh! The effects of Botox last around 3-4 months and the average cost is $11-$14/unit. I’m so glad I decided to take the plunge into the world of Botox!

Popular Cosmetic Treatments in Minnesota

There are a wide variety of cosmetic treatment options available to patients – so many that it can be difficult to keep them all straight. In this article, we are going to talk about some of the most popular cosmetic treatments in Minnesota, and when you should consider each procedure.


Botox is perhaps the most common injectable cosmetic treatment. Botox injections relax the muscles in the face, reducing wrinkles, fine lines, and other cosmetic blemishes in the process. Best of all, Botox is non-invasive and pain-free!


Exilis is a weight-loss and cosmetic treatment option. The Exilis procedure uses targeted radio-frequency energy to tighten skin and destroy fat cells. The benefits are two-fold. First, Exilis can provide permanent weight loss. In addition to that, it can reduce wrinkles and fine lines.


CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that helps eliminate unwanted fat without the need for surgery. The procedure freezes away fat in problematic areas, and (perhaps best of all) involves zero downtime.


Microdermabrasion exfoliates the skin with a special device to remove outer skin layers. The result is skin that feels softer and looks revitalized. This is a great treatment option for patients who have never tried cosmetic procedures in the past.

Minnesota Cosmetic Clinics

Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic offers cosmetic and aesthetic treatment options to patients throughout the Twin Cities. Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience providing a wide variety of treatments, from Botox, to rhinoplasty. Regardless of your situation, we have treatment options to address your concerns. We will work with you to ensure that you understand all of your options and what’s best for you. Reach out to our cosmetic specialists today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your goals. Our clinic is located in St. Paul, but we treat patients throughout the state of Minnesota.

3 FAQs About Botox

Many patients who are interested in trying Botox have a lot of questions about the procedure and its effects. We’re here to answer those questions! The fact is that Botox is a safe and effective procedure for helping you look and feel more youthful! In this article, we are going to address a few frequently asked questions about Botox.

Does the Procedure Hurt?

Botox is administered via injection so you will feel a little prick as the needle punctures the skin. Some patients liken the feeling to that of getting tweezed. If you are at all worried about the pain, talk to your doctor. They may be able to use a numbing cream to ease the pain.

What’s the Difference Between Botox & Facial Fillers?

It’s a common misconception that Botox and facial fillers are one in the same. That is not the case. While facial fillers fill in wrinkles, Botox is a relaxant that reduces wrinkles by relaxing the muscles.

How Long do the Results Last?

As with any procedure, results vary from patient to patient. Results also depend heavily on the area being treated. That being said, a general range for most patients is between three and four months.

Facial Plastic Surgery in Minnesota

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic we offer a wide range of cosmetic treatment options – both surgical and non-invasive. Whether you are looking for a surgical face lift, or a medically supervised weight loss program – we’ve got you covered! Dr. Schneider is an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon treating patients throughout the Twin Cities metro. We work with you to help you achieve your desired results. Contact us today at our St. Paul clinic to learn more about our services and set up your appointment with Dr. Schneider!

The Many Uses of Botox

Botox is best known as an aesthetic treatment for reducing wrinkles and fine lines, but that’s far from its only use! There are, in fact, several other uses for Botox that most patients are unaware of. In this article, we are going to talk about the many uses of Botox – from cosmetic treatments, to migraine headaches, and more!

Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Of course, the most common use of Botox is for the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles in the face. Botox essentially relaxes tense muscles – which helps facial wrinkles to dissipate. Botox is one of the most tried and true non-invasive treatments for reducing wrinkles and fine lines.

Migraine Headaches

Botox can also help reduce migraine headaches. As mentioned above, Botox helps reduce muscle tension. When injected into the temples, patients can experience a reduction in migraines for months at a time, as the Botox works to halt the muscle tension that causes migraine headaches.


This is a weird one, but yes Botox can also help reduce excessive sweating. If you have overactive sweat glands in your palms, armpits, or elsewhere – Botox injections can help reduce sweating to normal levels. This is a great way to avoid embarrassing amounts of sweat and feel your best at all times!

Botox Injections in St. Paul, MN

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we provide a variety of services to help you look and feel more youthful. From non-invasive procedures like facial fillers, to surgical face lifts – we’ve got you covered. Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified plastic surgeon who works with patients to help them achieve their aesthetic needs. We treat each and every patient with compassion and respect. Contact us today at our St. Paul clinic to see what our cosmetic specialists can do for you!

Male Plastic Surgery Options

Many people think of plastic surgery as a treatment option for women alone. But the truth is that there are many plastic surgery options available for men as well! In this article, we are going to talk about a few plastic surgery treatment options that can benefit male patients.

Neck Lift

As a person gets older, the skin loses its elasticity and sags. This can lead to the dreaded “double chin” or “turkey neck” in men. A neck lift procedure can help tighten sagging skin in the neck and restore strong jaw lines. This leads to a thinner appearance and helps boost confidence.


Rhinoplasty (more commonly referred to as nose job) is a procedure in which a plastic surgeon reshapes the contours of the patient’s nose. This is often done for cosmetic reasons to improve the look and feel of the nose, but it can also be beneficial for treating various conditions such as a deviated septum.

Botox & Facial Fillers

Two of the most effective non-surgical treatment methods for reducing wrinkles are Botox and facial fillers. These procedures are minimally invasive injections that are relatively painless, effective, and can be done over your lunch break. While the effects don’t last as long as more invasive options, they are a painless, cost-effective alternative.

Cosmetic & Aesthetic Treatments for Men

There are many aesthetic and cosmetic treatment options available to patients, both surgical and non-invasive. At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, our team offers a wide range of treatments including face lift surgery, CoolSculpting, medically supervised weight loss, and more. Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified surgeon specializing in facial plastics. We work with each and every one of our patients to help them attain their cosmetic goals. Contact us today to set up your appointment with Dr. Schneider at our St. Paul facial plastic clinic.

Check Out Our Spring Injectable Specials!

Summer is just around the corner and now is the time to get your body and face looking great! Injectables like Botox and facial fillers offer a simple, minimally invasive solution for patients who want to relax fine lines, fill in frown lines, and add volume. In this article, we are going to highlight two of our current Spring Injectable Specials that will help you look refreshed and refined this summer. Everyone will notice and no one will know!

Package 1 – Filler & Botox

  • Buy 2 Filler Syringes & Get 3rd HALF OFF + FREE Skincare GIFT

Facial fillers work to fill in wrinkles, frown lines, and more. The procedure is quick and painless, and the results can last several months. Learn more about facial fillers by reading our previous article on the topic.

Package 2 – Botox Only

  • 20 Units for $249

Botox works by relaxing the muscles of the face, reducing fine lines and wrinkles in the process. To learn more about the benefits of Botox, read our previous article on the benefits of Botox.

Botox Clinic in St. Paul, MN

Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has been helping patients look their best for nearly ten years. At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic we offer a wide variety of cosmetic services, both surgical and non-surgical. Whether you’re looking for a rhinoplasty, mini-facelift, or Botox injections – we’ve got you covered. Contact us today at Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic to learn more about our Spring Injectable Specials. Our clinic is located in St. Paul but we provide care to patients throughout the Twin Cities metro area.