Neurotoxin Injectables

About Botox

Botox is a drug used to minimize lines and wrinkles in the skin by temporarily paralyzing the muscles. It also has certain medicinal uses. Botox is made from bacterial toxin botulin, is administered via injection, and is considered safe and effective by the medical community.

Benefits of Botox Treatment and What to Expect

Botox is primarily used to provide patients with a fresh-faced look by minimizing lines and wrinkles. Common areas of usage include the area around the mouth, eyes, and nose. Wrinkles begin to fade within 24-78 hours after treatment by injection.

It's also used to slim down square jaws and can be applied to the base of the nose to give the nose a lift. Those suffering from acne also have found relief through Botox injections. Other medicinal uses include treatment for hyperhidrosis, which is a condition that causes excessive perspiration in the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, and the armpit area. Migraines, muscle spasms. and temporomandibular joint disorder have all been successfully treated with Botox.

Botox treatments have also been found to be instrumental in preventing the initial formation of wrinkles.

Potential Candidates for Botox

Botox may not be suitable for patients who are experiencing advanced wrinkling or whose skin has very little elasticity. Procedures such as face lifts may be a better option in these cases.

Pain Management Methods

Most patients feel nothing more than a slight pinprick when Botox is administered and don't need pain management at all. Those who do are generally offered cold compresses, vibration distraction, and a topical numbing agent known as lidocaine.


Downtime After the Procedure

The Botox procedure involves no downtime — you can go about your normal activities immediately after receiving Botox injections.


Three Most Commonly Asked Questions

When will I see results?
Results vary by patient, but many start to see noticeable change within 24 to 72 hours. Individual muscle strength plays a huge role in how long the treatment lasts, but most patients enjoy results for four to six months for frown lines, crows feet, forehead wrinkles, and other procedures.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
Muscle activity is the primary cause of lines and wrinkles on the skin. Botox temporarily reduces this activity and provides your skin with a smoother appearance.
Will my face look overdone or unnatural?
Botox treatments will leave your expression looking entirely natural. You'll look like yourself — only better, with no noticeable lines or wrinkles.

Additional Facts

Botox is an effective, safe way to take a few years off your face and achieve a fresh look. Side effects and complications are few, and the procedure is quickly performed in an aesthetician's office.