BOTOX®

Prevent wrinkles, keep your expression. BOTOX is a versatile treatment that can be used for masseter reduction, lip flip, migraine relief, and of course wrinkles!

Fast Facts

Botox®

Botox® is a neuromuscular blocking injectable drug that stops the transmission of chemicals responsible for muscle movement. By injecting Botox into specific facial muscles that cause wrinkles, the skin can smooth out, giving it a more youthful appearance.

Strategic use of Botox helps prevent dynamic lines from becoming static lines. Dynamic lines are visible when you make exaggerated expressions and can turn into static, permanent lines over time due to skin breakdown. This preventative application of Botox is a key reason for its popularity.

Treatable Areas

Forehead

The most common area that we treat. While your face is relaxed, we address any inset lines or unevenness.

Crow's Feet

These lines can be found on the edges of the eyes near the temples. You’ll look like you just had the best sleep of your life.

11's

If you’ve been furrowing your brow for years, you’re probably familiar with these.

Bunny Lines

The fine lines on either side of the nose – usually a result of scrunching your nose excessively.

Brow Lift

We treat the muscles around the brow line for a lifted and refreshed look.

Masseter/Teeth Grinding

We treat along the sides of the jaw for a cosmetic slimming effect. Also reduces teeth grinding.

Lip Flip

Flips the upper lip for a subtly fuller, youthful look. Great for correcting a gummy smile.

Armpit Sweat

Excessive sweating is significantly reduced by treating the armpit.

Chin Dimples

Also known as the mentalis muscle, chin dimples sometimes give a wrinkly look reminiscent of an orange peel.

Shoulder Contouring

Also known as “Trap Tox”, Botox is injected into the trapezius muscle to create an elongated slimmer-looking neck and leaner-looking shoulders.

BEFORE TREATMENT

  • Do not consume alcohol 24 hours prior
  • Inform your provider if you have a history of cold sores.

DURING TREATMENT

  • Your provider will sterilize your skin to ensure a safe procedure.
  • A small needle is used to inject Botox® into the target muscle, causing only minor discomfort.

AFTER TREATMENT

  • Avoid using any creams or makeup for at least 6 to 8 hours post-treatment.
  • You may wash your face with warm water and mild soap.

RESULT NOTES

  • Depending on the treated area, it may take up to a week to notice the results.
  • The effects of Botox® typically last for an average of 12 weeks.
How does Botox® work?

Botox® works by interfering with the nerve stimulation to the muscles that cause excessive facial expressions. When these muscles are relaxed, the appearance of lines and wrinkles is diminished. Essentially, Botox® temporarily paralyzes the underlying muscles, leading to smoother skin.

When will I see results?

Noticeable results typically appear within 3 to 5 days after the Botox® treatment. You may start to feel tighter skin and observe reduced movement and wrinkling in the injected areas. Full results can take up to 2 weeks to become apparent. If you have static lines and wrinkles, they may begin to diminish over time with repeated treatments.

How long do results last?

The duration of Botox® results can vary, but typically they last around 12 weeks. The longevity of the results depends on the treatment area and your individual aesthetic goals. Regular follow-up treatments can help maintain the desired appearance.

What must I avoid after treatment?
  • Creams and Makeup: Avoid using any creams or makeup for at least 6 to 8 hours post-treatment. You may wash your face with warm water and soap.
  • Physical Activity: Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
  • Touching the Treated Area: Avoid rubbing, massaging, or applying pressure to the treated areas for at least 24 hours.
  • Heat Exposure: Stay away from saunas, hot tubs, or any exposure to excessive heat for the first 24 hours.
Can Botox® be done at the same time as other procedures?

Absolutely. Many of our patients opt to have Botox® and filler treatments done during the same appointment. Combining these procedures can enhance overall results and achieve a more comprehensive rejuvenation.

I'm pregnant or nursing, can I be treated with Botox?

We recommend avoiding neuromodulator treatments, including Botox®, during pregnancy and while nursing. It is best to wait until after this period for any Botox® treatments.