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Botox® Cosmetic

What is Botox® Cosmetic?

Botox® Cosmetic is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to temporarily soften frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines in adults. Made up of botulism toxin type A, it works by temporarily reducing the underlying muscle activity that causes dynamic wrinkles in the forehead and upper face.  

Botox® Cosmetic can be used to improve the following areas: 

  • Forehead lines. 
  • Crow’s feet. 
  • Glabellar lines (frown lines). 
  • A bumpy appearance to the chin. 
  • The corners of the mouth. 

Who can Benefit from Botox® Cosmetic?

Adults 18 years and older who wish to smooth our stubborn dynamic lines and wrinkles can often benefit from Botox® Cosmetic. However, individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding, have a history of severe allergies or keloid scarring, or who have a skin infection at the planned treatment site should not receive Botox®. To determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation.  

The Botox® Cosmetic Treatment

Prior to your treatment, you will need to schedule a consultation appointment at our office. During this visit, we will evaluate your area of concern and review your medical history to ensure that you are a good candidate. 

During your Botox® treatment, your injector will first cleanse your skin and determine where the injections will go. Next, the Botox® will be artfully injected into the determined areas using a very fine needle. Treatment should not be painful and is usually described as just feeling like a pinch. The entire process usually takes 15-30 minutes depending on the number of areas being treated. 

Botox® Cosmetic Results

Following your Botox® Cosmetic treatment, you may experience some temporary side effects such as mild redness, swelling, or bruising. There is no downtime required after your Botox® treatment, which means you can return to your daily routine right away. Patients may begin to notice results within 24-48 hours for moderate to severe lines, with full results seen within 30 days. Botox® can last for 3-6 months before another treatment is required.  

Contact Our Office 

Are you interested in learning more about how Botox® Cosmetic can help you achieve a more youthful appearance? If so, contact SkinCeuticals SkinLab™ by Plastic Surgery Associates today to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled skincare specialists.

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Can Botox age you?

No, Botox is meant to rejuvenate the face and create a more youthful appearance rather than aging you.

Can Botox cause weight gain?

Botox does not cause weight gain.

Can Botox help sinuses?

Botox can ease the severity of nasal symptoms like itching, sneezing, nasal drainage, and nasal blockage. It’s also been shown to alleviate sinus pressure and ease sinus headaches.

Can Botox lift eyebrows?

Botox can lift your eyebrows. It’s injected into the frown lines between the brows. This relaxes the muscles in the forehead allowing them to pull up and lift the brow.

Can I go for a walk after Botox?

Yes, you can go for a walk after Botox injections. It is recommended to wait 24 hours for any strenuous activities.

Can I have wine after Botox?

Drinking wine is not recommended after Botox. You should wait for at least one to two days before drinking any alcohol. Alcohol can make the skin more prone to bruising and swelling.

Can you drink coffee after Botox?

Caffeine is not recommended right after a Botox procedure. Wait 24-48 hours after treatment to prevent bruising.

Does Botox affect the brain?

Botox works by affecting the brain signals to the treated muscles, causing them to relax.

Does Botox make you look older after it wears off?

Once Botox wears off, it doesn’t generally make you look older. The muscles may go back to where they were before but whether that makes someone look older is often up to interpretation.

Does Botox make you shiny?

Botox doesn’t make your skin look shiny, but the way the light bounces off of a smooth surface like the skin, it can appear shinier.

How long does Botox last?

In general, Botox lasts about three to four months. Some patients have seen it last up to four to six months or as short as two months. It’s also common for the treatment to last less time for those who receive the treatment for the first time.

Is 50 too old for Botox?

There is no age that is too old for Botox. It’s regularly used on people in their 20s through their 50s.

Is Botox a poison?

Botox is made from a toxin called bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Doctor’s use very small doses of it to treat health problems and wrinkles.

Is Botox a steroid?

Botox is not a steroid.

Is Botox good for under eye wrinkles?

Botox is not FDA-approved for treatment under the eyes.

Should I move my face after Botox?

It’s recommended you move your face around after Botox. It actually helps the effectiveness of the treatment.

What age should I start Botox?

Patients as young as 18 years old can receive Botox but most doctors recommend patients wait until they are in their 20s or 30s to receive the treatment.

What are the bad side effects of Botox?

Some of the unwanted side effects of Botox include pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site.

What do I need to know before getting botox?

Before getting Botox, you should first get a consultation with a licensed injection specialist so you can discuss if Botox is the best option for you.

What is Botox used for?

Botox is used to smooth out lines and wrinkles.

What should you not do after Botox?

After Botox, you should not drink alcohol, participate in strenuous exercise, and touch your face too much. You should also avoid the sun as much as possible and avoid sleeping on the affected area.

Who should not get Botox?

Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid Botox as well as anyone who is allergic to cow milk proteins. Anyone with skin infections or a neurological disease should not get Botox as well.

Meet Our Team of skin experts

Meet Our Team
Courtney Nester

Licensed Cosmetologist, Skincare Specialist

Bryan Brooks, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Injection and Skincare Specialist

Jeana Elhart

Laser, Skincare Specialist

Jeanne Eyde, DO

Medical Director, Board Certified ENT-FPS

Joelle Hampton

Licensed Aesthetician

Liz Wilholt

Laser, Skincare Specialist

Nicole Devos, RN

Injection and Laser Specialist

Stephanie Decot

Spa Manager