Botox® improves the appearance of facial wrinkles and results can last from 3 to 6 months. It has been FDA-approved for the treatment of moderate to severe wrinkles in the frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead. It is also used off-label for vertical lip lines, chin dimpling, gummy smile, neck bands, injections into the masseters for bruxism (teeth-grinding), and to turn the corners of the mouth up. Botox® is also used for excessive sweating in the underarms (hyperhidrosis). You should expect to notice your wrinkles smoothing out within 2 to 10 days from your injections. Our mission with every treatment is for you to “Look fresh, not frozen”™️.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Botox made of?
Botox is a purified protein made from a neurotoxin, Botulinum Toxin Type A, that is produced from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
What are the negative side effects associated with Botox?
Side effects from Botox include pain at the injection site, swelling, bruising, headache and flu-like symptoms.
How long does Botox last?
Botox results last 3-6 months.
How much does Botox cost?
Cost varies on number of areas treated, amount of movement desired, and muscle strength (ie stronger/larger muscle mass requires more units).
At what age should I start Botox?
We do not perform Botox treatments on patients younger than age 18.
Is Botox safe?
Botox injections are perfectly safe when performed by an experienced, licensed medical provider.
What should you not do after Botox?
We ask that you not work out or lie down for two hours after the procedure.
What are the long-term effects of Botox?
The effects of Botox injections are temporary and, therefore, people get repeated injections over time. Research on long-term effects is limited.
Can you get botulism from Botox?