Botox Q&A

What is Botox?

Botox is a purified form of neurotoxin, Botulinum toxin. When injected into key areas, the medication temporarily halts the muscle activity that contributes to lines and wrinkles when you smile, frown, or squint.

As a result of Botox injections, wrinkles smooth so you look more relaxed and youthful.

Is Botox safe?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Botox for cosmetic use in 2002, and more than 16 years of published studies stand behind its safety and efficacy. 

Botox is the most widely researched compound of its kind. At least 98 countries approve the use of Botox for cosmetic purposes.

What areas can Botox treat?

Dr. Schneller uses Botox to soften lines and wrinkles in the upper face. You may choose Botox to address any or all of the following:

Horizontal forehead lines
Crow’s feet around the eyes
Frown lines between the eyebrows

Dr. Schneller uses her expertise to apply Botox in just the right amounts and to the best areas, so you get a natural look. You’ll never look “frozen” or like you’ve had work done. Instead, you look like you – just brighter and happier.

When will I notice the effects of Botox injections?

You’ll begin to notice subtle smoothing of lines around your eyes and on your forehead within 24-48 hours. The full effects of Botox injections appear in seven days.

How long do the effects of Botox last?

Botox is a temporary solution for wrinkles and lines. One treatment lasts about 3-4 months; if you like the effects of the injections, schedule retreatments to maintain your look for the long-term.

Do Botox treatments hurt?

Dr. Schneller uses very fine needles for the injections, so you experience minimal discomfort. If you’re concerned about pain, request a topical numbing cream before treatment.

An appointment for Botox injections is relatively quick, lasting just 15-20 minutes.

Do I need to schedule downtime following Botox injections?

You can go right back to work or other daily activities, including workouts, following Botox injections.

Side effects are minimal. Some patients experience slight swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection sites, but these may be covered with makeup and disappear within a few hours or days.

If you’re ready to smooth wrinkles and look younger, call Inclusive Natural Medicine or schedule an appointment online today.