What is BOTOX?

BOTOX(R) is an injectable prescription medication made from the Clostrida botulina  bacteria which produces a class of chemical compounds known as "toxin". The Botulina Type A Toxin (BOTOX) is processed and purified to produce a sterile product suitable for a multitude of medical and cosmetic uses. This non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure is highly sought after to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles, combat and prevent migraine pain, among other conditions. The BOTOX cosmetic solution is injected with a tiny needle into the skin and muscle. These injections are customized for every patient, depending on his or her particular needs. BOTOX cannot stop the process of aging; however, it can temporarily diminish the look of wrinkles caused by muscle groups. BOTOX injections may be performed as a singular procedure or as an adjunct to a surgical procedure. You should see the benefits develop over the next seven days to two weeks, although complete evaluation of the outcome from treatment is evaluated at two weeks. 

What Does BOTOX Treat?

BOTOX relaxes the muscles, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles:


  • Forehead wrinkles

  • Glabella or elevens (11) - vertical lines between the brows

  • Lifting the corners of the mouth

  • Lateral orbit lines or Crow's feet

  • Bunny lines (beside the nose)

  • Perioral lines (smoker's lines or vertical lip lines)

  • Smile lines (around the mouth)

  • Vertical platysma bands of the neck

  • Drooping eyelid

  • Dimpled chins

  • Marionette lines

  • Gummy Smiles

  • Migraine headaches

  • Lip flip


How Much Does BOTOX Cost?

BOTOX is priced according to the number of units used during the procedure. Since each individual is unique with their own needs, each treatment and unit administered is customized to the individual. 

Is BOTOX Right For Me?

Whether BOTOX is right for you depends on your wrinkles and where they are located on your face. BOTOX only works on "dynamic" wrinkles--Wrinkles that form on the surface of the skin when we make certain facial expressions. When BOTOX is injected into the muscles used to make these expressions, the nerve message sent from the muscle to the brain is blocked causing the muscle to remain relaxed and at rest, erasing the wrinkle from the skin. 

If your wrinkles are "static"--caused by sun damage, loss of collagen production, or smoking, and are visible at all times--BOTOX will not erase them. At this point, dermal fillers are your best plan of treatment. 

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