BOTOX®

Best Kept Skin Secret

Botox is one of our most popular treatments here at WIFH and has been for years. This is an injectable form of the Botulinum toxin and is used to cosmetically reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles on the upper face. They are a quick and easy way to bring back or maintain a more youthful look.

Botox is the number one aesthetic procedure in the world and is approved by the FDA. These injections use a toxin called onabotulinumtoxinA to temporarily prevent a muscle from moving, which helps smooth away lines and wrinkles on the upper face including frown lines, crow’s feet, and brow lines. Botox may also be used to help treat conditions like persistent migraines, excessive sweating, lazy eye, and overactive bladder.

Botulinum toxins works by reducing the mobility of the muscles that cause those persistent lines and wrinkles that have developed over time. Within days after treatment, you will begin to notice an improvement in the area treated. It can take up to 10-12 days for full results to be seen. If you do not continue botulinum toxin treatments such as Botox and Dysport, the lines and wrinkles will gradually return and look like they did before treatment.

How Botox Works

Benefits of Botox®

Botox carries many advantages for patients looking for a younger appearance and helps with health issues, such as chronic headaches, and more. Below are the top 7 benefits of Botox:
  • Enhances natural beauty
  • It improves many health conditions
  • Non-invasive and fast procedure
  • Nearly immediate results
  • Inexpensive cosmetic procedure
  • Lasting results
  • Customizable treatment
The week before your procedure, to reduce the risk of bleeding and bruising, you should discontinue all supplements including fish oils, aspirin, and ibuprofen. If you are on a prescribed anticoagulant, you will need to consult with your prescribing physician to see what they recommend before moving forward with Botox injections.

Preparing For Botox

Frequently Asked Questions

Botox® works by shutting down the neurotransmitters to the muscles, temporarily reducing the movement. Without movement the lines and wrinkles are not as prominent and, in many cases, go away.

There are safety concerns and side effects that come with any medication, and that includes Botox®. While there are side effects that you can read about below, Botox® injections are an FDA-approved procedure, and are perfectly safe when overseen by a doctor – even over years of use.

Botox® results typically last 3 to 6 months, but those results also depend on the number of units injected and how quickly you metabolize the product. The great thing about Botox® is that it is completely customizable based on your preference of movement.

As often as we get this question, there is no hard and fast timeline for Botox®. The more units of Botox® you have injected, the longer it will last. Each person's body metabolizes it differently, which is also a factor in how long Botox® will last – and how often you choose to get it.

No. The needles used to administer Botox® are very tiny. You may feel a small prick when it enters the skin, but the treatment is quick and comfortable. No numbing is required for this treatment.

Some possible side effects and problems include:

  • Pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site
  • Headache or flu-like symptoms
  • Droopy eyelid or cockeyed eyebrows
  • Crooked smile or drooling
  • Eye dryness or excessive tearing
Although very unlikely, it’s possible for the toxin in the injection to spread in your body. It is important to update your doctor if you experience more serious side effects such as:
  • Muscle weakness
  • Vision problems
  • Trouble speaking or swallowing
  • Breathing problems
  • Loss of bladder control

Botox® Videos

Botox® Injection in Forehead Demonstration
Watch this demonstration of a Botox® Injection in the forehead area.

Botox® Blogs