Botox (Onabotulinumtoxin-A)

Botox in Lone Tree, CO

Botox is a purified form of neurotoxin made from Botulinum Toxin that is used cosmetically to stop muscle contractions that cause wrinkles, and smooth the skin.

By inhibiting muscle movement, wrinkles that occur during expression become less apparent or completely disappear. Static wrinkles (wrinkles at rest) can become less obvious and may also diminish overtime.

Botox FAQs

What is Botox used for?

Cosmetic Botox is used to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Areas that can be cosmetically treated include: the glabella (11’s), forehead, around the eyes, around the nose, and around the mouth.

Will people know I had Botox?

If done correctly, most people will not know you have had Botox injections. They will most likely just think that you look refreshed and well rested.

Does Botox hurt?

Most people find discomfort associated with Botox injections to be quite mild. Typically there is a small poke sensation in sensitive areas and other areas may not be felt at all.

There are also many techniques the injector can use to decrease pain, ask your injector about managing pain if this is a concern for you.

How long does Botox last?

On average, Botox lasts 2-4 months depending on the area that is treated.

Areas with more movement, like around the lips and eyes, won’t last as long as areas with less movement such as the forehead and glabella (11’s).

Molly, RN injecting Bro-Tox

Can Botox cause acne?

Most people actually see an improvement in their skin and their pores after Botox. Botox shrinks pores, and also makes the skin appear smooth.

Very rarely an individual might break out after Botox but it is most likely a sensitivity reaction from the cleanser used (alcohol or chlorhexidine) than from the Botox itself.

What are the bad side effects of Botox?

When used cosmetically in healthy people side effects are rare and usually mild. Overall most side effects can be reduced or diminished completely with proper injection technique.

Some side effects include: pain at the injection site, redness, swelling, asymmetrical results, heavy brows, dropped brows, or very rarely a droopy eyelid.

Make sure to tell your injecting provider if you have any medical conditions, allergies, or if you are taking any medication to minimize side effects.

Do lines get worse after Botox?

Lines do not get worse if you get Botox treatments and then stop. This is a common myth that comes from a theory that if the muscles treated atrophy (shrink) that the skin will become more loose and saggy. In reality, when you stop treating with Botox the muscle comes back to full strength and lines go back to either same as before or slightly less.

Can you become resistant to Botox?

A large study cited on UpToDate of over 2200 people found that only 0.0049% developed anti-bodies against Botox and only 0.0013% developed true resistance. So the short answer is that yes it is possible but highly unlikely.

If you have tried Botox and haven’t had a good result, chances are that it could be the dosage or injection technique. You could also try a different form such as Xeomin and see if that works better for you.

What are the ingredients in Botox?

Botulinum toxin, sodium chloride, and human albumin (a large protein found in our blood).

The ingredient of human albumin is often why you are asked if you have an allergy to eggs or if you have ever had a reaction to a vaccine as the components are similar.

Can vegans get Botox?

Technically, Botox is not vegan due to the human albumin. The albumin is from a donor that willingly donated blood products. So this all depends on the individuals’ personal/religious beliefs on whether this would be appropriate for them.

What are the 3 areas for Botox?

The 3 most commonly treated areas for Botox are glabella frown lines (11’s lines between the brows), forehead lines and crow’s feet. All of these areas are considered “FDA approved” for Botox but it’s common to treat other areas “off label” such as: bunny lines, lip lines/lip flip, orange peel chin, or facial slimming by treating the masseters.

Ali, NP and Simone, NP injecting Botox into masseter muscles

How much does Botox Cost?

As with any medical or cosmetic procedure you are not just paying for the product, but also the quality, expertise and technique of the injector.

The best price does not equal the best result. It can cost much more, in the long run, to have a poor result corrected than getting a great result from the start.

Pricing may also depend on the number of units you require and if you are having any other procedures done.

When will I see results from Botox?

In general, people can see results from Botox in as little as 3 to 4 days. However, it typically takes a full 10-14 days to see the final results of the treatment.

Will my face look overdone after Botox?

Looking frozen after Botox is generally a result of the injector’s performance or because the client asked for that result. Most of the time there is some movement after injections if that was the goal.

How long is the recovery time for Botox?

There is no major downtime/recovery after botox injections, but most injectors will ask you to take it easy the rest of the day. Otherwise, you can go back to normal activities (while following post care instructions). There can be little, pink/red. raised spots from the initial pokes, but they go down within 20-30 minutes.

What are the benefits of Botox?

Cosmetically, botox is known for its anti-aging effects on fine lines and wrinkles. Botox injections provide a natural, refreshed appearance to an individual while also preventing future static (or in set) lines from forming as we age.

What age should you get Botox?

Botox is FDA approved for anyone 18 years and older. Generally, mid 20’s to 30’s is a great time to start getting preventative botox. However, it is never too late to get botox, but the more “in set” the wrinkles become as we get older, botox will only be able to soften the wrinkles.

How much does Botox Cost in Lone Tree, Colorado?

In Colorado the average cost of Botox is $12-14/unit with a very low price of $10/unit (on specials or for newer injectors) or a high of $16/unit. Remember most areas take an average of 20 units per area (i.e. glabella frown lines is one area), so you’ll need to multiply the cost per unit with the units needed for a total. To learn more about Elite Med Spa in Lone Tree, CO pricing click HERE

Are payment plans available for Botox treatments?

Unfortunately with the COVID19 pandemic many of the financing companies stopped offering this option. However, we do offer discounted rates with our packaged options as well as when multiple procedures are booked together. Schedule a consult below to chat with a provider about what would work best for you.

Elite Medical and Aesthetics is a premier Med Spa in Lone Tree, CO that takes a holistic approach to natural results. We are proud of our all nursing staff of NPs and RNs with safety as our #1 priority.

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