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BOTOX® Cosmetic

Botox LogoNon-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments are the most popular form of cosmetic enhancement in the nation. Offering a number of benefits, including minimal downtime and the potential for rapid or immediate results, cosmetic injectables can help to correct an array of common signs of aging and provide a firmer, more youthful appearance. At Lifestyle Solutions MedSpa, we have been performing BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal filler injections for over 20 years, and we are leaders in the cosmetic injectables industry. Dr. Michael Holloway and our experienced providers will take into account your unique anatomical structure and expressed goals when developing a customized treatment plan to help deliver natural-looking, beautiful results on a consistent basis. If you’re considering non-surgical facial rejuvenation, we can determine if BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can help you achieve your desired outcome.

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What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

Composed of a purified protein produced by the bacterium Clostridinum botulinum, BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable treatment designed to reduce muscle contraction in areas of the face. When you make an expression, such as frowning or smiling, the muscle contractions used can cause wrinkles, frown lines, and brow furrows to occur over time. In 2023, FDA-approved BOTOX® Cosmetic injections were one of the most popular minimally-invasive aesthetic treatments performed in the United States, with over six million procedures performed.*

BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are often used to diminish signs of mild to moderate wrinkles that develop in the upper face, including the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes (crow’s feet). Our highly experienced providers perform all BOTOX® Cosmetic injections.

BOTOX® Cosmetic Vs. Dysport®

Dysport® and BOTOX® Cosmetic have more commonalities than differences, but you may find you prefer one treatment more than another. Both Dysport® and BOTOX® Cosmetic are designed to halt excess muscle activity to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. They both are derived from the same foundational substance, and they both offer results in approximately three to five days. Some patients find that Dysport® may last longer for them, or they may respond better to it. Others may find the opposite to be true. Ultimately, the choice between the two products comes down to personal preference. During your initial consultation, we can discuss your needs and goals to determine which treatment is right for you.

Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Hurt?

Most patients find BOTOX® Cosmetic injections to be relatively easy and painless, although everyone’s tolerance is unique. Your comfort is one of our top priorities, and we can provide a number of ways to enhance your experience. We offer a local anesthetic and topical numbing creams to minimize discomfort and the treatment time is often very swift. If you would like, we can use cold compresses to further reduce the possibility of pain. Tell us about your concerns and we will work with you to find a suitable solution.

What Areas of the Face Can BOTOX® Cosmetic Treat?

What Is the BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure Like?

Non-surgical BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are typically simple and quick, with many procedures completed in as little as 10 minutes. A few small injections will be applied to the areas of concern, after which you should see a dramatic improvement in the appearance of even deep forehead creases. Effects, though not immediate, will become visible in a matter of weeks and may last anywhere between three to six months, although individual results may vary.
There is typically no downtime after receiving BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, and you may even choose to have treatment performed during your lunch break. One of our highly qualified providers will apply BOTOX® Cosmetic through tiny injections into the muscles responsible for wrinkle creation along the forehead and between the brows.
As the size, location, and use of muscles is unique to each individual, your physician will develop a treatment plan tailored to your anatomic needs and expressed goals. He or she will also perform a physical examination of the active muscles. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections do not require any anesthesia, although cold compresses or numbing topical creams may be applied to enhance comfort during treatment. Most people feel little discomfort and return to work the same day. Results should begin to show in a few weeks with full improvement visible within a month.

*Individual Results May Vary

What Are the BOTOX® Cosmetic Aftercare Guidelines?

One of the many benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic injections is the minimal recovery time, but there are things you can do to ensure the best possible healing experience and results. You should wait at least four hours before laying down, such as for a nap or for sleep, and a similar length of time before applying makeup. Try initially to limit heat on the injection sites, so please avoid hot tubs, hot showers, and baths for the first 24 hours to minimize bruising. We also recommend waiting to have a facial, chemical peel, facial massage, microdermabrasion, or other treatments that put pressure on the treated area for seven days after the procedure

Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Have Side Effects?

Most patients experience few if any side effects, and the most common ones are bruising, redness, and swelling at the injection sites. Other potential, but rare, effects can include infection, nausea, headache, flu-like symptoms, occasional numbness, allergic reaction, rash, and severe dry skin or itchiness. If you experience any of these symptoms, please contact our medical team or your primary care physician to rule out any serious complications.

How Long Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Last?

BOTOX® Cosmetic injections offer temporary facial rejuvenation in the treated area, which is one of the many benefits patients like about the treatment. For many patients, BOTOX® Cosmetic can last between three and six months. BOTOX® Cosmetic for other uses, such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), may last longer, although your results may vary.

BOTOX® Cosmetic for Men

Men increasingly desire to restore a more youthful appearance utilizing cosmetic enhancement, and BOTOX® Cosmetic can be no less effective for men than it is for women. In fact, this treatment can help men address an array of aesthetic concerns.

Men who take care to dress well, work out, and maintain excellent hygiene are often seen as ambitious and successful. How a man presents himself can have lasting implications both socially and professionally. When forehead lines and deep brow furrows develop, they can sometimes create an angry, tired, or stressed appearance, something many men wish to avoid. To help combat these concerns, men often choose to receive minimally-invasive BOTOX® Cosmetic injections from a qualified physician. With BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, men can achieve smoother skin and a more rested, youthful appearance.


*Individual Results May Vary

BOTOX® Injections to Reduce Underarm Sweating

BOTOX® treatments are not designed solely for cosmetic purposes. When applied to the underarm, this treatment can be highly effective at reducing or eliminating hyperhidrosis, the condition of excessive sweating. The physician will outline the locations of the sweat glands for each underarm and administer BOTOX® injections in targeted areas. Results typically last up to six months.

How Much Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Cost?

Many factors go into the price of BOTOX® Cosmetic, including the number of injections needed, the number of areas treated, the expertise of the injector, and other considerations. The national average cost for BOTOX® Cosmetic injections is around $300, although this is not necessarily representative of our prices. During your initial consultation, we will discuss the fees associated with your customized treatment plan, so you can be well-informed and able to make the best decision for your needs, budget, and goals. If you are interested in hearing about medical financing options, we work with CareCredit® to make aesthetic enhancement affordable for a wide range of patients.

What BOTOX® Cosmetic Alternatives Are Available?

If you want to rejuvenate your facial features and minimize signs of aging, you have many options available. Other cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers can reduce the appearance of creases, restore volume, and smooth away unwanted lines. For texture and tone enhancement, our laser skin resurfacing and skin care treatments can address hyperpigmentation, rough patches, dryness, and loss of radiance. Tell us about your cosmetic goals and we can guide you toward the optimal techniques to achieve them.

Why Choose Lifestyle Solutions MedSpa for Your BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment?

We pride ourselves on ordering product exclusively from Allergan, the only FDA-approved supplier of BOTOX® Cosmetic in the USA. This is a guarantee that we are getting legitimate product that has been thoroughly tested and kept in appropriate climate-controlled conditions throughout the manufacturing and shipping process. Over the past few years, there has been an overwhelming increase of “non-FDA” approved/illegal BOTOX® Cosmetic and other injectables coming into this country at a cheaper price. Many physician offices have been purchasing this product, in many instances unknowingly so, which is why they are able to offer it to their patients at greatly reduced pricing. There is no control or regulation over this fraudulent product and therefore no way that a provider can with confidence assure a patient that what they are injecting into their face is effective and, most importantly, safe. If a price seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Allē Aesthetic Loyalty Program (Formerly “Brilliant Distinctions®)

We accept members of the Allē Aesthetic Loyalty Program program by Allergan, the maker of popular cosmetic injectables like BOTOX® Cosmetic. This exclusive program can provide significant savings on the rejuvenating treatments you love most, helping to reduce costs while allowing you to maintain your results with regular “touch-ups.” Every time you are treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic or another Allergan product, such as JUVÉDERM®, you earn points. These points can be redeemed for savings on future products and procedures. If you are not yet a member and are interested in joining, we can assist you in enrolling. Please reach out to our team to learn more.

At the end of the day, it is your face and we put a very high value on that. That is why we take care to order our BOTOX® Cosmetic directly from Allergan, and you can rest assured we will make every effort to ensure the products and services we provide are high quality and as described.

Additional BOTOX® Cosmetic FAQs

Is BOTOX® Cosmetic safe?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is considered both safe and effective when performed by a qualified provider.* For this reason, we advise you to put your care in the hands of a physician or injector who has years of experience administering BOTOX® Cosmetic, and who obtains the product directly from Allergan.

Will my BOTOX® Cosmetic results look natural?

When the treatment is performed properly and aftercare instructions are strictly followed, the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic should look very natural. At Lifestyle Solutions MedSpa, we take care to avoid the “frozen” or “mask-like” look associated with lower quality BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures.

How many BOTOX® Cosmetic sessions will I need?

Since the results of BOTOX® Cosmetic generally last between three and six months, many patients choose to schedule treatment sessions around this timeline. Regular maintenance injections can help extend the benefits, and long-term use may help reduce the formation of wrinkles in the first place, offering longer-lasting effects in the future for some individuals.

How many units of BOTOX® Cosmetic will I need?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is measured in “units,” and each syringe has 100 units. The precise number of units needed to create your desired effects will depend on the treatment area, the number of sessions performed, and other factors. We would be happy to discuss this during your initial appointment.

How old do you have to be to get BOTOX® Cosmetic injections?

While it is legal for anyone over 18 to get BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, patients typically wait until they are somewhat older – often in their 20s or 30s – to undergo the treatment. This can be helpful for patients who want to potentially prevent the formation of dynamic wrinkles before they appear.

Interested in BOTOX® Cosmetic? Schedule your consultation with Lifestyle Solutions MedSpa today!

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