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How Safe is Botox®?

Many people know about Botox® Cosmetic for its power to erase lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. However, Botox® has also been used in medical applications for over thirty years and has been proven safe by an extensive body of research. 


*Individual Results May Vary

What is Botox®?

Our natural facial expressions can, over time, pull the skin into lines and furrows. Botox® targets the areas where muscles create the deepest wrinkles: frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet around the eyes. It is also used off label in the bunny lines, DAO’s (which pull your smile down), jawline, neck, chin, in the upper lip for a lip flip, or to lower the lip to fix a gummy smile, and more. There isn’t much that Botox® can’t fix. 

How Does Botox® Work?

Lines across the forehead, between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, and smile lines all form in areas where our facial muscles pull the skin into these wrinkles. Botox® pauses the signals from the nerves to the muscles, so when injected into areas of deep expression lines, it temporarily silences the signal for the muscle to contract. Without muscle contractions, the skin relaxes and no longer forms lines and wrinkles. 

The interrupted signal between nerve and muscle causes no injury to either one and when the 

Botox® wears off, normal signals will start flowing again. Botox® causes no permanent changes, keeping the risk of side effects extremely low.

How Safe is Botox®?

Even before Botox® had approval for cosmetic use, it found extensive use in the medical community treating delicate conditions like eyelid spasms, disorders such as chronic migraines, and even facial paralysis. The popularity and widespread use of Botox® show how safe and effective it is considered to be. 

Is There Any Downtime With Botox®?

You can resume normal activities after your Botox® treatment, which should last less than half an hour. You may have some swelling that lasts for minutes to an hour, and minor soreness in the injection area that will go away within a day. 

What Results Will I See From Botox®?

You will begin to see results after about one to three days, although full results can take up to a week to develop. You will see your treated lines and wrinkles become smoother, so your face looks younger and more refreshed. Without heavy frown lines, you can look calmer and more relaxed. Results will last three to four months. 

Many people find that they benefit from joining a program such as Injectfit™, the exclusive membership program for FACE, and/or Allē from Allergan. All ways to save money on regularly scheduled treatments to maintain your results. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Botox®?

Most people can receive Botox® Cosmetic treatment. Botox® has a well-established safety record, and people all over the world receive Botox® every day. 

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Take the Next Step – Request an Appointment

To learn more about Botox® – and if it’s right for you – schedule an appointment by visiting FACE Skincare~Medical~Wellness online or calling 1 (248) 663-0161.

FACE Skincare~Medical~Wellness is a multi-award-winning beauty and wellness clinic founded by skin expert Holly Cutler, also known as The Skin Saint, and named as “one of the most advanced Med Spas in the country” by Forbes magazine.

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