What is BOTOX? 

FDA-cleared Botox Cosmetic is a clear liquid that is injected with a minimally invasive ultra-fine needle into the treatment area. It uses botulinum toxin type A, specifically OnabotulinumtoxinA, that softens moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles that develop naturally as we age. Often referred to as a “wrinkle relaxer,” Botox injections will not dramatically change your facial appearance, only soften facial lines.

You’ll see natural looking results within a few days after your treatment. As Botox begins to work, the muscles in your face will become relaxed, so you can still frown, smile, or look surprised without those pesky wrinkles and creases. Plus, it helps prevent lines and wrinkles from deepening over time.

Did you know Belladerm is in the top 1% of all BOTOX® providers in the country for Allergan, the manufacturer of BOTOX®. Robin Bernens is a trainer for Allergan on BOTOX®, training nurses and doctors around the state. 

What issues does BOTOX correct?

BOTOX® quickly “airbrushes” out wrinkles and facial lines between your eyebrows, forehead, eye area, and smile lines. It is ideal for:

  • Forehead lines
  • Glabella or elevens (11’s) – vertical lines between the brows
  • Lifting the corners of the mouth
  • Lateral orbit lines or Crow’s feet (creases at corner of eyes)
  • 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 (diminishing neck bands)
  • Reducing jowls
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Drooping eyelid (brow lift or eyebrow reshaping)
  • Dimpled chins
  • Preventing wrinkles from deepening over time
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Marionette lines
  • Gummy smiles
  • Dimpled chins​​

How does BOTOX work? 

Botox is a neuromodulator derived from Botulinum Toxin Type A. Repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, smiling, or raising eyebrows causes the skin to furrow and fold, gradually resulting in the formation of facial lines and wrinkles. BOTOX® works by temporarily blocking the signal that tells a muscle to contract. Once injected, it works beneath the surface of the skin and temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines in adults – to help their skin look visibly smoother and younger.

What does a BOTOX treatment look like?

BOTOX® Cosmetic delivers subtle results when you are treated by someone who is qualified, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. When BOTOX® is administered by a trusted professional, you’ll look like yourself—only with less noticeable lines.

How soon will I see results after my BOTOX treatment?

Once your treatment has been administered, it takes some time to visibly see results.  You may notice a subtle smoothing of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines within 24 to 48 hours, with full results in 30 days lasting up to 4 months for moderate to severe frown lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic is not a permanent treatment. If you discontinue treatment the frown lines, crow's feet, and forehead lines will gradually return.

How long does BOTOX last?

Treated muscles gradually return to their original condition after about three to four months. Remember that results vary from patient to patient though, so your next appointment will be based on your results and aesthetic goals. Discuss your goals with our specialists today and find out what you could expect.

How Much Does BOTOX Cost?

BOTOX® Cosmetic cost varies. A patient’s specific treatment cost depends on factors like the number of treatment areas, the number of injections needed, and if it is used with other treatments like JUVEDERM dermal fillers.

The best way to determine your BOTOX® cost is by scheduling a free consultation. If cosmetic injections are right for you, we customize a treatment plan that achieves your aesthetic goals while staying well within an affordable price range. Most patients spend between $300 to $500.

Is BOTOX safe?

When you choose BOTOX® Cosmetic, you can trust in its established track record. Backed by over 16 years of published studies, BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most widely researched and studied treatment of its kind, approved for use in 95 countries. The safety and efficacy of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been described in more than 528 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.

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What age should you start getting BOTOX?

There isn’t a “right age” to begin having BOTOX® injections, it all depends on the severity of your lines.

Everyone’s lines form differently, at different times, and for a variety of reasons. The formation of wrinkles can be influenced by cellular changes, reduction of collagen, genetic factors, or damage caused by free radicals from the sun and the environment.

Whenever your lines start to bother you, speak with our expert injectors. They can help you determine if treatment is right for you.

Can BOTOX look natural?

BOTOX® is a technique-sensitive treatment which is why it’s crucial a well-trained professional is performing the treatment. BOTOX® injections will look natural and subtle when an extensively trained medical expert is treating you. Experience matters, Belladerm MedSpa is in the top 3% of BOTOX® providers in the nation. Working with our experienced staff means no one will know you’ve had anything done.

Are men using BOTOX?

Numerous men make BOTOX® part of their regimen to look younger. The number of men choosing treatments like BOTOX® has quickly risen – especially in the last three years. The majority of men say they want to look better, younger, and that it helps them feel more confident.

Is it safe to use BOTOX with dermal fillers?

Yes, we often use both BOTOX® and the right combination of dermal fillers to achieve optimum results.  Dermal fillers, like the Juvederm Family of Fillers, are used in different areas of the face to correct deep lines, increase volume in cheeks and lips, and enhance an overall youthful appearance.

Request a Complimentary BOTOX Consultation

Curious if BOTOX® is right for you? Schedule a free consultation with our expert injectors today. All our injectors are either Nurse Practitioners or RNs with years of experience. As a medical injector they will assess your current health, aesthetic concerns, and desired results to a develop custom treatment plan for you.

To request an appointment call 763.494.9905 or fill out our online form


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