BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® is a popular cosmetic treatment used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It is derived from a purified form of botulinum toxin, which temporarily paralyzes the muscles that cause wrinkles, giving the skin a smoother, more youthful appearance.

This treatment is commonly sought after by men and women in their late 20s to 60s and beyond who are experiencing signs of aging and desire a safe and effective non-surgical solution. The procedure is quick and relatively painless, with results lasting for several months before gradually wearing off. Here at Dermatology Associates & Surgery Center, BOTOX is commonly used to treat wrinkles, forehead lines, crow's feet, and frown lines between the eyebrows.

Benefits of BOTOX

  • Wrinkle Reduction: Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, particularly on the forehead, around the eyes, and between eyebrows.
  • Non-Invasive: A procedure that involves injections, offering quick results without significant downtime.
  • Youthful Appearance: Provides a youthful and rejuvenated look by relaxing targeted facial muscles.
  • Versatility: Addresses various concerns beyond wrinkles, such as excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) or migraines.

Common Side Effects of BOTOX

  • Temporary bruising at the injection site.
  • Mild swelling.
  • Redness.
  • Temporary mild headache.

What to Expect at Your BOTOX Appointment

When you visit our office for BOTOX, you can anticipate a relatively quick, straightforward appointment during which your comfort, safety, and satisfaction are our highest priorities.

We begin by gently cleansing your face to clear away oil, makeup, and other debris. We then make a series of quick injections in or around your primary areas of concern. We may ask you to make certain facial expressions during this time to ensure accuracy. Each injection lasts only a moment and feels like a small, quick pinch. Afterward, we offer you a cold compress to help minimize swelling.

You can expect to be at the office for about 30 minutes. Immediately following your treatment, you can resume nearly all of your regular activities. However, it's important to avoid movements that require you to bend forward or lower your head for the remainder of the day. This allows the product to be distributed evenly for attractive, natural‐looking results.

BOTOX Maintenance Recommendations

The frequency of BOTOX treatments varies from person to person and depends on several factors, including individual metabolism, muscle activity, and the desired outcome. Generally, BOTOX injections for cosmetic purposes last for about 3-4 months on average before the effects gradually wear off.

After receiving BOTOX injections, it's essential to follow specific maintenance recommendations to optimize results and ensure safety. Here are some common guidelines:
  • Avoid Rubbing or Massaging: For the first 24 hours after treatment, refrain from rubbing or massaging the treated area to prevent the spread of Botox to unintended muscles.
  • Stay Upright: Maintain an upright position for about 4 hours post-injection. Avoid lying down or bending over excessively during this time to prevent the migration of BOTOX to unintended areas.
  • Avoid Strenuous Exercise: Refrain from engaging in vigorous exercise or activities that increase blood flow and body temperature for 24 hours post-treatment, as this might disperse the BOTOX.
  • Follow-Up Appointments: Attend any scheduled follow-up appointments recommended by your healthcare provider to assess results and determine if touch-up injections are needed.
  • Be Patient: Results from BOTOX injections usually start to appear within a few days but may take up to two weeks for full effect. Be patient and allow the treatment time to take its full course.

BOTOX Maintenance Schedule

  • The frequency of BOTOX treatments range between 3 and 6 months but may change based on various factors like metabolism and how active one's facial muscles are.
  • Frequency also depends on your desired look resulting from the injections.
  • It's best to consult with your dermatologist or skilled injector to determine the best treatment plan for you.


BOTOX lasts 3 to 4 months on average before muscle activity gradually starts to return and wrinkles may reappear. We recommend follow-up treatment to maintain desired results. It is important to note that individual metabolism, the amount of product injected, and the specific area treated can also effect the longevity of your BOTOX treatment.

When administered properly by a skilled and experienced skin care professional, BOTOX treatments are designed to provide natural-looking results. The goal is usually to soften wrinkles and fine lines while maintaining facial expressiveness. However, the outcome can depend on the specific technique used by the injector and the amount of BOTOX administered.

If too much BOTOX is injected or if it is not placed correctly, it can potentially lead to a "frozen" or "unnatural" appearance. This occurs when the muscles responsible for facial expressions are overly relaxed, limiting movement. To avoid this, it's crucial to choose a qualified and trained professional who understands facial anatomy and can tailor the treatment to your individual needs.

During the consultation, discuss your aesthetic goals with the provider and express any desires about wanting a natural look. A skilled injector can adjust the dosage and injection sites to achieve the desired outcome while preserving a natural range of facial expressions. It's important to follow the provider's recommendations and, if needed, schedule a follow-up appointment for any adjustments.

The appropriate age to start BOTOX can vary based on individual factors such as genetics, skin condition, and personal preferences. Generally, individuals in their late 20s to early 30s may consider BOTOX as a preventive measure to minimize the development of fine lines and wrinkles. if you are experiences visiable signs of aging, it may be a good time to consider BOTOX.  Consult with one of our dermatologists to see if BOTOX is right for you.

Yes! When administered by a qualified and experienced dermatologist or certified injector, BOTOX is considered safe. It has been used for various medical and cosmetic purposes for many years with a well-established safety record. However, like any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects including mild and temporary, including bruising, swelling, and redness at the injection site

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How DASC Can Help

If you are noticing signs of aging or wrinkles on your skin, BOTOX may give you a more youthful look. Schedule a consultation with one of our expert providers where we can evaluate your skin, discuss your aesthetic goals, and create an individualized treatment plan to help you achieve a look you love.