A Beginner’s Guide to Botox®

If you are interested in reducing the appearance of frown lines, crow’s feet, or other fine lines and wrinkles in your face, Botox® cosmetic injectables may be able to help. This quick, non-invasive procedure can make your skin look younger and healthier in just a few minutes, and the results will last for months. 

In today’s blog, we are going to explain the basics of Botox® — including the benefits, what areas it can be used to treat, and possible side effects. Continue reading to learn more and if you are ready to have a fresh, youthful appearance, contact Xanadu Med Spa in Fort Collins. We utilize Botox® and other cosmetic procedures to enhance your natural beauty. Schedule a Botox® appointment today. 

What Is Botox®?

Botox® is an FDA-approved cosmetic injectable that temporarily improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and frown lines. The procedure is non-invasive and utilizes an ultra-fine needle to inject Botox® into specific muscles in the face. This tightens the skin and reduces crow’s feet, forehead lines, and creases in your eyebrows, but does not negatively affect your ability to make natural facial expressions. You’ll still be able to smile and laugh, but with a smoother, wrinkle-free face. 

What Are the Benefits of Botox®?

  • Botox® leaves you with smoother, younger-looking skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet. 
  • It’s a non-invasive procedure with little to no downtime for recovery. 
  • Botox® will smooth out your wrinkles for three to six months, but the treatment itself takes only minutes. 
  • It is a safe procedure that is FDA-approved.

What Areas Does Botox® Treat?

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Frown lines
  • Lateral brow lift
  • Crow’s feet
  • Bunny lines
  • Upper lip lines
  • Masseter
  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Hyperhidrosis of the axilla 

Is Botox® Safe?

Many people wonder if Botox® is safe due to its origins. The injection is a drug that is made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which is the same toxin that causes botulism. However, a Botox® injection is completely safe and FDA-approved. When you have Botox® injected by a professional like those at Xanadu Med Spa, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. 

How Much Does Botox® Cost?

The price of Botox® depends upon the area that you are having treated. At Xanadu Med Spa, we charge by unit. Each area typically calls for a different amount of Botox®, so prices will differ accordingly. 

It’s also important to keep in mind that some places that offer discounted Botox® injections often dilute their solutions, which can result in a cheaper price, but also disappointing results. At Xanadu Med Spa, we never dilute our solutions and you can be sure that you are receiving a pure product and can expect superior results.  

How Long Does Botox® Last?

Botox® injections typically last from three to six months. The length of time usually depends upon the area that has been treated, as Botox® lasts longer in certain areas of the face. Botox® results may also last longer in patients who have had Botox® injections done before in the past. If this is your first Botox® injection, results may not last as long, but you can expect longer-lasting results as you continue to use Botox®. 

Does Botox® Cause Any Side Effects?

The most common side effect associated with Botox® injections is pain and bruising at the injection site. There’s typically little to no recovery time with Botox®, however, there are other side effects that are possible. Side effects like eye dryness, headaches, or flu-like symptoms among others are less likely to occur. The professional staff at Xanadu Med Spa will explain any other possible side effects at the time of your appointment.  

Where Can I Get Botox®?

It is recommended that you only get Botox® injections by a professional who is educated, trained, and experienced in cosmetic injectables like the staff at Xanadu Med Spa in Fort Collins.

Schedule a Botox® Appointment Today in Fort Collins

If you are ready to experience smoother, younger-looking skin, Botox® may be the answer. Get rid of crow’s feet, frown lines, and other wrinkles in just a few minutes with Botox® cosmetic injectables. Schedule an appointment today at Xanadu Med Spa in Fort Collins.