What Is Botox?

As we age, it’s common to notice wrinkles and fine lines appearing on the face. But while they’re perfectly normal and natural, they can leave us looking older than we are and feeling more self-conscious and less ourselves. But with Botox, you can reduce these wrinkles and experience a younger-looking, radiant face that’s natural and enhances your beauty. Here at Xanadu Med Spa in Fort Collins, we can revitalize your face in just a few minutes! Read on to learn more.

What Is Botox?

This is an FDA-approved, globally popular treatment that temporarily improves the appearance of lines on the face via injection. It’s called a “neuromodulator treatment”, which means it targets the nerves underneath your skin rather than the skin itself.

A product called Botulinum toxin (Botox) is injected into problematic areas with an ultra-fine needle. This protein blocks the nerves from sending signals to the muscles nearby. Without any signals, the muscles can’t contract, so the skin on top of them stays relaxed and smooth. Whether you’re frowning, laughing, or pulling a silly face for a photo, those deep lines you might have struggled with in the past will have softened dramatically.

For this reason, it’s a particularly popular treatment for “dynamic wrinkles” – the lines that become most pronounced when you’re talking or emoting. Not only this, but without constant movement in those muscles, the treatment may even prevent you from developing deeper wrinkles in the future.

Why Do I Have Wrinkles?

As mentioned above, dynamic wrinkles appear when a person moves their face a lot; yawning, smiling, squinting, and whatever else. They’re the movements that often cause frown lines, crow’s feet, and the lines that travel from your nostril to the edge of your lips known as nasolabial folds. Moving your face can emphasize these lines further, which can be incredibly frustrating – no one wants to be worried about frown lines while trying to tell a story.

Wrinkles can have several other causes, including genetics, sun damage, and lifestyle. Smoking, drinking, and even a bad diet can play a part in developing wrinkles earlier in life – and hopefully, no one’s forgetting to wear their sunscreen. But even if we’ve inherited great genes and taken care of ourselves at every turn, there’s no battling aging and the effects it has on our skin.

Luckily, Botox and other great treatments are now available to put us back in control of our bodies and appearance.

What Can I Expect From Treatment?


The first step is to come in for a free consultation, where we’ll go through your medical history and ensure you’re a suitable candidate for treatment. Here’s your chance to ask any questions and outline exactly what your cosmetic goals are. We’ll then design a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs!


Treatment is performed at our full-serviced med spa in Fort Collins. A member of highly trained, educated staff will administer the treatment. The area doesn’t need to be numbed, but many patients request a numbing cream which we can apply 60 minutes beforehand. Once a numbing effect is achieved, your doctor will make a few small injections into the muscles on your face that are causing wrinkles.

The entire process is completed within a matter of minutes and then you can be on your way!

What’s the Recovery Period Like?

Because this treatment is so quick and doesn’t require anesthetic, there’s zero downtime required afterward. Amazing! You can head straight back to work or carry on with your errands for the day – and you can even drive yourself to and from the appointment.

How Long Before I See Results?

Results appear quickly with this fast-working treatment, but they’re not immediate. It usually takes patients a few days to notice the results and then about two weeks to experience the full effects. By that time, the muscles under the targeted areas are unable to contract, softening the skin on top.

How Long Will the Results Last?

The exact length will vary from patient to patient, although it’s common for patients to enjoy the effects for about four months before they start to wear off. Then the muscles will return to working as per normal and wrinkles will become pronounced once again. The good news? You can schedule another appointment! It’s such a simple treatment that it can slot into your schedule a few times a year and become a staple of your beauty routine.

Will the Results Look Natural?

Here at Xanadu Med Spa, we’re committed to enhancing your natural beauty. By getting rid of lines on your face, this treatment can make you look younger, rested, and revitalized, while keeping you looking like yourself. We’ll make sure you never look “worked on” or overdone – if you don’t want anyone to know you’ve had this treatment, they won’t!

Our priority is making you feel happy and comfortable. Not only does this treatment give patients a gorgeous, youthful glow, but it builds confidence: if patients can laugh and smile without worrying about the lines that it might be causing in their face, then they’ll be more self-assured and free. Job done!

Do You Need To Be a Certain Age for Treatment?

Patients should be over the age of 18, but other than that, there’s no “right age” to seek out treatment. While many women who seek out this treatment are in their thirties and forties, wrinkles and fine lines can occur at any age. We encourage patients to listen to their bodies and schedule consultation if they’re starting to feel self-conscious

Can Men Undergo This Treatment?

Absolutely! Though they may not want to admit it, men get wrinkles too – especially around the brows, which can leave them looking stressed and angry when they aren’t at all. In the past, men may have felt self-conscious about getting a treatment that seemed designed for women, but luckily the conversation around mens’ appearance is changing. More and more men are feeling comfortable getting this groundbreaking treatment that’s so natural and will leave them looking younger!

Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?

If you’ve found you’re experiencing wrinkles and lines on your face and want to reduce them, you may be an ideal candidate. It’s particularly suited to those who experience wrinkles most when moving their face.

If, however, you’re interested in treating acne scars or rosacea or wanting to add fullness and volume to your skin, there may be alternative treatments that are better suited to your cosmetics goals. Here at Xanadu Med Spa, we offer many quality services to fight signs of aging, such as skin resurfacing, light therapy, and micro-needling. During your consultation, we can have a chat about what will work best for you and figure out something together.

Schedule a Consultation Today!

If you’re tired of frown lines and crow’s feet and ready to look and feel younger and more invigorated, then Botox may be right for you. Gorgeous, natural results can leave you happier and more confident in just a few minutes, and still being able to laugh and smile as freely as you always have. To learn more, contact us now at Xanadu Med Spa in Fort Collins.