What is Botox?

Botox is one of the brand name for Botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin that when injected in small amounts into specific muscle groups causes relaxation and smoothness of the muscles. Other brand names are Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau.

How soon after treatment will I see the results?

Generally it takes 2-5 days after injection to see some effect. However, full effect is not for two weeks.

How long does it last?

Generally between 3 and 4 months.

What are Dermal fillers?

Injectable fillers, unlike Botulinum toxin injections are used as volumizers – plumping and lifting the areas of the face to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, enhance facial contours or fill out thinning lips. Fillers are products that are made from hyaluronic acid gel, a naturally occurring substance in the body that keeps the skin plump and hydrated.

How long do fillers last?

Depending on the area, between 6 months and 18 months

How does BeautoxEtc differ from my doctor’s office or a medspa?

Unlike a MedSpa, BeautoxEtc is a Nurse Practitioner owned and operated Cosmetic Dermatology Practice. We ONLY offer neurotoxins and dermal fillers along with the highest quality medical grade skin care line and facial treatments. Our skin care line and treatments are prescriptive and can be delivered by health care professionals only.

What are the pre-treatment instructions for neurotoxin and dermal filler?

To reduce the risk of bleeding and bruising, we recommend avoiding the following for two days prior to your treatment (unless medically contraindicated): Alcoholic beverages, NSAIDs, Aspirin, Vitamin E

If you have a history of oral herpes simplex you should pre-treat prior to your dermal lip filler to avoid the possibility of an outbreak.

What are the post-treatment instructions for neurotoxin?

Avoid excessive alcohol for 24 hours

Avoid strenuous activity for 4 hours after treatment

Remain upright for 4 hours

Do not massage the injection sites

Do wash your face gently

Avoid acupuncture for 1 week

A small percentage of clients get a minor headache following treatment with neurotoxins (this is never a migraine, and never the worst headache of your life—if you developed such symptoms you should seek medical evaluation immediately!)

What are the post-treatment instructions for dermal filler?

We recommend that you apply ice, 20 minutes on 20 minutes off, for 24-48 hours after treatment (we will send you home with re-usable ice packs!)

Avoid saunas or hot tubs for 1 week

Avoid significant massage of the area for 1 week

Avoid touching the treated area for 6 hours – after that it can be washed with gentle soap and water

Avoid NSAIDs, Aspirin (unless prescribed by your doctor), and Vitamin E for one week. Take Tylenol as needed for discomfort.

Anything else I should worry about?

After treatment with dermal filler, you should contact us right away if you experience unusual bruising in the areas that were injected or areas that were not injected, blanching (white-grey hue) in areas that were injected or were not injected, significant bruising/swelling/pain/fever, or if injection site looks “angry”/hot/tender.

Will my face appear “Overdone”?

Certainly not! At BeautoxEtc we use an ultra-conservative approach to BOTOX and dermal filler treatments, to ensure that we enhance our clients’ natural beauty. With our safe, conservative, approach to treatment, you will be left looking both refreshed and well rested, all without changing your natural look!