- Frown Lines
- Crow's Feet
- Perioral Area (around the mouth)
in Fargo, North Dakota
Botox® is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments from year to year, and for good reason. Many patients find excellent results in smoothing wrinkles and refreshing their look with a quick and easy, in-office treatment.
What is Botox?
Botox is an injectable treatment that can effectively relax facial muscles that cause wrinkles and folds to form over time. Most people experience creases and folds in the skin that form over a lifetime because of repetitive movements like smiling, squinting, or furrowing. Botox is FDA-approved for treating wrinkles and folds between the brows, sometimes called frown lines, and fine lines around the eyes, sometimes called crow’s feet.
How does Botox work?
Botox is an injectable treatment made from a purified form of botulinum toxin Type A. Classified as a neuromodulator, it can effectively block movement signals that travel from the brain to the muscles. This process occurs in a quick and easy treatment session at our Fargo office. Depending on your treatment areas and extensiveness of treatment, it can take as little as fifteen minutes. Some patients find the injection process uncomfortable, so we can supply a topical numbing cream.
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After your Botox treatment, it’s important to avoid touching or massaging the treatment area, as this can cause the product to spread to unwanted areas. Botox can take a few days to produce the best results, and usually lasts for between three to four months, but this can be unique to each patient. For great results, Botox works best when combined with dermal fillers and cosmetic treatments like chemical peels or microneedling to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Additionally, Dr. Ness can recommend the best in our in-house skincare product line to further rejuvenate your look.
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Fargo Dermatology provides the best in cosmetic treatments to boost your confidence without the hassle. To meet with our expert injectors and discuss your options, contact our office by calling or scheduling your appointment online.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can Botox age you?
Botox can commonly be used as a preventative treatment for aging.
Can I go for a walk after Botox?
We recommend avoiding any massage, touch, or manipulation to the treated area. Avoid heavy exercise the day of your treatment after botox injections. We also recommend not lying down for at least 4 hours after the treatment.
Can Botox cause weight gain?
There is no evidence to suggest weight gain is caused by botox.
Can Botox help sinuses?
Botox could potentially help with sinus symptoms. However, at Fargo Center for Dermatology we focus on the benefits of neurotoxins including treatment of wrinkles, and excess sweating.
Can Botox lift eyebrows?
Botox can be injected to create a subtle eye brow lift, but will not replace a surgical eyebrow lift.
Can I have wine after Botox?
We recommend waiting 24 hours after botox injections to consume alcohol. To lessen chance of bruising, refrain from consuming alcohol for 24 prior to injections.
Does Botox affect the brain?
Botox is injected into the muscle tissue, and does not directly affect the brain.
Does Botox make you look older after it wears off?
No, after the Botox has worn off, your fine lines and skin texture will return to its pre injection state.
Does Botox make you shiny?
The effects of botox result in a smoother appearance to the skin, but will not cause the skin to become shiny.
How long does Botox last?
While the duration of the injections varies with each person, Botox can last anywhere from 3-6 months, with the average patient pursuing injections every 3-4 months.
Is 50 too old for Botox?
You are never too old to begin Botox; however, you may require more units of Botox than someone who began pursuing injections at a younger age.
Is Botox a poison?
No, while many people are intimidated by the term “neurotoxin”, the product itself is not a “toxin”. Botox is used throughout the medical field for treatment of migraines, muscle spasms, excess sweating, and more.
Is Botox a steroid?
No, Botox simply reduces muscle activity.
Is Botox good for under eye wrinkles?
Botox can help reduce the appearance of under eye wrinkles, and work best in addition to using a medical grade eye cream.
Should I move my face after Botox?
We recommend Exercise the treated muscles 10 times per hour for the next day or two to increase the effect of the neurotoxin product
What age should I start Botox?
Botox can be used as early as age 18 for preventive treatment of wrinkles.
What are the bad side effects of Botox?
Temporary effects of Botox can include a dull headache the day of injections, eyelid droop, and a small bruise at the injection site are possible.
What do I need to know before getting botox?
The most important thing to do is to go to a knowledgeable provider.
What is Botox used for?
Botox is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles in the between the eyebrows, forehead, and around the eyes.
Who should not get Botox?
Contraindications for Botox include pregnancy/breastfeeding, a neuromuscular disorder, or neurological disease.
Why cant you lay down after Botox?
We recommend not lying down for 4 hours after Botox injections.
What should you not do after Botox?
We recommend avoiding any massage, touch, or manipulation to the treated area. Avoid heavy exercise the day of your treatment after Botox injections. We also recommend not lying down for at least 4 hours after the treatment.