It’s no wonder that BOTOX® is the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure in the United States: Crow’s-feet, frown lines, eye twitches, and chronic migraines are all common targets for BOTOX. With so many different uses, patients everywhere applaud BOTOX for giving them their comfort and confidence back.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is an injection that has many purposes: It works by temporarily paralyzing your muscles. While this sounds unsafe and, frankly, useless, this muscle paralyzation has the ability to eliminate wrinkles and lines, giving life to your look after years of wrinkle-accelerating muscle habits.


The active ingredient in BOTOX, called botulinum toxin, is common in nature and is poisonous in large amounts. When used correctly, however, BOTOX is very safe and can be used for both aesthetic and medicinal purposes.

What can BOTOX do?

BOTOX has a wide variety of uses. If you feel like our face could use a touch up of elasticity or roundness, BOTOX can help you achieve the younger look that you want. BOTOX’s long list of aesthetic targets includes:


  • Crow’s-feet

  • Frown lines

  • Forehead furrows

  • Lazy eyes

  • Other wrinkles and lines


Each of these features is caused by years of repeated muscle use. BOTOX paralyzes these muscles, smoothing the age-related lines and wrinkles in your face to make you look younger.* In addition, BOTOX can be used to treat some medical conditions, too, including chronic migraine and bladder dysfunction.


What can I expect during my appointment?


Knowing what to expect before your BOTOX appointment can help calm your nerves and allow you to be more comfortable during your injection and confident in your decision. At the appointment, your provider at Savvy Aesthetics may offer you a topical anesthetic to alleviate pain or discomfort from the injections. The procedure lasts roughly 10 minutes with little to no recovery time afterwards.

Is BOTOX safe?

Even though the active ingredient in BOTOX is toxic, it is very safe if it is used correctly by a professional. After a BOTOX session, you may experience a few side effects, but they usually go away within a week. Normal side effects from BOTOX include:


  • Mild pain

  • Swelling

  • Bruising

  • Headache

  • Crooked smile

  • Drooping eyelids

  • Eye dryness or tears


If you notice more serious symptoms, like muscle weakness or trouble breathing, you need to contact your doctor as soon as possible. If you have concerns about the risks that come with BOTOX injections, the Savvy team can further inform you of your chances of having a reaction.


If you’re interested in finding out more about why everyone is raving about BOTOX, call or schedule an appointment at Savvy Aesthetics to find out if the treatment is for you.


*Individual results may vary.