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When Should I Start Getting Botox?

Botox is currently the #1 non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the world. Here at Healthylooks Medspa, we perform an average of 1,000 Botox treatments each year, making it one of our most popular treatments. So what is Botox and when’s the best time to start? How Botox Works Botox treats the muscles in the face, not the skin. The active ingredient in Botox, called Botulinum Toxin…

What’s the Difference between Botox and Filler?

Botox and fillers are both types of cosmetic injectables, but their composition makes them very different. Comparing Botox and filler is really like comparing apples and oranges. Botox Botox is in the neurotoxin, or “toxin,” category. So, all the toxins approved by the US FDA, which includes Botox, Xeomin, Jeuveau and Dysport, are all derived from the botulinum toxin. These toxins work by weakening the…

A Guide for First Time Botox Patients

If you’re concerned with the wrinkles on your forehead or around your eyes, you’ve probably wondered about Botox. Botox is a neurotoxin, or neuromodulator, that works by weakening the wrinkle-causing muscles in the face. Our injectors, Dr. Lamb and Dominique, RN, inject tiny amounts of Botox in the forehead, between the brows, and around the eyes. Botox can also be injected in other facial muscles,…

6 Frequently Asked Questions about Botox

Botox is one of the most popular non-surgical anti-aging treatments- for good reason! Dr. Lamb has been injecting Botox since it was approved by the FDA in 2002. It can be used to smooth wrinkles, lift eyebrow arches, reduce the size of bulky facial muscles (for example, the masseter in the jaw), and for therapeutic benefits such as easing migraines and excessive sweating. While you…

Should You Stick with Botox or Try a Different Neurotoxin?

When you think of wrinkles, you think of Botox, right? Botox has become a household name since being approved by the FDA in 2002 for wrinkle-reduction. It is derived from a poisonous bacteria called Botulinum toxin and is most commonly injected in the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the crows-feet. Botox works by blocking signals between the nerves and muscles, causing the muscles to…