When it comes to restoring a more youthful appearance, many people choose Botox®. This safe and effective cosmetic injection temporarily smooths out lines and wrinkles on the face to refresh your look. At The Health & Wellness Center in St. Louis, Missouri, Secil Schodroski, FNP-C, DNP, and the team want you to always look and feel your best and offer Botox injections to rejuvenate your look. Call the office or schedule your Botox consultation online today.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox, also known as botulinum rejuvenation, is a cosmetic injection that temporarily diminishes the appearance of the lines and wrinkles that form:

  • Around the corner of the eyes
  • In-between eyebrows
  • On the forehead

Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the United States. People choose Botox injections because the treatment is quick, requires no downtime, and provides consistent yet subtle results.

The Health & Wellness Center offers many injections to help you look and feel your best, in addition to Botox, like dermal fillers to address wrinkles and lost volume in your middle and lower face.

How does Botox work?

Botox works by targeting the underlying cause of your crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles: facial muscles. Every time you squint, frown, or raise your eyebrows, your facial muscles create grooves that fold your skin.

Over time, your skin loses its ability to smooth out the folds from your facial expressions, leading to permanent lines and wrinkles. Botox injections temporarily stop the movement of the facial muscles that cause the lines and creases, allowing your skin to smooth itself out.

What happens during Botox injections?

Botox injections are a quick in-office cosmetic treatment that takes less than 30 minutes. Before your injections, your provider at The Health & Wellness Center conducts an evaluation and reviews the details of your Botox injections so you know what to expect.

First, your provider cleanses your skin with an antibacterial agent and then carefully and expertly injects a small amount of Botox into the desired areas. You may need 3-5 injections, depending on the area undergoing treatment.

The Botox needle is small, and most people tolerate the cosmetic injection without the need for an anesthetic. There’s no downtime following Botox, but the team at The Health & Wellness Center recommends you wait at least two hours before engaging in strenuous physical activity.

You should notice improvements in your look within 24-48 hours and final results within 30 days.

How long does Botox last?

Botox injections last up to four months. The Health & Wellness Center team recommends you schedule your next Botox session once you notice the effects wearing off. Repeating your Botox injections helps you maintain a youthful look and may prevent new lines and wrinkles from forming.

Botox provides quick, reliable results. Call The Health & Wellness Center, or book your Botox consultation online today.