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BOTOX Scottsdale

What is BOTOX?

Close-up of female patient receiving a botox injection on forehead.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription drug that upon injection into the problem area, can temporarily paralyze muscles, leaving you with a smoother and softer complexion. BOTOX is used to treat and prevent fine lines, wrinkles, and deep facial furrows. Typical treatment areas include horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet, and the frown lines between the eyebrows. Most treatments take about 15 minutes, results take full effect in 5-14 days, with results lasting about 3 months. Dosing is patient specific based on muscle mass and strength in the area of concern. Typical dose is 30-64 units.


15 to 30 minutes


Less than 1 day




7 to 14 days

BOTOX with NK Aesthetics in Scottsdale

During your BOTOX appointment at NK Aesthetics in Scottsdale, we will discuss your goals and areas of concern. Your provider will examine your facial movement and dose your BOTOX or Dysport based on muscle mass and strength. Your provider will strategically mark injection spots on your face, draw up your patient specific dose, and inject using a tiny needle. There is little to no discomfort. The injections only take a couple minutes, with the appointment lasting 30 minutes on average. Results will start to take effect in 7 to 14 days, with results lasting 3 months on average. You’re left with a lcear and radiant complexion! 

Possible Side Effects

Although generally safe, there are a few (but rare) side effects of botulinum toxin. 

  • Bruising and paint at the injection site
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Redness
  • Temporary facial weakness or drooping
  • Forehead heaviness
  • Eyelid drooping

Common Botox Treatment Areas

BOTOX is not only used for facial wrinkles! It has numerous off-label uses including:

  • Forehead
  • Eye wrinkles aka “crows feet”
  • Frown lines aka “11’s”
  • Neckbands
  • Chin dimpling
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Jawline slimming
  • Jaw clenching / TMJ
  • Lip flip
  • Down-turned smile
  • Brow lift
  • Bunny lines (nose scrunching)
  • Gummy smile

Frequently Asked Questions on Botox

Botox and Dysport are quite similar. They are both botulinum toxin, a neurotoxic protein that is safe when used in small amounts. Botox and Dysport are used to improve various medical conditions, but their most popular use is to diminish wrinkles. Both injectables are considered noninvasive and work by temporarily relaxing facial muscles. This stops the muscles from contracting and ultimately smooths the appearance of wrinkles. The differences between the two are rooted in their trace proteins and how they’re manufactured. Botox is made by Allergan, and Dysport is made by Galderma. Both products last about 3 months and cost the same. We recommend trying both and seeing which one works better for you, it truly is a personal preference!
Botox generally takes about 1 to 2 weeks to reach its full effect.

To enjoy the best effects from your treatment, avoid lying down for 4-6 hours.

It’s advised to wait at least 24 hours before resuming strenuous exercise. We do not want you to sweat out your freshly placed Botox!

It’s recommended that you wait at least 24 hours before having an alcoholic beverage.

Botox lasts on average 3 months, with some people enjoying results for up to 6 months! Once results peak 2 weeks after initial injection, your muscles will gradually start receiving signals again, and with that muscle action increasing, you will slowly start to regain your muscle movement.
Yes! Botox was first FDA approved in 1989, it has 11 therapeutic indications and 3 (soon to be 4) cosmetic indications. Botox has been extremely well researched! A clinical trial is done for each of these indications and side effects are studied. Many patients are concerned about Botox being a Botulism Toxin, however, Botox is only a purified protein, not a bacteria that could cause harm.

No, Botox and Dysport only have a localized effect on the muscle that was injected.

Good aftercare means following the directions of your provider, and in the following months, staying hydrated and maintaining a healthy lifestyle with diet, exercise can extend the life of your Botox treatment, and extend the life of you!
Botox is not recommended if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.