With an extensive background in safely administering Botox injectables, Samuel Figueroa, MD, of Dutch Hollow Medical Day Spa can help take years off your face, starting with your first visit. Schedule your Botox appointment at this Godfrey, Illinois, med spa by clicking on the online scheduler. You can also call the clinic directly. 

Botox Q & A

How does Botox work?

Botox is derived from a purified strain of a specific botulinum wrinkle relaxer. This medical-grade injection works by temporarily intercepting signals that force your muscles to contract and twitch. Once these muscles relax, your skin smooths out and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is significantly improved.

What can Botox treat?

Botox is FDA-approved to treat a wide variety of aesthetic imperfections that can give away your age. This injectable is ideal for minimizing the appearance of:

These lines all develop because of repeated muscle contractions when you frown or squint. You can continue making your normal facial expressions after Botox — results are entirely natural — but you won’t have to worry about lines and wrinkles associated with your expressions.

Depending on your personalized anti-aging injectable plan at Dutch Hollow Medical Day Spa that’s based on your specific needs, you may benefit from Dysport® or Xeomin® instead of Botox. These injectables all work similarly to reverse the effects of aging.

How long does Botox last?

Botox is long lasting, with optimal results beginning as quickly as 48-72 hours after your injections and lasting up to four months — sometimes even longer. Both Dysport and Xeomin last about the same amount of time.

To help your younger, smoother skin last even longer, your dedicated aesthetic specialist at Dutch Hollow Medical Day Spa may recommend pairing your botulinum injection with a dermal filler, such as Juvéderm®. Many types of dermal fillers can plump and soften your skin for up to 12-24 months.

Are Botox injections painful?

You might feel a slight pinch from the needle, but you shouldn’t feel pain or discomfort. Because Dr. Figueroa has a background in anesthesiology as well as extensive training in precise Botox injection locations, he’s an expert at minimizing pain and discomfort.

If you’re worried about pain, you can always apply a topical numbing cream or ice pack to your treatment area before heading to your appointment at Dutch Hollow Medical Day Spa, just to ensure you’re as relaxed and comfortable as possible.

Find out if Botox is right for you by booking a consultation at Dutch Hollow Medical Day Spa today. Book online or over the phone.

* Individual results may vary.

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