What is Botox(Jeuveau/Dysport) and How Can it Help Me?

Botox is a type of injectable medication called a neurotoxin that is used to relax the muscles on your face that cause certain wrinkles. Other types of neurotoxins used at Eterna are Jeuveau and Dysport. Botox treatments can provide more youthful looking skin with a relaxed, refreshed appearance.

Common treatment areas are: 

  • Forehead
  • “11” lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Upper lip (lip flip)
  • Chin
  • Corners of the mouth
  • Jaw line
  • Facial slimming
  • Fine lines around the eyes
  • Neck and jaw lift


What Does it Cost?


Ideal treatment lasts 3-5 months. It is recommended to retreat about 3 times a year

*Individual treatment varies, consultation required to develop treatment plan and cost


What Can I Expect at My Appointment?

Consultations are required prior to treatment, and are free of charge. During your consultation, an initial medical evaluation will be conducted.  A comprehensive facial evaluation will be performed.  Your areas of concern will be discussed thoroughly.  Your questions will be answered, and a treatment plan will be developed.  If you decide to proceed with treatment, you can be injected during your first consultation.  Your skin will be cleaned and marked with an erasable marker.  The chosen product will be injected into the treatment area(s) using a very small needle.  This only takes a few minutes, and most people only report very mild discomfort or no discomfort.  After your treatment, you may be instructed to avoid exercise for the rest of the day.  You can usually go back to your normal skin care routine.  Side effects are rare, but can include headache, redness at the injection site, or injection site bruising.

You will start to notice decreased movement in the treatment area(s) in about 4 days.  Full treatment results will be apparent in about 2 weeks.  To maintain your results, you should be retreated in 3-5 months when you start to notice return of movement to the treatment area(s).

Am I a Candidate for Botox Treatments?

Healthy women and men 21 years or older are typically candidates for treatment.  Your specific health history will be reviewed during your consultation to determine if this treatment is right for you.  This treatment is a great option for individuals with prominent wrinkles as well as individuals who do not yet have wrinkles.  Botox can be used to help prevent the formation of wrinkles.  

Possible Risks

While Botox injections are generally considered safe when administered by qualified professionals, it’s important to be aware of potential risks and side effects. Here are some possible risks associated with Botox injections:

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Injection Site Reactions

Temporary redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site is a common side effect of Botox injections. These reactions typically subside within a few days but can be more pronounced in some individuals.

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Muscle Weakness or Drooping

In rare cases, Botox can cause temporary muscle weakness or drooping in the treated area. This is usually due to the spread of the toxin beyond the intended injection site. However, this effect is temporary and typically resolves on its own.

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Allergic Reactions

Although rare, some individuals may experience an allergic reaction to Botox. Symptoms may include itching, rash, hives, shortness of breath, or swelling of the face, lips, or tongue. If you experience any signs of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention.

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Headache or Flu-Like Symptoms

Some people may experience mild headache or flu-like symptoms after receiving Botox injections. These symptoms are usually temporary and subside within a few days.

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Unintended Effects on Nearby Muscles

Botox injections can occasionally affect nearby muscles, leading to temporary weakness or unintended muscle movements. This can result in issues such as an uneven smile or difficulty speaking. However, these effects are generally rare and temporary.

Why Choose Eterna Beauty & Wellness

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Extensive Experience

With many years of experience in the field of medicine and advanced training in facial anatomy, Tara Hilmes and her team bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to their injectable services.

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Board Certification

This certification ensures that she has met rigorous requirements and continuously stays updated on the latest advancements in cosmetic injections and facial treatments.

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Focus on Safety

Tara and her team prioritizes the safety and well-being of their patients. They adhere to strict medical standards and follow proper protocols when administering cosmetic injections.

Frequently Asked Questions

Botox works by blocking nerve signals to the muscles, preventing them from contracting. This relaxation of the muscles smooths out wrinkles and gives the skin a more youthful appearance.

Yes, when administered by a qualified healthcare professional, Botox is considered safe. It has been approved by regulatory authorities for various cosmetic and medical uses.

The effects of Botox typically last between three to four months. However, individual results may vary.

Most patients report minimal discomfort during Botox injections. The procedure is generally well-tolerated, and a numbing cream or ice may be applied to the area for added comfort.

Common side effects of Botox include temporary redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. Rarely, patients may experience headaches, temporary muscle weakness, or drooping of the eyelids.

Yes, Botox has various medical applications. It can be used to treat conditions such as chronic migraines, muscle spasms, excessive sweating, overactive bladder, and certain eye disorders.

A typical Botox treatment session takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the areas being treated. It is a quick and convenient procedure that can be done during a lunch break.

Results from Botox injections usually start to become noticeable within a few days, with the full effects becoming apparent within one to two weeks.

Botox is suitable for most healthy adults who are looking to address wrinkles or certain medical conditions. However, it may not be recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding individuals or those with certain neuromuscular disorders. Consultation with a qualified healthcare professional is essential to determine if Botox is right for you.

No. If you stop treatments, your skin will go back to it’s pre-treatment state. In fact, if you have been getting consistent treatments for a year or more, your wrinkles may look better than before you started treatment, even if decide to stop treatments. 


Need help? Contact Eterna directly!

To take the first step towards smoother, more youthful-looking skin, simply fill out the contact form below or give us a call. We look forward to discussing your goals and creating a customized treatment plan that meets your unique needs. Trust in our expertise and commitment to delivering safe and exceptional Botox services tailored to your desired outcome.


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