Botox® Specialist

Elevate Medical Spa

Medical Spa located in Petoskey, MI

Surgery isn’t the only solution to fine lines and wrinkles. At Elevate Medical Spa, Master Injector Marti Goetz, FNP-C, offers Botox® treatments to prevent and treat wrinkles. Botox injections are safe, effective, and minimally invasive wrinkle reduction treatments that can transform your appearance. To learn more, call Elevate Medical Spa today.

Botox® Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is a neuromodulator that treats and prevents wrinkles by temporarily putting the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles, into a time out.

There are two types of wrinkles: dynamic and static. While dynamic wrinkles form from repeated muscle movement and facial expressions, static wrinkles develop from volume loss. 

How does Botox work?

Once injected into a specific muscle, Botox prevents your nerves from signaling for that muscle to contract. Since the muscle can’t move as it once did, the skin on top of it can’t crease. 

With time, the skin starts to relax and the wrinkle begins to soften. By reducing movement in the muscle, new wrinkles can’t form.

What can Botox treat?

Botox works best at treating dynamic wrinkles, primarily in the top one-third of the face. The best types of wrinkles for Botox are:

  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Bunny lines on the nose
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Chin dimples

Fine lines and wrinkles aren’t the only areas that Botox can treat. Marti can also use Botox to relieve jaw pain from teeth grinding, alleviate headache pain, and shape the eyebrow area.

What can I expect from my Botox treatment?

When you arrive at Elevate Medical Spa, Marti injects the treatment into the areas you’ve discussed during your initial consultation. The entire procedure takes just 10-20 minutes.

There is no downtime with Botox, so you can immediately resume your normal activities. While you may experience minor swelling, bruising, and redness at the injection site for 24-72 hours, these side effects should subside on their own. 

However, you should avoid aggressively touching your face for at least 24 hours to keep the medication contained to the treatment area.

How long does Botox last?

Botox loses its effect gradually over the course of 3-4 months. Once the treatment starts to fade, you can return to Marti for maintenance treatments. Since Botox is safe and effective, you can return for these treatments 3-4 times per year.

To learn more about the benefits of Botox, call Elevate Medical Spa.