Botulinum Toxin Specialist

LUXE Medical Spa

Medical Spa located in Frisco, TX

Repeated muscle actions, such as smiling and frowning, contribute to wrinkles that make you look older and feel self-conscious. With botulinum toxin injections provided by Sherryl Shipes, DO, at LUXE Medical Spa in Frisco, Texas, you ease these muscle contractions, resulting in a smoother, more youthful look. To benefit from Botox, schedule an appointment online or call to speak with a team member.

Botulinum Toxin Q&A

What is botulinum toxin?

Botulinum toxin is a purified toxin that temporarily relaxes the muscles that contribute to wrinkles on your face. The injectable is FDA-approved and has more than 15 years of clinical studies supporting its effectiveness and safety. Botulinum toxin is approved in 96 countries for use in wrinkle reduction.

When applied by an expert, like Dr. Shipes, you achieve a naturally smoother appearance without looking like you’ve had lots of “work” done. Men and women can benefit from botulinum toxin injections prior to severe wrinkle development, too. By relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles early on, creases and lines are deterred from forming as you get older.

What areas can botulinum toxin treat?

Botulinum toxin is particularly effective on areas that wrinkle when you express yourself. These include moderate to severe:

  • Frown lines between the eyebrows (the “11s”)
  • Horizontal lines on the forehead
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes

Dr. Shipes customizes your injections to your aesthetic goals and the degree of wrinkling you have. You may receive up to three injections around the sides of the eyes, five injections into the muscles between your brows, and five injections into muscles in your forehead.

Do botulinum toxin injections hurt?

Botulinum toxin injections do involve a needle, but it’s very fine and only injects a small amount of the compound, so the treatment is over quickly. Most people find the injections quite tolerable, but if you’re concerned about discomfort, ask Dr. Shipes about applying a topical numbing cream or ice prior to treatment.

When will I notice the results of botulinum toxin and how long do they last?

Botulinum toxin results are evident 24-48 hours after your injections. Full results show up in four to seven days. You can expect the results to last for three to four months. Schedule re-injections regularly to maintain your look.

How long does it take to recover from botulinum toxin injections?

You need no downtime following botulinum toxin injections. Most people go right back to their daily activities following treatment. Some people even schedule the injections during their lunch hour. You may have slight redness or bruising at the injection sites, which fade within a few days, and makeup can easily cover.

To receive botulinum toxin injections and get visibly smoother skin and a more youthful complexion, schedule your appointment with Dr. Shipes at LUXE Medical Spa using the online tool. You can also call the medical spa to book an appointment.