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Botox in Michigan

Botox is a type of neuromodulator that reduces muscle movement in the injected area, which helps reduce current wrinkles and prevents the formation of more. It became popular for its use in reducing lines and wrinkles around the eyes, nose, and forehead. It is so popular because of how effective it is as well as how many people respond positively to the treatment.

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What is Botox?

Botox, the common name for botulinum toxin A, works to stop muscle movement in the face and not only prevent dynamic forehead lines from appearing, but also to prevent them from deepening because of lack of muscle movement. The substance freezes the muscles around the injection site by stopping the nerve signals coming to those muscles from the brain.

Where can Botox be injected?

Botox is injected in the forehead and other areas of the face that have dynamic wrinkles, also known as expression lines, smile lines, or marionette lines. It doesn’t work on fine lines or wrinkles that are present because of sagging, aging skin because these aren’t caused by muscle movement.

The common areas of Botox injections are: forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. Botox can also be injected in the masseters, lips, and neck.

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How long does Botox last?

Botox lasts anywhere from a couple of months to several months, depending on the area where the treatment is injected and the individual patient’s response. The results aren’t permanent, so if someone wants to see the same effects for a long time, they’ll need continued injections or will eventually need to choose a different type of injectable filler.

When is the best time to start getting Botox injections?

Since Botox doesn’t treat the wrinkles caused by aging, or sagging skin, any adult who is noticing frown lines or expression lines can begin getting the injections. The sooner that one begins receiving it, the less likely it is that one will develop severe frown lines in the sensitive facial areas.

Frequently Asked Questions About Botox

Botulinum toxin A, common name Botox, is a muscle relaxer and neuromodulator. It stops the nerve connections between the brain and the facial muscles so that they can’t move and cause expression-related wrinkles.

Botox is FDA-approved. However, you should only receive it from a qualified cosmetic clinic that employs licensed plastic surgeons. This ensures that the injectable dermal filler you’re getting is safe and that the provider can take all necessary steps to make it more likely that your treatment will have the desired results with the least likelihood of side effects.

Just as with any medical procedure, there are risks and possible side effects. Clinical trials of Botox showed that it is safe and effective. However, some people showed mild or moderate to severe side effects. If you notice any of these medical conditions that appeared in the clinical trials, or something else, talk to your provider so that they can closely monitor you and help you decide if further Botox treatments are a good choice.

  • Mild bruising, swelling, redness, or pain around the injection site
  • Drooping eyelids or eyebrows
  • Weak or paralyzed muscles (near the treated area)
  • Numbness
  • Bleeding
  • Dry mouth
  • Trouble breathing
  • Difficulty swallowing or speaking
  • Double vision, blurred vision, or other sight problems
  • Nausea or flu-like symptoms
  • Headache
  • Itching, rash, or hives

Allergic reaction is also a possibility; most patients who have an allergic reaction will notice it after their first treatment. Make sure to let your provider know if you are on any medications, such as blood thinners, or if you’ve had any negative reactions to Botox or other dermal injections in the past.

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Whether you’re looking for Dr. Lakin’s expert insight or know exactly what you’re looking for, scheduling a consultation is the obvious and easy next step. Sit down with one of Michigan’s premier plastic surgeons and start your journey into illuminating the best version of yourself.

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Katie Wells BSN, RN

Nurse Injector

She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Michigan State University and worked as an operating room nurse at Michigan Medicine for 2 years before transitioning to aesthetics. She
received her certification as a Nurse Injector, and attended further training and certification through Allergan Medical Institute. She absolutely loves being a Nurse Injector and is very passionate about
combining medicine and the creativity and artistry of aesthetics in her practice. It is extremely important to her to remain educated and up to date with the newest and best treatments and injection techniques. Her goal as an Injector is that when you sit in her chair that you feel comfortable, fully educated on your procedure, and confident and happy in your results when we are done. She loves forming connections with her patients and feels truly honored to be a part of your journey to becoming your most confident self, inside and out! She is a great listener and looks forward to creating an individualized plan to meet each of her patient’s unique goals and desires. Some of her favorite treatments include lip filler, Botox, and midface/cheek filler (but there is so much more!). When she is not injecting, you can find her trying new recipes, spending time with family, working out, gardening, or taking a long walk with her dog.

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Heidi Winkler BSN, RN

Director of Nursing & Surgical Services Leadership

Heidi’s goal is to ensure every patient has a positive experience and is satisfied with the high quality of service provided by our clinical staff. Her passion as a caregiver is to impact each person’s life in a positive way.

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Tonya Gilbert BSN, RN

PACU Nurse

Tonya has been a registered nurse for 15 years. She earned her BSN at the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

She started her career as a trauma RN in Detroit. She has been working as a recovery RN for the past 8 years. She loves being part of a team that makes a difference in people’s lives. 

Her passions include lounging with her fur babies, family, and friends, traveling, crunching, and recycling. 

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