Botox Q&A

Most people that get Botox treatments have questions about their treatment. Here is a general list of questions people frequently ask about Botox treatments. If you have any other questions, or more specific inquiries, make sure to speak to Dr. Amber Wiebe before your procedure.

So what exactly is Botox?

  • Botox is actually an injection of purified botulinum toxin, that makes your skin and muscles relax while releasing wrinkles. Botox is also known as Xeomin or Dysport. It is also used to treat migraines.

Who performs the Botox treatments?

  • Dr Wiebe, a skilled injector and National Instructor in Botox performs all treatments personally.

How does Botox Work?

  • Botox (also known as Dysport/Xeomin) is a “wrinkle relaxer” which weakens specific facial muscles creating the wrinkle.

Is Botox safe?

  • Botox is perfectly safe when properly administered. Dr. Wiebe has years of training and is a National Instructor in Botox and Fillers. Dr. Wiebe is aware of the concerns of the materials from unreliable sources and only orders from Allergan and Medicis.

Do Botox Injections hurt?

  • Patients may feel a minor prick, similar to a hair being plucked or a mosquito bite. Dr. Wiebe offers to ice the skin if you are apprehensive.

What areas are treated with Botox?

  • Botox is used to treat and reduce wrinkles on the face and neck as well as chronic migraines.

Am I restricted from doing anything after getting Botox treatments?

  • There is a 2 hour restriction after the procedure, but after that lapses, you’re free to go about your normal activities. Botox has a very short recovery time. Normally, the 2 hours is simply to make sure that there are no negative side effects, and to make sure that everything went well.

What is post Botox recovery like?

  • Typically, there is little to no bruising and normal activity can resume immediately. Many of our patients place their appointment during their lunch hour.

How long do the Botox results last?

  • Most patients can expect it to last 3 months.

How effective is Botox?

  • Botox is not always 100% effective. There have been reports of Botox not “taking” with the first treatment, and additional treatments are needed.

Can I have Botox/ Fillers done before a big event?

  • Due to the possibility of slight swelling or bruising, it is recommended that the procedure be done 2 weeks prior to event.

Is there anything that I should bring to  my botox appointment?

  • Nope. Just bring your wrinkles and a smile, and be ready to see your wrinkles diminish within two weeks!!

What else do I need to know before my appointment?