Botulinum toxin

Erase your forehead wrinkles

Are you tired of dealing with wrinkles and fine lines on your face? The solution is here with Botulinum Toxin!

Imagine looking in the mirror and seeing a face that’s smooth, wrinkle-free, and full of vitality. Botulinum Toxin can help you achieve that!

Don’t wait any longer to achieve the youthful look you desire. Visit our clinic Desert Bloom in Scottsdale today and schedule your appointment for Botulinum Toxin treatment.

about botulinum toxin treatment

The cost of the procedure typically starts at around $300 per treatment area (at $3.5 per unit for Dysport).

The procedure itself typically takes around 5-10 minutes to administer. Recovery time is minimal, with most patients returning to their normal activities immediately after the procedure.

Common side effects include mild pain, swelling, and redness at the injection site, as well as temporary muscle weakness and sensation of pressure in the treated area.

About treatment

Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is commonly used for cosmetic purposes to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by temporarily paralyzing the muscles. The principles of action of botulinum toxin involve blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter, from nerve endings. This leads to muscle relaxation and a temporary reduction in muscle movement.

How botulinum toxin works

Neuromodulators refer to a type of injectable medication that effectively blocks communication between nerve fibers and skeletal muscles, resulting in the temporary relaxation of treated facial muscles. This can lead to the reduction of facial lines and wrinkles, and the smoothing of the skin. In addition to this cosmetic use, healthcare professionals also employ neuromodulators to treat hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating, chronic migraine headaches, and TMJ pain, all with high efficacy.

botulinum toxin with glass vials

Types botulinum toxin

Botulinum toxin type A is approved by FDA and most effective to treat facial wrinkles (rhytids). There are several different Botulinum neurotoxin type A products available on US market. Desert Bloom skin care offers brand names Botox by Allergan Cosmetics, Xeomin by Mertz and Dysport by Galderma.

There are actually seven different types of botulinum toxin, labeled from A to G, with each type having a unique molecular structure and characteristics. While botulinum toxin type A is the most widely used for cosmetic purposes, some healthcare professionals may also utilize botulinum toxin types B and C for certain procedures. For instance, botulinum toxin type B has been approved for the treatment of cervical dystonia and may also be used to address other neurological and movement disorders. Similarly, botulinum toxin types C has been investigated for its potential use in treating conditions such as pain, hyperhidrosis, and spasticity. However, it’s worth noting that the use of these alternative botulinum toxin types is less common than that of type A, and their efficacy and safety may vary from product to product.

Type of botulinum toxin

How long will the effects last after injection with botulinum toxin?

The effects of  botulinum toxin product typically take 2-7 days to become apparent. The full effects are usually visible within 7-14 days after the injection. Some individuals may see the results sooner, while others may take a bit longer to see the full effects. 

The duration of botulinum toxin injections varies from person to person, but the effects typically last 3-4 months. After this time, the muscle movement returns, and the wrinkles and fine lines start to reappear. To maintain the results, we recommend collagen boosting treatments, such as microneedling or PDO threads to support skin firmness and elasticity to prevent formation of wrinkles, once neurotoxin wears off.To maintain muscle relaxation, repeat treatments with neurotoxin every 3 months are typically necessary. Some factors that can affect the longevity of Botox include the individual’s metabolism, the dose of the toxin used, the location and size of the muscle being treated, and the person’s age and lifestyle.

wrinkles between the eyebrows

Progress of the procedure

If you’re interested in getting a Botox treatment, here’s what you can expect at Desert Bloom Skin Care Center with Dr. Natalya Borakowski:

Consultation: During your first visit, we’ll have a consultation to discuss your goals and expectations. We’ll evaluate your skin and give you my professional opinion on the best course of action.

Injection: Using a very fine needle, Dr. Natalya Borakowski injects small amounts of botulinum neurotoxin into the targeted muscles. She will determine the number of toxin injections based on the size and number of the muscles being treated.

Wait time: After administering the injections, the we will ask you to wait for about 15 minutes to ensure there are no adverse reactions.

Post-procedure care: We’ll give you instructions on how to care for the treated area and what to expect in the coming days. It’s important to avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area and to keep your head elevated to reduce swelling.

At Desert Bloom Skin Care Center, we aim to make your Botox treatment as smooth and comfortable as possible. Our top priority is yours and our goal is to help you achieve the look you want.

filling syringe with botulinum toxin

Our recommendations

Please keep in mind, we are very conservative with the amount of neurotoxin used, especially if this is your first time using this medication. We always recommend to inject less at your first visit and come back for a follow up 14 days later, to add more units of botox if needed. Botulinum toxin starts to take effect in 3 days, most effect is seen in 2 weeks and it starts to wear off in 3 months. We highly recommend taking advantage of collagen boosting treatments during these three months to prolong wrinkle and line reducing effects of the toxin.

Dr. Natalya Borakowski

Areas for correction botulinum toxin

Medical professionals use toxin injection to treat a variety of conditions, including muscle spasms, migraines, and excessive sweating. Cosmetically, it is most commonly used to temporarily improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by relaxing the underlying muscles. Some common areas for correction with botulinum neurotoxin include:

  1. Forehead: to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the forehead
  2. Glabellar lines: to reduce the appearance of frown lines or “11s”
  3. Around the eyes: to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet or “laugh lines”
  4. Mouth: to reduce the appearance of smoker’s lines around the lips
  5. Neck: to reduce the appearance of “turkey neck” or sagging skin
  6. Jawline: to reduce the appearance of a square or heavy jawline
  7. Armpits: to reduce excessive sweating in the armpits
  8. Injection of botulinum toxin can be used to treat a gummy smile or crooked smile by relaxing the muscles that control the upper lip. A gummy smile refers to a condition in which excessive gum tissue is visible when smiling, while a crooked smile can result from unequal muscle activity on one side of the face. By relaxing the muscles that cause these conditions, relaxing toxin can help to improve the appearance of the smile by making it more symmetrical and reducing the visibility of gum tissue.
Areas for correction botulinum toxin

The Medical Applications of Botulinum Toxin

While it is best known for its cosmetic use, botulinum toxin has significant medical value and continues to be studied for its potential in treating a wide range of conditions. One of the most well-known medical uses of injections of botulinum toxin is for the treatment of strabismus. 

Another medical application of botulinum toxin is in the treatment of cervical dystonia, a neurological disorder that causes involuntary muscle contractions in the neck and shoulders. Botulinum toxin injections can help to relax these muscles, providing relief from pain and discomfort.

In addition to these conditions, botulinum toxin has also been used to treat urinary incontinence and overactive bladder by reducing muscle contractions in the bladder. Myobloc, a type of botulinum toxin product, has been specifically approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.

Botulinum toxin can also be used to manage spasticity, a condition characterized by muscle stiffness and involuntary muscle contractions, often due to damage to the nervous system. 

Medical Applications of Botulinum Toxin

Pros of Botox

Here are some of the main pros of Botox:

Non-surgical: Botox is a non-surgical procedure that does not require any incisions or recovery time, making it a convenient option for those looking to enhance their appearance without undergoing surgery.

Quick and easy: Botox injections are quick and easy, with most treatments taking just a few minutes to complete. There is no need for anesthesia, and most patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure.

Temporary: The effects of Botox are temporary, lasting typically 3-4 months. This allows patients to see if they like the results before committing to a more permanent solution.

Customizable: Each licensed healthcare professional can tailor Botox to meet the specific needs and goals of their individual patients, making it a versatile treatment option for a variety of cosmetic concerns.

Safe: A licensed healthcare professional can administer Botox safely, with a low risk of serious side effects.


Contraindications for Botox injections

There are certain medical conditions and circumstances that may contraindicate the use of Botox injections. Here are some of the main contraindications for Botox:

Pregnancy: Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use Botox, as the safety of Botox during pregnancy has not been established.

Neurological conditions: Individuals with certain neurological conditions, such as myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, should not use Botox.

Allergic reactions: Individuals who have a history of allergic reactions to botulinum toxin or any of its components should not receive Botox injections.

Weakness in targeted muscles: Individuals with weakness in the targeted muscles should not use Botox, as it may increase the risk of side effects.

Infection: Individuals with an active infection near the proposed injection site should not receive Botox injections until the infection has resolved.

Bleeding disorders: People with bleeding disorders or taking blood thinning drug administration may bleed or bruise more easily at the injection site. They should consult their healthcare provider before getting Botox to understand the risks.


Common side effects and recovery

Botulinum toxin is commonly used for cosmetic purposes to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. However, it can cause a number of side effects:

Pain or swelling at the injection site: This is the most common side effect and typically resolves on its own within a few days.

Headaches: Some people may experience headaches following the injection, which can last a few days.

Flu-like symptoms: Some people may experience symptoms such as fatigue, fever, and muscle aches following the injection.

Allergic reactions: In rare cases, people may have an allergic reaction to the toxin. This can cause symptoms like itching, hives, and difficulty breathing.

Muscle weakness: In rare cases, the toxin can spread to other parts of the body and cause muscle weakness.

Double vision: The toxin can also cause double vision if it spreads to the muscles that control eye movement.

Trouble speaking and swallowing: The toxin can affect the muscles responsible for speaking and swallowing, causing difficulty with these functions.

Side effects

Risk of Botulism 

The risk of botulism is low when botulinum toxin is used properly by a qualified healthcare professional. Botulism occurs when the toxin is ingested or enters the body through a wound or injection site, and subsequently affects the nervous system. The symptoms of botulism can range from mild to severe, and may include muscle weakness, double vision, difficulty speaking and swallowing, dry mouth, and respiratory failure.

However, it is worth noting that when used for therapeutic purposes, such as for treating blepharospasm, hemifacial spasms, or spasticity due to a spinal cord injury, the doses of botulinum toxin used are very low. As such, the risk of botulism associated with these medical applications is extremely low.

Risk of Botulism

last word about Botulinum toxin

Botulinum toxin is an effective and safe solution for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. At Desert Bloom Skin Care Center, under the expert care of Dr. Natalya Borakowski, we offer top-of-the-line Botox treatments to help our clients achieve a youthful, refreshed appearance. Botox works by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles, and the effects typically last for 3 to 6 months.

Botulinum toxin can be combined with other anti-aging treatments like facial fillers, mesotherapy, and resurfacing treatments. This combination can result in optimal results. Botox is a versatile and effective solution whether you want to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or enhance your natural features.

At Desert Bloom Skin Care Center, we prioritize the safety and satisfaction of our clients. Our team is highly skilled and dedicated to helping you achieve the look you desire. We use the latest techniques and technologies in the industry to achieve your desired results. So why wait? Schedule your consultation today and let us show you how Botox can help you achieve a youthful, refreshed appearance.

Dr. Natalya Borakowski

Botulinum toxin

  1. Botox Treatment$10.50/unit
    15 min
  2. Daxxify$6/unit
    15 min
  3. Dysport$3.5/Unit
    15 minutes

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