Botox Injection in Denver
Have you always wanted ageless skin free of wrinkles and fine lines? Do you want to look into the mirror daily and see yourself getting younger and more beautiful? If yes, you’ve come to the right place.
Body Massage Wellness Spa is a reputed med spa specializing in cosmetic dermatological treatments. Our experts have immense experience providing Botox.
For a limited time only, receive free Botox with the purchase of Voluma or Juvederm. Schedule your complimentary consultation today! If you would like to optimize your anti-aging injections, visit our advanced facial services.
What is botox?
Botox is a neurotoxin that is harvested from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. This bacterium releases multiple chemicals and Botox is called the Type A botulinum toxin.
Botox has been found to be highly effective in anti-aging treatments. When injected into the treatment site, Botox will temporarily paralyze the muscles in your face. This will stop the skin from scrunching up and result in the formation of fewer wrinkles and lines.
History of Botox
The history of Botox starts from the discovery of the Clostridium botulinum bacterium in the early 1900s by Emile Pierre van Ermengem, a Belgian scientist. In the period between the 1940s-1950s, the botulinum toxin was finally separated and crystallized.
Around the 1970s, medical researchers started testing the botulinum toxin to treat crossed eyes on monkeys. These experiments showed that the toxin was able to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the glabellar region.
Soon, the botulinum toxin became an approved treatment solution for crossed eyes for people. Then, Allergan purchased the rights for the product, re-branded it as Botox and sought FDA approval for use as an anti-aging treatment.
The FDA approval of Botox was a landmark decision in medicine. This was because Botox is the very first bacterial toxin to be used as a medicine.
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Treatment Sites and Conditions That Can Be Addressed Using Botox
Botox is a highly versatile anti-aging treatment that can be used to address different treatment sites such as:
You can also address a variety of conditions using Botox, including:
- Forehead lines
- Frown/glabellar lines
- Crow’s feet
- Bunny lines
- Smoker’s lines
- Marionette lines
- Chin dents
- Vertical Platysma bands
- Soles of the feet
Botox Vs Dermal Fillers
When it comes to anti-aging treatments, many people get confused between Botox and dermal fillers. Maybe you’re not sure which treatment is ideal for you too.
The choice between Botox and dermal fillers essentially comes down to what your cosmetic and aesthetic preferences are. Botox is a neurotoxin and a neuromodulator. When injected into your treatment site, the Botox will work on four neural regions – postganglionic parasympathetic nerve endings, neuromuscular junction, autonomic ganglia & postganglionic sympathetic nerve endings. It inhibits the release of acetylcholine, which is responsible for muscle contraction, blood vessel dilation, heart rate and body secretions. The absence of acetylcholine in your face prevents the formation of wrinkles.
Dermal fillers are treatments that work in an entirely different way. They are made up of hyaluronic acid and other growth factors, proteins and chemical formulations which are used to fill up the hollow spaces in your face. Dermal fillers are injected into your skin too and are massaged into place to sculpt your face to get a defined shape.
The main difference between Botox and dermal fillers is this – while the former prevents the formation of more lines and smoothens the skin, the latter helps add volume and contour to the hollow regions of your face.
So, if you have moderate-to-severe wrinkles and want to stop your skin from becoming looser and wrinkly, Botox is the best solution. Our team of dermatologists at Body Massage Wellness Spa may recommend a dermal filler treatment after Botox, depending on your unique aesthetic requirements.
Meet the Botox Champions of Hollywood and Pop Culture
Many decades ago, Botox was a treatment that people used to be very “hush-hush” about. But today, more people are choosing to get Botox treatments, for its effective results and comparatively low cost.
In fact, no group has embraced this procedure more fully than the A-list club of Hollywood celebrities. Here are a few celebrities who’ve been open about their love for the botulinum toxin:
- Kelly Ripa – This TV sensation has always said that Botox has “changed her life”, ever since she started getting treatments.
- Chrissy Teigen – This social media superstar gets Botox in her armpits!
- Vanessa Williams – The Ugly Betty star vouched for Botox being “a miracle drug”.
- Kris Jenner – The matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner clan has always been a vocal supporter of Botox injections. In fact, the entire family – which includes Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie – get Botox treatments regularly.
- Christine Quinn – This vivacious beauty from the hit reality show Selling Sunset, actually organized a “Burgers and Botox” party to promote a home on sale. Of course, the event was a hit in Los Angeles.
- Kim Catrall – The Sex and the City diva has been very candid about her reliance on Botox to get rid of age lines. Now we know the secret to her eternal youth.
- Jenny McCarthy – This Hollywood bombshell says that she “tell(s) everyone” about Botox being her “great little secret” – that’s how much she loves it.
- Olivia Coleman – The Queen from the hit series The Crown, has confirmed in multiple interviews that she’s “done Botox and (I) LOVED it”.
- Sharon Osbourne – No one in Hollywood is as passionate about Botox injections as this magnetic TV star. In fact, Sharon called Botox “one of the best things that has ever been created for cosmetic surgery.”
How Are Our Botox Treatments Priced?
At Body Massage Wellness Spa, we want to make Botox as affordable as possible for everyone. This is why we’ve priced our Botox injections as:
- $11 per unit for first time clients
- $11 per unit with membership
- $17 per unit for all else
Frequently Asked Questions
- You are pregnant.
- You are breastfeeding your baby.
- You have a skin condition that can worsen due to Botox injections.
- You may be allergic to the botulinum toxin or any other ingredients in Botox.
- You are on any medication that may react adversely to the Botox
Most people who undergo Botox don’t find the treatment to be painful. However, since we do use an injection to infuse the toxin in your skin, you may feel minor pin-pricks during the treatment. Anesthesia is not normally provided for Botox, but feel free to request our doctors for localized numbing if you have sensitive skin.
- Pain in the treatment site.
- Bruising and light bleeding on the injection site.
- Minor inflammation and tenderness of the treatment site.
- Temporary loss of ability to move facial muscles.
- Temporary drooping of the eyelids.
- Minor drooling (because of your temporary loss of control over the facial muscles).
- Dryness in the eyes.
- Minor tiredness.
- Your metabolism rate – a higher metabolism could lessen the length of time that treatments last
- The strength of your facial muscles and their resistance to treatment
- How often and how much you participate in cardio exercise, which shortens the effectiveness of treatments
- Results usually do not last as long if this is your first treatment.
- How many treatments you have had as you will generally experience more lasting results with more treatments
- The competence of the professional who administers treatments and
- How the Botox® is stored or diluted.
WARNING: Distant Spread of Toxin Effect | Postmarketing reports indicate that the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic and all botulinum toxin products may spread from the area of injection to produce symptoms consistent with botulinum toxin effects. These may include asthenia, generalized muscle weakness, diplopia, ptosis, dysphagia, dysphonia, dysarthria, urinary incontinence and breathing difficulties. These symptoms have been reported hours to weeks after injection. Swallowing and breathing difficulties can be life threatening and there have been reports of death. The risk of symptoms is probably greatest in children treated for spasticity but symptoms can also occur in adults treated for spasticity and other conditions, particularly in those patients who have an underlying condition that would predispose them to these symptoms. In unapproved uses, including spasticity in children, and in approved indications, cases of spread of effect have been reported at doses comparable to those used to treat cervical dystonia and at lower doses.
Contraindications | BOTOX® Cosmetic is contraindicated in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s) and in individuals with known hypersensitivity to any botulinum toxin preparation or to any of the components in the formulation.
Warnings & Precausations | Lack of Interchangeability between Botulinum Toxin Products. The potency Units of BOTOX® Cosmetic are specific to the preparation and assay method utilized. They are not interchangeable with other preparations of botulinum toxin products and, therefore, units of biological activity of BOTOX® Cosmetic cannot be compared to nor converted into units of any other botulinum toxin products assessed with any other specific assay method.
Spread of Toxin Effect | Please refer to Boxed Warning for Distant Spread of Toxin Effect. No definitive, serious adverse event reports of distant spread of toxin effect associated with dermatologic use of BOTOX® Cosmetic at the labeled dose of 20 Units (for glabellar lines) have been reported.
Injections In or Near Vulnerable Anatomic Structures | Care should be taken when injecting in or near vulnerable anatomic structures. Serious adverse events including fatal outcomes have been reported in patients who had received BOTOX® injected directly into salivary glands, the oro-lingual-pharyngeal region, esophagus and stomach. Safety and effectiveness have not been established for indications pertaining to these injection sites. Some patients had preexisting dysphagia or significant debility. Pneumothorax associated with injection procedure has been reported following the administration of BOTOX® near the thorax. Caution is warranted when injecting in proximity to the lung, particularly the apices.
Hypersensitivity Reactions | Serious and/or immediate hypersensitivity reactions have been reported. These reactions include anaphylaxis, serum sickness, urticaria, soft-tissue edema, and dyspnea. If such reactions occur, further injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic should be discontinued and appropriate medical therapy immediately instituted. One fatal case of anaphylaxis has been reported in which lidocaine was used as the diluent and, consequently, the causal agent cannot be reliably determined.
Cardiovascular System | There have been reports following administration of BOTOX® of adverse events involving the cardiovascular system, including arrhythmia and myocardial infarction, some with fatal outcomes. Some of these patients had risk factors including pre-existing cardiovascular disease. Use caution when administering to patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease.
Pre-existing Neuromuscular Disorders | Individuals with peripheral motor neuropathic diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or neuromuscular junctional disorders (eg, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome) should be monitored particularly closely when given botulinum toxin. Patients with neuromuscular disorders may be at increased risk of clinically significant effects including severe dysphagia and respiratory compromise from typical doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Human Albumin | This product contains albumin, a derivative of human blood. Based on effective donor screening and product manufacturing processes, it carries an extremely remote risk for transmission of viral diseases. A theoretical risk for transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) also is considered extremely remote. No cases of transmission of viral diseases or CJD have ever been identified for albumin.
Pre-existing Conditions at the Injection Site | Caution should be used when BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is used in the presence of inflammation at the proposed injection site(s) or when excessive weakness or atrophy is present in the target muscle(s); and when used in patients who have marked facial asymmetry, ptosis, excessive dermatochalasis, deep dermal scarring, thick sebaceous skin or the inability to substantially lessen glabellar lines by physically spreading them apart.
Adverse Reactions | The most frequently reported adverse events following injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic include blepharoptosis and nausea.
Drug Interactions | Co-administration of BOTOX® Cosmetic and aminoglycosides or other agents interfering with neuromuscular transmission (eg, curare-like nondepolarizing blockers, lincosamides, polymyxins, quinidine, magnesium sulfate, anticholinesterases, succinylcholine chloride) should only be performed with caution as the effect of the toxin may be potentiated. Use of anticholinergic drugs after administration of BOTOX® Cosmetic may potentiate systemic anticholinergic effects. The effect of administering different botulinum neurotoxin serotypes at the same time or within several months of each other is unknown. Excessive neuromuscular weakness may be exacerbated by administration of another botulinum toxin prior to the resolution of the effects of a previously administered botulinum toxin. Excessive weakness may also be exaggerated by administration of a muscle relaxant before or after administration of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Use In Specific Populations | BOTOX® Cosmetic is not recommended for use in children or pregnant women.