How Botox® Works

Botox is FDA-approved for the treatment of wrinkles around the eyes, as well as wrinkles on the forehead.

There are several reasons why lines and wrinkles develop on the face. It is not just a reduction in collagen or sun and environmental damage that is responsible, but a combination of factors. 

Muscle contractions generated by frowning, squinting, or raising eyebrows cause the skin to furrow and fold, resulting in the formation of facial wrinkles. Botox® Cosmetic works beneath the surface of these areas and targets one of the underlying causes of why people develop frown lines and crow’s feet as they age. By injecting Botox® into specific muscles, our skilled practitioners can temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will notice that your frown lines between your brows, your crow’s feet lines, and your forehead lines temporarily look better. 

At Center for Aesthetics Idaho Falls, we have been performing Botox® injections for over 20 years and, unlike many other med spas offering this service, our providers are experienced, board-certified Physician Assistants and Medical Doctors.

The Science Behind BOTOX® Treatments

Botox is a neuromodulator that relaxes the muscles of the face that are causing unwanted lines. Neuromodulators have been used in medicine for over 30 years and are very safe.

BOTOX® Cosmetic has been researched for over 22 years and is the only product in its category with this level of scientific backing. The safety and efficacy of Botox® have been described in more than 528 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals. 

What exactly does Botox do?

Specific chemical signals from nerves are blocked by Botox injections, preventing muscles from contracting. Wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead are reduced by these injections by temporarily relaxing the muscles.

How long does Botox last? 

The procedure has minimal to no downtime and is quick and simple to perform. Bruising may occur after injections. We’ve found results are usually visible within 4-14 days and last for 3-4 months and can be repeated regularly to maintain the results. Center for Aesthetics in Idaho Falls sets the standard in these treatments and has been a leader in the area of injection volume. Botox® Cosmetic states you may begin to notice a visible smoothing of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines within 24 to 48 hours, with full results in 30 days lasting up to 4 months for moderate to severe frown lines. Treatments with Botox are not permanent. If you stop the injections, the moderate to severe lines, and crow’s feet will gradually reappear.

What age should you start Botox? 

Preventative Botox is a great option if you want to prevent the earliest fine lines from transforming into severe wrinkles. Botox is approved for patients who are 18 years and older, and most experts agree that patients in their mid to late 20s and early 30s are excellent candidates for the procedure, in most cases. It’s probably unlikely that you’ll have enough wrinkles to be concerned about before your late 20s, so any earlier than then is probably not necessary.

Is 50 too late for Botox?

There is no specific age when you should start Botox—it’s all about the condition of your skin and how long it takes different people to get there. It’s best to begin wrinkle treatment when you notice lines on your forehead, between your eyebrows, or around your eyes, even if your expression is neutral. 

Botox® works even for more advanced signs of aging, and that’s why it is so fantastic! If you have especially deep wrinkles, we may recommend a combined treatment approach to create the very best results for you. We often pair Botox® with dermal fillers and skin treatments such as lasers, tixel and microneedling for more dramatic results. 

In addition, Dr. Catherine has also created a powerful age-defying innovation with her proprietary CFA Evernal Series. The Evernal Series powerful arsenal rejuvenates unlike anything else available; it’s a proprietary combination of treatments that refreshes, restores, and invigorates your face and neck. The result is age-reversal without any unnatural and invasive surgeries. If you want to look natural and fresh, then the Evernal Series is for you.

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How Many Injections Will I Receive?

Each region you wish to treat with Botox® is tailor-made to your desires and requirements. Your practitioner will determine the right treatment for the areas you want to target, including moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. Remember, only Botox® Cosmetic is FDA-approved to treat all three of these areas.

Why BOTOX® Cosmetic?

Botox® Cosmetic has an exclusive, one-of-a-kind formula and is the most extensively researched and evaluated treatment of its kind. In more than 16 years of published research, 528 peer-reviewed studies have evaluated the safety and effectiveness of Botox® Cosmetic. And, Dr. Catherine has trusted it for years.


Please see the following product information: BOTOX® Cosmetic full Product Information including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide.