Botox Injections And Side Effects

Botox has been used as a medical and cosmetic treatment for decades. It is a very versatile treatment that has many uses. When considering any cosmetic treatment it is important to be knowledgeable about the product. When considering Botox, you should look into the advantages, disadvantages, and possible side effects. At DWH Med Spa we can answer any questions you have regarding Botox and the procedure. 

What Is Botox?

Botox is short for botulinum toxin. This injectable form of this bacterium has been used in the medical field for decades. It helps to prevent muscles from contracting which leads to wrinkles and fine lines. Botox is the industry leader for addressing wrinkles and fine lines. But it also has many other uses as well. 

What Is Botox Used For?

Botox can treat conditions and issues like:

  • Muscle contractions
  • Lazy eye
  • Excessive sweating
  • Eye twitching
  • Cervical dystonia (contracted neck muscles)
  • Bladder issues
  • Chronic migraine headaches

Botox helps to stop the nerves from sending messages to muscles. 

When given in a measured, controlled way, it can be effective in dealing with muscle over-activity, spasms, or contractions. 

Wrinkles around the forehead, eyebrows, and face can be treated. When administered, the muscles are relaxed and they no longer cause wrinkles. This leads to an overall more youthful, smoother appearance for the patient.

Potential Side Effects Of Botox Treatment

Botox is considered safe when monitored and administered by a trained professional. Some side effects that may occur after treatment include:

  • Swelling, redness, or pain at the injection site
  • Dryness of the eye, or excessive tearing
  • Uneven eyebrows
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Crooked looking smile
  • Drooling
  • Headache or symptoms that mimic the flu


If you are going to get Botox, make sure you:

  • Choose your provider carefully
  • Do not massage the injection area, especially in the first 24 hours
  • Make sure to inform your provider if you take: allergy medications, sleeping aids, or muscle relaxers before your treatment

If you are local to the Richmond, VA area, you may wish to reach out to the staff at  DWH Med Spa. They can help you set up a consultation, give you more information about your options, or schedule an appointment for Botox or another service of your choice.

When general aging and sun damage start to emerge, our faces begin to sag, develop wrinkles, and lose volume. It happens to everyone. We don’t have to just sit there and accept these normal developments because advancements in beauty science have led to incredible aesthetic, non-surgical treatments like dermal fillers. These amazing injections are safe, simple, and show instant results. Patients who are thinking of getting a dermal filler treatment often have many questions. Mainly, how long do results last?

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

It depends on the type of filler chosen and what it is used to address. Each dermal filler treatment can be customized to suit individual needs. Also, dermal fillers are a temporary cosmetic treatment, so touch-ups will be required to keep the effects maintained. Generally speaking, dermal fillers can last anywhere from six months to two years.

Dermal fillers were designed to lift, add volume, or fill in facial lines and folds. When done properly by skilled experts, you can transform your facial contours to a more youthful appearance in minutes.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers

HA is a substance naturally found in the human body. Hyaluronic acid helps keep your skin smooth, taut, and moisturized. As we age, it diminishes significantly.

HA fillers like the Juvederm product line are the most popular dermal fillers chosen because the gel serum is easy to inject. It delivers a smooth, plumped up effect as it acts as a moisture magnet. Juvederm has a range of dermal fillers that add volume, and there are others that fill in lines, wrinkles, and plump up thin lips. HA is excellent for lifting and adding volume to your cheeks, temples, and smoothing your jawline.

The various Juvederm fillers we offer are:

  • Ultra and Ultra Plus
  • Vollure
  • Volbella
  • Voluma

Juvederm products last anywhere between six months to two years. This can vary greatly per person due to genetics, age, and amount of injections used during treatment. Each product offers it’s own advantages and disadvantages. Come into our Med Spa to see which one could benefit you.

Schedule a Consultation

Here at DWH Health & Wellness Med Spa, we can help you achieve a youthful and natural-looking appearance. Don’t let general sagging, wrinkles, and loss of volume bring you down. Today’s dermal fillers are very popular aesthetic treatments worldwide because these injections can deliver amazing results.

If you are looking for a refreshed look but do not wish for a complex procedure, then talk to our team about dermal fillers. We can help to recommend the right for you during an in-person consultation. Contact us today to schedule. 

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