Botox & Xeomin | Injectable

Is Botox Natural Or Synthetic?

Botox is not unnatural, it’s basically made from the bacteria that causes botulism, otherwise known as botulinum toxin type A. This may sound scary, but it’s totally not! Since bacteria is natural, Botox isn’t considered to be a synthetic substance like other dermal fillers and wrinkle treatments.

Botox is a great non-invasive alternative to more invasive, costly procedures such as facelifts, chemical peels, and dermabrasion. Plus, there’s no downtime involved.

If you don’t like your results, don’t worry! Botox wears off in three to four months.

We’ll explain all there is to know about this truly amazing prescription medication.


Botox is a neurotoxin that works by attaching itself to nerve endings. Once this happens, the neurotransmitter responsible for triggering muscle contractions, called acetylcholine, can no longer be released. To put it more simply, Botox injections temporarily relax the facial muscles that underlie and cause wrinkles. This is also why wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity don’t respond well to Botox treatments.

Wondering if Botox is right for you? Botox has been proven safe for most people, especially those who wish to eliminate dynamic wrinkles or wrinkles caused by the contraction of underlying muscles, such as frown lines and crow’s feet. Botox is recommended for people between the ages of 18 and 70. If you’re older, you should consult with a plastic surgeon or dermatologist to ensure that your skin tone is elastic enough to respond to treatment.


Botox treatments are pretty straightforward—but you’ll need to take certain precautions before undergoing Botox. Ten days before receiving Botox injections, you’ll be asked to refrain from taking products that contain aspirin, ibuprofen, and vitamin E – doing so will significantly reduce the chance of bruising following treatment.

The best part about undergoing Botox is that it’s quick and painless. You’ll receive a consultation beforehand to determine the best treatment for your needs. Patients only experience a few seconds of mild discomfort as the Botox enters the injection site. The injection site may be slightly red and feel irritated, but this will subside shortly after treatment.

Immediately following the injections, you’ll be asked to refrain from exercising, bending over, lying down or rubbing the area for the first 24-48 hours after treatment. This ensures that the Botox settles in the right place and doesn’t migrate elsewhere. Failure to do so can potentially result in facial paralysis and eyelid drooping.


Simply put, Botox offers real, noticeable results. Since Botox works by weakening facial muscles, results start showing within three to seven days. You’ll see deep dynamic wrinkles gradually improve over time, in addition to the early effects seen shortly after treatment. Your results will continue to improve, until about two weeks after the procedure. At that time, you’ll be looking your best. The effects of Botox will gradually wear off over the next three to four months, and the wrinkles will need to retreat.

Why LaserAway?

We’ve committed over a decade to helping people of all skin types discover their best skin ever, with over 3 million treatments performed and new locations opening every month! We use state-of-the-art technology for maximum results, our clinics are supervised by board-certified, industry-leading dermatologists, and our treatments are implemented by registered nurses, nurse practitioners or physician associates who undergo one of the most comprehensive training programs in the business. Our mission is to make our clients feel beautiful by providing the best and most effective aesthetic treatments in the nation in a friendly, relaxed environment.

Ready to invest in yourself? Schedule a free consultation today by filling out a request form or calling the LaserAway staff at (855) 233-9134. Our nurses look forward to making sure your service and skin are as smooth as possible!