Botox Specialist

Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa -  - Physician-Operated MedSpa

Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa

Physician-Operated MedSpa located in Edmonds, WA

Are frown lines making you look older than you feel? If so, you’re not alone. Shahriar Khezri, MD, and the team at Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa know that fine lines and wrinkles can damage your self-esteem. That’s why they provide expert Botox® injections at their office in Edmonds, Washington. Dr. Khezri is an experienced anesthesiologist who spends extra time studying his clients’ facial dynamics to provide the best, most consistent results. He also offers preventive botox to those who wish to avoid signs of aging. To schedule an appointment, call Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa, or book a visit online today.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable treatment made from the neurotoxic protein botulinum toxin that temporarily reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

When using Botox on their clients, the Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa team studies every patient’s facial dynamics to provide consistent, natural-looking results. They can address existing signs of aging and also prevent wrinkles from being etched into the skin of their younger patients with preventive Botox.

If you’re looking for a Botox alternative, Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa also offers Jeuveau®, a treatment similar to Botox that primarily treats moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.

How does Botox work?

Botox temporarily freezes the muscles it’s injected into, preventing those muscles from contracting. This stops the skin on top of those muscles from creasing, allowing your fine lines and wrinkles to soften while stopping new ones from forming. Botox wears off gradually, so the results look and feel natural.

Can Botox treat all wrinkles?

Because Botox paralyzes the muscles, it primarily treats dynamic wrinkles — lines that form due to repeated muscle movement. It does not treat static wrinkles, which develop due to volume loss. Dermal fillers address static wrinkles, and you can combine Botox or Jeuveau with fillers for a liquid facelift effect.

Some of the most popular treatment areas for Botox include:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines
  • Bunny lines
  • Under-eye wrinkles
  • Chin dimples

Botox can also treat excessive sweating, migraines, and jaw pain caused by temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).

What can I expect from my Botox visit?

Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa strives to deliver the most natural results possible, so it’s important to visit the office for an initial consultation. During this visit, your provider studies your facial dynamics while you discuss which areas you want to treat.

At your next visit, they perform the injections. While you may feel a slight pinch, the treatment shouldn’t be overly painful. Within 24 to 48 hours, your wrinkles and lines begin to soften.

To ensure your treatment is working as planned, Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa always schedules a follow-up visit.

How long does Botox last?

Everybody’s skin is different, but Botox and Jeuveau typically start to wear off after three to four months, though the results can last as long as six months. They wear off gradually, and you can return to Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa for maintenance treatments to keep your wrinkles at bay.

Botox can help your skin achieve a smoother, younger-looking appearance while staving off future wrinkles. If you’re ready to try this safe, minimally invasive treatment, call the experts at Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa, or schedule an initial consultation online today.

Similarities of Jeuveau™ and Botox®

Jeuveau™ is very similar to Botox® treatment since both are made of the same type of bacteria. They both are neuromodulators and work on the same principle to smooth out the wrinkles in the face. Botox® is an established brand and is not the real name of the Neuromodulator. For example, LG and Samsung are two different companies producing the same type of TV, similarly, Jeuveau™ and Botox® are two different neurotoxin brands.

Differences between Jeuveau™ and Botox®

Jeuveau™ is the latest addition to the neurotoxins game, and even though it works the same as Botox®, it does not enjoy the advantage of having an established track record. However, it is expected that Jeuveau™ will also build a loyal consumer base soon. The ultimate decision is based on the personal choice of the patient and the experience the administrator has had with the brand. However, Jeuveau™ follows the same procedure as the other brands and will be accepted by all aesthetic clinicians.
The safety and effectiveness profile for Jeuveau™ is similar to the one of Botox®. Therefore, the injectable can be substituted for one another. Those who have had Botox® injections in the past can also switch to Jeuveau™ now because they are essentially the same treatments. Jeuveau™ is a neuromodulator and will produce similar results to Botox® in the patient. The reason for the interchangeability of the drugs is not because the compound they contain is similar but because they have the same efficacy profile. There were no concerning side effects reported for the drug in both trials which is another encouraging fact.