ellemes medical spa logo

Understanding Botox: A Safe and Effective Treatment

Updated: April 10, 2023

botox treatment

Botox is a popular cosmetic procedure used to treat wrinkles and provide a smoother, younger-looking complexion. It works by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles that cause wrinkles to form, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance. Botox is made from a naturally occurring protein called botulinum toxin, which is derived from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. It is approved by the FDA for the treatment of wrinkles and certain medical conditions, such as crossed eyes, muscle spasms, and excessive sweating.

Botox is injected into the area where wrinkles form, usually in the forehead, around the eyes, and near the mouth. The injections are very precise and only target specific muscles. This prevents the toxin from entering other areas of the face and causing damage. The treatment takes about 15 minutes and the results are often immediate.

The effects of Botox typically last between three and four months, although this varies from person to person. After the effects of the Botox have worn off, wrinkles can still be present and so you may need to repeat the treatment to maintain the desired results. It is important to talk to your doctor before embarking on any treatment with Botox to understand the risks involved.


botox treatment

Botox is a safe, popular, and effective treatment for wrinkles. The effects of Botox are temporary, and so it is important to find a qualified and experienced practitioner to administer the injections. The effects of Botox may also be enhanced by using other cosmetic treatments such as fillers, chemical peels, and laser treatments.

So what is Botox and how does it work? Botox is a safe, FDA-approved treatment used to temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It works by using a naturally occurring protein called botulinum toxin to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles to form, resulting in a smoother, younger-looking complexion. The effects of Botox typically last between three and four months and may be enhanced by other cosmetic treatments. It is important to talk to your doctor before embarking on any treatment with Botox to understand the risks involved.


woman receiving botox treatment

About Us

How can we help you?

Contact us at our Atlanta office or submit a business inquiry online!

Staff Spotlight

Lauren Siso, Esthetician

Lauren has been medical aesthetician and laser practitioner for over 10 years and is passionate about helping her clients achieve their best skin possible. Lauren truly believes that everyone deserves to feel confident in their own skin and is dedicated to helping her clients achieve that goal!

lauren siso performing dermaplaning treatment
Lauren Siso, Medical Aesthetician at ELLEMES Medical Spa