What is Botox?

Botox is one of the world’s leading cosmetic injectables for the relaxation of unwanted facial wrinkles, such as forehead lines and crow’s feet. When injected carefully into targeted facial regions, our Botox in Buffalo can relax the muscles responsible for the formation of expression lines, making your skin look smoother and younger.

While Botox is FDA-approved for the correction of dynamic wrinkles, it also has numerous off-label uses, such as making the lips look more voluminous (lip flip), reducing excessive underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis treatment), and reducing enlarged jaws (masseter injections).

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Botox Corrects:

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines)
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Bunny lines around the nose bridge
  • Perioral lines around the lips
  • Chin creases (cobblestone chin)
  • Lips lacking in fullness and volume
  • Gummy smile
  • Enlarged masseter (jaw) muscles
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) treatment

How it Works

Botox for Dynamic Wrinkles

Botox is a neuromodulator made of botulinum toxin type A, which can temporarily block the transmission of nerve signals to targeted muscles. Dynamic wrinkles are formed because of the overuse of certain facial muscles to produce expressions, such as laughing and frowning. When you continue using those facial muscles, they become larger and more prominent, leading to permanent expression lines. Botox is carefully injected into the facial muscles responsible for developing your wrinkles, thus making the associated facial wrinkles relax. Our Botox in Buffalo can take years off your face.

Botox Lip Flip

One of Botox’s most popular off-label uses is the unique lip flip technique. During this treatment, the cosmetic injector delivers 4-6 units of Botox above the upper lips and near the corners of the mouth, relaxing the orbicularis oris muscles connecting the upper lip. The upper lips relax and curve outwards, making your lips look brighter, redder, and more prominent. The cosmetic provider can also inject Botox into the lip elevator muscles on the sides of the nose to reduce gum visibility, making it a suitable treatment for a gummy smile.

Botox Masseter Injections

The masseter muscle connects the lower jaws to the cheeks, and it’s responsible for chewing, talking, and other activities that involve the mouth. Overuse of the masseter muscles because of constant teeth clenching and grinding can lead to an enlarged jaw, changing the shape of your lower face. Botox in Buffalo can relax the overworked masseter muscles, thus limiting their movement. You can still chew and talk, but it reduces the symptoms of bruxism and makes the jaw muscles shrink back into the original size, making the jaw look slimmer.

Benefits of Botox:

  • Non-surgical treatment — no scarring or incisions
  • Concludes within 30 minutes
  • Minimal side effects and negligible risk of complications
  • Corrects unwanted dynamic wrinkles
  • Prevent the formation of new wrinkles in the future
  • Enhance the appearance of lip shape and size
  • Make the jaw look slimmer
  • No downtime — resume daily activities immediately
  • Long-lasting results for 3 to 4 months
  • Natural-looking results without any signs of cosmetic work
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Your Botox Journey


The Botox procedure is fairly simple. The cosmetic provider will create a treatment map on your face, marking all the injection points according to your unique goals. Finally, the cosmetic injector will deliver the appropriate units of Botox into targeted locations on your face, depending on your goals. The number of injections depends on your unique goals.


Botox doesn’t involve extensive recovery or downtime. You may experience mild redness, swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treatment areas, but you can resume most of your daily activities immediately. There is no downtime. You should, however, avoid strenuous workouts for a day or two after your Botox in Buffalo.


Botox results gradually appear within a week, with continued improvements for two weeks. The final results will last for 3 to 4 months, following which you may need additional sessions. Most patients opt for 3 Botox treatments per year to maintain the results all year long.

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Candidates for Botox:

  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Are in good physical and mental health
  • Have good skin elasticity
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Want to reduce facial wrinkles without surgery
  • Don’t exhibit medical contraindications

Botox is ideal for patients seeking to enhance their facial appearance without surgeries. If you want to reverse the signs of aging and maintain youthful, smooth, wrinkle-free skin, please contact our cosmetic injectors. We will carefully review your medical history, discuss your goals, and determine if you are suitable for Botox injections.

Botox FAQs

Will my facial expressions be limited after treatment?

No, Botox won’t completely freeze your facial expressions. Botox works by gently relaxing targeted muscles to diminish wrinkles while allowing you to express emotions naturally. Our practitioners for Botox in Buffalo tailor the dosage to achieve subtle enhancements without compromising your range of expressions.

Will I experience any loss of sensation in the treated areas?

No, Botox injections don’t impact your sense of feeling. They specifically target muscles to reduce wrinkles without causing numbness or altering sensation in the treated regions. You’ll maintain full sensory perception while enjoying smoother, more youthful skin.

When is it advisable to undergo another treatment?

For optimal outcomes, it’s recommended to wait at least three months between Botox sessions. This allows the effects of the previous treatment to fade away, ensuring the best results for your next session. Your provider can offer guidance on the ideal timing based on your unique requirements.

Will my Botox results appear natural?

Yes, when administered by our proficient injectors, Botox in Buffalo yields natural-looking outcomes. We employ precise injection techniques and meticulous dosage adjustments to soften wrinkles without leaving your face appearing stiff or overly treated. Expect a rejuvenated appearance that preserves your natural facial expressions.

Where does Botox go as it wears off?

Botox is naturally metabolized by the body over time. Once its effects diminish, typically after three to six months, muscle activity gradually returns to normal, and any remaining traces of the toxin are safely broken down and eliminated by the body’s natural processes.

Can I cease Botox treatments once I begin?

Yes, you can stop Botox at any point without adverse effects. However, discontinuing treatment means muscle activity will gradually revert to its pre-treatment state, potentially leading to the reappearance of wrinkles. Many individuals opt to continue treatments periodically to maintain their desired aesthetic results.

Is receiving Botox twice annually adequate?

For most individuals, getting Botox injections twice a year suffices to uphold smooth, youthful-looking skin. However, the frequency of treatments may vary depending on factors such as wrinkle severity, metabolism, and desired outcomes. Some may require 3 to 4 Botox sessions annually to sustain wrinkle-free skin throughout the year.

At what age should I consider starting Botox?

There isn’t a specific age to commence Botox, as it hinges on individual concerns and preferences. Some people opt to start their Buffalo Botox treatments in their late 20s or early 30s as a preventive measure, while others choose to wait until wrinkles become more noticeable, typically in their 30s or 40s.

How does Botox differ from dermal fillers?

While both Botox and dermal fillers combat signs of aging, they operate differently. Botox relaxes muscles to diminish dynamic wrinkles resulting from facial expressions, such as forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. Conversely, dermal fillers add volume to areas lacking elasticity, such as the cheeks, lips, nasolabial folds, and static wrinkles.

Why Buffalo Aesthetics?

Buffalo Aesthetic is a luxurious, non-invasive cosmetic medical spa led by a talented team of cosmetic providers and licensed injectors. Our physician-run medical spa believes in superior customer service, transparency, and competitive pricing. We will walk you through every aspect of your treatment, including the treatment options, expectations, process, and results during your appointment. Please schedule an appointment to explore your treatment options for Botox in Buffalo.

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