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What is Botox® Made Of?

No matter how much time and effort you spend taking care of your skin, you can’t hold back the hands of time. However, there are several ways in which you can minimize its effects, and one of them is with Botox® injections. With Botox®, you can get rid of the signs of aging and look younger, without having to undergo any surgical procedures or complicated procedures that take a long time.

What is Botox® Made Of?

Botox® is made of botulinum toxin type A,  produced by Clostridium botulinum. Botulinum toxin type A is a form of protein. To make Botox®, the bacteria Clostridium botulinum is grown on a special medium, such as egg yolk or serum. This will produce the benign strains of botulinum toxin type A. The bacteria are then killed through heating and centrifuging. The botulinum toxin is inactivated by heating it to a temperature of 56 degrees Celsius (132 degrees Fahrenheit) for 10 minutes.

The next stage involves purifying the botulinum toxin through several processes, including alcohol precipitation and chromatographic separation techniques. Next, it has to be transformed into its sodium salt form. Botulinum toxin type A cannot be used in its natural form because it is dangerous to use on the skin. Once purified, botulinum toxin type is perfectly safe.

Botox® has been approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in the United States since 2002. This is a widely popular treatment that has been administered for decades. 

How Botox® Works

Botox® is one of the most popular anti-aging products, and it’s easy to see why. Botox® works so well because it is injected into specific dynamic facial muscles and temporarily weakens them so that they don’t contract as much. Fine needles are used to inject very small amounts of Botox® into the skin. The dosage varies depending on how many wrinkles you want to eliminate.

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The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our highly trained providers at Slimming Solutions Spa located in Lee Summit, MO, serving the surrounding Kansas City areas. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment. Your journey to a healthier, happier you can start today.

Am I a Good Candidate for Botox® ?

The best way to find out if Botox® is right for you is to arrange a consultation with our Master Injector, Joi Tydings. She will discuss your goals and explain the Botox procedure so you can make an informed decision. 

What is the Botox® Treatment  Like?

Your Botox® treatment is performed in the comfort of our premier medical spa. Joi will review your medical history before placing tiny amounts of Botox® directly into the targeted facial muscles. The process takes about 10-15 minutes and will leave you looking younger and feeling great!

Is There Any Downtime?

The downtime after the Botox® procedure is minimal to non-existent. You may feel mild discomfort during and directly after the injection, but it’s nothing compared to the results you’ll get from this surgical rejuvenation procedure.

What Results Can I Expect?

You’ll be looking refreshed and reinvigorated within 48 hours of your Botox® treatment. You can expect to see a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making your skin appear more smooth and fresh.

The effects of the Botox® treatment last about 3-4 months. To maintain your youthful look, we recommend that you schedule your subsequent Botox® procedures ahead of time.


*Individual Results May Vary

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Ready to learn more about laser Botox®? Schedule a consultation with Slimming Solutions Med Spa, located in Lee’s Summit, MO. Slimming Solutions Med Spa is a full-service medical spa equipped with a Master Injector, RN/esthetician who is also extremely well-versed in HRT and trained in natural hormone therapies. Call us at (816) 524-3438 or schedule an appointment online.

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