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Indianapolis and Carmel-area residents have been coming to EssenceMD for Botox treatments for years. The combination of a doctor-administered injection and years of experience has made botox injections a safe cosmetic treatment for crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and many other uses.

FAQs about Botox Injections

How long does Botox last?

You’ll notice effects in 3-5 days with a full set of results visible at your injection site in about a week or 10 days. We often advise a 14-day period since every body is different. The Botox neurotoxins take a while to fully interact with your body’s nerves and muscles.

Afterward, the results can last 3-5 months.

What is botulinum toxin? Is it toxic?

Doing an internet search for this can prove terrifying, and the science behind it is confusing and interesting. Botox is a form of clostridium botulinum, which prevents the release of neurotransmitters at nerve junctures near your muscles. In so many words, it causes paralysis.

There are several types of clostridium botulinum toxin type, wherein botulinum toxin A is used in Botox, sort of like there are several types of vitamins like Vitamin A, Vitamin B, etc. And like vitamins, variations of clostridium botulinum can be used for different things by humans. Other variations, however, can cause botulism (hence the name).

The variation used in Botox is not toxic and is perfectly safe for humans. It’s been used, tested, and tried and true for years.

Does Botox have to be delivered by a doctor?

It varies by state, but currently in Indiana patients in and around Marion and Hamilton Counties can receive Botox injections from Dr. John Fry or one of our qualified staff members at Essence MD in our Carmel office. Botox is typically injected by a physician or under the direct supervision of a physician.