Botox Specialist

The Alternative Touch Wellness

Medical Spa located in Waco, TX

If you don’t like the appearance of frown lines, crow’s feet, and other facial lines, you don’t have to live with them. At The Alternative Touch Wellness in Waco, Texas, the medical team offers Botox® injections to reduce wrinkles and restore a more youthful look. Call to schedule an appointment at The Alternative Touch Wellness today or use the online booking tool.

Botox Q & A



What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable anti-aging treatment made of botulinum toxin type A. When injected just beneath the skin, Botox and other botulinum products (such as Dysport®) reduce the appearance of wrinkles that appear from squinting, frowning, and smiling.

Once injected into your skin, Botox works by blocking nerve impulses to muscles and temporarily paralyzing facial muscles, which relaxes them. As a result, facial expressions soften and the lines and wrinkles in your face become noticeably smoother.

Botox was approved by the FDA in 2002, and its popularity has steadily grown. Botox is now the most popular noninvasive cosmetic procedure in the United States.


What is Botox used for?

The Alternative Touch Wellness offers Botox for many cosmetic purposes. Botox can improve the appearance of:

  • Crow’s feet
  • A cobblestoned appearance of the chin
  • Forehead lines
  • Lines near your mouth
  • Frown lines

Beyond facial and cosmetic treatments, Botox has several other medical applications. The paralyzing properties of Botox also work to eliminate excessive underarm sweating, migraines, and other conditions.


What should I expect during Botox injections?

First, your specialist offers you a topical anesthetic to numb your skin and make Botox injections feel comfortable. This step is optional, as many patients don’t experience pain during the injections. 

Your provider then injects the Botox just beneath the skin at strategic points using a very thin needle. You might feel a slight pinching or pricking sensation with each injection. 

The number of injections you receive varies based on the area treated. The procedure generally takes less than 30 minutes. 

Many patients treat multiple areas at the same time, but you may just need treatment in one or two areas.


What happens after Botox treatment?

There’s no downtime following Botox injections. Side effects from Botox can include swelling at the injection site, mild redness, and slight bruising. Avoid rubbing the area right after treatment.

Optimal results from Botox usually appear 3-7 days after your injections. Botox lasts for up to four months, but you may need a follow-up treatment slightly sooner (at around three months) or slightly later (possibly up to six months.) Scheduling your next Botox appointment before it completely wears off can keep your skin looking smooth and line-free long term.

For more youthful, smoother skin, call or schedule an appointment online today at The Alternative Touch Wellness to learn more about how Botox injections can help.