An injection of a clinical formula of Botulinum Toxin Type A, known as BOTOX, makes it possible to immobilize selected muscles of a patient’s facial expression. Most commonly performed within the forehead region, this creates a smoothing effect by preventing those deep expression lines and furrows from forming. The effects of a BOTOX injection usually last about 3 to 6 months, and subsequent injections may be recommended to continue the effects. Treatments often become less frequent as the muscles weaken and become less inclined to form creases. Dr. Marvin Spann, Dr. Candace Spann, Dr. Grace Kim, and Deedra Meyers PA-C, offer BOTOX injections in addition to many other nonsurgical skin and facial rejuvenation treatments at Couture Dermatology & Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas. Call today to schedule your appointment!
"Loved this office and all the staff that works here. Everyone is really professional and friendly! Dr.Marvin Spann is also great, he made sure to answer all my questions before i went ahead with doing Botox. I will make sure to send all my friends here!! LOVED Couture & Dr.Spann."- Anonymous / UCompareHealthcare / Dec 03, 2014
"Loved the office and how nice the staff was. Dr.Spann was great and answered all my questions before he did my Botox, and I couldn't be happier with the results. I'll definitely be back for my touch up, and make sure I send all my friends here! LOVED Couture."- Anonymous / UCompareHealthcare / Nov 17, 2014
"I've seen Dr. Candace several times, and have always been happy until today. I sat in an exam room that was 1. Too hot and 2. I sat in for over an hour waiting for a cosmetic procedure (injectables) with ZERO updates from the staff that she was running late. When I finally asked for a makeup wipe to wipe off the numbing cream, everyone seemed to panic. She was performing a procedure in another room, and they couldn't give me a time frame of how much longer I was going to have to wait. I expect when going to a cosmetic dermatologist and spending thousands of dollars for boutique procedures to at least be updated by the staff that she is running an hour late. When the medical assistant tried to brush it off by telling me that its the amount of time to take to get the numbing cream working it pissed me off. I've done this before; I know better. I don't know if it's growing pains because she has new doctors or if it was just a rough day, but I left with a numb face and no injectables. I will be looking for a new doctor.Update...I'm shocked. Dr. Candace called me today and apologized. I really didn't expect that. She was very apologetic and asked me to please come in when she returns from spring break. I'm happy. I really do like her."- T.M. / Yelp / Apr 07, 2017
"I can not say enough about both Dr. Marvin Spann and Dr. Candace Spann. Let's start with Dr. M., I met him 24 hours before my bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction surgery. I don't care for male Dr.'s, will go out of my way not to see them, but when cancers involved, you don't always have a choice. Honestly I'm grateful that he ended up on my side, months of visits, 2 surgeries and I got a beautiful pair of foobs. As far as him blowing off infections, haha I developed one and had more added appointments than I wanted. Now to Dr. C, I originally made an appointment to get my skin checked, and while there she pointed out 3 things, one of which was flared up thanks to one of my medications. I had been suffering for months, my skin and I thank her. Then I went back for Botox and filler, best choice I've made. My husband also sees Dr. C. He had a spot she didn't like, she cut it out and his back looks just fine. I always say there's a reason for everything, so for me cancer added 2 amazing doctors that actually care to my side, and in Vegas that's hard to find."- J.G. / Yelp / Feb 10, 2020
"I can’t say enough good things about Dr Candace. She has been doing my fillers and Botox now for six or seven years. One thing that I really love about her is that she stays on top of all of the new technology to make injectables less painful, especially fillers. She has such a gentle hand and she has really helped keep me looking the best I can for my age. If you want that over done pout like so many celebrities are doing, she will not do that. She makes you look like the best version of you. If you have been on the fence about having injectables done, this is your sign to go and see her."- T.M. / Yelp / Mar 16, 2022
BOTOX is administered during an in-office appointment that typically takes about 30 minutes. The depth, length, quantity and location of wrinkles varies for each patient. Therefore, the injection treatment, including the dosage and injection location, is tailored during the procedure. Patients will be marked for the specific areas on the face that are going to be treated. The injection is given through a syringe to localized areas on the face. Patients will feel a small prick as the needle inserts through the skin, but any pain or discomfort is controlled with a cold compress.
What to Expect
Immediately following a series of BOTOX injections, there will be some mild swelling and redness at the injection site. This will subside a few hours after the procedure. Patients can resume their normal activities immediately, but exercise should be avoided for a few hours. It is also recommended that patients keep their heads elevated for the first 8-10 hours. Results following BOTOX will become apparent within 4-7 days. About a week after treatment, patients will notice an inability to fully move portions of their forehead. With limited movement, wrinkles will cease to appear. The result is skin that appears smooth and soft.
BOTOX treatment costs will vary depending on how much of the medication is used (the number of syringes). A treatment session typically takes 1-3 syringes. Therefore, the cost starts at $580 per session.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $580
- Recovery Time
- 1-3 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Is it Safe?
BOTOX is approved by the FDA and has a long, safe history. It is administered in over 75 countries and consistently ranks as the most popular cosmetic procedure in America. However, even with its popularity, BOTOX is a drug and should only be administered by a qualified medical practitioner. Individuals who receive injections by someone inexperienced run the added risk of bruising, over medicating and ultimately, obtaining an undesirable result.
In 2009, BOTOX gained competition when Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA) was developed, approved by the FDA, and made available to the general public. Both drugs are used to relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles and frown lines. Some practices lean towards BOTOX to address forehead lines, while considering Dysport for crow’s feet. There has been much debate as to which drug is superior. Both have their advantages. Some distinct differences can be discussed during your consultation.
BOTOX or Filler?
Injectable fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and Perlane help decrease wrinkles by adding volume to certain facial structures, which creates the appearance of smooth skin. BOTOX, which temporarily freezes the underlying muscle, offers a similar result, with a different approach. A skilled practitioner will be able to determine if a filler material or a product like BOTOX would garner the best results.
Individuals who wish to soften and decrease facial lines and wrinkles may be candidates for BOTOX. The most common age to receive BOTOX injections is between 30-55. However, it is also common for patients younger and older to receive injections.
BOTOX is not a permanent fix. Results will last for several months - sometimes longer - but they will not last forever. Qualified injectors will tell you there is good news and bad news when it comes to BOTOX. The good news is, if you are not happy with your results, the results will only last a few months. Likewise, the bad news is, if you love your results (which most people do), the results will only last a few months. Regardless, many patients recognize even the temporary results are worth feeling and looking younger. Contact Couture today to schedule your consultation!