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BotoxIn Palo Alto

Menlo Park & Palo Alto Botox injections

Bay Area clients are busy professionals who desire to look and feel youthful, rejuvenated and refreshed without lengthy downtimes or discomfort.

Our Palo Alto Botox injections are amongst the best solutions for age-related wrinkles and fine lines, offering clients a safe, non-surgical way to roll back the clock. At Total Glow, our aestheticians and board certified plastic surgeon work together to strategically rejuvenate your skin, so you can return to your life energized for the future.

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What is Botox?

Botox technology is founded on the idea that the tiny muscles in the face contract over and over forming lines and creases. Once these tiny muscles are paralyzed, the lines can relax, providing you with a smoother complexion. Botox is made of bacterium Clostridium botulinum, a neurotoxin that can paralyze the facial muscles temporarily to achieve your cosmetic goals. Results can last up to a year, and treatment can be repeated to ensure maintenance of your improved aesthetics.

What are the Benefits of Botox?

After receiving injections of Botox Palo Alto patients can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Safe, effective and FDA-approved
  • Improves self-confidence
  • Painless with no downtime
  • Non-surgical and non-invasive
  • Multiple uses, including the treatment of migraines and hyperhidrosis
  • Creates a more youthful, relaxed countenance
  • Excellent solution for crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead furrows
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Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Botox?

Our Palo Alto Botox treatment is an excellent solution for any healthy client with realistic expectations who is suffering from age-related facial wrinkles, lines, creases and folds.

Botox is also a good solution for those looking to prevent future wrinkles from forming. (Those clients with ALS, breathing disorders, bleeding disorders, heart disease or those taking blood thinners are not good candidates for Botox and will be directed towards more appropriate treatments.)

What’s the Difference Between Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin?


Botox was the first to market and a household name. Botox helps reduce forehead lines, crow’s feet, and other facial wrinkles that can make you look angry, stressed and aged. It takes 3-4 days to take effect and lasts about 3-5 months.


Xeomin is considered an alternative to Botox. Xeomin is unique because it’s “additive-free,” so your body won’t build up any antibodies to it over time. The results are long-lasting and perfect for clients who don’t feel comfortable with the additives in Botox injections!


Dysport provides fast, fabulous results. It’s been said that Dysport is quicker to take effect and (in some instances) lasts longer than Botox.

Our Office: The Total Glow Difference

When you come to Total Glow for treatment, you are entering an environment of total commitment to you. Terrie Absher, our Palo Alto medspa founder and Sherpa, has implemented every measure to ensure each step of your journey is met with complete attention to detail. Terrie trains every provider in the practice for months before allowing them to treat clients. This ensures each provider has “the touch” with each client, not only providing excellent results, but also making each client as comfortable as possible.

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FAQs about
Botox injections in Palo Alto

Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are neurotoxins strategically injected into the face to relax the muscle and minimize the appearance of wrinkles. They greatly improve the look of moderate to severe lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet by reducing the muscle activity that causes wrinkles to form.

The non-surgical administration of Botox, Dysport and Xeomin injections takes about 10-15 minutes. A very fine needle is inserted into the muscles of the targeted areas, quickly injecting small portions of the neurotoxin liquid. Some clients report mild, temporary discomfort from the treatments.

While you may experience a pinching sensation upon each injection, discomfort is minimal and short lived. Most clients find neuromodulator injections to be very tolerable. There is no downtime, so you can return to your regularly scheduled activities immediately after your treatment.

You can expect to see a smoother, more youthful appearance after the injections. Following treatment, results are visible within 3–5 days. However, it can take up to 2 weeks to see full results. Dysport, Xeomin and Botox are long-lasting with results for 3-5 months.

Yes! Dysport, Xeomin and Botox have all been aggressively tested and are approved by the FDA. Clients can receive treatment and return to normal activities right away. If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation for arguably one of the best treatments of Botox Palo Alto has to offer.

Side effects from botulinum toxin injections are typically very minor and resolve within minutes or days. The most common side effects are mild redness, tenderness, or swelling around the injection sites. Rarely, some clients report a mild headache after treatment. You can reduce any discomfort with over-the-counter pain medications.

Immediately following your treatment, there are a few measures you can take to ensure that you get the most out of your Dysport, Xeomin, or Botox injections. For the first four hours after treatment, you should not lie down to prevent the solution from migrating away from the target area. For the same reason, and to reduce the risk of infection, it is essential that you avoid rubbing the treated area for a minimum of 12 hours. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for 24 hours after treatment.

Generally, the only long-term effects that clients experience with botulinum toxin injections are the weakening of muscles and the absence of wrinkles in treated areas. However, it is possible for some people to develop botulinum toxin resistance.

In these instances, the body develops antibodies to combat botulinum toxins over time, making treatment less effective. While this rarely happens, there are strategies for overcoming botulinum toxin resistance so that all clients can maintain the efficacy of their neuromodulation treatment.

Depending on each client’s specific needs, potential courses of action include increased dosage, more frequent injections, or changing products. However, there is some evidence to suggest that increasing the volume of product or number of treatments may contribute to resistance development. Therefore, changing products is often the most appropriate course of action for clients who develop antibodies.

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