Botox Specialist

Vera Carlson, MD, PhD -  - Cosmetic & Esthetic Physician

Cache Cosmetics & Laser

Vera Carlson, MD, PhD

Cosmetic & Esthetic Physician located in Providence, UT

Do you feel like you look older than your years or that your face appears angry even when at rest? If so, you aren’t alone. Many women and men have concerns about wrinkles and creases that create a permanently negative expression and a more aged appearance. Botox® is a safe procedure that can brighten your appearance and restore youthful smoothness to your skin. Vera Carlson, MD, PhD, at Cache Cosmetics & Laser in Providence, Utah, has the expertise to perform Botox injections so the results appear supple and natural. To learn more or schedule a consultation, call the office or book online today.

Botox Q&A

What is Botox?

Botox is a popular nonsurgical aesthetic procedure that can dramatically reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It involves injecting a medication containing botulinum toxin into muscles that are permanently contracted due to repetitive facial expressions. The medicine prevents signals from traveling along nerve tissue to reach these muscles, so they relax and your skin appears smoother and more youthful.

One of the most researched and widely used cosmetic options in the world, Botox is FDA-cleared in the United States. An extensive body of research supports its safety and effectiveness.

Which areas can Botox address?

Botox improves cosmetic concerns on the face, such as:

  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Nasal lines

Botox injections can also create lift in the skin to rejuvenate your eyebrow area and above the lip to restore fullness to your mouth. Botox can also relax tight bands that are pronounced on your neck.

What should I expect during a Botox treatment?

Botox treatments don’t take long and Dr. Carlson selects fine needles that don’t cause much discomfort. You might feel a slight pinching sensation, but you can request that Dr. Carlson use a topical numbing cream if you have concerns.

Do Botox injections require downtime?

Botox involves little to no downtime, so you can plan to return to work and other activities right after your appointment. Redness or irritation around the injection site may occur, but should subside quickly. A few patients report a mild headache after their Botox procedure.

When will I see results from Botox injections?

You should notice results within 24-48 hours of your Botox treatment. Results can last up to four months.

Will Botox make my face look unnatural?

When you visit a licensed professional with extensive training and experience in Botox injections, you can trust that your results appear natural and that the treatment won’t interfere with your ability to make normal facial expressions. 

Dr. Carlson is an experienced family medicine physician with expertise in facial anatomy who safely performs Botox treatments that subtly enhance your unique, timeless beauty. 

For smoother, younger-looking skin, schedule a consultation for Botox with Dr. Carlson. Call Cache Cosmetics & Laser or make an appointment online today.