BOTOX® Cosmetic2022-04-08T19:36:48-04:00


Botox is a substance which is injected into your body to prevent the development of wrinkles around eyes and mouth, by inhibiting the muscle movement. Primarily, Botox is used for the reduction of facial wrinkles, but they can also be used in the treatment of other conditions as well as excessive sweating, neck spasms, overactive bladder, and lazy eye.x

Restore your youthful appearance, enhance your well-being, and feel confident the way you look. It has become easier than ever to address your cosmetic concerns with advanced treatments offered by our highly experienced doctors and nurses.

It has become a common and popular procedure for wrinkles around the eye and forehead area, specifically frown lines between the eyes at Estheticians offices. Botox cosmetic injections are non-surgical treatments. We at Safe Med Spa are committed to providing the utmost care and support to our patients.

What is Botox?

Botox is a substance which is injected into your body to prevent the development of wrinkles around eyes and mouth, by inhibiting the muscle movement. Primarily, Botox is used for the reduction of facial wrinkles, but they can also be used in the treatment of other conditions as well as excessive sweating, neck spasms, overactive bladder, and lazy eye.

The Botox word is derived from Clostridium botulinum, which has a naturally occurring toxin that causes botulism- a fatal illness in humans. High levels of this substance can be very harmful as it can lead to paralysis and in some cases may even cause death.

Although Botox is a neurotoxin, when used in small and accurate doses it has benefits in medical and cosmetic industries.

Woman receiving botox injection in clinic

How does Botox work?

As you age, the muscles above and between your eyebrows tend to contract repetitively and tighten resulting in wrinkles. Botox targets the muscle activities that result in frown lines and crow’s feet. Normally, when we make any facial expressions, a neurotransmitter, acetylcholine is produced. Acetylcholine helps in muscle contraction by sending the signal to the nervous system.

The botulinum toxin is a poison that works by blocking particular chemical signals from reaching your brain. It deadens the muscle nerves temporarily which relax the features of your face. With age, the muscles of your face cannot contract and the face line softens. As the muscles don’t move so whenever your face changes expression the lines do not form.

Botox treatment results can be seen within 7 to 10 days for wrinkles caused due to contraction. However, wrinkles formed due to other reasons and not contraction also begin to soften.

What areas can be treated with Botox?

At Safe Med Spa, Lansing and Mount Pleasant, our skilled dermatologist can treat several areas. Only the targeted areas are treated and it won’t affect any other parts of your face. This technique utmost care and precise dosage. So, it is the work of a professional and experienced dermatologist.

Forehead Wrinkles
All of us fear wrinkles as we age which makes us look old or the appearance of premature wrinkles. To avoid getting forehead wrinkles, Botox is an ideal procedure to help you avoid them completely.

Frown Lines
These lines lie in between and above your eyebrows. These lines become more noticeable as you advance in age. At Lansing and Mt. Pleasant, Dr. Fatteh has hand-on experience at removing these lines and preventing them from getting any deeper. Botox around eyes helps you get rid of frown lines. Men have larger and thicker muscles as compared to women, so they need more Botox units.

Under-eye line
Thinning of the skin and repeated muscle movement under eyes results in under-eye wrinkles. Botox is the best solution to soften and relax muscle leading to the appearance you desire. Only small Botox is needed to treat the under-eye wrinkles or eye bags.

Crow’s feet
The lines or wrinkles that extend from the side of your eyes towards the temple are called crow’s feet. These wrinkles make you look aged. The muscles around this area tend to crinkle while laughing. Botox treatment at Lansing and Mt. Pleasant for crow’s feet takes less than 30 minutes leaving you with soft wrinkles and diminished crow’s feet.

Marionette lines
These lines or wrinkles are extended from the side of your mouth to the jawline giving you the angry-face and dissatisfied appearance. Botox around the mouth can make your face bright giving you a smoother appearance.

Get rid of the ageing signs and look youthful.

If you’re interested in a cosmetic Botox treatment, consult our skilled dermatologist in Lansing or Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

What is a Botox procedure like?

Ensure that the person holding the injection is fully qualified and experienced to get the best results and reduced side effects. Not everyone is capable of injecting the toxin safely and in definite amounts.

The actual Botox procedure takes eight to ten minutes and you are done. Botox is administered directly into the target muscle or skin on your face in small amounts surrounding the wrinkles. The number of Botox injections depends on the extent of the target area being treated. You can resume your active lifestyle immediately after the procedure just avoid touching or massaging the area you got treated.

Thinking of pain? Botox procedure is not that painful as most people believe it is. It is just like a vaccination injection and pain disappears in seconds.

The results of Botox around the mouth and eyes, under eyes, or anywhere on the face can be seen within a week of the treatment although it may vary from patient to patient. As it is temporary, you need to require regular follow up injection to maintain the effect of Botox.

man sitting in chair being give botox injection

Our Expertise and Approach towards the Botox Procedure

At Safe Med Spa, Lansing, and Mount Pleasant, our expert cosmetic dermatologists headed by Dr. Fatteh recognize the bothersome wrinkles, lines, and facial creases that can impact your looks. Our experienced doctors and aestheticians offer the safest and most popular treatments in the world. Botox procedures at both locations are effectively giving the natural-looking results. Our doctors are trained to inject the precise dosage at the targeted area ensuring safety and results to meet your aesthetic goals.

Important Reminder: All potential procedures and treatment options should always be discussed with your dermatologists after a thorough examination and consultation for precise diagnosis and treatment plan.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any side effects of Botox treatment?2020-06-22T17:54:17-04:00

Botox injections are usually very safe and without risks or side effects especially when done by experienced doctors in clinical settings. However, if administered incorrectly, you may experience some serious side effects. Avoid Botox procedure if you are pregnant or a nursing mother.

Though side effects are temporary, they only last as long as the Botox is active which can be for four to six months. Following are the effects which may occur if administered improperly:

  • Pain where Botox was injected
  • Headache
  • Bruising or swelling
  • Symptoms like the flu
  • Crooked eyebrows
  • A tendency to drool
  • Abnormally dry eyes
  • Excessively watery eyes
How long does the Botox treatment last?2020-06-22T17:54:22-04:00

Botox is one of the most common temporary cosmetic treatments done to enhance your facial appearance. You may start seeing the results within a week and after two weeks you would be able to see the noticeable results completely. On average, Botox is known to last between four to six months although it may vary from patient to patient. If it’s your first injection, the results may wear off sooner than expected and again it depends upon the individual.

At what age Botox treatment becomes ineffective?2020-06-22T17:54:27-04:00

As such there is no limited age to which Botox procedure can be applied for the treatment of wrinkles. However, the body may recognize the botulinum toxin or Botox as an antigen and start producing antibodies against it which may attack and make it ineffective.

Is there any other way to treat wrinkles and frown lines?2020-06-22T17:54:32-04:00

Although Botox is the best cosmetic treatment especially for the wrinkles between the eyes and on the forehead, there are other procedures as well. Injectable fillers and chemical peels are being effectively used by cosmetic dermatologists in Michigan to reduce facial wrinkles in all areas and improve the appearance.

How much does Botox cost?2020-06-22T17:54:38-04:00

Botox treatment prices do not follow a one-size-fits-all approach. Each patient needs a different amount of Botox to meet their goals depending on their target area, needs, and skin. Someone with minor frown lines will not need Botox units as compared to the person who has deeper frown lines. Moreover men and women have different skin textures and thicker muscles so Botox units require by them differ accordingly.

Consult our expert dermatologist to know the price of Botox treatment.



Its been our patients and their kind recommendations that have kept us going for 60+ years. Staying in tune with our patients is so important to us that we send a satisfaction survey after every visit so we can grow and evolve along with your needs. Please read below to see what our patients have to say about us.

My visit with Dr. Saif Fatteh was possibly one best experience I’ve had with any skin specialist. Beginning from the front desk to the medical technicians, his staff is all very courteous and pleasant. Dr. Fatteh took his time to discuss all my concerns and answered all my queries patiently. If you are searching for a good dermatologist, I highly recommend Dr. Fatteh.
Yannick C.
Safe Health PC is outstanding! I visited there with challenging and old acne that was not getting cured! I tried many other skin doctors in Lansing and their medications did not work at all. In fact my acne got even worse. Their treatment was very effective and my acnes start reducing. My skin is looking great again. Their prices are very reasonable for the amazing care I got!
I would definitely recommend Safe Health PC. I got my Botox treatment done from this clinic and it was perfect. Dr. Fatteh gave me all the information regarding the procedure. The procedure was a success and the results were amazing. My skin looks younger now and wrinkles are gone. I am definitely looking forward to my next sitting.
Lois M.


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