person receiving BOTOX injection


As you age, your skin naturally loses elasticity, causing lines to form around the eyes, forehead, mouth, and nose.

Dr. Stephanie Peng can reduce fine lines and wrinkles and help you look as young as you feel with BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Discover why BOTOX is so popular among our patients in Minnetonka, MN, and around the world...

So What Is BOTOX?

BOTOX is a prescription medicine made up of botulinum toxin. Botulinum toxin triggers a temporary paralysis in the muscles, blocking signals to the nerve cells and preventing muscle contraction. It is injected into different areas of the face, freezing the underlying muscles and causing wrinkles to soften over time.

While this may sound scary, BOTOX is FDA-approved, remarkably safe, and easy to apply.

how BOTOX works

Candidates for BOTOX

BOTOX is approved to address several problems including wrinkles, chronic migraines, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in patients over the age of 18. However, it is important to review your medical history with our plastic surgeons to ensure there are no conditions that put you at higher risk for side effects.

During your consultation at our Minnetonka practice, we will discuss your cosmetic goals and determine whether botulinum toxin is the best option for you. Depending on the severity of your concerns and areas you wish to treat, we may recommend an alternative injectable known as Dysport® or dermal fillers to restore facial volume.

What to Expect with BOTOX Treatment

With continued use, wrinkles will soften and in some cases disappear entirely...
With continued use, wrinkles will soften and in some cases disappear entirely...

The Procedure

​The botulinum toxin is carefully injected through a fine needle targeting a specific muscle area around the forehead, eyelids, nose, or mouth. The injection itself is virtually painless and very quick, taking just a few minutes per injection site.

1-2 Days After

You may experience some tenderness or mild inflammation in the area after treatment, but these side effects are temporary and should fade within a day or two. Most patients have no downtime and return to their normal schedule once they leave the office. 

2 Weeks After

It generally takes seven to 14 days for the maximum results to become visible. After a period of muscle inactivity, wrinkles will gradually soften, leaving your skin noticeably smoother and more youthful-looking.

3-6 Months After

The effects of BOTOX are not permanent, and will usually start to fade about three to six months after treatment. However, with regular follow-up treatments, you can keep your results looking great.

Quick, Painless, and Effective

BOTOX injections are virtually painless and very quick,
taking just a few minutes per injection site.
SP Plastic Surgery, LLC

SP Plastic Surgery, LLC

Dr. Stephanie Peng is a board-certified plastic surgeon who closely partners with every patient to achieve their aesthetic goals. She is affiliated with various national organizations, including: 

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Peng provides patients with life-changing surgical care and transformative results. To request a consultation with our doctors, contact our Minnetonka office online or call us at (763) 999-4170.

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