BOTOX – WHY DO I WANT A BOTOX “DIAMOND STATUS” PROVIDER?
BOTOX® is manufactured by Allergan and is most frequently used to smooth out facial wrinkles. When a provider (Sandia Skin + Face) earns Diamond Status with Allergan, it means that our practice falls within the top three percent of all BOTOX® injectors in the United States. Diamond Status acknowledges our extensive experience with BOTOX®, our ongoing trusted relationship with Allergan, and our top-quality BOTOX® practices with our patients.
Once a year, Allergan acknowledges the TOP AESTHETICS CLINICS nationwide via its “Allergan Partner Privilege (APP) program. There are six (6) Partner Levels: Silver, Gold, Platinum, Platinum Plus, Diamond, and Black Diamond. These levels are earned based on a practices’ compliance with training, education, and volume of injectable treatments performed. At Sandia Skin + Face, we worked very hard to earn the Diamond Status in three years.
WHY DO I WHAT A TRUSTED PRACTICE LIKE SANDIA SKIN + FACE?
To maintain BOTOX® results long-term, Since a one-time treatment isn’t enough. The majority of men and women who seek BOTOX® need a trusted practice with whom they can have an ongoing relationship. Most patients will desire to touch up their BOTOX® results every three to six months. By choosing a practice that the BOTOX manufacturer Allergan has established as a leader in BOTOX® Injections by earning Diamond Status, you can ensure that your chosen practice will have the expertise to produce your ideal results, and also the commitment to be your BOTOX® provider for years to come.
WHAT ARE BOTOX INJECTIONS?
BOTOX is a non-surgical treatment for mild to moderate wrinkles caused by muscle contraction using highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium Botulinum. The botulinum toxin is injected into the muscle to relax contractions, preventing wrinkles from forming and reducing existing wrinkles.
ARE BOTOX INJECTIONS SAFE?
BOTOX Injections is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries. Research studies on botulinum toxin provide evidence that providers know and trust.
WHAT ARE BOTOX INJECTIONS TREATMENTS?
BOTOX Injections treatment is a revolutionary approach to reversing the effects of facial wrinkles. Crow’s Feet, Worry Lines, and Laugh Lines can all be a thing of the past. Crow’s Feet, Worry Lines, and Laugh Lines are known as dynamic wrinkle lines, and all are treatable with the BOTOX® Injections procedure. Cosmetic denervation is the process of injecting BOTOX® into the tiny facial muscles that create wrinkles.
WHAT IS THE BOTOX INJECTIONS PROCEDURE?
BOTOX injections are performed without anesthesia because it is virtually painless. One feels a minimal sting at the time of injection.
BOTOX effects are not permanent and require repetition three to four times per year to retain the results. However, research has suggested that long-term use of BOTOX injections leads to a longer duration of each treatment’s effect.
Patients over the age of 65 may not experience as dramatic of results.
BOTOX is only useful in treating expression lines and cannot repair sagging skin caused by aging.
WHAT AREAS DO BOTOX INJECTIONS TREAT?
- Eyebrow Lift
- Frown Lines
- Forehead Lines
- Crow’s Feet
- Gummy Smile
- Smoke and Lip Lines
- Neck Lift
- Jawline Reduction
- Bunny Lines
- Lower Face Contouring
- Chin Relaxation
The BOTOX Injections procedure can be a lunchtime event requiring minimal downtime. Results typically last 4 to 6 months and are visible 1-2 weeks after injection.
To schedule a touch-up after two weeks, call or email us. Seventy-two hours before BOTOX Injections and filler procedures, do not take blood-thinning medications or herbals.
See our FAQ below. Contact Us with any other questions.
BOTOX INJECTIONS FAQ
SANDIA SKIN + FACE
Positive: Cleanliness , Professionalism , Punctuality Easy to book online. Seamless appointment and did not feel rushed. Tonya explained thoroughly and made sure i had the best results for botox and minimizing my frown line. Highly recommend!
September 20, 2021
Positive: Cleanliness , Professionalism , Punctuality , Quality , Value Getting botox at Sandia Skin & Face was the best decision I've ever made. No more lines on my forehead 🙂
September 4, 2021
The office staff is super accommodating and helpful, and Dr. Tuggle and Tonya Tuggle are both wonderful at what they do. I have had multiple procedures/treatments here over the years and highly recommend them. I never feel uncomfortable or judged, which is huge when deciding on cosmetic procedures. I also never felt pressured into anything and always felt informed about all of my decisions. They have great seasonal specials on fillers, etc!
May 4, 2021
Tonya is amazing!! She made me feel so comfortable and really listened to my concerns about my skin. She really cares and knows what she is doing. I wouldn’t go anywhere else!! I was concerned my first appointment but I just had my third and I can say it’s so worth it!!! Botox has been an incredible experience and I’m so happy to have tried it, I’m so much happier with my appearance and it looks incredibly natural. I’ve included before and after photos, neither photo is filtered or edited, you can see how makeup would collect in my forehead, and how the after it’s smooth and looks so lovely. It doesn’t feel weird or like I can’t move my muscles at all, it feels super natural. One of my biggest concerns was that I wouldn’t be able to emote with Botox but that’s just not true at all. I feel so confident and that is thanks to Tonya!
September 13, 2021
Positive: Cleanliness , Professionalism , Punctuality , Quality , Value First time getting Botox, I was very nervous. They ARE super friendly. They explained everything to me also answered all of my questions. Tonya is the BEST!!! she is so friendly and professional. I totally recommend this place to get Botox. THE BEST IN ABQ
July 4, 2021
How amazing! I can’t believe what Tonya has done for me! She took excellent care of me! My first time ever for Botox and Lip Filler. I’m 58 feeling like 30 again! Everyone deserves this! I will be back! My crows are gone. My lipstick goes on smooth with no bleeds. You are totally amazing Tonya! Thank you again ! Tonya was so professional and went over everything in detail with me! Totally amazing place! Treat yourself! We all deserve to look great and feel great! ❤️
April 4, 2021
Positive: Cleanliness , Professionalism , Punctuality , Quality Tonya really takes the time to listen to your concerns and is very accommodating. Results were fast and I love them. I highly recommend them.
April 4, 2021
I recently relocated from CA. I was nervous to find a new place for lip fillers after going to the same person for several years. Tonya was absolutely amazing! She is extremely knowledgeable and instantly made me feel comfortable. Tonya exceeded my expectations. I’ve received so many compliments from friends and family. The entire staff were friendly and professional. I will definitely become a loyal client. Thank you Tonya and team!!!
May 4, 2021
Positive: Cleanliness , Professionalism , Punctuality , Quality , Value Dr. Tonya Tuggle is a true professional and such a nice person. I highly recommend her and Sandia Skin.
September 13, 2021
BOTOX INJECTIONS PROCEDURE PREP
Read Up on BOTOX
Regardless of what procedure you’re having done, it would be best if you didn’t go into it without a wealth of knowledge about what it entails. That’s why, before you go in for your first BOTOX appointment, you need to read up on BOTOX.
Read about its benefits. Would you please read about the way that it’s administered? Read about any possible dangers it might cause.
While BOTOX is a primarily helpful substance, it’s not without its downsides. A variety of potential side effects accompany BOTOX, including pain, redness, drooping eyelids, and headaches.
By garnering information such as this, you can ensure that you’re sure about going through the procedure.
Schedule Your Appointment at an Appropriate Time
Getting BOTOX can sometimes be an anxiety-inducing and stressful experience.
Schedule your procedure on a fairly laid-back day that allows plenty of “downtime” both before it begins and after.
It’s a good idea for new patients to schedule their first appointments in the morning. By doing so, you don’t have to endure a long, potentially anxious wait.
Ask Your Doctor About Your Medications
The fact of the matter is that some medications don’t mix well with BOTOX. If you’re on medications, you need to discuss them with your doctor. In some cases, you’ll be advised to stay on them; in other cases, you’ll be advised to stop taking them for the time being.
Some medications don’t go well with BOTOX, including aspirin, ibuprofen, blood thinners, muscle relaxers, and allergy meds. If you’re taking these medications, you’ll need to be off of them in the days leading up to and the days following your appointment. Again, please consult your doctor before this or any procedure.
BOTOX INJECTIONS AFTERCARE
The goal of BOTOX Aftercare is to encourage optimal treatment results. It can also minimize the risk of bruising and spreading to other areas.
Generally, on the day you get BOTOX, it’s a good idea to:
- Gently exercise your face
- Relax for the rest of the day
- Maintain a normal heart rate (no exercise)
- Avoid touching, rubbing, or physical pressure on the affected area
- Leave the treated area alone (no makeup, etcetera)
You can also follow the best practices for BOTOX aftercare below.
Return to your Normal Activities
BOTOX injections don’t require any recovery time. Therefore, you won’t have to take off work or school. You can resume your usual activities right after.
Wait 24 hours to Exercise
If exercise is part of your daily routine, wait at least 24 hours to work out. Your doctor might suggest waiting for several days.
Physical activity increases blood flow. This could potentially spread the toxin to unintended areas and reduce its effectiveness at the injection site. It also increases the risk of bruising.
Exercise also contracts your muscles, which may decrease the toxin’s effectiveness.
However, it’s safe to do facial exercises like:
- Raising your eyebrows
These movements can help the effects of BOTOX show up sooner.
If you received a BOTOX injection in your face, take a break from makeup for 24 hours. Applying makeup will rub the skin, potentially dispersing the toxin.
Sit up for the first 4 hours after getting BOTOX. Bending or lying down might spread the toxin and promote bruising.
Ask your Doctor about Medications
Some medications might increase your risk of bruising. Be sure to ask your doctor when it’s safe to start retaking them.
Registered Nurse Practitioner Tonya Tuggle is Albuquerque’s choice for those who want to keep their youthful appearance and healthy glow. Tonya is passionate about educating patients on preventative skin care and providing non-surgical maintenance for graceful aging. We can’t wait to meet you!