Smoothing Out the Years

Each day, you move your face in a number of different ways, from frowning and squinting to smiling and everything in between. When you make a facial expression, it causes your facial muscles to contract, creating wrinkles over time. Dr. Caroline Vargason is a highly-trained oculofacial plastic surgeon who can help you soften the appearance of wrinkles using Xeomin, Dysport, and Botox in Boise.  

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What Are Neurotoxins?

Neurotoxins are substances that can alter nerve behavior. When a neurotoxin is injected, it temporarily reduces muscle activity by blocking the nerve impulses, preventing wrinkling, and stopping current wrinkles from becoming more prominent. Many cosmetic injections are made with botulinum toxin type A. This is the cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, a protein substance.

Where Can Neurotoxins Be Used?

During your consultation, Dr. Vargason will ask you to pinpoint the areas you are concerned with and let you know if a neurotoxin can help. Some of the most common areas for treatment include:

  • Frown lines, also known as “elevens”
  • Wrinkles around the eyes, including crows feet
  • Edges of the mouth 
  • Forehead lines or creases 
  • Marionette lines
  • Chin cleft 

Benefits of Neurotoxins in Boise

  • They can be combined with other treatments, including other injectables.
  • They are effective for all skin types, including all pigmentations.
  • They are an FDA-approved treatment.
  • They offer lasting results for 3-6 months. 
  • They are non-surgical, with no incisions or anesthesia required. 
  • Rapid results—you’ll begin to see changes after just a few days.
  • They require just 30 minutes or less for treatment.

Why Choose Dr. Vargason for Neurotoxins?

Dr. Caroline Vargason possesses a unique understanding of facial anatomy. As a board-certified oculofacial plastic surgeon, she works closely on the areas around the eyes and understands how each facial feature plays a key role in creating facial balance.

She uses meticulous attention to detail and an artistic eye to deliver subtle, natural-looking results that enhance your features.

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Types of Neurotoxins 

There are several brands of neurotoxins Dr. Vargason uses. She can discuss which brand will work best for you during your consultation. Commonly used neurotoxins include:


Botox is the most widely used cosmetic injection and has a proven track record of results. We can use Botox in Boise on numerous areas of the face, including the forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet. 


Dysport is a neurotoxin that works best on crow’s feet and forehead lines. Dysport is made with a thinner gel than Botox and spreads more easily. It can also deliver faster results but may require more product to be used.


Xeomin is an injectable medical aesthetic treatment that utilizes botulinum toxin type A to temporarily smooth facial wrinkles and lines. By relaxing targeted muscles, it provides a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance with minimal downtime and natural-looking results.

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Your Neurotoxin Treatment 

The first step in your treatment is a consultation with Dr. Vargason. During your consultation, she will listen to your goals for the treatment and help you decide which types of neurotoxin will work best. Before the injections begin, the area will be numbed using a topical anesthetic cream. Once it has taken effect, your injections can begin. The exact number of injections will depend on the area being treated and the degree of wrinkling present.

After Your Neurotoxin Treatment 

Once the treatment is complete, you can continue your day and even return to work. There may be some redness, swelling, or light bruising, but this should resolve on its own within a few days. Your results will begin to be visible 1-2 weeks after your treatment and continue to improve. 

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Neurotoxins FAQs

Will I be able to move my face after getting BOTOX?

How often do BOTOX injections need to be repeated?

How long does BOTOX last?

What are the common side effects of BOTOX injections?

What happens if you stop your BOTOX injections?

Does BOTOX have other uses?

Will I be able to move my face after getting BOTOX?

Yes. When used by a skilled provider such as Dr. Vargason, your results will appear natural and allow you to move your face.

How often do BOTOX injections need to be repeated?

Neurotoxins can last for up to 6 months but often last for 3-4. To continue your results, you should plan follow-up appointments around this timeframe.

How long does BOTOX last?

BOTOX generally lasts three to four months but can last up to six months. First-time BOTOX users may notice that results initially do not last long, but the results may last longer after their second treatment.

What are the common side effects of BOTOX injections?

BOTOX injections are relatively safe when performed by an experienced doctor like Dr. Caroline Vargason. However, possible side effects and complications include:

  • Pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site
  • Headache or flu-like symptoms
  • Droopy eyelid
  • Uneven eyebrows
  • A crooked smile or drooling
  • Eye dryness or excessive tearing

What happens if you stop your BOTOX injections?

If you stop BOTOX injections, your wrinkles will slowly return, but slower than if you had never used BOTOX.

Does BOTOX have other uses?

Yes, besides its well-known cosmetic application for wrinkle reduction, BOTOX (Botulinum toxin) has several medical uses, including treating various medical conditions such as muscle spasms, chronic migraines, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and certain neurological disorders.

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