Frequently Asked Cosmetic Questions

What is Botox?

Botox is a drug made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum called botulinum toxin. It is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles.

Botulinum toxin is sold commercially under the names:

  • Botox, Vistabel, Botox cosmetic (OnabotulinumtoxinA or botulinum toxin type A)
  • Dysport (AbobotulinumtoxinA or botulinum toxin type A)
  • Bocouture, Xeomin (IncobotulinumtoxinA or botulinum toxin type A)
  • Myobloc (RimabotulinumtoxinB or botulinum toxin type B).

    How does botox work?
    Botox can be injected into humans in extremely small concentrations and works by preventing signals from the nerve cells reaching muscles, effectively leaving the muscles without instructions to contract, therefore paralyzing them.

    Do I have to have a consultation with the doctor prior to receiving treatment?
    In keeping with our desire to promote exceptional patient care, we require that all new patients to DermaVogue consult with Dr. Truek prior to receiving treatment. We want to ensure that you are pursuing treatment that best addresses your concerns. For your convenience, we can easily combine the consultation with treatment on the same day.

    If you are interested in seeking treatment on the same day as your consultation, please let us know in advance so that we can accommodate your request.

    Who performs BOTOX® injections?
    We are proud to inform you that at DermaVogue, the only staff member to perform BOTOX® injections is our medical director, Dr. Jim Turek. Don’t put your beauty needs in the hands of someone without years of experience. At DermaVogue, you will consult with and be treated by Dr. Turek, ensuring the highest degree of precision and care.

    Who performs dermal filler injections like JUVÉDERM® and RADIESSE®, and Sculptra® Aesthetic at DermaVogue?
    As with our BOTOX® services are provided by Dr. Turek at our office. Your beauty and anti-aging needs are in highly-experienced and knowledgeable hands at DermaVogue.

    Do you offer any specials or discounted pricing?
    Please check our SPECIALS page for all current specials.