Botox Cosmetic

Botulinum Toxin (known as Botox) is the most widely recognized cosmetic injectable, and for good reason. Most noteworthy, Botox is the only FDA approved treatment of its kind, and offers exceptional results in the anti-aging field.  And make no mistake, this a Women's AND Men's treatment. Read more below, or simply Click Here to schedule a consultation with our Certified Master Injector. Most of all, we want to answer your questions fully and create an experience that you won't forget!

Botox Before & After
Botox Before & After

What Exactly Is Botox?

Botox Cosmetic is an injectable wrinkle muscle relaxer. It uses botulinum toxin type A, specifically OnabotulinumtoxinA, to temporarily paralyze muscle. This reduces the appearance of facial wrinkles. (

Botox was originally approved by the FDA in 1989 for the treatment of eye muscle conditions.  In 2002 the use of Botox was approved for use as a cosmetic treatment for moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.  Treatment for crow's feet using Botox Cosmetic was approved in 2013.

The use of bolutinum toxin has also been FDA approved for the treatment of Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in the underarm area.  It has also been used "off-label" to treat other areas, such as sweaty palms and feet.

How Botox Cosmetic Works

A combination of factors can cause facial lines. It’s not just about the cellular changes that may occur, or reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals from the sun and the environment.

Repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or raising eyebrows cause skin to furrow and fold, gradually resulting in the formation of facial lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the surface by temporarily blocking nerve signals and muscle contractions. This temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles in adults – to help them look visibly smoother. Treatments can also slow the formation of new wrinkles or lines by preventing the contraction of facial muscles.

Before/After Botox treatment for Crows Feet
Before After
Before/After Botox Treatment for "11's"
Before After

What are people are asking us about Botox Cosmetic?

1.  Will I still look like me?

Yes. BOTOX® Cosmetic subtly smoothes frown lines and crow’s feet. Most of all, it works beneath the surface and targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet (the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years). As a result, Botox Cosmetic treatments gives our clients natural results that make you look like yourself again.

3. How long is this going to take?

Great news! With minimal downtime and recovery, a typical Botox treatment usually only takes 10-15 minutes.  So get in, get out, and get on with your day.  It is even being called the "lunchtime procedure" by many of our clients.

2. Is it FDA Approved?

Yes.  Especially relevant, BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only FDA-approved treatment that temporarily improves both moderate to severe crow’s feet AND frown lines between the brows in adults. Consequently, this is only one of the reasons guests choose to use BOTOX® Cosmetic when being treated.

4. Which of these kind of products are the best?

You guessed it, it's BOTOX® Cosmetic. Consequently, in the United States it is the #1 selling product of its kind.  *Based on data collected through February 2016.

Botox Cosmetic Face Chart

What should I expect with treatment?

Some patients receiving BOTOX® Cosmetic report the injections feel like a pinch. You may begin to notice a visible smoothing of frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles within 24 to 48 hours, with results lasting up to 4 months for moderate to severe frown lines in adults.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is not a permanent treatment. If you discontinue treatment the moderate to severe frown lines, crow's feet and forehead lines will gradually return.

What else should I know about Botox?

It's safe.  Probably like most people, thoughts of a needle going toward your forehead, in between your eyes, or at your eyebrows might seem unnerving, but you can have complete confidence.  Because not only is Botox FDA-approved, but it's a very common (and highly-requested) procedure.

There is no age range necessary.

Dermatologists can't recommend the best age to start or try Botox, since it depends on your goals, your facial expressions, and your preference.  Therefore younger people have been incorporating Botox Cosmetic into their plan as a preventative measure, before wrinkles deepen or even appear.

It's not just for the ladies.

Botox is one of the most wildly popular men's treatments..  In fact it is one of the most common procedures that men undergo, and has coined the term "Bro-Tox". Most noteworthy, it is climbing in popularity at a wild rate. It seems like men are kicking all of the gels and products to the curb and getting a treatment that has lasting results and takes less time to maintain on a daily basis. Read more about this in an article recently published by Forbes by clicking Here.

How much is Botox?

As with most cosmetic treatments, the prices of Botox vary widely.  Some practices charge per unit of Botox (which can range approximately between $13 to $25 per unit). The number of units to treat an area depends on a wide variety of factors such as muscle strength, severity of existing wrinkles, skin condition and more.  At Tondue, we treat to outcome.  As such, we recommend a consultation in order to get the best and most accurate information possible.

Did you know that Tondue Medical Spa in Bay City, MI has been voted Greatest of the Great Lakes Bay Region (Bay City, Saginaw and Midland) for Botox Injections in 2018, 2019, and 2020?  There is a good reason, and we want you to experience it for yourself.  Known to be the best place to get Botox in Bay City, Saginaw and Midland, Tondue provides the highest level of care and outcome when treating wrinkles, frown lines and crow's feet. Call us at 989-598-8001 to schedule an appointment, or Contact Us and discover why so many people think that Tondue is the best place in Michigan to get Botox!

Office Policies


To secure your appointment, patients are required to pay a $50 deposit on all Botox consultation or initial treatment appointments . This deposit will be used towards your treatment.


In regards to cancellations, appointments may be rescheduled or cancelled for a deposit refund if done 24 hours prior to your scheduled date and time. Any cancellation made after this period is subject to a $50 fee and the deposit will be kept as a result.

Late Arrivals

As a courtesy to others, if a patient is more than 10 minutes late, they may have to be rescheduled and the deposit will be kept as a penalty.

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