Botox Therapy

Soften fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes, mouth, and even the neck with Botox® in St. Paul! It’s time to look as young as you feel!

Are you tired of people asking you if you didn’t sleep well or if you’re angry? The deep lines that form on our face over the years from the muscular contractions of our expressions can be sending others the wrong messages, and make us look older than we feel! Botox® Cosmetic can soften wrinkles, enhance facial symmetry, and provide subtle lift that literally turns back the clock on aging!

All injectable treatments at Face Cosmetic Skincare are provided by either Dr. Christopher Tolan, Dr. Zachary Farhood, Dr. Garrett Griffin, Dr. Anna Bakeman or Injection Specialist.

Botox® to Treat Wrinkles

Botox® has been FDA approved for cosmetic use since 2002 and has since gone on to acquire cosmetic applications for several areas of the face for the treatment of wrinkles. It is one of the most extensively studied medical esthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries. To date, approximately 10.9 million vials of Botox® Cosmetic have been sold in the United States since 2002 making it the #1 selling product of its kind in the world.

What is Botox® and How Does it Work?

Derived from sources that exist in nature, Botox® Cosmetic contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. Once injected, it relaxes the underlying muscle activity that is responsible for causing a wrinkle. Botox® does this by blocking the receptors on that muscle from receiving the message to contract from the brain. This process takes place gradually and wears off gradually. This means that there is a smooth transition from the onset of your results and their diminishment.

Am I a Good Botox® Candidate?

The best candidates for Botox® are interested in a non-surgical minimally invasive method of facial rejuvenation that involves no scalpels or incisions. Good candidates have realistic expectations. Additionally, ideal candidates are in good overall health.

If you have an active skin infection in the treatment region or are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, it may not be ideal to come in for Botox® injections. You can talk to Dr. Tolan regarding these issues during a consultation.

Patients who are looking to address cheek volume loss, thin lips, under eye hollows, and moderate and deep lines around the nose and mouth may be better served with our dermal filler injections.

Your Botox® Injection Session

Botox® treatments are quick, affordable and virtually painless. The process typically does not take longer than 20 minutes and is often shorter.

At the start of the treatment session, the injection sites are marked to serve as a guide and ensure precision. A local or topical anesthetic may then be applied to these regions.

Injections of Botox® Cosmetic are carefully delivered to the marked areas. The number of units varies depending on your esthetic needs and goals. Many patients describe the injection as a “light pinch,” if felt at all.


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  • Treatment of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Frown lines, furrows between the eyebrows
  • Horizontal wrinkles across forehead
  • Flat or drooping eyebrows
  • Crow’s Feet around eyes
  • Vertical lip lines (Smoker’s Lines)
  • Marionette lines/jowls
  • Clenching of jaw
  • Dimpled chin
  • Gummy Smile
  • Crinkle lines, or “Bunny lines” on nose
  • Bands, or muscles that stick out on neck


  • Soften and smooth fine lines and wrinkles on upper and lower face and neck
  • Lifting and contouring the eyebrows
  • Soften a clenching jaw
  • Smoothing a dimpled chin
  • Softening and rejuvenation of neckline
  • Smoothing of jowling along jawline
  • Elevate the corners of the mouth
  • Less visibility of the gum line when smiling
  • Prevention of future lines forming

Where Can Botox® Be Used?

Botox® can be used to treat the following areas:

  • Forehead
  • Glabella & Brows
  • Eyes
  • Crow’s Feet
  • “Bunny” Lines
  • “Lip Flip” / Gummy Smile
  • Teeth Grinding
  • Jawline Contour
  • Dao Muscles
  • Dimpled Chin
  • Neck Bands

Botox® Treatment Aftercare

After your treatment you may experience slight redness, bruising, and swelling at the injection site. This is temporary and our estheticians can apply a quick mineral makeup touch up if requested! It is recommended that you avoid alcohol and heavy sun exposure for up to 48 hours so that bruising and swelling are not exacerbated.

There is no need for recovery or downtime after your treatment session. Patients can return to work and their daily schedule right after their session, and because of this, Botox® is often called a “lunchtime treatment.”

Your results will gradually set in over the course of the next 10 days, with full treatment results seen at 2 weeks. Botox® Cosmetic is recommended every 3-4 months to keep your results consistently smooth and youthful throughout the year. For the very best results, our Physicians recommend combination therapy – using Botox® and dermal filler together.

The Importance of a Quality Injector

The qualifications of your injector, and their experience level, are crucial to the outcome of your Botox® treatment. All injectable treatments at Face Cosmetic Skincare are provided by either Dr. Christopher Tolan, Dr. Zachary Farhood, or Dr. Garrett Griffin. This ensures the highest safety and quality to your experience. In fact, Dr. Tolan is a national trainer for Allergan, the company that manufactures Botox Cosmetic®. Our clinic is also in the top 1% of all 36,000 clinics offering Botox® Cosmetic in the nation! We are honored to be a Black Diamond status account with Allergan.

Important Safety Information

Possible side effects of our Vadnais Heights, Eagan & Woodbury Botox® Cosmetic injections may include: discomfort or pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, neck pain, and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, drooping eyelids, swelling of your eyelids, and dry eyes.

Other Neurotoxins

Although other neurotoxins exist on the market such as Dysport and Xeomin, our Physicians, after years of experience, have selected Botox® Cosmetic as their product of choice to deliver the most efficacious and consistent results.

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Arrange Your Botox® Consultation

Are you interested in learning more about Botox®? Schedule a consultation with our staff to find out if it is right for you.


Before + After Results

View before and after photos of surgeries performed by facial plastic surgeons Dr. Christopher Tolan, Dr. Garrett Griffin, Dr. Zachary Farhood and Dr. Anna Bakeman in Minneapolis, MN.