What is Botox?
Botox is a name of just one of the many neuromodulators out there. These neuromodulators help to relax strong muscles and in small doses, it can reduce skin wrinkles.
How much does Botox cost?
Neuromodulators are priced by the unit, so the total cost depends on how much is needed to get the desired effect. Typically, an area such as between the eyes for the 11's costs between $180 to $300. Every person is different and we must see how strong your muscles are in order to determine how much you will need. This is why consults are so important to do for this treatment.
Where is Botox Injected?
Neuromodulators are used to treat frown lines, forehead wrinkles, crows feet, smokers lines, a gummy smile. Can also be used to lift brows, open narrow eyes, and decrease sweating in the underarms.
What does Botox Treat?
These neuromodulators help to relax strong muscles leaving you with a smooth, refreshed look. Every time we make an expression using our muscles, it also creases the skin. Over time these working muscles make an etched crease in our skin. The etched creases form fine lines that continue to get deeper with age and use of muscle movement. This is why starting early is so important because it prevents those lines from getting deeper.
How are Botox Injections Performed?
Botox is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort. It generally takes two weeks to take full effect.
How much Botox will I need?
Every person is different and we must see how strong your muscles are in order to determine how much you will need. This is why consults are so important to do when determining how much is needed.
Who is a good candidate for Botox?
If you have one or more of these types of facial wrinkles, you may be a good candidate for neutoxin treatment like BOTOX Cosmetic. Additionally, ideal candidates for this injectable are 18 years of age or older. A good age for preventative neurotoxin treatment are patients in their mid to late 20s and early 30s. You must be in good health, are not pregnant, and have realistic expectations in regard to the results of the procedure.
How soon will I see results from Botox?
The average time is three days. However, some patients may not see results for as long as five days. The maximum results of Botox can be seen within two weeks.
How long will Botox results last?
Typically, the effects of a neurotoxin treatment like Botox last for up to three to four months. Therefore, the recommended treatment is done once every three months. Nonetheless, if your facial muscles begin to train themselves to contract less, the period of time for each treatment may be extended to 4 months.
Is Botox safe?
Neuromodulators like Botox is safe to use long term, and you can stop using it at any time without your skin looking worse than it did before you started Botox.
Botox is just a brand like a Coke or Pepsi. Now days we have other great choices like Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau.
In fact, a double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in April 2019 in Aesthetic Surgery Journal and found that Jeuveau was just as effective in addressing forehead lines as Botox.
Botox, Xeomin and Jeuveau tend to hold stronger than Dysport. Dysport is a slightly smaller molecule, and does spread a little more. The effects of Dysport may show up a little sooner, but Botox, Xeomin, and Jeuveau may last longer.
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