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Botox Cosmetic

What causes fine lines and wrinkles?

The natural aging process combined with stress and repeated facial expressions over time can cause visible signs of aging– fine lines, wrinkles, and rough or dull skin are just what we may start to see in the mirror.

It’s common for people to start to see prominent wrinkles on their forehead, around their eyes, and between their brows. Eventually fine lines and wrinkles become deeper and may even start to furrow and fold, which can cause you to look older or more tired than you may be. 

Everyone ages differently and at different speeds– it’s not alway just aging that causes more prominent signs of aging to appear. Other factors may include:

  • Lifestyle– lack of healthy diet, inconsistent sleep schedule, and high-stress environments 
  • Environmental factors such as sun exposure
  • Reduction of collagen and elastin
  • Repeated facial expressions like squinting and frowning

Strong facial muscles will always contract as we continue to show a lot of expression on our face, which causes the prominent lines and wrinkles to show even when our face is at rest. If they go untreated, they can become deeper and more noticeable over time.

What is BOTOX®?

Botox is the only FDA-approved neurotoxin that is injected into targeted muscles in order to smooth out moderate-to-severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. It works beneath the skin to temporarily reduce the muscle contractions that are causing the prominent lines and wrinkles. It gives you reliable results– smooth, refreshed skin and noticeably absent lines that were once there.

Botox is an excellent option for both men and women who want smoother skin and a more youthful appearance without any downtime or surgery. 

The most common areas for Botox treatments are:

  • Forehead
  • Crow’s feet (Eye corner wrinkles)
  • The Glabella (The ‘11’ lines between the eyebrows)
  • Smile lines around the mouth

Injection placement and dosage are key to achieving desired results without overdoing it. When performed by an experienced aesthetic injector, Botox will give you subtle and natural results that will keep you looking like a more youthful version of yourself. 

What are the key benefits of BOTOX®?

Prominent and well-defined lines and folds ultimately make you look older and more tired than you actually are. They also add a rough texture to your face. With Botox injections, your skin will be smoother and more youthful for an overall more rejuvenated look.

Not only will it restore your confidence and skin, it is one of the quickest and most simple treatments to do as it requires no pain and downtime. People coming in for their injection treatments are in and out of the office quickly and back to their daily activities.

Botox has become more versatile over the years and can help other concerns besides lines and wrinkles. Some patients are now using it for: 

  • Headaches
  • Reduce excessive sweating 
  • Help tightness and pain in the jaw
  • Gummy smile
  • A ‘Lip Flip’ which creates a more defined lip without adding any volume

What can I expect with the consultation and treatment process?

Prior to treatment, our team will have a complimentary consultation with you to discuss your concerns, goals, and assess your skin. A personalized treatment plan will be created based on these factors, and you will be aware of where the placement is going and how much dosage will be administered.

Botox is administered using an ultra-thin needle, and the series of injections are precisely placed in the underlying muscles. This temporarily blocks nerve impulses and muscle contractions. When the muscles weaken, your skin will relax as the lines and wrinkles soften. The result is looking more youthful, vibrant, and well-rested!

Injection treatments are extremely quick and easy:

  • Most patients only report feeling a tiny prick
  • Injections require no downtime and you’re able to return to work right away
  • You’ll start to see improvement within a couple days, but full results can be seen two week after treatment
  • Patients may have some mild redness and swelling at the injection sites after, but these effects usually resolve within an hour and are not painful

The effects of Botox are temporary and usually last up to 4 months. Usually around the third month, you will start to see lines gradually reappear as movement is slowly gained back. Scheduling out for your treatment appointments in advance at the three or four month mark will ensure that there are not any long gaps without treatment.

Frequently asked questions

Is Botox Right for Me?

A comprehensive consultation with a qualified and experienced injector is the best way to determine if Botox is right for your specific needs and goals. When selecting a specialist, be sure to carefully research the provider’s credentials, evaluate before and after photos, and read patient testimonials.

It’s also extremely important to choose an injector with in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy, an artistic eye, and the ability to customize treatment to each and every patient.

Should I Try Baby Botox?

Baby Botox uses low doses of ultra-targeted microinjections to address early signs of aging on the forehead and around the eyes. It is an excellent option for patients who want to take a proactive approach to wrinkle reduction, while maintaining natural movement.

How Much Does Botox Cost?

While patients often have a number of questions about neurotoxin injections, they almost always want additional information about Botox cost. In fact, “How much does Botox cost?” is one of the most commonly asked questions.

Botox cost can vary and range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. That being said, cost is typically calculated according to units, with a single unit costing between $10-$20. This results in an average $250-$500 cost per treatment area.

How is Botox Cost Determined?

Botox cost is ultimately determined by the number of units that the injector administers as well as the injector’s fee.

Often times, the injector’s fee is worked into the cost per unit, and patients can expect to pay a premium for an expert injector’s skill set and experience.

How Many Units of Botox Will I Need?

The number of Botox units you may need depends on your unique concerns, aesthetic goals, and facial anatomy.

At your initial consultation, our specialists will provide a thorough assessment, consider your objectives, and develop a customized treatment plan, which will include the recommended number of units and associated cost.

What Factors Can Affect Botox Cost?

There are several factors that can affect the cost of your Botox treatment, including the size and number of treatment areas. A patient who is treating horizontal forehead lines as well as frown lines between the brows typically incurs a higher cost than an individual who is just targeting forehead lines.

Patient goals as well as desired degree of correction can also play a role.

At the same time, the size of the individual’s facial muscles must be taken into consideration. This is especially true when it comes to Botox for men, as male patients usually have larger and stronger muscles than female patients.

Finally, geographic location (where the treatment takes place) can influence Botox cost.

Cost of Common Botox Procedures

In addition to smoothing forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines, and neck bands, Botox often provides a safe, effective, and zero-downtime alternative to a number of cosmetic procedures, including a brow lift and a neck lift.

Here’s what patients can expect to pay for some of the most common Botox treatments:

Nonsurgical Brow Lift: $450-$600

Jaw Slimming: $800-$1200

Nonsurgical Neck Lift: $850-$950

Botox Results

Will My Botox Results Look Natural?

Botox is not meant to completely immobilize your face or make you appear artificial or frozen.

In the hands a of a leading injector, Botox results should be undetectable and subtly soften wrinkles and lines, so you look like a more refreshed and youthful version of yourself.

How Soon Can I See Botox Effects?

Most patients note visible wrinkle relaxation with three-to-five days of undergoing Botox injections. Effects will continue to improve, and it can take up to 14 days to appreciate final outcomes.

How Long Does Botox Last?

Botox results are temporary and usually last four-to-six months.

As muscle activity returns, wrinkles will gradually reappear. In order to maintain Botox benefits and associated wrinkle reduction, patients will need to undergo additional injections several times a year.

Schedule a Consultation for Botox

If you are considering Botox injections, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented injectors.

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