What is BOTOX®?
Botox is an injectable that reduces the appearance and wrinkles by limiting the mobility of the muscles underneath. Botox is one of the brand names for botulinum toxin therapy, or neurotoxin injectables. When Botox is injected, it temporarily paralyzes the muscle, causing the wrinkles to stop forming.
While Botox is possibly the most common neurotoxin injectable, there are other brand names as well. Botox has become a well known and common procedure to lessen the look of wrinkles and fine lines. It is not a permanent solution and requires continual follow-up to see results.
Many people have a specific idea of what Botox looks like due to celebrity faces from decades past. They may think that Botox means a face stuck in one shape forever, unable to show emotion. However, Botox has come a long way since then and is very natural and seamless looking. Do your own research before committing to any procedures. Botox can be used very minimally, and most people would not even know you’ve had it done.
Speaking with a professional is always recommended beforehand as they can help you determine the amount of Botox you’d like administered as well as where. A professional can also help answer any questions or concerns you have regarding Botox.
What is BOTOX® used for?
Botox may be most well known for its use to prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Patients use it both as a preventative and an after-care once wrinkles have already formed. In the past, mostly celebrities used Botox. Now it’s becoming more widespread.
While it does help in that regard, there are also medical conditions that Botox helps mitigate. Lazy eye is often caused by a muscle imbalance in the eye’s positioning – botox injectables can help reduce the appearance. Hyperhidrosis, or a condition where the patient sweats excessively, can also be cured with botox.
Those that experience intense migraines also see results from Botox. Botox can help reduce conditions that cause severe and painful muscle contractions. Bladder issues such as incontinence can also be lessened with Botox injectables. While botox is known for its cosmetic reasons, there are many cases where Botox helps medically. The muscle’s paralyzing can help alleviate pain for those who experience intense spasms or pulling muscles.
If you experience any muscle issues, you should consult a professional about using Botox to treat them. The cosmetic benefits often overtake the medical, but it’s essential to understand that Botox has more to offer than just the wrinkle-fixing aspects.
How is BOTOX® administered?
Does it hurt? How much do I need? How long does it take?
What areas can BOTOX® address?
How Much Does Botox® Cost?
Botox® is measured and purchased in units. It is best to always know how many units of Botox® you are getting because this will determine your cost and treatment effectiveness!
The average patient may receive anywhere between 10-40 units of Botox®. This amount varies and depends greatly on how many areas you want to treat and the strength of the muscles in the targeted areas.
During your consultation, we will discuss the number of units needed to match your specific goals and explain how much you can expect your treatment to cost.
Refresh my eyes
Crows feet is approximately 10 units
Kiss my glabella goodbye
The 11’s are approximately 15 units
Turn That Frown Upside Down
Frown lines are approximately 20 units
I Want it All
Crows Feet, Gabella, Frown Lines is approximately 50 units