What is Botox?
Botox is an injectable treatment that is used to improve the appearance of mild to moderate facial lines and wrinkles. Botox is approved by the FDA for use in the specific areas of the face that tend to show the majority of frown lines and crow’s feet including the forehead area and around the eyes.
How Does the Treatment Work?
Botox works by temporarily relaxing the muscles that are targeted with specific injections of this neurotoxin. The muscles will not be able to contract as strongly, therefore creating a smoother appearance of the skin.
What is Botox Made Of?
The active ingredient in botox is a highly purified botulinum toxin protein. The very small quantity included in the injections is not dangerous and will not cause negative health issues. The FDA has approved it as safe for the great majority of patients who want line and wrinkle reduction in a minimally invasive way.
What are the Best Areas to Get Botox In?
The forehead is a common area for Botox injections to help smooth the horizontal lines that may form there. Many people also choose Botox to treat the vertical lines between the eyebrows. An additional common area to treat are the corners of the eyes to help smooth out the appearance of crow’s feet.
How Much Will the Treatment Cost?
The cost of these treatments will vary based on how many areas are being treated and how many units of Botox are needed. More units will be required in areas where the frown lines are deepest to ensure that a good muscle relaxation is achieved. These deeper lines are often due to stronger muscle contractures and age. The cost and treatment plan will be discussed with you at your complimentary consultation.
How Long Will the Effects Last?
The effects have been proven to last up to 4 months. These results differ based on several variables such as the strength of the muscles treated and even a client’s activity level.