BOTOX®

BOTOX®
While you might have heard of BOTOX® ….. do you really know what it is?
There are many misconceptions that people have with BOTOX®
We want to tell exactly what BOTOX®  is and how we can use it to help you.

 

What is Botox?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults for a short period of time (temporary).

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into the area around the side of the eyes to improve the look of moderate to severe crow’s feet lines in adults for a short period of time (temporary).

BOTOX cosmetic relaxes the muscles by inhibiting the chemical that signals the muscle to contract.  It’s frequently used to smooth frown lines, crows feet, and the lines of the neck.

One 10-minute treatment—a few tiny injections using a very small needle—and within days there’s a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, which can last up to 4 months. Results may vary but often results will last longer than 4 months after several treatments.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time.

But BOTOX® is a poison right?

Yes..TOX is  in the word BOTOX.

However, In 2005, almost 3.3 million procedures were performed with FDA-approved BOTOX® Cosmetic.  Botox is very safe.  The lethal dose of BOTOX is so large that it would cost around $35,000 (the LD50).

How much does it cost?

If you’re considering buying Botox Cosmetic, here’s a guide to the number of units needed for various results:

  • Frown lines, Female: 30 to 42 units
  • Frown lines, Male:  40 to 70 units
  • Horizontal Forehead Lines:  8 to 15 units
  • Crow’s Feet for both eyes:  18 to 56 units
  • Bunny (scrunch lines) on nose:  8 to 10 units
  • Under eye (total to open both eyes):  2 to 4 units
  • Brow lift (total for both eyes): 5 to 10 units
  • Neck, Vertical Bands:  12 to 15 units per band
  • Neck, Horizontal Lines:  6 to 8 units per band

Appointments are kept very private.  There is no waiting room.  Why should you wait if you have an appointment?  Our goal is that you could come and go from our office with no waiting and with little chance of even seeing another person.

When we see you on the first visit, I determine how many units you need based upon your facial muscles.  Smaller muscles need less.  As you use BOTOX more, you need fewer units with re-treatment.

Contact us today to schedule your FREE Botox Consultation