Botox is one of the most effective treatments for wrinkles caused by expressions around the eyes and on the forehead. Botox can produce dramatic results in 4 to 7 days and is effective for three to four months.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Botox cosmetic is a quick and minimally invasive cosmetic procedure consisting of a few tiny injections. The injections are administered directly into the muscle responsible for frown lines between the brows. By blocking the release of a chemical that causes these muscles to contract, Botox cosmetic enables them to relax.
You can expect to see results within days after your treatment, and the appearance of the area between your brows may continue to improve for up to a week. Visible results have been shown to last between 3-4 months. After that, many patients are ready to return for a follow-up treatment.
Because frown lines are dynamic lines caused by overactive muscles beneath the skin, they can usually be treated by administering a very low dose of Botox cosmetic directly into the muscle via a few tiny injections. Static lines, on the other hand, are lines that are visible even when the muscles are at rest. These lines are usually treated by injecting a filler.
Only small amounts of the product are injected into the muscles that cause frown lines to form. When administered by our experienced healthcare provider, you should not lose the ablity to laugh, smile, or otherwise show expression.
The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Localized pain, headache, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection.
Actually, it’s quite affordable. In fact, nationwide the cost per treatment average between $300 and $500 – about $2.50 to $5.00 on a daily basis. The cost at Innovative Aesthetics is $12.00 per unit. On average most people will need between 25-50 units.
Only licensed and trained healthcare professionals have the experience necessary to administer Botox Cosmetic. Allergan, Inc., the maker of Botox cosmetic, is the only source for healthcare providers to purchase the product.
According to a survey of approximatly 1000 patients conducted in 2005 by the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation, 97% were satisfied with the results of their treatment. (Allergan, Inc. 2008)
If you are between the ages of 18 and 65 with moderate to severe frown lines you may be a candidate for Botox cosmetic.
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