Botox - AKA Neuromodulators
Neuromodulators which include Botox, Jeuveau, Xeomin, and others are popular cosmetic treatments that temporarily smooth out and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, giving patients a more youthful look. The procedure involves injecting a small amount of injectable compounds into the face, which improves the appearance of wrinkles by relaxing muscles. Botox is an accessible and affordable procedure that can be done to slow the signs of aging and can be done on healthy patients from age 20 and older. Whether you are looking to smooth out fine lines or achieve a more youthful appearance, Botox can be an effective solution. Treatment options include: lip flip, forehead lines, bunny lines, chin dimpling, crow’s feet, nefertiti lift, jelly eye roll, brow lift, gummy smile, microtox, and others.
How Does Botox work?
The active ingredient in Botox is botulinum toxin (a type of neurotoxin) is a purified protein that is injected into facial muscles. When injected into the skin, Botox works by inhibiting acetylcholine release at the neuromuscular junction. This relaxes the muscles and subsequent contractions thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles for up to four months.
How Long Does Botox last?
Most people report that Botox injections last anywhere from 3-6 months. However, this can vary to some degree depending on the individual. Some people metabolize neuromodulators quicker than others. To maintain the results, you will need to get additional injections every 3-6 months. Ultimately, how long Botox lasts will depend on factors like your individual physiology and how often you get injections.
How Much Does Botox Cost?
Botox treatments can range based on the amount of units used in the area or areas being treated. Dose is directly correlated with the duration and your provider will assess and recommend a prescribed dose that suits your individual needs to produce optimal results. The type of product and dose will determine cost which can range from $400 to $1,000 or more.
Botulinum toxin has been FDA approved since 2002 for cosmetic use. The good news is that there is very little downtime after getting Botox injections. In most cases, you can expect to see some redness and swelling at the injection site, but this usually goes away within a few hours. There may also be some bruising, but this is usually mild and will heal quickly. In rare cases, there may be more serious side effects, such as difficulty swallowing or breathing, but these are extremely rare and usually resolve on their own.
Overall, you can expect to see minimal side effects from Botox injections with little to no downtime. So if you're looking for a way to refresh your appearance with minimal hassle, Botox may be a great option for you.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Botox?
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for Botox is to schedule a consultation with one of our providers. During your consultation, they will assess your skin and discuss a holistic treatment plan for youthful skin optimization. If Botox is right for you, they will develop a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your desired results.