Since its debut 20 years ago, the injectable Botox has become synonymous with erasing wrinkles and smoothing the skin.
Now a household name, Botox uses an FDA-approved toxin to reduce unwanted lines and wrinkles for a few months at most. The miracle product has paved the way for other aesthetic treatments and procedures.
Whether you schedule your regular appointments to erase expression-related existing wrinkles and lines or you want to prevent them from forming, nearly every skincare and beauty routine benefits from the use of the neuromodulator regardless of skin tone and type.
And Botox is one of the most popular entry-level treatments since it offers dramatic results with no recovery and minimal risk. For the most part, once you try it and see its skin-smoothing effects, it’s hard to quit it–it’s just that good.
WHAT ARE BOTOX INJECTIONS?
Botox injections are derived from botulinum toxin type A. It is a quick treatment that temporarily blocks nerve receptors that live on the muscle for limited movement. Therefore, the skin appears smoother, and lines and wrinkles disappear.
Botox is one of the most incredible advancements in aesthetics for wrinkle reduction. It helps reverse the common signs of aging, like wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, eyebrows, forehead, and neck. The off-label uses for Botox are continually being discovered.
Besides its cosmetic applications, Botox also has medical indications, including improving excessive sweating and alleviating migraines and pain related to TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder).
Unlike fillers, Botox is injected directly into the muscle and not deeper into the skin to take effect properly. However, the results are not immediately noticeable and typically surface in three to seven days. The wrinkle-reducing effects last three to four months.
BOTOX TREATMENT AREAS
The uses of Botox seem limitless, and new areas of treatment are continually being discovered. However, it is most commonly used in these areas (some are FDA-approved uses while others are off-label uses, meaning they are safe and frequently injected areas but do not hold an FDA indication for use):
- The frown lines between the eyebrows
- The crow’s feet
- Lines on the forehead
- Above the eyebrows to give a “brow lift”
- To lift the corners of the mouth
- In the neck to smooth bands
- In the corners of the mouth and lip border, flipping up the upper lip
- Bunny lines on the nose
- The jawline to slim overactive and enlarged muscles
- To lift the tip of a droopy nose
- In the underarms to control overactive sweat glands
- To smooth out a dimpled chin
The Benefits of Botox
Botox offers a multitude of benefits, both cosmetic and medical. For those that suffer from deep, etched-in wrinkles and lines that don’t respond to over-the-counter creams and serums, Botox is like a magic eraser that smooths the skin.
The end goal of routine injections is to erase existing lines and wrinkles that age the face while simultaneously preventing new ones from forming.
Although Botox is probably best known for its ability to correct lines and wrinkles and other signs of aging, its ability to improve medical conditions is greatly appreciated by those who suffer from them.
HOW MUCH DOES BOTOX COST?
Botox varies in cost from provider to provider, and those in large cities often charge more.
The size of the treatment area and the number of sessions needed to obtain your desired results also influence the overall cost. At Charette Cosmetics, we offer Botox starting at $12 per unit.
To determine the cost of your treatment, call our office to schedule a consultation where we will put a custom program together to correct your current skin concerns.
One treatment is usually all it takes to see the result of Botox. However, if your wrinkles are profound, you may require more Botox than the average dose to erase them. In addition, Botox is not a permanent solution, so you will need to repeat the treatment every three to four months or when you start to see your lines and wrinkles reemerging.
Botox is a quick treatment to perform and can be done in 15 minutes or less (if you require numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable, allot some additional time).
The results of Botox last about three to four months despite how much Botox is injected into the treatment area.
Botox is a safe and widely used cosmetic treatment to improve the common signs of aging. Some patients experience minimal redness, dryness, bruising, or swelling at the injection site, which resolves within a few hours.
To limit the incidence of bruising, avoid drinking any alcoholic beverages the day before your Botox appointment. You’ll also want to avoid taking blood thinners for two weeks before your appointment for the same purpose.
Also, aspirin and certain supplements and vitamins, like vitamin E, fish oil, ginseng, and St. John's Wort, should be avoided.
After Botox, apply an ice pack to the area to reduce any potential swelling. You'll want to take it easy after your Botox appointment, so avoid heavy lifting or manual labor and sit upright for at least six hours.
You can resume your regular skincare routine right away. And if there's any bruising, you can cover it up with makeup.
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If you’re ready to rejuvenate your skin and get rid of bothersome wrinkles and lines, now is the time to book a consultation with Charette Cosmetics. A one-on-one consultation with our experienced Aesthetics Injectors will determine the best Botox treatment for you. We can also customize a package specific to your skincare needs so that you can obtain the best results possible.
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