Botox is one of the best ways to diminish wrinkles and regain a youthful appearance, without surgery, incisions, anesthesia, and downtime.
But before getting started with treatment, women and men should carefully research injectors, schedule a consultation, and ask plenty of questions.
Some things to ask: How does Botox work? How many units will I need? How much is Botox?
To find out the answers to these questions and learn all about Botox, read on.
What Is Botox?
Botox is an FDA-approved injectable derived from Clostridium botulinum bacterium.
As one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world, it is often used to treat horizontal forehead lines, frown lines between eyebrows, and crow’s feet and achieve a more refreshed and youthful appearance.
How Does Botox Work?
When injected into targeted muscles, Botox blocks nerve impulses and prevents muscle contraction. This temporary paralytic effect causes muscles to remain in a relaxed state and softens wrinkles and lines.
It also alleviates pain and discomfort associated with a number of medical conditions, including chronic migraine headaches, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), overactive bladder, uncontrollable blinking, strabismus (crossed-eye), and muscle spasms.
How Much Is Botox?
Prior to undergoing neurotoxin injections, most women and men want to know: How much is Botox?
Botox cost often depends on the number of units administered during treatment. The average price for a unit of Botox can range from $10-$20.
It’s also important to note that a multitude of factors can affect Botox pricing, including:
- Number of areas treated
- Size of treatment area
- Degree of correction desired or needed
- Patient’s muscle size and strength
- Injector qualifications, experience, and reputation
- Geographic location
How Many Units of Botox Are Administered on the Forehead?
The forehead is one of the most-requested areas for Botox.
While the recommended number of units can vary from person to person, patients can receive up to 20 units for horizontal forehead lines and up to 20 units for glabellar lines (also known at “11’s”) between the eyebrows.
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If you are considering Botox, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with board-certified dermatologist and leading injector Dr. George Verghese.