Your skin develops the most telling signs of aging. Over time, you may notice unwanted wrinkles and creases that weren’t there before.
BOTOX® Cosmetic relaxes specific facial muscles, making lines and wrinkles much less prominent. Treatment usually takes only 10 minutes.
What makes BOTOX Cosmetic such a popular treatment?
Satisfying Results In a Very Short Amount of Time
Although the actual length of your procedure will vary depending on your desired outcomes, most BOTOX Cosmetic treatments are completed in a 10-minute session.
Your doctor will use a small needle to inject BOTOX Cosmetic with minimal discomfort. A topical anesthetic is available upon request. You can return to all non-strenuous activity immediately after treatment.
The rejuvenating effects of BOTOX Cosmetic are noticeable within a few days, and most patients achieve their desired results within two weeks. You can expect the results to last three to six months before requiring re-treatment.
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Does BOTOX Cosmetic Hurt?
While any injection can hurt, BOTOX Cosmetic treatment uses very small needles, resulting in minimal discomfort. The treatment area can be numbed with a topical anesthetic or a cold pack for further comfort.
After treatment, it is possible to experience some redness, minor pain, and light bruising. However, side effects typically subside within days of treatment.
What to Expect
Preparing for Your Appointment
In order to ensure the best possible outcomes, you should avoid using alcohol, tobacco, and anti-inflammatory medications prior to treatment. These can increase the risk of bleeding and bruising.
Consultation with Your Doctor
During your consultation, you should point out your areas of concern to help your doctor determine the best placement of your injections.
Day of Treatment
Although most patients do not require anesthesia, your doctor can apply a topical numbing cream to your skin. Next, he or she will use a small needle to inject BOTOX Cosmetic.
After Your Appointment
You can return to your normal activities immediately after treatment. However, be careful to avoid applying pressure to the treatment areas. You should also avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
Enjoy Your Results
Results should be visible within three days, with maximum effects visible within two weeks.
BOTOX Cosmetic Costs
The average cost of a unit of BOTOX Cosmetic ranges from $10 to $20. However, you will likely need 20 to 30 units to achieve the desired results.
The nationwide average cost of this treatment is $550.
Your Goals Play a Major Role in the Cost of Treatment
How Much BOTOX Cosmetic Is Needed
Different areas of the face will require more units. For example, a larger area, such as the forehead, may take up to 30 units. Treating a small area, such as the outer corners of your eyes, will be less expensive.
How Many Areas You Want to Treat
If you want to eliminate lines and wrinkles in multiple areas of your face, your overall cost will be higher.
Visiting a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for BOTOX Cosmetic treatment may cost more than less experienced providers. However, due to their skill and experience, they can help you achieve the best results.
Knowing What You Want to Achieve Can Help You Estimate Your Costs
Deciding What's Right for You
BOTOX Cosmetic injections are extremely popular, but there are other ways to turn back the clock. For example, deeper folds and wrinkles may be better treated with dermal fillers. Surgical procedures such as fat grafting may be more appropriate for patients with allergies. Alternatively, a facelift can provide more comprehensive and long-lasting outcomes for patients with pronounced signs of aging that BOTOX Cosmetic cannot address. Your doctor can help you decide which procedure is right for you during your consultation.
As a less invasive and less expensive alternative to cosmetic surgery, BOTOX Cosmetic can improve your self-confidence without incisions, sutures, or downtime. Schedule a consultation to find out if BOTOX Cosmetic is right for you.