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The BOTOX® Basics

What You Need To Know

We live, we age, and the wrinkles come. It's a simple fact of life but one that can be troubling for a number of us who would rather see those lines fade into oblivion! 

There are many creams, serums, home remedies and spa treatments out there to help slow the process or ease the look of wrinkles, but one of the most popular options out there is BOTOX. Love it or hate it, it does the job.

This treatment may be the option you have been searching for. Here are the BOTOX basics and what you need to know before you go under the needle!

†The information and supporting material on this website are for informational purposes only. The objective of this website is to offer broad consumer understanding and knowledge of various health, wellness, and cosmetic topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
BOTOX® is a brand name that stands for botulinum toxin. BOTOX® is a neurotoxin that relaxes the muscle under the wrinkle to ease the look of wrinkles and fine lines. The injected solution (diluted from its natural form) is applied to the tissue with a small needle. Don't worry; the muscle is not completely relaxed so that you won't look frozen.
BOTOX® is a temporary solution for lines around the eyes and forehead. A new dose needs to be administered periodically to keep the desired result long-term. BOTOX® usually lasts about 3 to 4 months before a follow up is necessary. The longest lasting results occur when BOTOX® is administered by an experienced doctor or Aesthetic nurse in the correct injection site with the proper technique. Expertise is critical for this medical procedure.*
BOTOX® is best administered by a licensed, board-certified physician with plenty of experience in the cosmetic field. You will also see nurse practitioners, aesthetic nurses, physician assistants, and even dentists who are specially trained to administer BOTOX® inject the solution as well. Be sure to ask about qualifications and experience at your consultation and appointment.
BOTOX® is usually priced "per unit" which is the measurement of solution used. Prices vary but usually go up with more experience or medical expertise and typically range from $9 to $20 per unit. 

The number of units needed varies from person to person. Your provider will help determine how much BOTOX® you will need to achieve the desired result. If you have more prominent lines and wrinkles, you can expect more units of BOTOX® will be necessary to achieve the result you want, especially on the first visit. 

You should never tell your provider how many units you wish to have. If cost is an issue, save up until you can afford the full treatment or you may not be satisfied with the result.
A BOTOX® treatment doesn't take much time at all. It's all about your comfort. Some treatments take as little as 10 minutes. Just a few quick pokes and you are out the door. After the treatment, you may have some redness or swelling at the injection sites for a few minutes, but over all, you should be back to your day in no time.

*Results for each treatment may vary from person to person.


†The information and supporting material on this website are for informational purposes only. The objective of this website is to offer broad consumer understanding and knowledge of various health, wellness, and cosmetic topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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