In Riverside county, Botox continues to reign supreme as the number one treatment for wrinkle-reduction. However, despite being a household name, there are still a number of misconceptions this popular injectable.
Therefore, it’s important for women and men considering cosmetic injections to understand the basics in order to make an informed decision for themselves. Continue reading to learn all about Botox, including how it works, neurotoxin options, cosmetic and medical uses, results, and cost.
What is Botox?
Botox is and injectable neurotoxin and a brand name for botulinum toxin type A.
Although it’s the most-recognized neurotoxin, Botox isn’t the only choice for anti-aging injectables. Dysport and Xeomin are two other FDA-approved treatment options.
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How Does Botox Work?
As a neuromodulator, Botox blocks the release of acetylcholine and prevents muscle contraction. When injected into targeted facial muscles, Botox temporarily paralyzes them and relaxes wrinkles, for a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
Botox is FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe wrinkles and lines. Some common cosmetic applications include forehead lines, frown lines between eyebrows, crow’s feet, neck lines, brow lift, corners of the mouth, and a gummy smile.
Additionally, Botox has a number of therapeutic uses such as migraines, hyperhidrosis, TMJ, overactive bladder, and strabismus.
What to Expect from Botox Results?
One of the key advantages of Botox is that it offers reliable and quick correction, without incisions, anesthesia, or downtime. Accordingly, patients can expect to note visible wrinkle reduction 4-7 days after treatment.
These benefits typically last 3-4 months, but longevity can vary from patient to patient.
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How Much Does Botox Cost?
Botox cost is usually calculated per unit or area. Injector expertise and experience are often factored into the price, and it’s essential not to place cost ahead of safety and results.
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