BY PURE AESTHETICS MEDICAL SPA
What is Botox?
Botox is the quickest, most effective way to minimize fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Botox is commonly used on the frown lines (the area between the eyebrows), sides of the eyes (crow's feet), and forehead lines, but it can be used around the jaw, neck, and elsewhere. With more than 6 million Botox treatments administered each year, Botox is the most popular non-surgical, non-invasive cosmetic treatment.
BOTOX is a brand name of neurotoxin. Pure Aesthetics Medical Spa carries 3 types of neurotoxin.
How does Botox work?
Repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or raising eyebrows cause skin to furrow and fold, gradually resulting in the formation of facial lines. Botox works beneath the surface and temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines in adults – to help them look visibly smoother.
Botox results typically begin to appear within 24 - 48 hours after injection, but full results may not be visible for one to two weeks. Therefore, if you are trying Botox for a special occasion, be sure to book your appointment two to three weeks in advance.
Will Botox make me look really different?
Botox smooths your skin, but it will not fundamentally change your face. You will look like you, just more “refreshed.”
Will Botox make me look older after it wears off?
No. This is a common misconception. Actually, the opposite happens. Botox relaxes the point where the nerves are attached to the muscles making the muscle enter a relaxed state for an extended period of time. After a few months, the body starts washing off the Botox and the nerve endings are able to stimulate the muscles again. The muscle will contract easily causing the wrinkles to slowly reappear again.
The good news is, if you keep getting your Botox on schedule, the muscle will get weaker and weaker, resulting in the need for less Botox in the future. Years of Botox use may mean you will need less and less for maintenance over time.
Is Botox painful?
With a topical anesthetic, botox treatments can be virtually painless. Even without a numbing agent, pain is minimal. Most patients describe the feeling as a little “pinch” when the injections are taking place. Injections are very quick, and most treatments are completed within 15 minutes.
What can I expect after my treatment?
There is no downtime after Botox. You will need to avoid lying down for ___ hours after your treatment and avoid excessive exercise for the first 24 hours.
How long does botox last?
On average, Botox lasts between 3 to 6 months. First-time patients may find that their initial treatment may not last as long but that the effects last longer after their second treatment.
How much does botox cost?
Botox is priced by the unit. The number of Botox units you will need will depend on your facial anatomy and desired result (more units = a more dramatic smoothing effect, while fewer units = a subtle softening effect).
Most adults get 20 to 30 units in their forehead for their wrinkles and often opt to get another 20 to 30 units in their glabella (the area between your eyes that's prone to the frowning "eleven" wrinkles. A typical treatment of the crow's feet takes 10 to 15 units on each side.
Multiple ways to save money:
Rewards programs with each of the types of Botox
Group rates or discount for the one organizing the group
Discount for multiple referrals
Are there any risks or side effects?
Overall, Botox is incredibly safe and usually has minimal side effects. You may notice a tiny bruise where you were injected, but that will go away in a day or two. However, other possible side effects may include:
Pressure sensation above the upper lid/lower forehead
Reversible lid/brow ptosis (3%) (usually occurs after injection of the frontalis and can last up to 3 months)
Diplopia (Very rare)
Headache, “flu”, Hearing impairment (<1%)
Numbness in forehead