Botox is a popular treatment to remove wrinkles, forehead lines, and crow’s feet and other ageing signs from the face by using neurotoxin drug. Botox is the trade name of the potent neurotoxin Botulinum toxin A.
Did you know? Botox is a $2,455,000,000 industry in the USA while 6 million Botox treatments are done each year. And one more startling fact about Botox: 1 gm of Botox can kill more than million people while 2 KG can kill the entire human population on the earth.
If you are new to the treatment, here are the things you must know to have a realistic outlook towards it.
How Botox is Done?
Botox is a non-surgical treatment and is performed as an outpatient procedure. A small and diluted amount of Botox is injected into particular muscles for the controlled weakening of the muscles. Botox blocks the signals from the nerves moving to the muscles.
Choose the Right Provider:
Botox injections are easily available at plastic surgeon, dermatologist and even at spas. However, you should choose only experienced medical professional to get it done. A wrong placement of Botox injection or the minor fault in the penetration can lead to the side effects, like a droopy eyelid. So, here are the things you must keep in mind while finding the Botox provider:
- They should be licensed by the state
- Check their reviews and testimonials
- Ask to see “before and after pictures”
- Check if they operate in hygienic conditions
How Much They Charge?
Rates may vary from clinic to clinic—depending on the expertise, location and experience of a provider. Some specialists charge per unit of Botox, some charge per treatment area. Generally, the cost of Botox treatment ranges from $500 up to $5,000.
Don’t Sideline the Side Effects:
There is no fatal side-effect has been recorded yet about Botox treatment. Most patients have minor complications like minor redness, swelling or bruising. However, a wrong placement can affect the muscles which cause negative side effects like droopy eyelid. Talk to your practitioner about the potential side effects.
How long does it last?
The effect of Botox will vary from person to person. Besides, it also depends on the body parts and the quantity of the injected units. Generally, the average length of Botox treatment remains effective between 3 and 7 months. It takes up 3 days to see the results and up to 9-10 days for the finished results.
Where Botox is Injected?
Botox is injected near the eye area, brow furrows, glabella creases between the eyes, and in wrinkles on the forehead.
Are Botox Painful?
Botox injections are very small and cause less pain. If you are conscious about pain and discomfort, you can use topical anesthetic cream like Dr. Numb 40-45 minutes before the treatment.
So this was all about Botox treatment you should know before heading in for the treatment.