Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available and for good reason. It's both effective and temporary, so if you don't like the results, they will wear off in just a few months. In 2018 alone over 7 million Botox procedures were performed just in the US. While it is very popular, it's important to do your research before seeking out this procedure in order to determine if it's right for you. Here are three things that you should know before seeking out Botox services.
What it Can Do
The first thing that you should be aware of is that Botox can be used for a variety of cosmetic concerns. These injections work by blocking the nerve signals that cause muscles to contract. This can help to relax wrinkles in the face leading to a smoother appearance. Botox is mainly used to treat dynamic wrinkles which are wrinkles caused by muscle movement. Some common areas that are treated include the forehead, in between the brows, and around the eyes where dynamic wrinkles typically form. Botox can also be used on the nose, around the mouth and even on the jawline in order to create a tighter smoother appearance.
Before seeking out these services it's also important to see if they will fit into your budget. The cost of treatment can vary depending on how much is needed for the injections. Paying by unit for Botox is common with the average price ranging between $9 and $12 per unit. Typically between 20 and 30 units of Botox are needed per area treated. Total costs tend to be between $300 and $1,200 depending on whether or not multiple areas of are treated.
It's also important to note that the results from this procedure are temporary. Eventually you will want to have injections again if you enjoy the results. Typically the results of Botox last for three to six months. During this time lines and wrinkles will gradually begin to reappear. There is virtually no down time needed with Botox injections and you will be able to get back to your normal activities immediately. Full results are typically seen within 7 to 14 days. Since this procedure is temporary, it's important to see if it fits within your budget before deciding on whether it's right for you.
There are a variety of benefits to Botox injections. They can smooth a variety of dynamic wrinkles leading to a more youthful appearance. Costs can vary, but typically you will spend a few hundred dollars on each treatment. Results can vary but most results will last between three and six months.