BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are often an excellent option for patients who wish to reduce facial signs of aging such as creases and frown lines. The injections involve the use of a form of botulinum toxin, a chemical that works by temporarily paralyzing or weakening the muscles that surround facial creases. As the muscles relax, wrinkles soften and disappear, which can provide a smoother and more youthful appearance.
- BOTOX® Cosmetic Benefits
- BOTOX® Injections vs Brow Lift Surgery
- BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure
- BOTOX® Cosmetic Results
- BOTOX® Cosmetic Cost
What Are the Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic offers a variety of benefits for both women and men considering ways to effectively renew their appearance, including:
- Significant reduction in signs of crows’ feet, frown lines, and furrows between the brows
- Reduction in signs of creases and lines across the forehead
- Non-surgical procedure that does not require general anesthesia
- No recovery time is typically necessary
During your initial consultation here at the Personal Enhancement Center, we will evaluate your concerns and determine whether BOTOX® Cosmetic is the best option for your goals.
BOTOX® Injections vs. Brow Lift Surgery
Like BOTOX® Cosmetic, brow lift surgery can be an effective treatment for lines and wrinkles between the brows and along the forehead; however these two options are quite distinct from one another. BOTOX® Cosmetic is much less invasive than a surgical brow lift, and can effectively address some of the same concerns that a brow lift can improve. Plus, compared to a brow lift, BOTOX® injections do not require surgical incisions or tissue extraction/lifting, and most patients do not need a period of recovery following the treatment. With that in mind, a brow lift can produce results that last for several years after the procedure, whereas the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic will fade after a few months and will require periodic follow-up treatments to maintain the results. Additionally, a brow lift can improve certain concerns that BOTOX® Cosmetic cannot, such as a descended or sagging brow. The reverse is also true in some cases—i.e. BOTOX® Cosmetic can diminish signs of crow’s feet while brow lift surgery is not capable of significantly improving that particular concern.
The best way to find out which of these options may be best for your needs is to come in for a consultation. We can talk with you about your ultimate goals and discuss the treatment that is likely to provide the best possible results.
How Is the BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure Performed?
BOTOX® injections are often relatively quick procedures that can be performed right here at the Personal Enhancement Center. Our experienced injector will use a fine needle to deliver the solution into the areas targeted for enhancement. A topical anesthetic can be applied before the injections are administered to make the process as comfortable as possible. The number of injections will vary based on how many areas are being treated and your overall cosmetic goals.
Generally, no downtime is necessary, and patients often return to work and other daily routines immediately. Any mild soreness after the injections can typically be well-managed with over-the-counter pain medications.
What Can I Expect from the Results of BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Most patients begin to see the results of BOTOX® Cosmetic within the first week. The effects can last between three and four months on average, and they can be maintained for extended periods with an occasional follow-up treatment.
How Much Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Cost?
Since we customize each treatment plan, the cost of BOTOX® injections is often quite different among patients because the procedure is tailored to each individual’s unique needs. As such, the final price is contingent upon the size and number of treatment areas, the amount of BOTOX® Cosmetic solution necessary to achieve the desired results, and other factors.
Once your treatment plan is developed, a member of our team can calculate the total cost estimate and answer your questions. We also offer a variety of payment options, including PatientFi™, which is a program that can help qualified applicants pay for cosmetic treatments in a series of installments.
Our team at the Personal Enhancement Center is happy to answer any questions regarding BOTOX® Cosmetic or other skin care services. Please contact us today.