BOTOX® & Fillers
Non surgical approaches to wrinkle reduction.
Whether Botox or fillers are the right treatment for your facial lines depends on the location and type of wrinkles to be treated.
BOTOX® injections is one of the top non-surgical procedures performed each year for the cosmetic treatment of crow’s feet, frown lines and deep lines on the forehead. It was originally introduced in the 1980’s by ophthalmologists for the medical treatment of muscular spasms around the eye area, an application that is still used today.
BOTOX® is a toxin that blocks the release of acetylcholine, which triggers muscle contraction. Because it essentially paralyzes the affected muscles, dynamic wrinkles, those caused by muscle movement, are the type best treated with Botox.
BOTOX is injected, using a very fine needle, directly into the facial muscles causing lines and furrows. While the injections require no anesthetic, some doctors do choose to numb the injection area with topical anesthetic creams or ice packs.
How Does BOTOX® Work?
Strategically placed injections of Botox contain a safe and purified form of botulinum toxin A. This blocks the nerve impulses that are sent to muscles, therefore weakening them to the point where they can not contract.
You can typically see the results of BOTOX within a few days of receiving treatment. Although results usually last up to four months, areas that are treated regularly may maintain the results for longer. Injections should only be administered by a qualified medical professional.
Cost of Botox® depends on the area to be treated but can range $250-$500 per site.
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