Since gaining FDA-clearance in 2002, Botox has become a household name and one of, if not the, most popular cosmetic treatments in the world. It is approved for use in 78 countries, and counting, and has an exceptional track-record for safety and efficacy.
But despite its global notoriety, it’s not uncommon for women and men to have a number of questions before getting started with Botox. Especially, when it comes to the procedure, their results, and Botox cost.
Continue reading to learn the ins and outs of Botox, as we discuss everything from treatment areas, units, cost, and clinical outcomes.
What Is Botox?
Botox is an FDA-approved neurotoxin that is injected into targeted muscles in order to soften wrinkles and lines. It is an excellent option for women and men who want smoother skin and a more youthful appearance without surgery or downtime.
How Does Botox Work?
Using an ultra-thin needle, Botox is administered as a series of precisely-placed injections in the underlying muscle. This blocks nerve impulses and temporarily inhibits muscle contraction.
As the muscle weakens, skin relaxes, wrinkles and lines soften, and patients look more vibrant and well-rested.
Botox is a quick, convenient, and relatively painless in-office procedure. In most cases, the actual injections take 10 minutes or less, and patients feel little more than a slight pinch or pressure.
Immediately after, patients may note some mild redness and swelling at the injections sites. However, these effects are short-lived and typically resolve within an hour.
And because Botox is a zero-downtime treatment, women and men are free to return to work and go about their day as they normally would.
BOTOX FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is Botox Right for Me?
A comprehensive consultation with a qualified and experienced injector is the best way to determine if Botox is right for your specific needs and goals. When selecting a specialist, be sure to carefully research the provider’s credentials, evaluate before and after photos, and read patient testimonials.
It’s also extremely important to choose an injector with in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy, an artistic eye, and the ability to customize treatment to each and every patient.
Should I Try Baby Botox?
Baby Botox uses low doses of ultra-targeted microinjections to address early signs of aging on the forehead and around the eyes. It is an excellent option for patients who want to take a proactive approach to wrinkle reduction, while maintaining natural movement.
How Much Does Botox Cost?
While patients often have a number of questions about neurotoxin injections, they almost always want additional information about Botox cost. In fact, “How much does Botox cost?” is one of the most commonly asked questions.
Botox cost can vary and range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. That being said, cost is typically calculated according to units, with a single unit costing between $10-$20. This results in an average $250-$500 cost per treatment area.
How is Botox Cost Determined?
Botox cost is ultimately determined by the number of units that the injector administers as well as the injector’s fee.
Often times, the injector’s fee is worked into the cost per unit, and patients can expect to pay a premium for an expert injector’s skill set and experience.
How Many Units of Botox Will I Need?
The number of Botox units you may need depends on your unique concerns, aesthetic goals, and facial anatomy.
At your initial consultation, our specialists will provide a thorough assessment, consider your objectives, and develop a customized treatment plan, which will include the recommended number of units and associated cost.
What Factors Can Affect Botox Cost?
There are several factors that can affect the cost of your Botox treatment, including the size and number of treatment areas. A patient who is treating horizontal forehead lines as well as frown lines between the brows typically incurs a higher cost than an individual who is just targeting forehead lines.
Patient goals as well as desired degree of correction can also play a role.
At the same time, the size of the individual’s facial muscles must be taken into consideration. This is especially true when it comes to Botox for men, as male patients usually have larger and stronger muscles than female patients.
Finally, geographic location (where the treatment takes place) can influence Botox cost.
Cost of Common Botox Procedures
In addition to smoothing forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines, and neck bands, Botox often provides a safe, effective, and zero-downtime alternative to a number of cosmetic procedures, including a brow lift and a neck lift.
Here’s what patients can expect to pay for some of the most common Botox treatments:
Nonsurgical Brow Lift: $450-$600
Jaw Slimming: $800-$1200
Nonsurgical Neck Lift: $850-$950
Will My Botox Results Look Natural?
Botox is not meant to completely immobilize your face or make you appear artificial or frozen.
In the hands a of a leading injector, Botox results should be undetectable and subtly soften wrinkles and lines, so you look like a more refreshed and youthful version of yourself.
How Soon Can I See Botox Effects?
Most patients note visible wrinkle relaxation with three-to-five days of undergoing Botox injections. Effects will continue to improve, and it can take up to 14 days to appreciate final outcomes.
How Long Does Botox Last?
Botox results are temporary and usually last four-to-six months.
As muscle activity returns, wrinkles will gradually reappear. In order to maintain Botox benefits and associated wrinkle reduction, patients will need to undergo additional injections several times a year.
Schedule a Consultation for Botox
If you are considering Botox injections, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented injectors.
2106 Gallows Road,
Suite B, Vienna, VA 22182
Phone: (703) 992-9290
Suite B, Vienna, VA 22182
Phone: (703) 992-9290