BOTOX ® is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the United States, but is it right for you? We’ll outline some of the frequently asked questions about BOTOX to help guide you.
What is BOTOX treatment?
BOTOX (Botulinum toxin) is a cosmetic treatment that is used to temporarily improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, typically in the forehead, between the brows, as well as crow’s feet.
Is BOTOX safe?
BOTOX is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is FDA approved. As with any medication, there is a risk of side effects, but they are very unlikely as long as it is being administered by a highly trained cosmetic professional. For a complete list, please see the Important Safety Information from Allergan.
Does the BOTOX hurt?
Some patients may feel a ‘pinch’ when being injected, but your cosmetic specialist will likely apply ice or a topical numbing cream to numb the treated areas.
How long does a BOTOX treatment last?
Botox varies from patient to patient as it is metabolized differently in each person’s body, but the results typically last up to four months.
How much does BOTOX cost?
There are many factors that come into play regarding the cost of BOTOX treatments, which varies from area to area and practice to practice. Some practices may charge per unit injected, while some may charge per area that is being treated. Other factors include the qualifications of your injector, the time of year, and whether any discounts are available.
For any additional questions you might have about the BOTOX treatment, please visit the BOTOX Frequently Asked Questions page.
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