Even if you make great skin care a priority and stay away from the sun, you may still face fine lines and wrinkles as you age. If you have lines and wrinkles on your upper face that make you feel self-conscious, Botox is a great option! It can rejuvenate your skin without surgery and help take years off your complexion. Keep reading to learn more about how Botox and other similar neurotoxins work and what you can expect to pay for it.
How Botox Works
During a Botox treatment, an expert provider will inject the formula into the “crows feet” around the eyes as well as between the eyebrows and into the forehead. After the injections are complete, ice and pressure will be applied to the treated areas to minimize the risk of swelling/bruising.
Botox is made from a special bacteria that temporarily blocks nerve activity in the treatment area. Once injected, Botox blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscle so that the injected muscle can no longer contract. It can soften and relax your wrinkles and is ideal for the dynamic wrinkles that form when certain facial muscles are contracted. It is not effective at treating deep wrinkles that are present at rest.
Believe it or not, over 7 million patients were treated with Botox in 2018! The treatment continues to be a popular anti-aging solution for men and women.
Botox is priced per unit and each unit costs anywhere between $10 to $15. The average Botox treatment price ranges from $150 to $500 for each injected area. We can provide you with an accurate price once we design a customized Botox treatment plan for your particular aesthetic goals.
Good Candidates for Botox
If you are in good general health, over the age of 18, and bothered by dynamic wrinkles such as crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead creases, you may be a good candidate for Botox or another neurotoxin like Xeomin, Dysport or Jeuveau (all of which are available at Derrow Dermatology!) You may also benefit from Botox if you experience TMJ pain, headaches or excessive sweating. We do not recommend Botox for anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding, or those who have been diagnosed with certain neuromuscular conditions.