Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Botox
Why is Botox so popular? Where do you get it? When should you try it? And why?
By now, you probably know someone who has had Botox injections. Whether it’s your friend in her late-twenties hoping to prevent the onset of wrinkles, or perhaps you know someone in their 60s who swears by it. We’ve gathered the most commonly asked questions in an effort to help add some clarity about one of the most popular treatments around.
What Is Botox?
There is an entire science behind the beauty of Botox and how it’s used to soften the effects of aging. Botox is the trade name for Botulinum Toxin A, a neurotoxic protein used to temporarily paralyze muscles when injected. After Botulinum toxin is injected into a muscle, neurotransmitters are prevented from reaching the muscles, resulting in muscle that is relaxed and the overlying skin smoothed, making it one of the most popular anti-wrinkle treatments available. Keep in mind that Botox is preventative, as it freezes the muscles so it can prevent your face from becoming more wrinkled. Botox is a neurotoxin that paralyzes the muscle, so it doesn’t contract, however it does not plump anything up. It is used used for when you have deep lines or hollowness to plump up the line (i.e.: lips, smile lines, under eyes, cheeks).
How Much Botox Should I Get?
It depends on the area that you want to take care of and what your needs entail. One vial has about 100 units of Botox. Depending on where you’re trying to target, you might use the entire vial on your face. Patients usually get 20-40 units on the forehead, but there’s no set amount. That’s one reason why those free consultations are key!
What are the benefits of Botox?
- Anti-aging aesthetic solution
- Treat excessive sweating
- Prevent migraines
- Expertly administered for natural looking results
- Teat frown lines and crow’s feet
- Look rejuvenated and years younger
- Convenient and cost-effective
- America’s most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure
Botox is something both men and women can take advantage. Treatable areas include many different areas of the face
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Lip lines
- Bunny lines
- Chin dimples
- And more!
How Long Does Botox Last?
Botox can last anywhere from 3-4 months and takes a few days to kick in.
As mentioned earlier, Botox is a preventative measure. It’s best to catch wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet before they become deeper, onset, and turn into fine lines that are tougher to get rid of. The way that wrinkles and fine lines set in and deepen is by the repetitive folding of your skin from all of the different facial expression that you make on a daily basis as you age. What Botox injections do is keep those wrinkles from getting settled in and developing in the first place. Receiving Botox injections preemptively will slow down the usage of different facial muscles during your early adult life, thus keeping lines from forming.
So, if you are bothered by wrinkles, frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead lines, etc., or even bothered by anticipation of them, it is reasonable to start considering treatments. Our Botox injections are performed by Dr. Anca Tchelebi-Moscatello, M.D., our medical aesthetics professional. Botox cost depends on the area being treated and the amount of treatments needed to achieve optimal results. To provide some of the best injectable and filler prices in Westchester, Park Avenue Medical Spa commonly offers Botox Discounts and Promotions. Call 914-676-8013 to learn about current Botox specials.
In addition to competitive Botox cost and pricing, Park Avenue Medical Spa is a proud participant of the Brilliant Distinctions Program, allowing clients to save even more on Botox and other qualifying treatments.
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