BOTOX® or Botox® Cosmetic is a natural, safe, highly purified protein derived from the Clostridium botulinum bacteria which has been in medical use close to 30 years.
Botox is a relatively simple; virtually pain free, 10 minute “lunch time” treatment that will dramatically smooth even your toughest active wrinkles within a few days. No recovery time is needed and most people return to work immediately.
Minute amounts of Botox are injected with a tiny needle into the specific points of the muscles causing YOUR wrinkles. The Botox then temporarily interferes with the ability of nerve impulses to cause contractions in those specific muscle areas. By relaxing these specific parts of the underlying frowning muscles, Botox smoothes active facial lines and wrinkles.
A beautifully rested, smooth, wrinkle-free skin above these muscles and a more placid younger look gradually appears within 3-7 days after the injection. Depending on the individual, the smoothing effect can last 4 to 6 months following which the wrinkling muscles slowly regain their strength and reproduce the wrinkles.
Botox cost is based upon how many units you need to accomplish the result you want.
Cost: $12.00 per unit
Sample Procedures and Units Required on Average:
Forehead Lines: 30 units - $360.00
Frown Lines: 20 Units - $240.00
Eyebrow Shaping: 20 units - $240.00
Crows Feet: 20 Units - $240.00
Bunny Lines: 10 Units - $120.00
Gummy Smiles: 10 Units - $120.00
Lip Lines / Thicken Lip: 10 Units - $120.00
Dimpled Chin: 10 Units - $120.00
Marionette Lines / Sad Smile: 10 Units - $120.00
Platysmal Bands / Neck: 50 Units - $600.00
NOTE: these are estimates, you may need less or more