The Ultimate Botox Guide
This is The Ultimate Neurotoxin Guide for 2020 and I want you to use it to discover if Botox, Dysport, Xeomin or Jeuveau is right for you. We all know that Botox is an amazing product that helps millions of people around the world. You may be like Sabrina age 37 that loves feeling comfortable in front of others and giving good vibes. She uses Botox on her frown lines and crow’s feet to achieve these goals with a great smile. Or, you may relate to Elana age 32 which likes to promote good relationships while smiling and laughing in photos, at weddings, parties, vacations and hanging out with friends. And, for the guys like Clint age 54, after putting in hard work at the gym Botox cosmetic builds on self-confidence and adds the final touches to his overall appearance.
You may not yet know how Botox can help you in your life but with a little help from this guide, we hope you’ll explore and discover its potential. So, let us start by discussing what Botox is, how it works, and how it can help you.
WHAT IS BOTOX AND WHAT DOES IT TREAT?
Botox Cosmetic a product by Allergan a pharmaceutical company “that acquires, develops and markets brand name drugs” such as Botox, Juvederm, Kybella, Latisse and SkinMedica. Botox the product we are discussing today is a powerful choice for facial wrinkles. You’ve probably have seen or heard commercials and radio ads which have helped to make Botox a household name and the worlds most known cosmetic injectable. Benefiting millions of people helping them to reclaim their youthful look and promoting self-confidence Botox is mainly for treating aesthetic issues such as wrinkles, crows feet, and frown lines. However, you may have heard that Botox or botulinum toxin which is its proper or scientific name has been found to treat a variety of issues.
According to Mayo Clinic “Botox injections are also used to treat conditions that affect how the body functions”. These treatments include eye twitching and lazy eye, muscle contractures, hyperhidrosis, chronic migraines, and even bladder dysfunctions. And just as a reminder this blog is not for medical advice, consult with a doctor or a physician and properly research the product before trying Botox for cosmetics or any of these aforementioned subjects.
Is Botox for me?
As noted in our opening paragraph Botox provides results for millions of people around the world. Botox is “FDA approved for the treatment of moderate to severe glabellar lines (brow furrow) in adult men and women” between the ages of eighteen and sixty-five. Botox has become the go-to cosmetic anti-aging product for celebrities and people just like yourself. Additionally, it’s an amazing choice for the patient reluctant to endure cosmetic surgery.
A Botox consult is usually a quick and easy process and usually results in the patient having a better understanding of the benefits Botox can bring to their lives. Patients often tell us after treatment they appear more relaxed and rested which results in a more youthful appearance. This satisfaction by the patient is very similar to the results of more surgical procedures such as a facelift. Nevertheless, unlike cosmetic surgeries, Botox has virtually no downtime and oftentimes clients feel more at ease knowing the product wears off after a few months compared to a more permanent solution.
This product might be right for you if you’re wanting a reduction in profound or large perpendicular wrinkles, creases or folds between the eyebrows, forehead or eyes. Or, some clients may want to approach cosmetic injectables in a preventative manner by targeting small wrinkle to prevent the appearance of the aging. If these issues matter to you then you may want to consult with a physician and give Botox a try.
The Ultimate Botox Guide: How the Botox Procedure Works.
Now that we looked into the product and discussed what it treats let’s look into how it works. For this part of the guide, we are going to cover the Botox consult, how the product works (for cosmetics), pricing and then we’ll show you real patient results.
At the initial consultation, the physician will assess the patient to make sure they are a good candidate for Botox. Generally, the patient and the doctor will discuss where they believe the most severe problems reside. The discussion continues and a plan of action is created for treating the client’s issues. The physician will then discuss how the injections work and where they’ll be placing the Botox and what they can expect after the treatment is finished.
How the Injections work
As a general overview, tiny amounts of gel (Botox) are introduced within a particular facial muscle. After this injection, the Botox gel fragments and nerve endings become bound. This process allows for the prevention of neurotransmitters into the site location. As a result of the nerve and muscle now not communicating as an effect of the gel the muscle becomes relaxed producing a smoother exterior look and feel. Only muscles that are treated are affected by the Botox. Muscles tissues for smiling, eating, etc. are not treated and hence are generally not affected.
Muscles in the face are adequately accountable for wrinkles, folds, and lines. Regularly treated areas include the forehead, frown lines at the root of the nose, laugh lines (the 11’s), and nearby the eyes. Here’s a list of the areas that Botox cosmetics can effectively treat:
- Forehead 1’s, 11’s, 111’s
- Bunny Lines
- Nasal Area
- Corners of the lips
- Above the lips
- Crows feet
- Bands in the neck
- Lip wrinkles
- Frown Lines
At the time of the procedure, the physician will decide the best plan of action and note the sites for injection. The procedure sites will be injected with Botulinum toxin gel near the muscle in a similar area as the ones noted above.
Is Botox affordable? This question I hear a lot online in forms, on posts, and in our offices. And the simple answer is, “yes”. Currently, pricing depends on where you live and the severity of the frown lines and wrinkles, Botox normally ranges from $10 to $15 per unit or on average $200 to $500 per sessions but this can be higher or lower depending on the patient’s needs. We share all our prices online under our services and pricing page we encourage you to take a look and give us a call if you have any further pricing questions.
The Ultimate Botox Guide: Botox results
So we’re coming to the end of this guide, but we still need to talk about the uplifting results this product can provide. Writing this guide comes easily to me because I see and hear real-life stories every day. I see the satisfaction clients have had with Botox and how it can help build self-confidence for millions. Patients often describe how they feel better at parties, weddings, and other social gatherings. Wrinkles and frown lines that you previously deemed unfixable can be reduced or eliminated replaced by an energetic appearance that can boost self-esteem. Let’s now look at some before and after images from before the treatment and at 7 days. to show the effect of a Botulinum toxin treatment.
Before and After Botox
For most patients, the maximum benefit occurs 2 weeks after the injection. The process doesn’t start taking place for at least 24 hours or can even take upwards of 4 days.
After your treatment, the nerve starts to regenerate new endings in approximately 4 months later. Botox leaves no meaningful remaining effects past the 4 months (for most clients). As a result Botox injections should be repeated on average every 3 to 4 months for most optimal outcomes. You don’t want to suddenly remember the holiday party is a week away and your injectors can fit you in so, we suggest making followup appoints as soon as possible.
We hope this Ultimate Botox Guide for 2020 has helped with some of the questions or concerns you may have had.