Your Guide To Facial Botox

Many people are unhappy with wrinkles or fine lines. There are many ways to prevent and treat wrinkles, but Botox is one of the most popular options. If you would like to know more, keep reading.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox interferes with nerve signals, which prevents some muscles from contracting. This makes it great at fighting certain wrinkles. When you move your face (raise your eyebrows, squint your eyes, smile, frown, etc.) some wrinkles may develop. Botox can reduce the appearance of these wrinkles or prevent them from appearing.

Some people get preventative Botox. Early intervention may help prevent future wrinkles from frequent facial movements like squinting. Besides wrinkles, however, Botox can treat many conditions throughout the body like hyperhidrosis.

What Else Does Facial Botox Treat?

You may also want to consider facial Botox for other issues. It can be effective at helping relieve pain and symptoms associated with TMJ by relaxing the muscles. You do not lose functionality, but the muscles are no longer under excess pressure. In turn, this may also cause some of the muscles to become smaller, which can affect the shape of your face.

Regular Botox injections can also help treat chronic migraines. You'll need several injections in the head and neck to relax the muscles causing tension and pain.

How Long Do Results Last?

Typically, Botox lasts about four to six months, but every body is different, so your results may last longer. It may also take up to two weeks to see full results. Unlike surgery, however, Botox has a fast recovery time with no downtime and few symptoms.

Similarly, Botox is much more affordable than surgical treatments. On average, you'll pay about $9 to $12 per unit, but you may need around 20 to 30 units. The exact cost depends on the treatment area, units, local rates, and the provider.

What Should You Look for In a Provider?

When choosing a provider, pick someone with a clean and friendly medical office. Make sure to check customer reviews and before/after photos. Make sure to choose a provider who doesn't promise unrealistic results. Additionally, make sure the provider's hours and location mesh, especially if you may need to come back for additional treatments.

If you are sick of wrinkles, or you have a condition that causes facial/head pain, Botox may be able to help. It's an incredibly popular and common cosmetic procedure. If you would like to know more, schedule an appointment today.