Everything you need to know about Botox: info, price, safety, and results

Botox/Toxins are one of the most popular treatments out there for lines and wrinkles in the skin of the face. In this quick guide, we go over several commonly asked questions about skin Toxins, how they work, how they are administered, and more. Columbus Vascular Vein and Wound Center is a premier Botox, Jeaveau, Dysport, and other aesthetic filler treatments. If you are ready to set up your first appointment, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable treatment targeting the facial muscles to smooth out wrinkles temporarily. It’s one of the most popular treatments in history, and it has over 3 million users worldwide.

Botox is a good choice for many things, from reducing frown lines between the eyebrows to smoothing out crow’s feet in the corners of the eyes and other areas of the face.

Are Botox and other toxins Safe?

The FDA approves Botox for cosmetic use, and it’s been around for over 15 years. It’s one of the safest treatments available, yet it can have uncomfortable side effects where Botox was not the right fit for some people. 

For example, Botox is not as effective when injected into some muscle groups, like the masseter muscle used to close the jaw. Every situation and set of patient goals has the right combination of treatments suited for it. That is what we discover when you come in for your first consultation with us.

How does it work?

Botox works by attacking a specific neurotransmitter in our bodies. When Botox blocks electrical signals and facial muscles, they are temporarily paralyzed, which causes the muscles to relax and loosen. This can reduce or eliminate signs of facial lines.

How long will it last?

The effects of Botox diminish over time but last for 3-4 months or longer in most cases. The results depend on how recently you received the injection and how frequently you repeat your treatments. Repeated use may need to be avoided for a few weeks before repeating.

What are the benefits of Botox?

The benefit of Botox is its ability to produce instant, dramatic results in just a short visit. 

Botox smooths the skin around the eyes and mouth, frown lines between the eyebrows, skin on the upper lip, and more. Some other areas include around the chin, in the corner of the mouth, and along the hairline.

Skin smoothing aside, Botox also reduces puffiness in areas like the eyes to help with eyelid droop.

Does Botox have any side effects to be expected?

Side effects are a possible risk of Botox treatment. Some users may experience swelling and redness in the area where they received the injections. In rare cases, patients may experience botulism, which is a muscle weakness that lasts several days or longer. You shouldn’t receive Botox treatment on your neck or above your eyebrows for these reasons.

How much does Botox cost?

Botox is a relatively inexpensive procedure to have, although the cost may vary depending on where you live. Since the FDA approves Botox, it is expensive in some countries because it’s a regulated product. Prices also depend on your location. We can go over a treatment plan for you that will involve just the right amount of Botox needed to achieve your goals with eleven lines, crow’s feet, and more.

Is Botox right for you?

Before you have Botox treatment, you should know the possible side effects and risks. An experienced doctor will discuss the potential risks of Botox with you before the procedure. You can also read more information about Botox on our website so that you’re informed before deciding to receive injections.

Injectable treatments in Columbus

Ready to get rid of frown lines, crow’s feet, and elevens? Our expert injectors can help you to achieve your aesthetic goals. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment.

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