Do you love your unique smile but want to eliminate those deepening smile lines? Botox® treats expression lines and wrinkles for a more youthful look. This injectable muscle relaxer smooths your skin without taking away your natural facial expressions.
What is Botox®?
Botox® is a neurotoxin that relaxes muscles to erase lines, wrinkles, and signs of aging. It uses a purified version of botulinum toxin to stop nerves from sending signals to muscles. Botox® was initially developed to treat problems with the eye muscles, and it continues to have many therapeutic uses. It was FDA-approved for cosmetic use in 2002 and has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments.
How Much Does Botox® Cost?
The cost of injectable products like Botox® will vary according to the treatment areas and the amount of the product required. Your price will also depend on your provider and location. The average cost of Botox® treatment is about $400. Some people may need more Botox® than others to achieve their desired results. During your consultation, we will discuss your goals and provide you with a more accurate estimate based on your unique needs.
How Does Botox® Work?
The active ingredient in Botox® targets the facial nerves that cause your facial muscles to contract. By precisely acting on the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles, Botox® provides powerful anti-aging results. It stops nerves from releasing a neurotransmitter that tells muscles to contract. As a result, muscles relax, and your skin becomes smooth.
What Can Botox® Treat?
Botox® is FDA-approved for cosmetic and therapeutic uses. Its most common benefits include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead wrinkles
- Vertical lines between the brows (glabellar lines)
- Eye muscle twitches or uncontrollable movements
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
- Muscle spasms
This versatile treatment can work on overactive muscles or nerves in many parts of the body. While it has become well-known for its aesthetic benefits, it also improves many lives with its therapeutic uses.
What Results Will I See With Botox®?
Botox® injections can take as little as 15 minutes. You may have minor discomfort around the injection sites for a few hours after treatment. Botox® allows you to resume your regular activities immediately. You will start to see results within a few days, and you can expect them to last three to four months.
Am I a Good Candidate for Botox®?
Most people make good candidates for Botox®. If you have expression lines and wrinkles, Botox® can smooth and relax them. Ideal candidates for Botox® have reasonable expectations about their results. You might not be a good candidate if you are pregnant or have certain neuromuscular conditions.
Take the Next Step
If you have further questions about Botox®, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Faces Fort Worth. Call us at (817) 927-1818 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to taking care of you.