Botox is used to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
A few examples of areas that can be treated cosmetically include: wrinkles in between the brows, the forehead, around the eyes, around the nose, and around the mouth.
Most people find the discomfort associated with Botox injections to be quite mild. Typically there is a small poke sensation in sensitive areas and other areas may not be felt at all.
There are also many techniques the injector can use to decrease pain, ask your injector about managing pain if this is a concern for you.
Botox lasts an average of 2-4 months depending on the area treated.
Areas with more movement, like around the lips and eyes, won’t last as long as areas with less movement such as the forehead.
When used cosmetically in healthy people side effects are rare and usually mild. Overall most side effects can be reduced or diminished completely with proper injection technique.
Some side effects include: pain at the injection site, redness, swelling, asymmetrical results, heavy brows, dropped brows, or very rarely a droopy eyelid.
Make sure to tell your injecting provider if you have any medical conditions, allergies, or if you are taking any medication to minimize side effects.
As with any medical or cosmetic procedure you are not just paying for the product but also the quality, expertise and technique of the injector.
The best price does not equal the best result and it can cost much more in the long run to have a poor result corrected than getting a great result from the start.
Pricing may also depend on the number of units you require and if you are having any other procedures done.