- March 14, 2022
Our facial muscles let us smile, frown, and raise our eyebrows to communicate our emotions to others. At the same time, though, these facial muscles pull on the skin, forming expression lines and wrinkles. You can relax these muscles and ease the tension on your skin with Botox®. This popular wrinkle relaxer will smooth expression lines away for a younger, more relaxed appearance.
*Individual results may vary.
What is Botox®?
FDA-approved Botox® relaxes lines and wrinkles caused by muscle activity. To make facial expressions, your facial muscles lift the skin, pulling it into wrinkles. Over time, these wrinkles become deeper. Botox® calms the activity of targeted facial muscles to let the skin relax and become smooth again.
Where Can Botox® Be Used?
Botox® has been approved for use on crow’s feet around the eyes, horizontal forehead creases, and lines between the eyebrows. It also has numerous medical benefits, including the treatment of hyperhidrosis (excess sweating) and muscle spasms. Botox® works equally well on men and women, and both can look significantly younger with treatment.
How Many Units of Botox® for Forehead Treatment?
You can have one area of your face treated with Botox® or several locations in one session. Amounts of Botox® are usually measured in units.FDA approved 20 units for forehead however The forehead area will take between ten and thirty units of Botox® depending on size of forehead and strength of contraction.
The exact amount depends on your individual needs and how dramatic you want your results to look.
How Does Botox® Work?
Botox® uses a neuromodulator called botulinum toxin A to relax lines and wrinkles. This molecule interacts with the nerve cells that tell facial muscles when to contract. It stops the nerve from sending signals to the muscle, so it stops moving and lets the overlying skin relax and become smooth.
Although you will often see Botox® referred to as a neurotoxin, it does not cause any harm to the nerve or muscle. Both will return to normal functioning as soon as your Botox® wears off. During the time the muscle stays inactive, the skin gets a break from the constant pulling and tugging. If you have regular Botox® treatments, you can even prevent these lines and wrinkles from getting worse. Some younger people choose it as a method for avoiding expression lines before they appear.
How Much Does Botox® Cost?
Your cost for Botox® will depend on which areas you want to be treated, how much Botox® you will need, and your provider’s pricing. The average cost for Botox® is $400 per treatment, although this will vary widely between different areas and providers. You can save on regular sessions by joining our Botox® Club.
How Long Will Botox® Last?
Results from Botox® take three to seven days to develop fully. Results will last three to four months. You may choose to have appointments for regular Botox® sessions to maintain your youthful appearance.
Am I a Good Candidate for Botox®?
If you have lines and wrinkles around your eyes, between your brows, or on your forehead, you may be a good candidate for Botox®.
Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation
If you have any further questions about Botox®, you should schedule a consultation with our expert physicians and their team of experienced practitioners. Schedule a consultation by filling out the form on this page or calling us at (949) 481-8881. soul&beautyMEDx is proud to serve Ladera Ranch and surrounding communities.