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BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the best non-surgical cosmetic treatments used to reduce, reverse, and even prevent common signs of aging. Injections of BOTOX in St. Louis can smooth or reverse the fine lines and wrinkles associated with facial expressions. Avani Derm Spa is among the top 1% providers in the nation for Botox!
If you’re looking for smooth skin and an overall younger-looking appearance without the need for expensive and invasive medical procedures, BOTOX injections may be your answer.
What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Approved by the FDA in 2002 and manufactured by Allergan, BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the nation. This popularity is primarily the result of its effectiveness at minimizing and preventing wrinkles combined with incredible convenience. On top of that, Botox is essentially pain-free. Derived from botulinum toxin type A, it works by blocking nerve signals to the muscles responsible for wrinkles. This makes the facial muscles unable to contract in the areas causing the aging signs, allowing the muscles to relax back into an at-rest state.
To understand how BOTOX works, it’s important to understand how these stubborn lines and creases appear. Over time, the underlying facial muscles become stiff and have more and more trouble returning to an at-rest state. This causes the overlying skin to bunch and form wrinkles.
BOTOX treats the wrinkles that appear when you show facial expressions. It does not treat permanent lines that appear when the face is at rest.
Common BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment Areas
Below are some of the common treatment areas for BOTOX injections:
- In the forehead to treat horizontal forehead lines
- Between the eyebrows to treat glabellar lines (frown lines)
- Around the eyes to treat crow’s feet
- In the neck to treat harsh vertical neck bands
- At the top of the nose to treat bunny lines
- Chin area to treat chin dimples
- Upper lip to treat gummy smile
- Underarms to treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
BOTOX can also be an effective tool to treat migraine headaches and contour the jaw/jawline.
BOTOX is not an ideal option for restoring cheek volume, treating moderate to harsh lines near the nose and mouth, or addressing undereye hollows. For these facial aging issues, consider our many injectable fillers.
What to Consider Before BOTOX® Cosmetic
It’s important to keep in mind that aging is a natural process that everybody undergoes. This inevitable change can take a toll on many men and women. BOTOX is a great option for slowing those unavoidable signs of aging.
There are things to consider before receiving treatment. Know your skincare goals and your expectations regarding treatment results. Remember that individual results may vary, and be realistic with aesthetic and financial goals.
What to Expect
You will have a consultation with your skincare professional prior to treatment to ensure that your aesthetic goals can be achieved using BOTOX. Once your treatment starts, it takes just minutes to administer, and you will see results in as little as 3 to 4 days after treatment.
How Long Does BOTOX Last?
BOTOX is not permanent, and everyone’s body reacts differently to injections. Lasting results vary depending on multiple factors, such as age, metabolism, and the area of injection. Younger patients with a high metabolism will need to receive treatment more often than those who are older. Over time, patients may see a lasting decrease in the depth of lines and wrinkles.
To maintain results and prevent aging, BOTOX should be administered roughly every 3-4 months.
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There is no recovery time or downtime required after a BOTOX treatment session. It’s important to maintain aftercare protocols as directed, such as avoiding massaging the injection sites and not drinking alcohol for 24 hours. Most patients see little to no side effects. Potential side effects include redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection sites.
How Much Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Cost
The cost of BOTOX varies depending on factors like the number of injections being performed and the number of units being used and which injectors you select. Avani Derm Spa offers affordable pricing combined with top-level expertise. All of our nurse injectors are experienced and trained personally by Dr. Nayak using his customized approach to provide ideal results. Expected Botox pricing at Avani Derm Spa ranges from $13.50-$15.75 per unit. More details about pricing will be discussed during your consultation.
Contact Us for Your Consultation
if you’re looking to get the best BOTOX in or around the St. Louis area, arrange a consultation with Avani Derm Medical Spa – contact our office today to get started.