You've heard about BOTOX, but you're asking yourself who really get this done? The answer is simple. It's probably being done by neighbors, co-workers and, yes even family members.
You're probably thinking to yourself "no way'! But according tho the American Society of Plastic Surgeons there were more than 6.7 million procedures were done in 2015 alone making it the number one minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, with fillers coming in close behind.
Botox® is a botulinum toxin is a purified substance that's derived from bacteria. Injections of botulinum toxin block the nerve signals to the muscle in which it was injected. Without a signal, the muscle is not able to contract. The end result is diminished unwanted facial wrinkles or appearance. Other brands of botulinum toxin include Dysport® and Xeomin®, all of which are used regularly used with similar results.
Botulinum toxin can be used to
- Smooth crow's feet, forehead furrows, frown lines, lip lines and bunny lines
- Diminish neck bands
- Improve the appearance of skin dimpling of the chin
- Lift the corners of the mouth
- Soften a square jawline
- Correct a gummy smile
What age should I Start?
This answer many times is going o reflect personal views. There are more and more people in their mid to late 20's starting to get the procedure done as a means to prevent those pesky fine lines and wrinkles before they even show up. But don't worry if you haven't jumped on board, most individuals start in their mid 30's. Most permanent wrinkles don't typically settle in until closer to 40, but really you can start doing it at any age, even if those wrinkles are already showing up.
What is the cost
The average cost of botulinum toxin injections (e.g., Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®) is $385, according to 2017 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This is based on different factors such as how advanced the fine lines and wrinkles are, how aggressively you want to treat the areas of concern and therefore the amount of product used.
If you think you may be a candidate, or would like a free consultation feel free to contact us or stop by Island Lotus Health & Wellness to learn more.