How Much Does Botox Cost?
The cost of a Botox treatment will depend on how many units of Botox you need and the treatment you want. Learn how Botox can improve your skin and provide the subtle refreshment you want, here at Suburban Healthcare Associates. Call us today for more information or request an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Naperville IL, Plainfield IL, and Joliet IL.
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It is well known that Botox injections reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the face. In addition to treating neck spasms (cervical dystonia), excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), overactive bladders, and lazy eyes, the drugs are also used to treat other conditions. Injections of Botox may also be used to prevent chronic migraines.
An injection of Botox contains a toxin called onobotulinumtoxinA that temporarily paralyzes muscles. Injections of Botox block chemical signals from nerves that cause muscles to contract. Face wrinkles around the eyes and forehead are commonly treated with these injections to relax the facial muscles. Botox injections are also used to treat other conditions affecting the body’s function.
As a neurotoxin, Botox targets the nervous system and disrupts nerve signals that stimulate muscles to contract. In this way, the drug causes temporary muscle paralysis.
When muscle cells meet nerve endings, acetylcholine is released by nerve endings to signal muscle contraction. Acetylcholine causes muscle cells to contract, or shorten, by attaching to receptors.
Botox injections prevent the release of acetylcholine, which prevents muscle contractions. In this way, toxins reduce muscle stiffness.
By diluting the powder in saline and injecting it directly into neuromuscular tissue, botulinum toxin is injected into the tissues directly. It usually takes 24 to 72 hours for the toxin to take effect following the Botox injection. Some effects may not appear for five days after taking the medication. They may last between three and twelve months, depending on the treatment. If you have ever had an allergic reaction to Botox, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not use it.
Dynamic wrinkles and static wrinkles are the two main types. Botox is most effective in treating dynamic wrinkles, but it can also help with static wrinkles, sometimes as part of a combination treatment.
Dynamic wrinkles are caused by muscle movements, such as smiling, laughing, or squinting. Crow’s feet around your eyes and forehead lines are examples of dynamic wrinkles. A good option for dynamic wrinkles, Botox temporarily paralyzes or relaxes muscles using botulinum toxin. Smoothing out wrinkles can give you a more youthful appearance.
As you age, smoke, or are exposed to the sun, your skin loses elasticity and collagen. As we age, our skin becomes thinner and drier, and we lose volume in our faces, which affects the shape of our faces. This is how static wrinkles are developed. Some providers recommend Botox for static wrinkles, but fillers are more effective. Fillers can smooth wrinkles and lines, restore volume loss, and make you look younger. Hyaluronic acid (Juvederm) is a popular filler for fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth. Combining Botox and fillers often results in the best results for treating static wrinkles.
You may have different Botox needs than someone else. Botox doses are measured in units, and how many units a patient needs depends on a variety of factors. Costs will vary depending on the size and location of the treatment area, the state of the skin, the goals, and several other factors. Typically, medical aesthetic injectors charge $10 – $15 per Botox unit across the country.
Botox has both short-term and long-term benefits. Aside from reducing wrinkles and slowing down aging, Botox has many other benefits. Using Botox on a short-term basis, you can instantly reduce the appearance of your lines. It is likely that Botox will prevent wrinkles from becoming worse in the long run. The cost of Botox is lower than that of surgical wrinkle removal.
There is a four- to six-month lifespan for Botox treatments in most cases. Repeating the process over time, however, can extend the time interval between follow-up treatments. There are many things you can do to ensure that Botox is worth the cost and that the effects last longer.
Botox injections are available at Suburban Healthcare Associates. We serve patients from Naperville IL, Plainfield IL, Joliet IL, Woodridge IL, Wolfs IL, Warrenville IL, Crystal Lawns IL, Romeoville IL, Lockport IL, Crest Hill IL, Shorewood IL, Gilletts IL, and Fairmont IL.