Q.HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
A. Pricing for BOTOX® can range based on the areas treated.
Q. HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
A. The average is 3-4 months (we recommend that you schedule a follow up in 3 months).
Q. HOW DO I KNOW HOW MUCH I NEED?
A. Your physician will help you determine what is necessary based on the consultation. (Every patient is different.)
Q. WILL IT HURT?
A. You might feel a slight pinch from the injection but most patients report that the procedure is relatively painless.
Q. WILL I BRUISE?
A. You do run the risk of slight bruising from the injection; we recommend that you discontinue the use of nonprescription blood thinners before and after injection.*
Q. WILL I STILL BE ABLE TO MOVE MY FACE?
A. Yes. Our physicians are expert injectors and will place it strategically to smooth out the appearance of wrinkles while allowing you to maintain animation.
Q. IS IT DANGEROUS?
A. No. In fact, our physicians believe that neuromodulators are very safe. There were more than 6.1 million treatments done just last year.
Q. IS IT REVERSIBLE?
A. No, but it’s not permanent. Your body will metabolize it in 2-4 months.
Q. IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
A. No. You can resume normal activities immediately.
Q. WHERE IS BOTULINUM TOXIN TYPE A MOST COMMONLY USED?
A. It is most commonly used in the upper one-third of the face. It is FDA approved to treat wrinkles between the eyes. Our practice also uses it to safely and effectively treat forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet and more.
UPDATE: After this blog was written, Botox’s price was increased to $11.99 per unit in 2015. There was a price increase with the manufactuer that required us to increase our prices.