cost per Botox session, single injection:
- $200 - 350
Areas around the eyes where multiple wrinkles form may require
more than a single injection and prices can range from $400 to
For larger areas such as the forehead, prices can range from $600
maintain the result you may have to pay this fee every six months.
and Botox Cosmetic: Unless you have one of the diseases that
regular Botox is designed to treat, the chances are your real
interest is in a derivative called "Botox Cosmetic".
most people simply refer to this derivative as Botox, there is
a marked difference between Botox and Botox Cosmetic.
Cosmetic is a protein which is produced by the Clostridium botulinum
bacterium. It is FDA approved for reducing the activity of the muscles
that cause "frown lines".
to the manufacturer, "Treatment with Botox Cosmetic can
visibly smooth and soften moderate to severe frown lines between
your brows. An improvement can be seen within days and may last
up to 4 months, although results may vary. In clinical trials,
nearly 90% of men and women surveyed rated the improvement in
the appearance of frown lines between their brows as moderate
to better 1 month after treatment."
means that while Botox Cosmetic doesn't work for everyone, there
is a 90% chance that it will work for you.
is administered by injection directly into the muscles that are
causing your frown lines. The process takes 10 minutes or less
and there is no "recovery period". That makes it perfect
to get done during your lunch break or anytime that you have
a free 10 minutes.
A "normal" treatment
can last for up to 4 months although this time period varies
widely among different people. Regardless, the manufacturer recommends
that you get treatments no more frequently than every 4 months.
are some guidelines for you to consider:
may not be for you if you have any diseases that affect your
nerves or muscles or if you are pregnant, planning to become
pregnant soon, or are nursing.
sure to give your doctor a COMPLETE listing of all medications
that you are taking prior to receiving a Botox Cosmetic
you stop treatment your frown lines will gradually reappear until
they look the same as before you began the Botox Cosmetic
is not a permanent cure for your wrinkles!
is part of a family of drugs called "botulinum toxins".
Specifically, it is the Registered Trademark and brand name for "botulinum
toxin type A" which is manufactured by a company called "Allergan".
Nothing else that is made by any other company is allowed to
be called Botox.
is actually a first cousin to the dreaded botulism food poisoning
that is caused by the evil bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
That sounds scary enough to make you stop reading right now --
but don't run away quite yet. Just as atomic energy can be used
for good and bad, there's room in your life for Botox if used
and administered properly.
you may have only heard of it recently, Botox has been around
since the early 1960's when it was first approved for use as
a treatment for Strabismus (crossed eyes).
later received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
as a treatment for three specific medical conditions known as
blepharospasm, strabismus, and cervical dystonia.
each of these conditions involve the appearance of involuntary
order for a muscle to move, it must receive a signal from your
brain. That signal is carried to the muscle by a chemical called
acetylcholin. If your body produces too much acetylcholine then
the affected muscles will go into "spasm" or begin
blocks the release of acetylcholine to the affected muscle which
stops or reduces the spasm.
Botox is injected only into the affected muscle the rest of the
body is not affected.