Botox® is an FDA-approved cosmetic treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. It works by relaxing the facial lines that create wrinkles, leaving the skin looking smoother and younger. It also prevents new lines from forming by relaxing the facial muscles and reducing excessive facial movements. These effects will last 3-4 months. Botox injections work by blocking muscle contractions beneath the skin that causes wrinkles to form. Without these muscle contractions, your skin appears smoother and more youthful. You'll look years younger.
How Long Does Botox last? Results will vary but Botox will typically last 3-4 months. A shorter duration may be seen in individuals with more prominent facial muscles.
How is Botox priced?
At Elume Medical Spa we charge based only on the units used and not by the area. We have found this to be the most beneficial and cost effective method for the patient.
How much Botox do I need?
This will be determined during your office visit. Different areas require different amounts of units. Typically, the area between the eyebrows and around the eyes will require more than the forehead. The number of units and not the volume injected determines the effectiveness of your Botox injections. Elume Medical Spa offers complimentary consultations so you can be fully aware of your cost before we inject.
Can anyone get Botox Injections?
Most anyone can get Botox. However, we will not perform the procedure if you are pregnant, actively trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
What areas can be treated with botox?
The forehead, glabellar (between the eyes) and crows feet (around the eyes) are the most common . However, other areas can be treated with proven results. These include underneath the eye, around the mouth.
Is there a difference between the injections for men and women?
Injections will be similar but the amounts may vary. Men usually have larger and stronger muscles and may require more units.
Is there any down time associated with Botox treatments?
You may notice slight redness and swelling at the injection site. This looks similar to a mosquito bite and usually resolves in 5-10 minutes. Small bruises are possible but not frequent.
When can I expect to see the results with Botox?
Everyones onset of action may be slightly different, but results begin to show in a couple of days and develop gradually over the course of two weeks.