Botox FAQ

Wrinkle Removal

Botox is a very popular non-surgical treatment for forehead and eye wrinkles. Why are over six million people choosing it each year? Learn about what Botox is, what it does, and why it may be the right choice for you.

What is Botox?

Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin that comes from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. This bacterium can be found in nature: in soil, lakes, and even animals. It is used in the medical field to treat some muscular conditions and cosmetically to reduce the appearance of wrinkles temporarily by relaxing the muscles in the treated area. Acetylcholine, when released, makes your muscle cells contract, causing wrinkles. So to prevent this release, botulinum toxin is injected into the skin.

Average Cost of Botox

The average cost of Botox is around $600 for one treatment area, depending on how much of the injection is used and the area being treated. Be wary if the price sounds too cheap because there is a good chance the injection is diluted. Always trust your better judgment and seek a reputable medical provider to administer Botox.

Choosing a Provider

This might be the most important decision after deciding to go undergo Botox treatments. When researching for a medical provider, always check their reviews carefully. See if they are either board-certified or a qualified dermatologist. It’s best to choose a qualified provider for your safety and also to gain the best results because good or bad, the results last for quite some time.

Botox is Not Just for Wrinkles

Botox has a multitude of uses, and can treat conditions like:

  • Crossed eyes
  • Shoulder and neck pain
  • Overactive bladder
  • Laugh lines
  • Malfunctioning sweat glands
  • Migraines
  • General skin care

Botox Side Effects

The majority of people that undergo this non-surgical treatment are happy with the procedure and experience very few side effects. However, there is the occasional unwanted side-effect like:

  • Mild pain
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Numbness
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Bleeding
  • Fatigue

Schedule a consultation with Brea Aesthetics to learn more about Botox.