How many Botox treatments will be needed?

The widely known wrinkle eraser, Botox, that helps reduce wrinkles on the forehead and diminish crow’s feet and frown lines, is used by numerous people of many different ages. The number of Botox treatments a person requires varies from person to person. On average, the beautiful results obtained from a Botox treatment last about 3 months.  If the area is retreated prior to the restoration of full movement, the results may last even longer.  This is thought to be the case because, without use, the muscles which cause the wrinkles become smaller and weaker and the skin becomes even smoother and smoother.

The results of Botox will be visible within 48 to 72 hours. The effects of Botox will typically last approximately three months. If the cosmetic effect of Botox is to be continued, repeated injections will be necessary. One can expect to have a series of three to four treatments a year.

How much does Botox cost?

It is very difficult to determine exactly how much Botox costs. This is due to a number of factors. Some facilities may charge a ‘per unit’ Botox cost, while others may charge per treatment area. However, on average, Botox will typically cost approximately $300 to $400 dollars per treatment area. An area may be described as the frown lines, the forehead, or crow’s feet. If you receive Botox injections from a plastic surgeon, you can expect to pay more, as many plastic surgeons tend to have a higher cost per treatment. It is wise to do your own research.  Make phone calls and find out just who will be doing the injections and what their level of experience is.  Many facilities employ “trained injectors” to inject Botox. Sadly, a licensed physician may not even be on the premises. Additionally, patients should be extremely careful of shopping for Botox based purely on price. As the old saying goes, “You get what you pay for.”
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