As a person ages, the appearance of wrinkles on the face and forehead can make a person look older than their actual age. In order to combat the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead, many people turn to Botox to reduce the amount of wrinkles and also give the face a look that is smoother and more youthful. If you are interested in learning how Botox works as well as how the procedure is performed, Cosmetic Town News has the answers you want to know in this informative article. Let’s start with some of the main items you need to know about having Botox:
In general, Botox is an injectable cosmetic treatment, and it works to paralyze the muscles in your face that cause wrinkles to form. The muscles are temporarily paralyzed which allows them to relax and not cause the formation of wrinkles.
Botox can be injected into the forehead between your eyes, and it is able to smooth the appearance of both vertical wrinkles and horizontal lines between the eyes. In addition, Botox can be injected into the forehead in order to minimize the appearance of horizontal forehead wrinkles and vertical frown lines.
While the use of Botox in the forehead has been approved by the FDA, medical professionals still need to be careful when deciding on the dosage amount that will be injected. If too much Botox is placed in the face, the result can be a large amount of muscle relaxation and the appearance of uneven eyebrows or drooping eyelids.
Vials of Botox are available in dosage amounts of fifty to one hundred units per vial. On average, medical practitioners will generally inject an average of ten to 30 units into the forehead. These practitioners also often start the injection process with a low dosage to see the type of results you gain from that dosage. If they are happy with the results, they might add some additional units of Botox during the next treatment. This allows the practitioner to get a better idea of how many units can be injected to get the desired results while still enjoying results that are natural in appearance.
The average cost of a syringe or unit of Botox is $300-$1000. The final price depends on the amount of Botox used by the doctor, the number of injections that are performed, and any additional fees that are charged by the doctor or the medical facility.
While the FDA has approved the use of Botox in the forehead, there are only certain sites on the forehead that have been approved by the government agency. These areas on the forehead include the horizontal lines across the forehead and the glabella (AKA the area of skin between the eyebrows and above the nose).
The results of Botox injections are not permanent so follow-up treatments will need to be performed in order to maintain the results. Botox usually lasts anywhere from four to six months, but the final results depend on the amount of Botox used by the medical practitioner. In addition, each patient is different so your results might last a longer or shorter amount of time than others who had the treatment.
Even though Botox can provide a smoother and more youthful look to the forehead, there are some side effects that you should know about in advance.
Patients who receive an injection of too many units of Botox might experience some unwanted aesthetic results such as droopy eyelids or a heavy look in the treated area. In addition, too much Botox being injected into the targeted area can give a person a look to the impacted area that is frozen or lacking in expression.
There is also a chance that the practitioner will not place the injections in the appropriate muscles. If that is the case, you would need to have additional treatments as the Botox will not have the desired results.
When it comes to finding the right practitioner to handle your Botox injections, you will want to make sure the doctor is properly trained, experienced and board-certified in Botox treatments. While cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists often perform the treatment, there is also a possibility that a registered nurse or physician’s assistant can be properly trained and certified to administer the procedure.
In order to find the best medical professional to perform the Botox treatment, be sure and research the qualifications of the person you have in mind. You can also ask to see “before and after” photographs of patients who were previously treated by the doctor to get a better idea of the type of results you can expect to see once you have Botox placed in the forehead to lessen the appearance of wrinkles.