Skinjectables® Is Your Botox Destination In Tucson, Arizona
BOTOX Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows (11’s) as well as other areas in the face considered as off-label use. These lines are caused by repetitive facial expressions and when the muscles between your brows or around your eyes, for example, contract this causes your skin to fold and form lines or wrinkles. BOTOX Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity by blocking the release of acetylcholine. This neurotransmitter activity is responsible for causing the muscle to contract which in turn leads to wrinkle formation over time.
BOTOX Cosmetic has been used extensively in the medical aesthetic arena since its approval by the FDA in 2002. Medically, it is used for blepharospasm and strabismus, cervical dystonia, chronic migraines, overactive bladder, hyperhidrosis, and limb spasticity as seen in Cerebral Palsy. As the first FDA approved neurotoxin for cosmetic use, this non-invasive and non-surgical injectable treatment is used most frequently over any other available neurotoxin on the market in adult women and men aged 18 to 65. In the past seven years, BOTOX, has been used by almost 12 million people with one of the highest satisfaction ratings of any non-surgical cosmetic treatment.
What to expect during your cosmetic treatment
BOTOX Cosmetic is delivered through a series of micro injections into the muscles that cause frown lines and crow’s feet lines, temporarily reducing the activity of those muscles. Ice packs or topical numbing cream can be applied to make the treatment more comfortable, although typically not necessary. Exercise, laying down, and physically touching the area is advised against for several hours following your injections to prevent the migration of Botox outside the area of treatment. It is normal to see redness and slight swelling resembling mosquito bites in the area of treatment for up to several hours after your procedure.
Results usually start becoming visible at 3-5 days following treatment and full effect is noticeable at 10 days. The result is a softening or reduction in the appearance of lines typically lasting 3-4 months for most. Retreatment to maintain the results is often necessary 3-4 times per year depending on desired effects.
How is Botox dosed and priced?
Botox is measured in units with each area of the upper face requiring between 15-25 units. For example, between the eyebrows in most female adults, an average of 20 units is expected. Adults males can require up to 30% more Botox units than females to account for the difference in musculature. Certain areas may require lighter dosing, such as the forehead, where 6-15 units are expected. Around the mouth, for the perioral lip lines, dosing of 2-8 units is considered typical. The number of units can vary according to individuals, expectations and desired outcomes, i.e., “frozen” versus “softer”. At Skinjectables®, our Botox Cosmetic is priced per unit so you only pay for what you need, rather than per area or per syringe which can often times be misleading at not as cost effective.
At Skinjectables®, Botox is also used for the FDA approved treatment of Hyperhidrosis, a medical condition of excessive sweating in the underarms, palms and soles of the feet. Typically a higher dose of Botox is required (100-150 units) and treatment is generally needed one or twice per year to maintain months of dryness.
For more information including side effects and relative contraindications, please visit www.botoxcosmetic.com.
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