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As our forehead is divided into several parts, therefore, the application of Botox on forehead might vary according to the deepness of the wrinkles, age of the patient and muscle’s strength.
Before injecting the Botox on the forehead, the neurotoxin is diluted in the Sodium Chloride water (Saline) and injected directly into the targeted muscles. (Horizontal or Vertical Lines and Frown Lines ‘11s).
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Botox, Dysport & Cosmetic Injection Guide
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Risks & side effects of Botox
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Botox works by injecting the muscle, so it no longer contracts as forcefully, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften.
Where Botox can be used?
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Bunny lines (lines in the nose)
- Chin (for dimpling)
- Skin bands on the neck
- Around the mouth (for smoker’s lines and down-turned corners of the mouth)
Botox is not a facial filler – it will not fill existing wrinkles or add volume to your face neither does it affect the quality of your skin, elasticity or the pigmentation.
What is Botox used for?
Botox can be used for aesthetic purposes and other conditions such as stopping excessive sweating. Recently we saw an increase of men receiving Botox into the scrotum.
- Temporary smoothing of facial wrinkles and improving your appearance
- Severe underarm sweating
- Cervical dystonia – a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder muscle contractions
- Blepharospasm – uncontrollable blinking
- Strabismus – misaligned eyes
- Chronic migraine
- Overactive bladder
How much does Botox treatments cost?
Botox prices fluctuate depending on where you receive your treatment and the number of areas treated.
It is worth doing your research before you undergo Botox treatment – and remember that going ‘cheap’ isn’t always a good idea.
Understand the cost. We charge per $11/unit. To give some perspective, the average person needs about 20-40 units to treat horizontal forehead lines, 18-30 units to treat crow’s feet around the eyes and 15-30 units to treat the glabella (men need more).
More is more, not better! Botox is a strong neurotoxin that has the potential to dramatically alter the planes of your face. And smoother doesn’t always equal prettier.
The average Botox treatment price ranges from $350 to $500 for each area injected. Botox injection cost can vary greatly according to the region and the doctor who performs the procedure.
The cost of your Botox injections will depend on other factors as well. The qualifications of the surgeon, the time of year, and how many injections you are receiving may all come into play when determining your final Botox treatment cost.
Most practices have a flat cost for each injection of Botox Cosmetic, though some will break it down by “units” used per treatment. Flat rates are usually somewhere between $300 and $1000, while per-unit rates are usually around $10-15 per unit.
Botox Treatment – Payment Methods
Most clinics will accept various methods, including cash, personal check, major credit cards.
Will Insurance Cover the Cost of Botox Treatment?
There are several medically related Botox treatments that are usually covered by insurance, including treatment for blepharospasm (uncontrollable eye twitching), excessive sweating, constant pain, and others. Insurance coverage for cosmetic uses of Botox injections is much less common, but you should consult your insurance provider to find out if you have coverage for Botox treatment.
How long does Botox last?
The Botox effect lasts for 4-6 months – this means you will need top-ups a few times a year if you wish to maintain your look. Once you’ve had Botox injected, the effects on the muscles become apparent within a few hours, with the main effects appearing in about a week.
What are the risks of Botox?
Botox is a relatively safe treatment, but it should always be undertaken by a qualified medical professional. Visiting someone without the correct qualifications and experience for Botox could lead to asymmetrical results, muscle drooping, frozen expressions as well as various other dangerous consequences.
Are there any side-effects to Botox?
If the Botox treatment is carried out correctly, side effects are generally minimal – and some may not experience any at all.
Occasionally some light bruising or redness around the area of injection might occur, although this shouldn’t last long.
Rare side-effects can include difficulty in swallowing, speaking and breathing – if this happens you should seek medical attention immediately.
Here are a few side effects that you may experience:
- Mild pain
- Mild nausea
- Flu-like illness
- Double vision
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth
What happens if I stop my Botox top-ups?
By stopping your Botox top-ups, lines will come back. If you decide to discontinue your Botox injections, the muscles in your treated area will begin to function normally again – as will the aging process.
How Is Botox Used for Lip Injections?
The “Botox lip flip” is a procedure done with Botox injections to make your lips appear larger.
Your dermatologist or plastic surgeon will inject multiple units of Botox into the upper middle part of your upper lip. When the muscles relax, your lip will curl upward. This lengthens your upper lip, making it appear larger without actually adding any volume.
Injecting Botox into your lip area can provide several cosmetic benefits or improvements.
Botox is the cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, a chemical that can temporarily weaken or paralyze your muscles. One round of injections can cause your muscles to relax for about three months.
When injected into the lip area, Botox can help:
- Minimize creases in the upper and lower lip area
- Elevate the corners of your mouth
- Remove marionette lines or lines that run downward from the corners of your mouth
- Correct a “gummy” smile
- Enhance the upper lip, also known as the “Botox lip flip”
In most cases, Botox injections take about 10 to 15 minutes. Injections aren’t considered a surgical procedure, and no recovery time is needed afterward. You should be able to continue your usual activities immediately after your Botox appointment.
If you’re looking to add plumpness, talk to your dermatologist or plastic surgeon about adding a lip filler injection. You can opt for only lip filler, or use Botox and lip fillers for a dramatic plumping effect.
If you choose to combine procedures, your doctor will likely use Botox to create the lip flip and the filler hyaluronic acid (Restylane or Juvederm) to add plumpness. This effect usually lasts two to three weeks, making it a popular choice for special occasions.
What’s the Botox technique for a ‘gummy’ smile?
You may have looked up lip plumping as a treatment for a “gummy” smile. If the gums above your upper teeth show when you smile, it’s considered “gummy.” Some people display little or no upper lip when they smile. The technique for reducing a gummy smile is similar to the Botox lip flip.
Your doctor will inject Botox into the area of your lip known as the Cupid’s bow. This is the middle of your upper lip, where the orbicularis oris muscle is. This is the muscle you work when you pucker your lips.
The Botox will make your muscles relax, causing your lips to curl slightly. When you smile, your relaxed muscles will help cover your gums and allow more of your lips to show. This effect will make your lip look bigger. Always consult your dermatologist or plastic surgeon if you wish to add volume to your lips.
Botox for migraines?
For anyone having been diagnosed with migraines and get migraine headaches often, Botox can help.
Botox was approved in 2010 for adults who get chronic migraines. That means you have both:
- A history of migraine headaches
- Headaches (including tension-type) on most days (15 or more) of the month of which 8 are migraine
It won’t work for you if you:
- Get headaches 14 or fewer days each month
- Have other types of headaches, like cluster
Botox Treatment for migraine
- You’ll get several shots of Botox around your head and neck once every 12 weeks to dull or prevent migraine headaches.
- You may need 30 to 40 shots in all, and you’ll get an equal number on each side of your head. If you have migraine pain in one particular spot, you may need more shots there. You could see results 2 to 3 weeks after your first treatment.
- Neck pain and headache are the most common side effects for people who get chronic migraine headaches and use Botox.
- It’s rare, but you can have an allergic reaction to Botox. Signs of this can be hives, shortness of breath, or swelling in your lower legs. Although there’s no confirmed case where Botox spread to other parts of the body, it is possible and could be deadly. The medication label includes this warning.
- The mechanism of action involved in the alleviation of a headache is not entirely clear. One possibility is that Botox may decrease muscle contraction that may act as a trigger to migraine.
- Botox is approved by FDA and Health Canada for treatment and prevention of chronic migraine. Health Canada approved Botox for the treatment of chronic migraines in 2011.
- The average dose is 100-200 units. The onset of action is usually within the first 2-3 weeks of injection. However, patients may require a set of 2-3 injections before a maximum benefit is seen. Injections are spaced at 12-week intervals.
As with any injection, injury can occur. An injection could result in localized infection, pain, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, bleeding, bruising, etc. BOTOX may cause asthenia (lack of strength), muscle weakness, somnolence (drowsiness), dizziness and visual disturbance, which could affect driving and the operation of machinery. If there is a reaction, further injections of BOTOX should be discontinued. Patients or caregivers should be advised to seek immediate medical care if swallowing, speech or respiratory disorders arise.
Botox is contraindicated:
- In the presence of infection at the proposed injection site
- In individuals with a known hypersensitivity to botulinum toxin type A or to any of the other ingredients used to form Botox
It is not advised:
- During pregnancy, unless clearly necessary
- During lactation as there is no information on whether BOTOX is excreted in human milk
Botox treatment for Hyperhidrosis and how it works.
When Botox is placed near the sweat glands it signals the sweat to stop. It can take a few days or more to work but the results are dramatic. On average, there is over 80% decrease of sweat production in that area that lasts on average 7 months. Remarkably, up to a third of patients can go 1 year before they return for more. Therefore, you are treated once or maximally twice per year and don’t have to worry about constantly treating the area.
What areas can be treated with Botox?
Underarms are the most common and easiest place to administer Botox. Often a simple solution is put on the skin to see the exact area a person sweats from and then Botox is injected with tiny needles just under the skin. It is prepared on a way that some anesthetic is mixed with the Botox to make it a relatively pain-free treatment. It takes only minutes to complete.
Hands: Hands are a sensitive area it is common to have some anesthetic placed in the hands so that the injections are painless. Alternatively, a vibration device can be used to make the treatment more comfortable.
Forehead: Botox is extremely effective in this area of sweating. Most sweating occurs near the hairline and drips down the face. With a few simple injections this often very visible area of sweating can be treated.
Feet: This will often require some anesthetic before treatment. It is not uncommon to find improvement of the feet after just the hands are treated. Although many people have a high level of satisfaction with treatment of the feet it can sometimes not be as predictable as the hands and underarms as to the degree of treatment success.
Cost of Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis
If you’ve been diagnosed with Hyperhidrosis almost all private drug plans cover the medication portion of the treatment. The Sweat Clinics of Canada will offer all individuals with an extended health care plan, a guarantee that the first treatment (drug costs only) will be covered so you can have treatment on your visit.
Although the medication may be covered by your private drug plan there is a cost for the injection procedure. Botox can last up to a year and these costs are by the treatment. Therefore, the underarm cost would work out to between $28 per month to $16 per month depending if your treatment lasts 7 months or 12 months.
Most people require 100 units of Botox to stop sweating under both underarms, which typically costs around $1,000. Coupled with dermatologist’s fees — usually another $500 — the total cost of Botox is typically $1,000 – 1,500 per session.
How Long Do Botox Results Last?
Botox is broken down differently for everyone, so the duration of the results will vary. Typically, you will experience dry armpits for around 3 to 6 months after receiving Botox injections. Exercise and stress can accelerate the body’s metabolic response to Botox, so the results fade faster.