Are you increasingly unhappy with the age your skin appears when you look in the mirror but aren’t ready to consider a procedure as invasive as a facelift? You’re not alone. In fact, millions of people seek non-surgical anti-wrinkle treatments, like Botox®. Botox® injections are the #1 most popular non-surgical anti-aging treatment. Stop frowning in the mirror at your forehead lines, brow furrows, or crow’s feet, and call Longwood Plastic Surgery for expert Botox® injection treatment.
How Does Botox® Work?
Botox® is a neurotoxin that is injected at precise depths to interrupt nerve-muscle communication, effectively paralyzing the muscles of your forehead and around your eyes to prevent your most common expressions from deepening forehead lines, brow furrows, and crow’s feet. Each time we squint, smile, frown, or scowl, our skin wrinkles, and as we age, our skin bounces back from that less and less easily.
By preventing the majority of movement in those specific muscles, we can give our skin a rest and allow it time to repair and renew collagen fibers responsible for keeping our skin firm and supple. Botox® does not completely prevent your facial expressions so you look unnatural and perpetually surprised. It simply softens them, reducing the muscle movements responsible for expressions that create wrinkles. Botox® is also sometimes used to treat smoker’s lines, a gummy smile, and banding of the neck.
How Much Does Botox® Cost?
The price of Botox® varies with the geographical location and skill of your provider, and the overall cost will depend on the number of units you require to achieve your goals. Some doctors charge by the unit while others charge by treatment area. Unit prices range around $14 per unit, and patients can require an average of 20 units to smooth a treatment area. In general, you may expect to pay around $280 per treatment area.
For the best treatment with Botox® you should look for experienced injectors, such as those at Longwood Plastic Surgery. We have over 40 years of combined experience among our physician specialists to give our Botox® patients the most natural-looking results. So you’re free to express yourself without worry all those smiles will add to your age.
Am I a Good Candidate?
The injection specialists at Longwood Plastic Surgery can help both men and women pause the clock with Botox® treatments. Most patients tolerate the medication well, but a consultation with a thorough medical history will determine if Botox® is a good alternative to a facelift for you.
What are Botox® Treatments Like?
Botox® injections themselves can be administered in only minutes with an ultra-fine needle to minimize pain. Our patients with sensitive skin may also request topical numbing cream to improve the experience. At LPS, our injection experts have treated thousands of patients safely with Botox® to fantastic, natural results without that frozen or surprised look and minimal downtime.
It’s a great way for patients in their 30s or 40s to stave off the effects of aging and prolong the time before a facelift becomes a viable treatment. It’s also a good alternative for patients seeking less invasive treatments compared to a facelift.
What Results Can I Expect?
Botox® is a proven anti-aging solution for forehead wrinkles, brow furrows, and crow’s feet, and while the results may take 7-10 days to fully take effect, they last up to 5 months. Patients who’ve made Botox® a regular part of their maintenance routine will become more accustomed to the medication as time lapses, so seasoned Botox® recipients will experience even longer-lasting results.
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning about Botox®? Schedule your consultation with Longwood Plastic Surgery today by calling our Brookline office at (617) 383-6250. We serve the Brookline and Greater Boston area with distinction.