What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is produced from a naturally occurring protein derived from a bacteria. It works by preventing the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from the ends of the nerves. When tiny amounts are injected into muscle groups, they can diminish resting muscle tone and smooth facial lines.
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Typically, a BOTOX® treatment requires only 20-25 minutes in the examination room and entails minimal or no discomfort at all. Usually, you can return to work immediately, but we recommend that you avoid strenuous activity until the next day.
First results usually appear 3 to 7 days after the injection, and typically last for 90 to 120 days. Thus, repeated injections are needed to preserve the achieved effects.
The cost of BOTOX® varies by the individual patient, and by the amount of BOTOX® needed to get the best results. Although some clinics in the San Diego area price BOTOX® by the area, we strongly believe in customizing each patient’s treatment. We price our BOTOX® treatments by the unit, and our rate is $11/ unit. We believe that it’s likely the best price you will find here in San Diego.
The most common treatment areas are:
- 11 lines or glabella
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet (lines around the eyes)
- Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) – BOTOX® is effectively used for excessive sweating by blocking the release of acetylcholine, therefore causing sweat glands to stop producing sweat. Around 40 – 50 injections are administered to each affected underarm area, and this reduces sweating by up to 90% within 2 days. This treatment lasts 9 to 10 months, or even longer.
BOTOX® is a very safe and highly effective treatment. BOTOX® makes people appear and feel more youthful without the dangers and cost associated with plastic surgery. If you are looking to look your best at an affordable price, then BOTOX® may be right for you. Let’s make those lines disappear!