3 Most Often Asked Questions About BOTOX® Cosmetic

When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. When you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract, causing crow’s feet. BOTOX® Cosmetic comes to a client’s wrinkle-reducing rescue by working beneath the skin’s surface to target the underlying muscle activity that causes the formation of frown lines and crow’s feet.

In addition to wanting to know what BOTOX® Cosmetic is and how it works, clients are often curious about which areas of the face can be treated; how often they should be treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic to maintain results; and cost of the treatment.

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Which areas of the face can be treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the first and only FDA-approved prescription product that temporarily improves the appearance of both moderate to severe glabella lines (frown lines between the eyebrows) and moderate to severe crow’s feet (the area outside of the eyes) in adults. A SkinSpirit practitioner will inject BOTOX® Cosmetic into the muscles that cause frown lines and crow’s feet lines, temporarily reducing the activity of those muscles. The result is a reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

How often can clients be treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic to maintain their results?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is not a permanent treatment. If clients discontinue treatment, the moderate to severe frown lines and crow’s feet will gradually return to look like they did before treatment. Typically, clients will come in every three to four months for a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. Injecting Botox more frequently than every three months has not been studied. Clients should always consult with their SkinSpirit practitioner about a treatment schedule that is right for them.

How much does a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment cost?
One treatment site equals 24 units of BOTOX® Cosmetic. For full correction in both FDA-approved treatment sites - the glabella lines (frown lines between the eyebrows) and Crow’s Feet (the area outside of the eyes), Allergan recommends 44 units. The number of units typically required for correction in the glabella treatment site is anywhere from 20-30 units, sometimes more for males. For the crow’s feet, 20-24 units are typically recommended. However, the actual number of units required for your optimal results should be discussed with your practitioner.

The cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the practitioner who is administering the treatment. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. All SkinSpirit practitioners are licensed, trained and have experience treating clients with BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Each SkinSpirit location charges a standard price per unit of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Please discuss actual costs with your practitioner.

Want to see if you’re a candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic?

You are welcome to schedule a complimentary consultation at any of our clinics in the Bay Area and metro Seattle, including Palo Alto, Mill Valley, Palo Alto, Bellevue, and Redmond. Please call us at (855) 383-7546 to learn more.

At SkinSpirit, consultations for any service are always complimentary.

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