BOTOX® Cosmetic Patient
BOTOX® Cosmetic - Quick Facts
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® Injections
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® injections (dilute neurotoxins), are one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures performed due to their ease of use and supreme effectiveness in treating common types of wrinkles. Nancy Honsa, our Skin Center MedSpa’s Nurse Practitioner, will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you. The actual injection process generally takes about 10 to 20 minutes.
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are FDA-approved injections that work best in the upper third of the face to temporarily smooth frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal bands of wrinkles across the forehead, and crow’s feet at the corners of the eye. It can also be used in the chin and nasal area as well to reduce muscle tightness and improve facial appearance.
During the procedure, a small amount of BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® is injected directly into the muscles that create the wrinkles. Repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years are an underlying cause of frown lines and crow’s feet, and these treatments allow the muscles to relax by preventing small muscle contractions in these areas. Habitual muscle contractions are blocked, but you don’t lose the ability to show expression in the treated areas. You’ll look like yourself—only with less noticeable frown lines and crow’s feet.
Clinical results typically last from three to six months. After that you may wish to return for another injection. It has been our experience that with every treatment, the effect of these relaxers appears to last longer, often up to several months. BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are used in extremely small amounts and does not spread from the injection site so you will be able to return to full activity immediately.
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® complications are minimal, however, some patients can experience slight bruising, or in rare instances a slight, temporary drooping of the eyelid. Patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding or who have a neurologic disease should not use BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, or any other neurotoxin relaxer.
Cost per treatment area varies, but these are good guidelines:
- Frown lines: $280-$350
- Forehead: $140-$280
- Crow’s Feet: $280-$420
Our Skin Center MedSpa encourages our patients to sign up for discounts on BOTOX® Cosmetic through the Brilliant Distinctions rewards program and on Dysport® through the Aspire Galderma Rewards program.
BOTOX® for Severe Underarm Sweating
- BOTOX® injections treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating when topical medications are ineffective.
- Patients experience reduced underarm sweating four weeks after injections.
- Average units used is 100- 50 under each arm. Average cost-$1400.00
Ambassador Rewards Program
We reward our patients for their loyalty through our Ambassador Rewards Program. Patients can earn up to $200 off treatments and injectables, as well as free products. Patients are automatically signed up after their first purchase or treatment in our office.
BOTOX® Cosmetic – Brilliant Distinctions
We participate in Brilliant Distinctions, Allergan’s rewards program that allows you to accrue 200 points for BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments, which can be redeemed for $20 in savings off future Allergan treatments and products. Register at www.BrilliantDistinctionsProgram.com.
Dysport® – ASPIRE Galderma Rewards
We participate in ASPIRE Galderma Rewards, a program that gives you a $20 treatment certificate upon signing up and allows you to earn 200 points with each Dysport® treatment. Your points can be redeemed for certificates that can be applied toward Galderma aesthetic treatments in the future. Register at www.ASPIRErewards.com.
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Dr. Marcus & Staff strive to make your Cosmetic Surgery experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible.