What is Botox?
Botox is an injectable treatment that is derived from a bacterium capable of inhibiting signals sent to your facial muscles. The facial muscles targeted are those responsible for the normal expressions we make every day. This includes smiling, blinking, talking, and raising our eyebrows. Performing these actions are what contribute to the deep fine lines and wrinkles that become prevalent in the face as we get older.
In controlled amounts, Botox can limit the signals that cause the facial muscles to contract and actively work to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.
Benefits of Botox
Botox is a minimally invasive treatment that can provide stunning results without the need for an invasive surgical procedure. In just 15 minutes, patients can achieve a more youthful look and return to their normal activities in no time. Many patients opt to receive the treatment over their lunch breaks and go back to work feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Botox can help treat many signs of aging, including:
- Horizontal forehead furrows or creases
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
In addition to these cosmetic benefits, Botox has also been used for treating migraines and excessive sweating.
Good Candidates for Botox
Botox is the ideal treatment for those who desire smoother more youthful skin without the need for an invasive surgical procedure. If you’re considering Botox treatment, it’s important that you are in good physical health and have realistic expectations about the possibilities of the procedure. We’ll assess the current state of your skin and your medical history to determine if you’d make a good candidate for the treatment.
How Much Does Botox Cost?
The price of Botox treatments will vary from person to person depending on their individual needs. We’ll analyze your skin to determine the number of units required to achieve your desired look. Once we have developed your customized treatment plan, we’ll go over the cost that you can expect to pay.
Contact Our Office
Dr. Matthew Steele is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is dedicated to providing patients with excellent cosmetic services. If you’re interested in learning more about Botox treatments, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.