Botox is one of the most popular aesthetic services in the United States, and has been for over 10 years. It is a purified protein derived from a naturally occurring substance that helps to slim the face and diminish the look of wrinkles.
Botox has also been shown to slim the appearance of a “square face” when injections are concentrated in the masseter muscle (the muscle around the jawline). When administered properly, Botox will relax this muscle and actually give the face a narrower appearance!
This is also a great option for people who clench and grind their teeth at night, as Botox relaxes your muscles and can ease the tension and stiffness that carries over into your day. The amount of Botox used during treatment will vary for each client due to biological factors and the severity of the issues in the treatment area.
A unit is the measurement used to determine the amount of Botox given, so the next question now is, “How many units of Botox do I need?” Most of our clients use Botox for problem areas like the forehead, upper eyelids, neck, and the areas around the brow. Some treatment areas need only 5 units, while others may need 20!
Our Master Providers are expertly trained to evaluate your concerns and advise you on the best course of action. A completely free, no-obligation consultation with one of our Master Providers is available to all of our patients at any time to advise you on exactly what you need.
While you won’t know exactly how many units of Botox you need until you visit us, here’s a quick guide on the typical amounts of Botox used on each area for most clients:
Alternative Botox Uses
Botox can also be used for more than just relaxing wrinkles! Over the last decade, Botox has proven to be helpful in preventing excessive sweating, also known as Hyperhidrosis. It is typically injected under the arms, in the palms of the hands, and on the soles of the feet. This blocks the neural message from sweat glands to secrete sweat. These injections have been shown to decrease sweating by up to 87%!
From wrinkle relaxing to sweat prevention, Botox is truly one of the best non-invasive aesthetic treatments out there. It’s also virtually painless! Most people report no pain at all with Botox injections. The needle used for Botox is much thinner than the average needle, such as those used to draw blood.
There is no numbing medicine administered for these injections, because none is needed! Botox is one of the safest cosmetic treatments available. Long-term study results have shown that 853 treatment sessions over a 9 year period resulted in no side-effects for 99% of participating patients.
Clients can sneak in a Botox treatment within their workday and resume their normal routine right after without missing a beat. There are practically no signs that a procedure was done except for a barely noticeable prick mark or minor bruising. Allergic reactions and side-effects are extremely rare. It’s important for potential clients to discuss their known allergies, or medications, during your free consultation to ensure your Master Provider chooses the treatment for you.
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