Botox® Injections in Brandon, FL
What is Botox®?
Botox® (less commonly known as Botulinum toxin type A) is a single, injectable, cosmetic, prescription medication that is FDA-approved to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults. Approved in 78 countries, Botox® cosmetics is a well-studied and tested medical aesthetic treatment for adults who want to look younger. The safety and efficacy of Botox® Cosmetic have been evaluated in both sponsored clinical trials as well as in peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals. Botulinum toxin type A (Botox®) contains tiny amounts of purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum (hence the name). According to Botox Cosmetics – “Approximately 10.9 million vials of Botox® cosmetic have been sold in the United States since 2002, and millions of people have already made Botox® cosmetic a part of what they do for themselves. Today, Botox® cosmetic is the #1 selling product of its kind in the world.”
How does Botox® work?
Years of frowning and squinting takes a toll on our appearance and make us look older than we are. Botox® is injected into these lines caused by frowning and temporarily smoothens them. The Botox® cosmetic injection temporarily reduces muscle activity to make you look younger. The injections targets underlying muscle activity, under the skin, to fight forehead lines, frown lines and crow’s feet forming between the eyebrows.
What to expect with Botox® injections
With Botox® cosmetic injections you may start seeing results within 24 to 48 hours that last up to 4 months. The injection has been explained to feel like a pinch however; topical numbing cream can be applied for those who feel they need it. Based on the muscles in your face, the treatment usually takes around 10 minutes. Botox® cosmetic injections require no time off work or downtime, commonly called a “lunchtime procedure” – you can get to work straight after the procedure.
How much does Botox® cost?
The cost of the injections not only covers the cost of the Botox® treatment but the expertise and qualification of the administering healthcare professional. Botox® cosmetic injections are highly sensitive, so looking for a qualified professional to administer the treatment is an important factor when looking at cost. Be aware of unlicensed people using unlicensed Botox® and risking your facial features. When looking for a qualified professional, be sure to ask plenty of questions and make sure you feel comfortable with them performing the procedure. Remember the results are difficult to reverse if you get unlicensed Botox® or use an unqualified professional.
Botox® Cosmetic injections in Lithia and Valrico, FL
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