For anyone looking for a rested appearance, Botox is an excellent investment. Botox injections are a safe and effective procedure for experienced doctors to perform.
Although there are many benefits to having Botox treatments, the price can be a downside – Botox is not cheap. Like any good investment, Botox treatments require good decision making and, most importantly, the proper information to make good decisions.
There are a lot of different factors to take into account when choosing a Botox provider. As a consumer, you need to understand what is most important so that you can ask your doctor the right questions and make good treatment decisions.
So, what should you know when purchasing Botox?
You should know what Botox does.
Botox is used to smooth wrinkles and treat fine lines by relaxing the muscles underneath the wrinkles/lines.
The important thing to remember here is that Botox smooths wrinkles. It does not replace lost volume, like the kind that causes under eye bags.
You should know what Botox treats.
Botox is used to smooth the wrinkles and lines that occur to the sides of the eyes, called Crow’s Feet, as well as the lines between our eyebrows (11 lines.)
Botox does not treat eye bags or sunken cheeks, and does not fill the lips. Many people mistake the effects of Botox when fillers are a better choice.
You should know how Botox is priced.
Botox is typically sold, and priced, by the unit. A common price for Botox in New York City is $16 per unit.
Because Botox is supplied as a powder, the provider must mix the powder with a solution. The amount of solution used with the Botox powder should not affect the price.
You should know how long Botox lasts.
One of the most attractive aspects of Botox is that it is temporary, meaning no long-term commitment required. Botox is short acting and results typically last for up to three months.
You are now equipped with some basic information to make good treatment decisions. Remember, Botox is not for lip plumping!