How Does Botox® Work?
Botox® uses a neuromodulator called botulinum toxin A to relax lines and wrinkles. This molecule interacts with the nerve cells that tell facial muscles when to contract. It stops the nerve from sending signals to the muscle, so it stops moving and lets the overlying skin relax and become smooth.
Although you will often see Botox® referred to as a neurotoxin, it does not cause any harm to the nerve or muscle. Both will return to normal functioning as soon as your Botox® wears off. During the time the muscle stays inactive, the skin gets a break from the constant pulling and tugging. If you have regular Botox® treatments, you can even prevent these lines and wrinkles from getting worse. Some younger people choose it as a method for avoiding expression lines before they appear.
How Much Does Botox® Cost?
Your cost for Botox® will depend on which areas you want to be treated, how much Botox® you will need, and your provider’s pricing. The average cost for Botox® is $400 per treatment, although this will vary widely between different areas and providers. You can save on regular sessions by joining our Botox® Club.
How Long Will Botox® Last?
Results from Botox® take three to seven days to develop fully. Results will last three to four months. You may choose to have appointments for regular Botox® sessions to maintain your youthful appearance.
Am I a Good Candidate for Botox®?
If you have lines and wrinkles around your eyes, between your brows, or on your forehead, you may be a good candidate for Botox®.