What You Need to Know about Botox Injections

Botox - Before And After
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Men and women, young and old, can benefit from getting Botox injections. Since the early 2000s, Botox has continued to be the most sought after cosmetic procedure. Whether you’re simply looking to improve your appearance, eliminate excessive sweating, or minimize oversized muscles in your face that cause your teeth to clench, Botox is a fast and simple solution that gives you the results you need.

Depending on the size of your muscles, and the distribution and sensitivity to the product, the amount of Botox needed varies, as does the cost. The different areas of your face also require different units of Botox. The least being under the eyes at a standard 2 units, and between 25 and 35 for the masseter. However, if you’re looking to reduce perspiration in your back, breasts, groin, scalp, palms, or buttocks then the units are generally 50-100 per injection.

Botox injections pose minimal discomfort for the patient. Using needles typically used for injecting insulin, which are very small and very sharp, there is minimal discomfort and it usually subsides after the initial entry. However, patients could request that the doctor applies a numbing salve to be applied.

The results of getting Botox take at least one to two weeks to fully show but the results are worth it. Whenever your frown lines, neck creases, perspiration, or even your smile become bothersome, you should consider Botox as a solution. The procedure can take as little as fifteen minutes for results that last months.