Botox – Facts and Figures



Botox is one of the most common of the injectable skin treatments and treats a variety of conditions. If you’ve ever wondered what it costs, how long the results last and what the recovery time is like – look no further:

Botulinum Toxin Type A Injections – Outpatient Surgery
Description: Injection of botulinum toxin type A (Botox) into facial muscles inhibits muscle action, thereby decreasing forehead furrowing, frown lines, and wrinkles around the eyes; can also treat excessive perspiration in the underarms, palms, and soles of the feet.
Average Cost: $400 – $1,000
Length of Surgery: Minutes
Anesthesia: None required
Recovery Time: Immediate
Treatment Frequency: Every 4-6 months
Risks: Bruising, numbness, and burning during injections.  Eyelid droop is possible, but rare and temporary.
Duration of Results: Temporary
Essential Questions: 1. What brand of botulinum do you recommend and why?  Is it a botulinum type A?  Is it FDA-approved or am I part of an FDA clinical trial?
2. How long have you been using this brand?  What is your experience with this brand of botulinum?
3. Where will you inject me and what do you expect the injections to achieve?
4. What results do your patients experience and how long do they last?
5. Will you inject me yourself, or will a member of your staff?  What are his or her qualifications?

We hope that answered your questions about Botox treatments!

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