The cosmetic form of Botox is a popular non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, crows feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck.
Botox is a purified substance that’s derived from bacteria. Commonly known types of botulinum toxin type A injections include Botox and Dysport.
Injections of botox blocks muscular nerve signals, which then weaken the muscle so it can’t contract. The end result is diminished unwanted facial wrinkles.
Botox can be used to help smooth:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead furrows
- Frown lines
- Skin bands on the neck
The cost of botox injections can vary.
A surgeon’s cost may be based on the expertise and qualifications of the person performing the treatment, time and effort the treatment requires.
Most Medical insurance does not cover cosmetic surgery or its complications.
Costs may include:
- Prescriptions for medication
- Surgeon’s fee
- Surgical facility costs
When choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon in you area for botox, remember that the surgeon’s experience and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final cost of the procedure.
Smiling, frowning, squinting, and even chewing – basically any facial movement – can eventually lead to one of the most common signs of aging: wrinkles. They can make you appear tired or even angry when you are not. One of the quickest and safest remedies to remove wrinkles is an injection of botox type A.
Botox can be combined with other cosmetic skin procedures – such as chemical peels, dermal fillers, or microdermabrasion – to further improve your results. This combination of therapies can even help to prevent the formation of new lines and wrinkles.
Total sun blockage can be achieved by putting titanium dioxide on panicularly vulnerable areas of the body such as the nose and cheeks. These products in their opaque form provide complete blockage from the sun's rays and the users can be identified by the war-like paint on their faces.
Recently it has been discovered that utanium dioxide of a microscopic size of 10 to 50 nanometers is relatively transparent to visible light, but scatters ultraviolet light well, up to a sun protection factor of 15. In this form it becomes a sun screen rather than a sun block, for example PreSun 21 and Ombrelle 30 both contain titanium dioxide.
Melanin, the pigmen our skin cells produce, has been added to creams to provide a good block for both UV A and UVB light rays. The creams are light to medium brown in color giving the skin a slightly darker hue when applied.
You may notice results within a few days, but it can take up to a week to see the full effect.This improvement typically lasts about three to four months.
When the effects of botox begin to fade, your muscle reactions and the wrinkles will return