BOTOX is an FDA-approved drug (onabotulinumtoxinA) used to treat fine lines and wrinkles on the face in specific areas ( crow's feet, glabella/frown lines between the eyesbrows). Since its approval in 1989, It has revolutionized the anti-aging world and provides a dramatic reduction in face wrinkles. While customarily used in middle-aged female patients, younger women are using BOTOX to prevent wrinkles and men are beginning to increase their use of the drug. BOTOX is also used for some medical conditions such as migraine headaches, focal primary hyperhidrosis (localized excessive sweating), and esophageal spasms.
How does BOTOX work?
What should I know about BOTOX?
Side effects to know?
While there are many side effects that can happen with an injectable drug ( allergic reactions as skin rashes or anaphylaxis, difficulty breathing from BOTOX spread, skin infection), the most common ones I warn patient's about are:
How to enhance your BOTOX treatment?
What are the benefits of starting BOTOX early?
As a cosmetic, BOTOX is purchased from Allergan at about $6 a unit by the prescriber and administered in a clinic setting. Typically individuals desiring BOTOX will pay anywhere from $9 to $15 a unit. Since a person might need anywhere from 10 to 60 units of BOTOX, the cost can add up to several hundred dollars every three to four months. Consult with your BOTOX clinician as to how many units are ideal for your areas of concern to better confirm how much funds to put towards this anti-aging investment.
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