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Areas for Botox

The best way to figure out where Botox can be administer is to visit a doctor and ask him specifically as each individual will get a different result. Generally, Botox is a affective way to get rid of wrinkles in the facial area. That does not mean that Botox gets rid of all wrinkles.  Botox works on muscles by relaxing them. The regions with a lot of muscle activity will benefit the most from Botox. Surprise lines, frown lines and crow’s feet are the most popular and successful areas where Botox can be successful. Smoker’s lines may also be diminished by Botox injections, however, if a person is an active smoker, the effect could be very limited. It is because smoking promotes motion of the muscles responsible for creating these lines. Botox cannot tighten sagging skin. If your skin is sagging, you need to use other cosmetic procedure to fix that problem. Botox cannot stretch or remove wrinkles.

Botox Injection Cost

One of the questions that everyone wants to know about getting Botox Injections is how much is it going to cost me.  Accordingly to national averages, a single Botox injection by a board certified surgeon will cost you about $375.  The price will defer based on where you live.  For example, getting a botox injection in Beverly Hills is going to cost a lot more than in Lincoln Park, Chicago.  The cost will also fluctuate based on the amount of Botox needed and the area being treated.  A treatment of the facial area requiring multiple injections, like around the eyes will range from $290 to $650.  A large areas like your forehead will cost about $800.00.  The difference in averages is heavily dependent on the quality and experience of the doctor administrating the Botox.  Naturally, a more experience doctor with favorable results is going to cost more than getting injections from a new inexperience doctor.  Kinda like the adage, you get what you pay for.

Botox – How Often

It is often asked how often can you get botox injections?  Well that assumes that we know how long a Botox treatment lasts.  In general, the benefits of a Botox injection will last from two months to six months depending on the individual.  Some people think they need a injection as soon as they see a wrinkle.  Others wait until the effects of their last shot completely wear off until they get their next shot.

The fact of the matter is that repeat injections do not affect the effectiveness of future treatments.  You are perfectly fine with getting injections as you think you need them.  Cost will be the main deciding factor to ask yourself.

Botox for headaches.

Botox isn’t just to keep you from frowning. Botox can help your headaches.
During a Botox migraine treatment, doctors make an injection into the forehead, neck, and shoulders where patients are experiencing pain and tension. The botulism toxin is thought to eliminate migraines by reducing muscle tension and thus creating less strain on the nervous system. Not only can decreasing stress on the nervous system prevent migraines from developing, headaches that do occur are often less severe because Botox purportedly blocks pain receptors in nerve cells.

Side Effects

Any time someone is going to sticks needles into your face, there are going to be some side effects.  However, for many, the benefits outweigh any temporary pain or discomfort that they may experience.  That is why it is important to have a train professional to do the injection because you can avoid a lot of discomfort.  So lets get to the point.  What are the discomforts that one might experience getting botox injections?  They are redness, itching, pain, bruising, and tenderness.  Some people experience some mild headaches while others experience flu like symptoms immediately after the procedures.