Botox in South Lake Tahoe, CA
What is Botox?
Botox is the most popular cosmetic injectable in the world. The active ingredient is derived from a bacteria called clostridium botulinum. When injected in tiny quantities, Botox smooths facial wrinkles and lines. It's the first and only treatment FDA-approved to temporarily make moderade to severe frown lines, crow's feet, and forehead lines smoother and softer.
Your medical history will be reviewed to make sure you are an appropriate candidate for Botox. Your provider will review all information about the treatment with you and will be able to answer any questions you may have.
The treatment is quick and easy and most people would describe the injections as a pinch. You will start seeing results in about 5-7 days and results last for about 3-4 months on average.
What to expect?
Is Botox dangerous?
Botox has been on the market for over 20 years, has been extensively studied, and has been found to be very safe. Botox is a technique-sensitive treatment and should only be performed by a licensed, trained professional who is a medical expert in facial anatomy.
Will my face look frozen after Botox injections?
When injected correctly and in appropriate quantity, the results of Botox injections should appear natural, never frozen. The “frozen-look” is generally due to injecting too much Botox or placement of the medication into the wrong muscle strands. So, after Botox injections you’ll look like yourself – only with less noticeable lines.
How much will the Botox be?
Botox is sold in units. The number of units you will need depends on how deep your wrinkles are and how strong the muscles are which can only be determined through assessment performed by our providers. The average price of Botox is $11 - 12 per unit.
For a price approximation:
average dosing for common areas include -
Between the eyes (11's): 12-20 units
Forehead: 10-14 units
Crow's feet: 6-12 units on each eye
Lip flip: 4 units
Bunny lines: 4 units
Dimpled chin: 5 units
TMJ (Masseter's): 15-25 units each side
Armpits (excessive sweating): 50 units each side
Platysmal bands: 20-30 units
Again, your recommended dosing could be more or less than these averages and the provider will be able to give you exact recommendations at the visit once they are able to visualize your lines and muscles.