For individuals who desire non-surgical-surgical facial rejuvenation, Botox® may be a viable solution used to smooth wrinkles on the face. Botox® injections are also used to treat neck spasms, sweating, overactive bladder, lazy eye, and other conditions. Botox shots also may help prevent migraine.
Botox® shots block certain chemical signals from nerves that cause muscles to contract. The most common use is to relax the facial muscles that cause frown lines and other facial wrinkles.
Botox® is FDA approved and delivered to the desired facial area via a thin needle. A Botox® procedure is performed in-office with an approximate duration of 10-20 minutes.
A Retuva professional will discuss the risks, alternatives, and expected results of Botox® treatment during a complimentary personalized consultation.
How Many Units Will I Need?
When it comes to Botox treatments, each patient is unique. The number of Botox units you'll need will depend on your facial anatomy and desired result.
If you have stronger facial muscles, you will need more units, whereas weaker facial muscles typically require fewer units. Some areas of the face naturally have stronger muscles than others, (such as the muscles of the jaw), while other muscles may be more well-developed depending on use, (like the muscles needed to form a smile). Additionally, this is one area where gender makes a significant difference: men generally will have much stronger facial muscles than women and, as a result, require more Botox units to get the desired results.
Here are what the average units of Botox for the different areas of the face are, so you have a baseline of what to expect when doing your first treatment:
How Long Does Botox® Last?
Botox injections usually begin working 1 to 3 days after treatment, though it can take a week or more to see full results. Not all people have visible results or relief from symptoms.
Depending on the problem being treated, the effect may last 3 to 4 months. To maintain the effect, you'll likely need regular follow-up injections spaced at least three months apart.
Botox is ideal for men and women of any age who seek to eliminate facial lines and wrinkles.