We should start by knowing what botox is:
Botox is a drug made from a bacterium called Clostridium Botulinum and is used in medical treatments with certain muscular conditions and cosmetically remove wrinkles. Botox is the more popular cosmetic treatment with up to 6 million botox treatments administered every year.
Let’s look at how it Works:
When botox is injected it prevent signals from the nerve cells reaching muscles and therefore paralyzing them and avoiding nerves from realizing a chemical messenger called acetylcholine that cause muscle to contractions by blocking this chemicals botox avoid contraction of the muscle cells allowing the muscle to become less stiff.
The medical and cosmetical uses of botox are wide:
Botox is predominantly used as a treatment to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines in older adults. Beyond aesthetic applications, Botox has been found useful in treating a variety of medical conditions including eye squints, migraines, excess sweating and leaky bladders. Botulinum toxin is currently used to treat over 20 different medical conditions, with more applications under investigation.
Botox is administered like this:
is administered by diluting the powder in saline (sodium chloride) and injecting it directly into neuromuscular tissue. It takes 24-72 hours for botulinum toxin to take effect, which reflects the time needed for the toxin to disrupt the synaptosomal process. In very rare circumstances, it may take as long as 5 days for the full effect of botulinum toxin to be observed.
Botulinum toxin should not be used in pregnant or lactating women, or by people who have had a previous allergic reaction to the drug or any of its ingredients.
Now let’s talk about prices:
Botox is charge by units it can also be charge by area but charging by area can leads to fraud since the office can dilute the Botox by whatever ratio they want and the patient never actually knows how much Botox they have received. The price per unit is 7 dollars and the amount of units required depends on a pre-evaluation of every single case.