Sites treated with BOTOX®:
- Forehead – For the horizontal “worry” lines
- Glabella – For the vertical “angry” lines between the eyebrows
- Crow’s Feet – For the fine lines around your eyes
Cost of BOTOX:
- $12 per Unit
- You pay for exactly what you get!
- NEW BOTOX® clients get BOTOX® for $10 per unit
- Existing clients: refer a new BOTOX® client and you both get BOTOX® for $10 per unit
(the new client must mention you as a referring source when they make their appointment)
Patients who are scheduling the procedure for the holidays or for special events should note that it takes 3-5 days for it to be become effective; and it sometimes takes 1-2 weeks to be maximally effective. The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic lasts an average of 3-4 months; although some patients have pointed out that the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic seem to last longer and longer after multiple treatments. The simple nonsurgical procedure is administered in a series of injections which takes about 10 minutes to complete.
What Can BOTOX® Do For You?
It reduces the appearance of the horizontal lines of the forehead
The horizontal lines of the forehead are caused by a combination of a hyperactive forehead muscles and increasing laxity and descent of the brows. BOTOX® reduces the activity of treated muscles, which decreases the strength and activity of the forehead muscles. However, BOTOX® may not take away the lines completely if the muscles are strong or the lines are deep.
It reduces the appearance of the vertical lines ( angry elevens) between the brows
The vertical angry lines between the eyebrows (otherwise called the angry elevens – 11s) are caused by a combination of hyperactive glabella muscles and increasing laxity and descent of the brows. BOTOX® reduces the activity of the treated muscles and can decrease the strength and activity of these muscles.However, BOTOX® may not take away the lines completely if the muscles are strong or the lines are deep.
It reduces the appearance of the crows feet lines (squint lines) around the eyes
The crow’s feet lines between by the eyes (otherwise called the squint lines) are caused by a combination of hyperactive muscles around the eyes and increasing laxity of the forehead. BOTOX® reduces the activity of the treated muscles and can decrease the strength and activity of these muscles. However, BOTOX® may not take away the lines completely if the muscles are strong or the lines are deep.
It reduces the wrinkles and lines around the lips
Raising the corners of the mouth: The corners of the mouth go down over time with age as the frown muscles take over with gravity. This appearance makes you look angry and sad. BOTOX® reduces the activity of the treated muscles and can decrease the strength and activity of these muscles raising the corners of the mouth, making you look happy. Turn that frown upside down!
Reducing the Vertical Lines above the Upper Lip: The vertical lines of the upper lip are often mistakenly thought of as smokers lines. These lines are a hallmark sign of aging and loss of facial volume around the mouth as well as hyperactivity of the muscles above the lip. BOTOX® can be injected into the lines above the lip to weaken the muscles that act on these lines.
It reduces sweating (palms and underarms)
Up to 8 million Americans are affected by Hyperhidrosis (abnormally excessive sweating), often up to four times the average, which can result in social embarrassment or interfere with daily activities. BOTOX® temporarily blocks the sweat gland receptors, reducing their ability to sweat. Commonly treated areas include the underarms, the palms of the hands, and the feet, and treatment can be effective for up to 6 months.
It reduces migraine headaches
Patients who suffer from constant headaches understand that migraine and tension headaches can be debilitating. Using BOTOX® in the forehead and head relaxes muscles and reduces muscular tension which might otherwise trigger a headache. BOTOX® has been shown to be very effective in some patients in reducing/eliminating headaches in terms of both frequency and duration.
What Other Conditions are Treated by BOTOX®
BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA), binds to nerve endings and inhibits the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (Ach). This leads to a decrease in muscular contractions. It is therefore effective in the treatment of:
- Cervical dystonia
- Axillary hyperhydrosis
Why Choose Dr. Chang for your BOTOX® Treatment?
Dr. Chang is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with over 10 years of experience. He is a Platinum Provider Account for Allergan (the makers of BOTOX®), and has trained physicians, nurses, and physician assistants in Virginia and throughout the US in the administration of BOTOX®. In addition, Dr. Chang treats by the area and offers a touch-up policy, meaning you will get the best treatment and not be cheated (unlike offices who treat by the unit, and only give you 5 units when you are paying for 10).
What Can You Expect
- Patients should not expect effects for up to 3 days
- Maximum effect can be expected at 2 weeks
- Although BOTOX® is generally well tolerated, some patients may experience bruising
- Each treatment session can take between 10 to 20 minutes
- BOTOX® remains effective on average for 3 to 4 months
- First time patients or those with hyperactive muscles may experience shorter durations
- BOTOX® effectively lasts longer the more regularly it is used as the muscles potentially weaken
- Exercise is discouraged for 24 hours
- Patients should remain upright for 2 hours after the treatment to prevent spread
How Does BOTOX® Work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein extracted from the Bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. When it is injected into the muscle, it weakens the muscle, preventing it from moving and “wrinkling” the overlying skin. The lines soften and often disappear completely. Since the approval of BOTOX® Cosmetic by the FDA in 2002, it has become the number-one physician administered aesthetic procedure in the United States.