What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is a popular, non-surgical drug injection to reduce facial lines such as crow’s feet near the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, and vertical lines around the lips. This quick form of treatment targets the underlying causes of crow’s feet, lip lines, and frown lines to reduce and prevent their appearance. BOTOX has also been known to help with thick bands in the neck and thick jaw muscles. BOTOX is short for Botulinum Toxin, which is a purified substance produced by bacteria. This treatment targets the underlying causes of facial lines produced by consistent muscles contractions that people do when they frown, squint, or scrunch their lips over the years. Repeated contractions from the eyelid muscles are the main cause of crow’s feet lines, mouth muscles contribute to lip lines, and forehead muscles contribute to frown lines.
How are facial wrinkles formed?
Facial wrinkles are produced for several reasons including years of repeated facial reactions. Additionally, facial wrinkles are also caused by cellular changes as part of the aging process, collagen reduction, exposure to the sun (such as free radicals), and environmental issues that cause damage to facial features. Frowning or making funny faces, causes the muscles between the eyebrows to move together. This contraction makes the skin fold. When facial contracts are done consistently over time, permanent lines are formed. The same occurrence happens when a person squints, smiles, or tightens their lips; the lines become permanent. Also, as people age, the skin on the face begins to loosen, which will also deepen facial lines.
How Does BOTOX eliminate facial lines?
By injecting BOTOX, the muscles causing facial lines are temporarily relaxed and the cells reduce activity, which allows the skin to fill in lines and enhance facial appearance. Our doctors inject BOTOX into specific muscles contributing to facial lines, which are determined during an initial consultation. By injecting muscles, BOTOX disrupts nerve signals that feed the muscles, restricting the muscle from contracting. When this happens, the muscles are essentially relaxing to allow the skin to fill the deep creases in the skin that make lines, creating a smoother look over crow’s feet lines.
How Much Does BOTOX Cost?
After your consultation, the doctors at Mango Clinic will discuss your injection options, the best location on your body to inject to achieve your desired look, and establish an individualized injection plan that fits your schedule. Depending on the area you would want to treat, a doctor will recommend a number of treatments that will be required for your injections to be successful. Total cost for BOTOX may vary and greatly depend on the number of treatments required. A doctor will also consider the depth of the facial lines and skin condition prior to providing an estimated cost for your BOTOX treatment.
Schedule a consultation to discuss your treatment options and learn how BOTOX can help you achieve the facial appearance you’ve been looking for. Call Mango Clinic in Miami at (305)776-2898 to schedule an appointment today.