BOTOX® Cosmetic remains one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the country, with hundreds of thousands of men and women opting for this anti-aging treatment every year. Whether you are looking to smooth away lines and creases or would like to achieve a better-defined jawline, BOTOX injections could be right for you.
Dr. Reo Pugao of Martin Plastic Surgery in Las Cruces, New Mexico is an experienced BOTOX provider, blending together an aesthetic eye with highly skilled technique. Please contact us online or call our office at 575-521-7111 to schedule your consultation today.
Am I a Good Candidate?
BOTOX is most commonly used to temporarily reduce forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet and the “11 lines” between your eyebrows. For most people, BOTOX results last anywhere from 3 to 6 months before the product gradually fades away. However, there is some evidence that starting BOTOX sooner rather than later and getting regular injections over a long period of time may help to prevent more wrinkles from forming in the future.
While BOTOX can yield excellent results, it does have limitations as a nonsurgical solution. If you are concerned about more severe wrinkles, creases and sagging skin, a surgical solution such as a facelift or brow lift may be a more effective solution.
How much does a BOTOX cost?
The average cost of botulinum toxin injections in the US was $397 in 2018, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. BOTOX and other brands of botulinum toxin injections are measured in units, with the cost of one unit averaging around $20. Therefore, the total cost of your treatment largely depends on how many units of BOTOX is required to achieve the desired results. Costs of cosmetic treatments also vary by location.
While reputable plastic surgeon’s offices might occasionally offer deals or specials on BOTOX and other cosmetic treatments, prices that seem too good to be true are red flags. Instead of shopping by price, find an experienced, qualified provider in your area and then discuss costs, specials and financing.
How do I choose the best BOTOX provider near me?
Look for a provider who has plenty of experience administering BOTOX injections. The facility should be clean and well organized. Dr. Pugao’s extensive training and knowledge of the facial anatomy gives him the expertise to help his clients achieve natural-looking results.
What’s the best age to get BOTOX?
There’s no right or wrong age to start getting BOTOX. That said, some evidence suggests that getting BOTOX earlier in life could help to prevent wrinkles from showing up down the road. While there is also no age limit for getting BOTOX, very severe wrinkles and creases don’t generally respond as well to nonsurgical treatments like BOTOX.
If you’re not sure if BOTOX could be right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Pugao for more personalized information.
Do BOTOX injections hurt?
BOTOX injections require the use of a small needle, and most people report feeling little to no discomfort during treatment. A topical numbing agent can be used to help make you as comfortable as possible during your appointment. Immediately after getting BOTOX, you might notice some bruising or swelling at the injection site, but these side effects should resolve on their own in the next few days.
Is there downtime after BOTOX?
No, you can get right back to your normal daily activities after your BOTOX appointment. But you will be asked not to rub or massage the treated area for the first 24 hours after your appointment, and you’ll need to avoid vigorous physical exercise. This helps to prevent the BOTOX from migrating to other areas of your face.
When will I see my final results?
Many people notice immediate results directly after getting BOTOX. However, it can take up to 2 weeks to see your final results. So if you are planning on getting BOTOX before an important event, schedule your appointment at least two weeks beforehand to give yourself enough time for any bruising and swelling to diminish, as well as the product to settle into its final position.