One of the first signs of aging is the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is one of the most effective treatments to erase fine and wrinkles, leaving you looking years younger and helping you feel better when you look in the mirror. This magical solution first appeared in the U.S. markets as the celebrity secret to looking younger, but the treatment has since become the go-to choice for reducing wrinkles and preventing new wrinkles from forming.
Botox injections relax the facial muscles, causing existing wrinkles to relax and often disappear. The most common injection areas are the forehead, frown lines between the eyebrows, and the smile lines around the eyes. Botox also has other effective applications, including the treatment of migraines, excessive sweating even psoriasis.
Many people think that the only thing to consider when selecting a Botox provider is the price. However, there are two important things to consider when deciding where to get your Botox injections. The first thing to know is that not all Botox is created the same (quite literally). All Botox is mixed with saline to help it spread into the muscle when injected. The normal mixing ratio is 1 cc of Botox to 3 cc of saline, which is the ratio you will receive at Kwan Dermatology. Many other Botox providers will dilute the Botox at a 1 to 5 ratio. This makes the treatments less effective, not last as long, and require more units per treatment area. So while your unit cost may appear lower, you will have to pay for more units overall. Lower pricing than the going rate usually means that the Botox is being mixed at a higher ratio.
The other important consideration when deciding where to go to get your Botox is who will be giving you your injections. At Kwan Dermatology, you will only receive your Botox treatments from a qualified physician who understands facial anatomy. There are many areas in the face where Botox must be avoided to ensure that your face does not droop or become uneven in appearance. If you are seeking a solution for fine lines and wrinkles, Botox is a safe and effective solution. If you are interested in having your Botox administered effectively by a medically trained professional to achieve your aesthetic goals, please contact us to schedule a consultation. Together we will develop a treatment plan that will erase your lines and leave you looking refreshed and natural.
The cost of Botox treatments varies depending on the size of the treatment area and the severity of wrinkles. The average price of Botox is about $20 per unit. Dr. Kwan can provide you with an estimated cost at the time of your consultation.