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*Individual results may vary.
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Studies have also suggested that botulinum toxin A is effective in relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes. Our injection nurses can recommend botulinum toxin A injections alone or in conjunction with soft tissue fillers depending on the nature and severity of your facial lines. All cosmetic injections of botulinum toxin A and soft tissue injectable fillers are performed by trained, registered nurse injectors, under the supervision of Dr. Vartany.
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What is the cost of Botulinum Toxin A injections?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is charged at $11.00 per unit
Dysport® is charged at $11.00 per 3 units (equivalent to 1 unit of BOTOX® Cosmetic)
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are both Botulinum Toxin A medications made by different manufacturers.
How many units will I need?
The Registered Nurse that performs your injections will need to determine how many units of Botulinum Toxin A are required for your desired results. The *average number of units vary between patients but usually fall between the following ranges:
*These ranges are for a more natural/conservative look where the movement of the muscle is still visible. If you would like a more “frozen” look, you can discuss this with your nurse at the time of your treatment.
When will I see results?
You may begin to notice results as early as 24 to 48 hours after treatment. It may take up to 4 days for moderate to severe frown lines. Final results may be expected 7 to 10 days following treatment. These results can typically last up to 4 months. Results will always vary per individual. In rare cases, you may be resistant to Botulinum Toxin A and may not be a good candidate for this procedure.
Should I avoid anything before or after treatment?
Three days before treatment, avoid any blood thinners, including but not limited to: aspirin, Motrin®, Advil®, Excedrin®, Aleve®, or any other non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. The intake of certain vitamins such as: Vitamins D, E, C and Omega-3 may make you more susceptible to bruising.
You should not receive any facials over the treated areas for 3 – 4 days after your procedure.
Avoid exercising on the same day as your treatment.
Keep your head elevated above your heart for 3 – 4 hours following treatment.
What should I expect after treatment?
After your treatment, you can resume your day with minimal downtime. You may experience redness, swelling and/or bruising at the injection site. You may lightly ice the area, immediately following treatment, to reduce initial bruising and swelling.
What are some procedures that may compliment my Botulinum Toxin A treatment?
Important Facts about the Safety and Risks of Botulinum Toxin A
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