As we age, the elasticity of our skin declines, resulting in lines and wrinkles forming from years of vibrant facial expressions. Every frown, laugh, smile, and squint leaves a new line or wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes, and between the eyebrows. Dr. Schalit uses one of the most famous cosmetic treatments in the world, Botox®, to help patients regain their youthful complexions in one 15-minute procedure.
What is Botox®?
Botox® is a brand name for a cosmetic injection made from bacteria. The bacteria produce botulinum toxin, which temporarily blocks the signals between the nerves and the muscles. In medical treatments, Botox® may be used to treat eyelid twitching, bladder dysfunctions, migraines, and cervical dystonia.
Plastic surgeons use a lighter dosage to lessen facial wrinkles. Facial expressions are responsible for the majority of wrinkles and lines on the face. Dr. Schalit reduces your wrinkles by reducing specific muscle contractions without sacrificing natural expressions.
How Many Units of Botox® Do I Need?
The recommended dosage of Botox® by the manufacturer Allergan is four units per injection site, but the number of units used is at the discretion of your provider. Some people may need more units, while others may need less. The average number is 20 units per treatment site, but it may range between 10 and 30.
What is Baby Botox®?
Baby Botox® is a recent phenomenon that uses smaller doses than traditional injections for lighter results but less risk. Rather than 20 to 30 dosages, “Baby Botox®” uses the minimum suggested dosage (10 units) to lessen signs of wrinkles in photos but allow for more vibrant facial expressions. It is potentially cheaper due to the lower dosage, but it depends on the provider.
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Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our highly trained staff members at Dr. Schalit Cosmetic Facial Specialist will reach out to your promptly to schedule your appointment.
Average Cost of Botox®
Botox typically costs between $19 and $25 per unit but may cost as low as $10 per unit in smaller cities. For smaller treatments like crow’s feet, you may spend as low as $150. For larger treatments like forehead wrinkles, you may spend up to $600.
Results of Botox®
Dr. Schalit is an expert with Botox®, meaning you will have fewer wrinkles but won’t sacrifice your natural facial expressions. Results typically appear 3 to 7 days after your treatment and last between 3 to 4 months.
Since Botox® is not a permanent treatment, you may adjust the dosage until you achieve your ideal results. Discuss your goals and outcomes with Dr. Schalit and our staff during consultations and maintenance treatments.
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If you have further questions about Botox®, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with us in Daytona Beach, Florida today. Call us at (386) 252-6438 or fill out our convenient online contact form.