Five Popular Facial Areas For BOTOX Injections
For most men and women, the earliest signs of aging begin to appear on the face in their 30s and 40s. Some people even start to notice fine lines, wrinkles, and other evidence of aging in their 20s! Regardless of when it happens, facial aging can be discouraging and wreak havoc on a person’s confidence and self-esteem. While surgical procedures can certainly help, oftentimes, patients aren’t ready, willing, or able to go under the knife. Fortunately, nonsurgical treatments like injectable dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers can produce stunning results that keep a patient looking younger without expensive anesthesia fees and long recovery times.
Without a doubt, one of the most popular cosmetic injectables is BOTOX. The knowledgeable and professional team at JEM Medspa is proud to offer expert BOTOX injections, in addition to a wide variety of other nonsurgical treatments, to help Orland Park and Elmhurst, IL patients look and feel their best. Read on to learn more about how BOTOX can be used to give you a fresher, more youthful appearance, including what parts of the face it may benefit most.
What does BOTOX do?
BOTOX is an injectable neurotoxin that has several different uses. Some people use BOTOX for migraine relief, and patients with hyperhidrosis can dramatically reduce sweating and body odor with BOTOX injections. Another lesser-known application is using BOTOX for acne!
When used for cosmetic enhancement, BOTOX works by attaching itself to nerve receptors, rendering them paralyzed, and preventing the affected muscle from contracting. When the muscle becomes relaxed, dynamic lines and wrinkles are smoothed out, giving patients a much more youthful, relaxed, fresher appearance. For many people, the effects of aging make them appear angry or more tired than they actually are, which can be detrimental to their social lives and relationships. BOTOX is a fabulous way to brighten up the face and finally achieve an outward appearance that matches how young you feel on the inside!
Where can you get BOTOX on your face?
When most people think of getting BOTOX, the forehead is the first treatment area that comes to mind. You may be surprised to learn, however, that there are quite a few places on the face that are suitable for BOTOX injections. Five of the most common sites that are treated with BOTOX by the qualified and experienced injectors at JEM Medspa include:
1. Forehead (average of 15 – 30 units): Forehead lines account for a large majority of facial BOTOX injections, as they are among the earliest and most noticeable signs of aging to appear.
2. Glabella (average of 10 – 20 units): Also known as the “11” lines, the glabella lines that appear between the eyebrows are, often, some of the deepest lines on the face.
3. Crow’s feet (average of 5 – 15 units on each side): These fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear on the outside of the eyes as we age, usually due to smiling and other habitual muscle use.
4. Upper eyebrow (average of 2 – 5 units on each side): With just a small amount of BOTOX, patients can achieve an eyebrow lift effect to appear more youthful, awake, and refreshed.
5. Corners of the mouth (average of 3 – 10 units on each side): Smile lines, lip lines, and other wrinkles around the mouth are often associated with advanced age. When they appear early, which can happen for a variety of reasons, patients can appear much older than they actually are.
During your initial BOTOX consultation in Orland Park or Elmhurst, IL, your certified provider will thoroughly discuss your areas of concern and determine how BOTOX can best be used to help you achieve your desired outcome. In many cases, a combination of BOTOX and injectable dermal fillers can result in an even more stunning overall result.
How much does BOTOX cost?
The cost of BOTOX is calculated by how many units are injected, and the number of units required can vary from patient to patient depending on the severity of the concerns, the number of areas being treated, and other factors. Before receiving your first BOTOX injection at either our Elmhurst or Orland Park, IL locations, your JEM Medspa provider will discuss pricing and payment options with you to find a treatment plan that best fits your financial needs.
How long does BOTOX last?
Depending on the treatment area and the patient’s response, the results of BOTOX for the face can typically be enjoyed for about 3 – 4 months before a repeat injection is needed. Over time, many patients are able to space their injections out further.
How can I find the best BOTOX provider in Orland Park?
If you are ready to take your look to the next level and finally feel more confident and more beautiful than ever before, BOTOX may be the answer! Call the friendly JEM Medspa team at either of our Chicago-area locations in Orland Park or Elmhurst, IL to schedule your BOTOX consultation with one of our exceptional injectable specialists. Don’t wait any longer to start looking like the youthful, stunning, sexy person you feel like on the inside; call JEM Medspa today!