Botox Cosmetic Jacksonville
Perhaps the best known of the injectable, non-surgical procedures is Botox. A purified from of the botulinum toxin type A bacteria, Botox works by blocking the nerve signals in the muscles thereby leaving them unable to contract. It is used mainly in the forehead area to stop frowning and furrows in the brow. The effects of Botox typically last 3-4 months depending upon the patient.
When considering the cost of Botox treatments you must take into account the price structure of the practitioner you are consulting. Some doctors offer a fixed price for one area, however different patients need different amounts depending upon their individual case so a more realistic guide to cost is how much does it cost per unit and how many units will be needed for the area in question?
While it may seem easy to inject a small amount of Botox into the facial area there is something of an art behind the use of Botox. There are more than 43 muscles in the face and it takes someone with medical knowledge and an intuitive feel to ensure that only the muscles responsible for causing lines are targeted thereby leaving the rest of the muscles free to allow for your natural expression.
Another product derived from the botulinum toxin type A bacteria is Dysport which works in the same way as Botox. Although the cost of Dysport is slightly less than the cost of Botox it is thought by some doctors to be a little weaker in strength and so more is needed to achieve the same results. However Dysport is thought to start working within a couple of days whereas Botox can take up to 10 days before the full affects are apparent.
Although it is uncommon it has been known for some patients to have adverse reactions to the botulinum toxin type A bacteria including headache, flu- like symptoms, temporary drooping of eyelids or facial muscles and flu-like symptoms. If you have any doubts about the possible side effects of Botox then please discuss this with your doctor.