Botox 

What's It For?

 

BOTOX®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® are FDA approved to treat fine lines and wrinkles associated with movement such as frowning and smiling. These neuromodulators can also treat TMJ pain associated with teeth grinding and for masseter muscle reduction.

 

 

How Does It Work?

 

BOTOX®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®  all work via neuromodulation to limit muscle movement. The neurotoxin is injected into the muscle to erase wrinkles caused by frowning, smiling, and other muscle contractions, thereby softening fine lines and wrinkles. Here at Lushful Aesthetics we focus on global optimization by treating the glabellar complex, forehead lines, crows feet, bunny lines, and in some cases temples. The average patient at our practice utilizes between 64-96 units. Therefore, we utilize a set price that provides you up to 100 units of toxin to address all areas of the face to create balance and harmony. Patients looking to treat additional muscles, such as masseters and platysmal bands, that may exceed the included 100 units can take advantage of our reduced pricing of $9/unit. We do not treat isolated areas here at Lushful Aesthetics, as this often leads to poor results and dissatisfaction from patients. 

 

Every Botox appointment begins with a thorough consultation where the patient is taught the basic anatomy to gain an understanding of why we are treating the areas of concern. Here at Lushful Aesthetics we take great pride in not skipping corners on our treatments and focusing on delivering optimal results. 

 

Patients are always seen two weeks after their Botox appointment to assess if additional Botox is needed. If additional units are required at the two week follow-up, they are always complimentary.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

Before Your Visit: 

  • Avoid alcohol consumption for 3 days prior to receiving injections. 

  • Consult with your medical provider, discontinue blood thinning medication such as Ibuprofen, Excedrin, Aspirin, Aleve, and Fish Oil a week prior to injections. 

     

 

   After Your Visit: 

 

  • No working out for 24 hours after receiving BOTOX®/Dysport®/ Xeomin®. 

  • No laying down flat for 4 hours. 

  • No makeup for 24 hours. 

  • Avoid rubbing the treated areas for 4 hours. 

  • Toxin takes a full 2 weeks to be completely activated. Please allow the full 2 weeks before judging the result. We always schedule patients for a 2 week follow up to be sure the results are optimal. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

                                                     Botox FAQ's

How long does BOTOX® last? 

BOTOX® usually lasts 3 months on average. Some people find it may last a little longer. 

Will my face be frozen? 

Being frozen is not the goal for most patients. You will not be frozen unless you request to have very restricted movement. Typically, patients' goals are to have limited movement for a natural refreshed appearance. 

Why do I need to come back in 2 weeks after my appointment? 

Coming back for your 2 week appointment is crucial to see if you need any touch-ups. Sometimes patients need an extra unit here or there. Because it’s usually just a sprinkle if a touch up is even necessary, there is no additional cost. We make a note in your chart so we know how much to adjust for your next treatment. 

How do I know how many units I need? 

The amount of units you’ll need will be determined during our assessment. The ultimate thing to keep in mind is that stronger facial muscles require more neurotoxin for movement restriction. We’ll of course also keep in mind your goals and how much movement you’d like to have post-treatment. 

My friend usually just gets 30 units, can I do the same? 

It’s important for us to do an assessment to determine how many units are appropriate for your unique facial anatomy. We don’t want to under/over correct your muscle movement. 

What is “baby” Botox? 

Baby Botox is a marketing term that describes using small doses of BOTOX® to prevent the formation of wrinkles. Keep in mind, you still need the correct dosing for your unique anatomy and there isn’t a set unit amount for “baby Botox”. Most patients seeking “baby Botox” want mild restriction to prevent harsh lines from forming, and that’s perfectly fine and achievable. 

Does BOTOX® prevent wrinkles? 

Yes, if started early enough. BOTOX® and other neurotoxins can delay the onset of wrinkles associated with muscle movements from forming. Wrinkles associated from sleeping (your face squishing against the pillow) and wrinkles associated from skin collagen loss are not prevented from treatments with BOTOX® and other neurotoxins. 

Why do I still have wrinkles after BOTOX®? 

Some patients require a touch-up at their 2 week appointment to perfect their results. Keep in mind, it’s always better to under treat you initially, especially if it’s your first time receiving BOTOX®. We can always add more at your 2 week follow-up appointment, but over treatment cannot be corrected - you will have to wait for the effects of the neurotoxin to wear off. Additionally, wrinkles from lifestyle (sun exposure, face squishing on pillow, etc) and collagen loss are not improved with neurotoxin injections. 

BOTOX®, Dysport®, AND Xeomin® PRICING 

Global Optimization (up to 100 units): $900

Additional units will be charged at $9/unit

Hyperhidrosis (underarm sweating) Treatment:

300 units for $2500

HangTox™ & ShowTox™ Treatment:

300 units for $2500

Toxin prices are for Xeomin. All other toxins will be charged at $14/unit.