Neuromodulators such as BOTOX®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®, are FDA-approved to treat fine lines and wrinkles associated with movement such as frowning and smiling. Lushful Aesthetic’s facial botox injections are performed by Dr. Chris Bustamante, DNP, NP-C (@InjectorChris) for both facial and body botox procedures. As a NYC Medspa that is LGBTQ and BIPOC owned, our MedSpa’s goal is to create a comfortable space for all, helping to soften facial appearances for those who want to prevent frown lines, a furrowed brow, and more. Facial botox injections can also treat TMJ pain associated with teeth grinding and for masseter muscle reduction.
$14 per unit
$900 Global Optimization | Unlimited units for the upper third of the face
BOTOX®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® all work via neuromodulation to limit muscle movement. Facial Botox Treatment Areas:
“Crows Feet” (Lines around the eyes)
“Bunny Lines” (Lines extending from the nose)
The Glabellar Complex, or lines between the eyebrows
Why Should You Get Facial Neurotoxin Injections? The neurotoxin is injected into the muscle to erase wrinkles and help soften your skin, these wrinkles may be caused by:
Other repetitive facial expressions
We do not treat isolated areas here at Lushful Aesthetics, as this often leads to poor results and dissatisfaction from patients. Global optimization pricing is for Xeomin®, other toxins are priced at $14/unit.
Pre-Facial Botox Assessment
Patients are always seen two weeks after their Botox appointment to assess if additional Botox is needed. If the patient received Global Optimization with Botox then any additional units required at the two week follow-up are complimentary. If the patient paid per unit, then additional units required at the two week follow-up will be charged as necessary.
Avoid alcohol consumption for 3 days prior to receiving facial botox injections.
Consult with your medical provider, discontinue blood thinning medication such as Ibuprofen, Excedrin, Aspirin, Aleve, and Fish Oil a week prior to injections.
Botox usually lasts 3-4 months on average.
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, which should occur within a few days after the injections.
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.
The number of neurotoxin units you’ll need will be determined during our in-office 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.
It’s important for us to do an assessment to determine how many units are appropriate for your unique facial anatomy. In line with our goal of global optimization, we have set a price that would cover all the units necessary for the upper third of the face to avoid unsatisfactory results.
Botox for smile lines is a great way to address the dynamic lines around the eyes, typically called crows feet. However, Botox is not used to address smile lines around the mouth. For lines around the mouth patients should consider nasolabial fold or smile line filler and/or lip filler.
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 the mild restriction to prevent harsh lines from forming. This is doable but keep in mind that in order for Botox to be “preventative”, the movement must be restricted.
Yes, if started early enough. Botox and other neurotoxins can delay the onset of wrinkles associated with muscle movements from forming. Wrinkles associated with sleeping (your face squishing against the pillow) and wrinkles associated with skin collagen loss are not prevented by treatments with Botox and other neurotoxins.
Some patients require a touch-up at their 2-week appointment to perfect their results. Keep in mind, it’s always better to undertreat you initially, especially if it’s your first time receiving facial Botox. We can always add more at your 2-week follow-up appointment, but overtreatment 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 a pillow, etc) and collagen loss are not improved with neurotoxin injections.