BOTOX and other Wrinkle Relaxers (Dysport, Jeuveau)

Botox and other wrinkle relaxers such as Dysport and Jeuveau are the most popular aesthetic services in the United States. These wrinkle relaxers are FDA approved to help improve the signs of aging by diminishing fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck.

How does Botox work?

Botox works by relaxing the muscles where it is placed, blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. When the muscles are relaxed, as a result of the wrinkles they were forming soften, and sometimes completely disappear. Botox also works by making the muscles smaller, so it can also be used for jaw slimming and for sweat reduction under the arms.

BOTOX FAQs

HOW IS BOTOX MEASURED?

Botox is measured by the unit. A unit is simply the measurement used to determine the amount of Botox given. All medications have measurements that describe the amount of the active ingredient of the medication (milligrams, grams, etc).

Each vial of Botox usually contains 100 units. A typical Botox treatment for the face is 50 to 60 units. Don’t worry, 50 units don’t mean 50 injections.

WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE WRINKLE RELAXER TREATMENT?

You don’t need to do anything special to prepare for your Botox treatment. Just come as you are, with makeup or without. Try to stay away from alcohol and NSAIDs like Advil for a few days before your treatment, as they increase the risk of bruising.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING WRINKLE RELAXER TREATMENT?

The actual treatment usually will take less than five minutes. It’s just a few small pokes, with a very small needle. Most people report no discomfort at all, as the needle is much thinner than the one used to draw blood. There is no numbing medicine administered for these injections. Your provider will go over your areas of concern, talk through your treatment, and discuss the results you can expect.

HOW MANY UNITS OF BOTOX DO I NEED?

Most of our clients receive Botox to temporarily improve problem areas like the forehead, crow’s feet, neck bands, moderate to severe frown lines, and the areas around the brow. Some treatment areas need only 5 units, while others may need 30. The most common treatments are crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead, usually 50 to 60 units.

Our Master Providers are expertly trained to evaluate your concerns and advise you on the best course of action. All of our clients are provided with an in-person or Virtual Consultation free of charge with one of our Master Providers. During the consult, they will review your areas of concern and advise you on what you will need in order to reach your aesthetic goals.

While you won’t know exactly how many units you need until your consultation with us, here’s a quick guide on the typical amounts used in each area for most clients:

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER WRINKLE RELAXER TREATMENT?

Wrinkle relaxers take 7-10 days to fully set in. Although you’ll probably start noticing results on day 3, on day 10 you’ll truly see your complete results. You can resume your normal activity right after your treatment. Many of our clients get treated before work, during their lunch hour, or after work and return to their day with no sign of having been treated.

WHAT ARE THE RESULTS?

Results take around 7-10 days to appear and are FDA-indicated to last 3-4 months. Your metabolism and a wide variety of factors can vary the onset and your results with Botox and other wrinkle relaxers. As the product wears off, the previously treated lines & wrinkles may begin to reappear. It’s similar to getting a haircut or highlights, and requires maintenance.

The longer you are treated, the longer your results will last. Studies have shown that after two years of denervation, the muscles that are causing the wrinkles will get smaller and weaker. So if you continuously treat the muscles that are causing your lines with Botox, they will be less likely to create wrinkles.

How Much Does it Cost?

The charge for Botox, Jeuveou and Dysport wrinkle relaxers is $13/unit. Your expert provider will determine how many units is needed to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. 

Potential Risks
Botox is one of the safest cosmetic treatments available. Long-term study results have shown that 853 treatment sessions with Botox over a 9-year period resulted in no side effects for 99% of participants.
The potential risk of Botox is allergic reactions and side effects, which are extremely rare. Some people experience headaches for a few days after getting wrinkle relaxer treatments. It’s important for potential clients to discuss any known skin infections, muscle or nerve conditions, known allergies, or medications during your free consultation to ensure your provider chooses the best treatment for you. 

ABOUT EVOLVE MED SPA

Unlike most medical spas, at Evolve we customize all treatments to help meet our clients’ individual goals. Combining the most advanced and innovative technologies with highly-skilled and experienced master injectors and providers, we help to bring out and enhance each client’s unique natural beauty.

LOCATION

Evolve Med Spa – Hoboken Midtown

706 Grand Street,(Between 7th St. and 8th St.)

Hoboken, NJ 07030

Phone – (800) 867-8015

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