BOTOX® Prices in Shreveport
Prices for Botox Injection Services
There are many individuals who want to enhance their appearance, but don’t want to undergo cosmetic surgery. They may want to avoid the surgery itself or they simply want as little downtime as possible. Whatever their reason, many who avoid cosmetic surgery have turned to Botox injections instead.
Botox is a quick, virtually painless procedure with no downtime following the treatment. Botox results in a youthful, more refreshed appearance. If you’re looking to minimize your age and maximize your beauty without having to go under the knife, Botox may be the treatment for you.
What is Botox?
Botox is a very popular treatment for both cosmetic and medical purposes. It continues to rise in popularity, with over one and a half million treatments administered each year.
Botox is derived from a type of naturally occurring toxin called bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is a highly dangerous toxin and one of the most poisonous natural substances in the world. However, in small and controlled doses, it is useful for cosmetic and medical concerns.
This treatment reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, crow’s feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck. When used for medical purposes, it can relieve migraines, bladder disorders, and eyelid spasms. It is also used to treat hyperhidrosis, a medical condition that produces an excess of sweat.
There are very few known side effects involved with Botox treatments. The few noted side effects related to the injections include temporary bruising and mild muscle aches.
How Does Botox Work?
When injected into the skin, the botulinum toxin temporarily paralyzes muscles that cause wrinkles. It targets the nervous system and disrupts the internal signals that produce a muscle contraction, leaving them paralyzed.
Doctors often pay around $400 for each individual vial of Botox. One vial holds 100 units. It is likely that you won’t use all 100 units. Areas on the face like frown lines or forehead creases typically take anywhere from 18-24 units each. If you’re combining treatment areas, you’ll probably need anywhere from 32 to 60 units. The number used varies from person to person and is ultimately left up to the doctor’s discretion.
Finding an experienced doctor like Dr. Forrest Wall to perform your Botox treatment is important. The injector must know exactly how much you need for each specific area. Too many units of Botox can leave a frozen, emotionless look. Too few units may not bring any results.
What are Botox Prices in General?
The price of Botox depends on several different factors. The experience of the injector, the injection technique, and the areas you want treated all play a part in the cost. It also depends on whether your injector is charging a flat rate or per unit.
Most flat rates range anywhere from $300 to $1000. For places that charge per each unit, you’ll multiply the price per unit by the number of units used. You can expect to pay $10-$15 per unit of Botox, which will likely end up falling somewhere within the flat rate range.
If you find a discounted price for Botox, be careful! Don’t jump at the first opportunity you see just because it’s at a bargained price. There is likely a reason for this. The injector may have very little experience in performing the procedure or they diluted the injections. When getting Botox, you’re getting what you pay for.
How Long Does it Take for Botox to Work?
Following the treatment, it generally takes 3-5 days for results to become apparent. There are cases where it may take up to 2 weeks before you notice the results. It depends on the time it takes for your body to react to the neuromodulator. Once your body reacts, the muscles will relax and cease to work at their full capacity. This, in turn, reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
Botox treatment tends to work faster if it’s used to treat fine lines and wrinkles rather than deep lines and creases. For example, the effect on crow’s feet around your eyes are likely to show up much faster than those for deep forehead lines.
Is Botox Worth It? How Long Does it Last?
Botox injections can be performed in a few minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area. Also with Botox injections, there is little or no discomfort involved. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately after receiving treatment.
It is important to remember that Botox is not permanent. Generally, the effects of your Botox injections should last about 3-6 months and further treatments may be advised. The first time receiving Botox will likely yield shorter results than after having it done multiple times.
Generally, anything that affects your skin and its rate of aging will also affect the life of your Botox. Things like smoking, drinking, sun exposure, and simple genetics can contribute to the lifespan of your treatment.
Meet Your Surgeon
Need Botox in Shreveport? Call The Plastic Surgery Center
Dr. Forrest Wall is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon serving the north Louisiana area. For more information about Botox injections or any other cosmetic procedures and treatments, contact us today. For The Plastic Surgery Center’s Shreveport location, call 318-221-1629. For the Monroe location, call us at 318-812-0182. You can also send us a message here.