The 4 Most Common Concerns About Botox

June 1, 2023 Tags:

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In the world of aesthetic enhancements, Botox is the gold-standard for erasing wrinkles and fine lines. Despite this neurotoxin’s exceptional reputation among anti-aging treatments, many people still have legitimate concerns about receiving injections. Perhaps rightfully so — over-injected celebrities have given some people looking for anti-aging solutions cold feet. That’s why this month, we’re addressing a few of the most common concerns regarding Botox injections, so you can feel confident and well-informed.

Is Botox Safe?

Botox has a long-standing safety record when administered by trained professionals. Botox, also known as botulinum toxin type A, has been extensively studied and tested for its safety and efficacy. This neurotoxin has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for various therapeutic and cosmetic applications since 2002, and millions of procedures have been performed worldwide with outstanding results.

When performed by a licensed and experienced practitioner, the risks associated with Botox are incredibly minimal. Like any medical procedure, there can be potential side effects with Botox, although they are generally mild and temporary. Some common side effects may include temporary bruising, swelling, redness, or discomfort at the injection site.

Will I look Unnatural With Botox?

One of the biggest, if not the biggest, concern people have regarding Botox is the fear of looking frozen or unnatural. This frozen look happens when Botox is: injected into the wrong muscle, over-injected, or injected unevenly. When properly injected by a skilled professional, Botox injections should still allow you to be expressive — just with fewer wrinkles, and without giving you a “permanently surprised look.”

At Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery, our nurse practitioners understand facial anatomy and muscle dynamics, and take the less is more approach. This philosophy is key when it comes to achieving natural and balanced results. It allows for a gradual adjustment and ensures that the results appear subtle and natural. Our practitioners can carefully assess your unique facial structure, the treatment’s effects, and make any necessary adjustments during subsequent visits. With the right dosage skillfully injected, it’s entirely possible to have beautiful results, so that you still look like you.

How Much Does Botox Cost?

The cost of Botox can vary depending on several factors, including the geographic location, the provider’s expertise, and the number of units required for your specific treatment. Botox is typically priced per unit, and the number of units needed can vary depending on the area being treated and the severity of the wrinkles.
On average, the cost of Botox can range from $10 to $20 per unit. For example, if a specific treatment requires 20 units of Botox, the cost could range from $200 to $400. It’s important to note that choosing a provider based solely on the lowest price may not always be the best approach. Quality and safety should be top priority when selecting a practitioner for your Botox treatment. To get specific details about the cost of your Botox treatment, schedule a consultation with one of our practitioners today.

Where Should I Get Botox Injections?

When considering Botox injections, look for plastic surgery practices, clinics, or medical spas that specialize in cosmetic treatments and have a proven track record. Always seek out providers with a strong reputation and positive customer reviews. Personal recommendations from trusted individuals can also be helpful for finding a reliable Botox provider. Botox candidates should also choose a skilled practitioner who seeks to understand your goals and concerns in order to give you the best possible results.

Book A Botox Consultation at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery

If you’re interested in getting Botox injections for the first time, it’s important to select a reputable establishment with experienced professionals and a proven track record. At Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery, our renowned nurse practitioners, Lori Lankford and Paige Hastings, have a reputation for giving clients the youthful results they want without looking over-injected. Contact our office today at 615-921-2100 to schedule your consultation.