Over the years, Botox® has become a household name. Nearly everyone has heard of the popular injectable that is used by celebrities and common people. While its name has gained popularity, many people do not know the reason behind its fame. Botox® has proven time and time again to be a reliable and effective treatment for many patients.
What is Botox®?
Botox® is the leader among dermal filler and injectables. This popular treatment option has been used for decades to treat the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is designed to temporarily paralyze muscles which causes a relaxation in the tissue around the muscles. It is manufactured from a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin.
What can Botox® be Used for?
Botox® was originally designed to treat the appearance of wrinkles and lines. In more recent years, this injectable’s use has expanded to treat more than just facial lines. Botox® can be used to treat migraines, neck spasms, hyperhidrosis, overactive bladder, and lazy eyes.
Why is Botox® so Popular?
Botox® has become the most popular injectable. While some articles or news stories claim that other injectables are taking over, it is still safe to say that Botox® is number one. This injectable is so popular because of its wide use, effectiveness, and availability. Botox® has been used to treat a multitude of things and have been proven to be effective in those treatments. Additionally, Botox® is available at nearly every single plastic surgery or aesthetic provider across the nation.
Fun Facts About Botox®
- More than 6 million Botox® treatments are administered each year.
- Botox® works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles where it is injected.
- Botulinum toxin, one of the active ingredients in Botox®, is lethal. One gram of botulinum toxin could kill more than 1 million people. Two kilograms could wipe out the entire population.
- Clostridium botulinum, a neurotoxin found in Botox®, is found in the natural environment where it is inactive and nontoxic.
Who has Used Botox®?
Botox® is popular among celebrities and common people. If you have recently watched an awards show, TV show, or streaming service, you have most likely seen Botox®. Whether you recognize it or not, it is there. Celebrities such as Pippa Middleton, Nicole Kidman, Kim Kardashian, and Courtney Cox are among the A-listers who regularly use Botox® to freeze their youthful appearance.
How Much Does Botox® Cost?
Botox® is priced by the unit. This injectable is measured and administered through a syringe. The amount of Botox® that is given is predetermined by Dr. Beam and his nurse practitioners. This decision affects the cost. Each treatment is different, so the price fluctuates based on the amount of filler used. Financing is also available for patients who cannot afford the out-of-pocket cost.
Are you considering Botox®? Contact our office to schedule a consultation. We are happy to discuss treatment options, including Botox® and other popular fillers and injectables. We have several treatment options to best suit your needs.