Botox is a purified protein that has been used for cosmetic purposes for more than 10 years now. It is injected into the muscles of facial expression to prevent and soften wrinkles and lines. It is also used to alter the shape of the face such as lifting the brow or making the lips poutier. It is very safe and relatively painless to inject. Botox side effects are very rare. It takes 1-2 days to see some effect and up to 2 weeks for full effect. When injected properly in the right amounts, the effects of Botox can last 3-4 months.
The amount of Botox used is measured in Botox Units. Each vial of Botox comes with 100 units of Botox. Generalized amounts of Botox required for different facial areas has been determined. For example: Botox for frown lines usually needs 25 units, Botox Forehead 10-15 units, Botox eyes 10-15 units per side and Botox lips 2-6 units. These units of Botox vary from person to person. So these numbers would be considered the units of botox that are considered normal. However, what is normal for one person may not work in another.
Some patients have larger facial muscles than others and will require more Botox to get the same effect and longevity of results. Men tend to have larger and stronger facial muscles than women and almost always require more Botox. Some patients will metabolize their Botox faster than others and will require more Botox units. Some patients are very sensitive to Botox and will require fewer Botox units for the same desired effect. The right amount of Botox for you takes some trial and error between you and your injector.
How many units of Botox in a syringe?
Botox comes as a freeze dried protein that is reconstituted with saline. The Botox is then drawn up into syringes for injection. The syringes may contain any number of units of Botox depending on how the Botox was diluted. It is best to purchase Botox by the units and not by the syringe. It is the number of units that gives you the results and not the syringe. There is no way to tell how many units of Botox you are getting when you purchase a syringe.
When looking for Botox in Austin there are several factors you should consider. These include experienced and well-trained injectors, Botox price, convenience and availability of other facial rejuvenation procedure. Beleza Medspa has been injecting Botox for more than 10 years and is one of the highest volume Botox injectors in Texas. Our Botox injectors are well-trained and experienced in all aspects of Botox use. Beleza offers low Botox prices as well as Botox Austin Specials. Botox is just one aspect of facial rejuvenation. Volume replacement with dermal fillers like Juvederm, skin resurfacing with fractionated CO2 lasers, collagen stimulation with microneedling and skin exfoliation with hydrafacials are some of the other important facial rejuvenation procedures. Beleza Medspa offers all of these and our injectors are skilled at combining them for the best effects. Make your free facial rejuvenation consultation now.