Loving My Pain Free Life
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Loving My Pain Free Life

My name is Melinda Johnson and I suffered with foot pain for many years. I went to see a podiatrist and after an examination, I was told that I had heel spur syndrome. I followed the recommendations of my doctor by doing at home treatments along with physical therapy. I was amazed at how much these treatments helped my foot pain. Living with pain can have a big impact on your life and that's why I started this blog. My foot pain kept me from doing many things that I enjoy and I want to help others who are going through the same situation. As you browse through my blog, you'll learn about home treatments, medical procedures and new advancements in medicine that can help reduce pain. It is my hope that by writing this blog, you can live pain free too.


Loving My Pain Free Life

Your Facial Botox Guide

Claire Roberts

Many people turn to cosmetic procedures to help make their skin, face, and body look young, refreshed, and new again. While there are many surgical options, many patients turn to non-invasive injectables. Botox is one of the most popular injectables, and if you would like to know more, keep reading.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox uses the botulism toxin in safe quantities to paralyze small muscles. Because of this, Botox can actually help with many issues, including excessive sweat under the arms, migraines, bladder control issues, and much more.

However, many patients turn to Botox because it paralyzes many facial muscles, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Botox is commonly used around the eyes, on the forehead, on the sides of the nose, and around the mouth. Botox does not "freeze" major muscles that may affect your ability to talk, eat, etc., but they do "freeze" some small muscles that react when you smile, raise your eyebrows, etc.

What Can Botox Fix?

When you smile or raise your eyebrows, even if you're young, some small wrinkles may appear around the mouth, nose, eyes, or forehead. They go away when you stop making that movement. However, over time, frequent movement and creasing lead to wrinkles in the skin.

In younger patients, Botox prevents those facial muscles from moving, reducing the risk of a wrinkle developing in the future. In older patients with wrinkles, Botox can help reduce the appearance by freezing those muscles to prevent exaggerating the wrinkles when you smile. Botox, however, cannot correct sagging skin or deep wrinkles.

How Much Does Botox Cost?

On average, Botox costs about $9 to $17 per unit. Typically, you may spend between $300 to $1,200 per visit. The cost largely depends on the number of units and who is administering the Botox. Dermatologists usually charge more than nurses. Many providers offer discounts, especially if you purchase a package.

Botox usually lasts about six months, but it can last longer, depending on your age, skin elasticity, overall health, and wrinkle depth. There has been some research that shows frequent use of Botox may force it to work longer.

Botox is a great choice if you want to fight the signs of aging. It's non-invasive and an incredibly common procedure. It can't fix issues with sagging skin or excess wrinkles, but it may help prevent future wrinkles and reduce the appearance of some existing wrinkles. If you would like to know more, contact a facial Botox provider today.