BOTOX® Cosmetic is indicated for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar (frown) lines associated with corrugator and/or procerus muscle activity in adult patients. BOTOX® has been used for more than 15 years to treat millions of patients worldwide, and it is approved by the health ministries of at least 70 countries.
What is Botox?
Botox is the trade mark of Botulinum Toxin Type A, a purified toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. In large amounts, this toxin blocks the nerve impulses to muscles, causing
a form of paralysis called Botulism. By using extremely small doses of Botox, injected directly into a specific muscle, only the action of that muscle will be paralyzed. Therefore, the problems that muscle cause, like a twitch spasm or frown line, will be stopped.
Where is the Botox injected?
The frown line between the eyebrows is caused by the action of a muscle called the corrugator. You can feel this as a thickening just below the inside of your eyebrows, when you purposefully make yourself frown. Dr. Hawrych injects Botox directly into this corrugator muscle and this stops your ability to draw eyebrows together when you frown. Once the muscle is paralyzed, it cannot contract, and the frown lines gradually fades away. Botox is also effective in the treatment of crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles.
What is the cost of Treatment?
Dr. Hawrych charges between $10 to $12 per unit depending on how many areas of the face are treated. The minimum of 20 units are used for each treatment. You can also enroll into Brilliant Distinctions Rewards Program by Allergan to received $25 to $50 coupons that will be applied toward treatment cost.