Everyone has heard about Botox, but many people have unanswered questions about these popular injections: "Does Botox hurt?", "Should I get Botox in my 20s?", "Does Botox actually work?", etc. The list goes on and on. So, we decided to document the Botox process - starting with the consultation, the injection, and the results from real patients to give you a better insight.
In order to take advantage of our 20 free units of Botox or Dysport for new patients promotion, three patients decided to schedule your Botox consultations with our ARNP Injection Specialist, Michelle Fletcher. Only one of our new patients had used Botox injections before (though it was her first time at HZ) while the other two patients were first-timers. They had a list full of questions ready for their consultation:
COMMON QUESTIONS DURING BOTOX CONSULTATION:
Will Botox results look natural?
Our injection specialist is trained to provide natural, beautiful results. However, Botox results can look unnatural if you do not have a trained, experienced Injection Specialist.
What is the cost of Botox per unit?
Currently, you can receive 20 units for FREE. After that, our standard price is $12/unit.
How many units of Botox do I need?
The average amount people get ranges from 40 to 60 units. However, your goals, severity of your current wrinkles, and desired results affect the total number of units you'll need.
Do Botox injections hurt?
Surprisingly, no! We're heard many patients describe it as a little pinch.
Patient 1 - Received 8 Units of Botox
Goal: Achieve subtly enhanced lips - also known as the "Lip Flip"
"There was a little bit of pressure but it wasn't as bad as I imagined, it went by really quick."
At 21 years old, patient 1 is a first-time Botox user. As she had no visible signs of aging, she decided to try a lip flip. This involved Botox injections along the outside edges of her lip, which rolls the lips outward and gives it a lifted appearance. The procedure only totaled 8 units of Botox through 4 injections, and it was over in about 15 seconds.
12 Days After Botox Injections
Patient 2 - Received 20 Units of Botox
Goal: Smooth fine lines and wrinkles in her "furrowed" brow
"Oh, that's not bad at all. It feels like a finger prick!"
At 28 years old, patient 2 is also a first-time Botox user! She decided to use her 20 free units of Botox on the frown lines between her eyebrows to smooth out the "furrowed" look.
The procedure only totaled 20 units of Botox through 4 injections, and it was over in about 15 seconds. After just a few days, patient 2 started noticing effects and by the end of the week, her frown lines were gone!
10 Days After Botox Injections:
Patient 3 - Received 35 Units of Botox
Goal: Smooth forehead wrinkles and fine lines between the eyebrows
"I'm excited, I'm not nervous. I'm not a pro but I'm not nervous, bikini waxes are way worse!"
At 29 years old, patient 3 is a second-time Botox user, though this was her first time at HZ Plastic Surgery. Her procedure totaled 35 units and covered the frown lines in between her eyebrows as well as the static lines on her forehead.
Patient 3 was amazed with her results. After hearing about her previous experience and her desired result, our injection specialist suggested she address the static lines across her forehead as well. The combined effect was exactly what patient 3 had wanted!