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What You Need To Know Before Having Botox

In the past five years, the popularity of Botox in the U.S. has skyrocketed. With a 40.6 percent increase in Botox procedures according to the latest figures from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, it’s safe to say this injectable isn’t considered a taboo. Last year, there were nearly 7.5 million Botox injections carried out. At GLOW Surgical Arts, our cosmetic surgeons Dr. Renee Marshall and Dr. Paul Gorman want to help you understand the basics of this popular treatment. Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about Botox.

Who gets Botox treatments?

Everyone, and anyone, is the real answer, but researchers at Northwestern University recently did a study to show more specifics. Their team recruited 511 individuals who were interested in having cosmetic surgery. Of those 511 people, more than 86 percent were women, and 56 percent were at least 45 years old.

At what age do people start Botox treatments?

That truly depends upon the reason you want Botox. At GLOW Surgical Arts, you will be scheduled for a consultation to determine if Botox is right for you. Rather then just treating current wrinkles, it is becoming more common that physicians recommend Botox as a preventative treatment. Multiple studies have shown that if you start receiving Botox injections in your 20s or 30s, you decrease the likelihood of wrinkles and fine lines developing.

Who shouldn’t have Botox treatments?

Your doctors at GLOW Surgical Arts always will want to make your safety our priority. That’s why if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or suffer from a neurological disease, you should not have Botox treatments.

How long do Botox injections last?

This depends on your skin, health, age, the reason you are having the treatment and your general reaction to the injections. In most cases, though, the effects of a Botox injection will last three to six months.

Why do people get Botox?

People typically have Botox to treat issues with their appearance, but it’s not the only reason. Some of the many reasons people have Botox treatments are:

  • To minimize wrinkles (such as crow's feet, frown lines, smiles lines, forehead lines, etc)
  • Treating asymmetry (such as uneven eyebrow height and crooked smile)
  • To improve their mental health (boosting confidence and happiness are directly linked to many patients' motivation to receive Botox)
  • To celebrate an occasion
  • Professional aspirations (your appearance in your workplace, and desire to be your best in a competitive marketplace can be a determining factor for many)

Botox also has health benefits and can be used to treat a host of issues, including cervical dystonia (involuntary contraction of neck muscles), lazy eye, chronic migraines, bladder dysfunction, temporomandibular joint disorder (also known as TMJ disorder or TMD) and eye twitching.

How much does Botox cost?

GLOW Surgical Arts believe that finances should not be a barrier to beauty. Our team of Redwood City cosmetic surgery specialists knows that it can be hard to put a price on your confidence and self-esteem. We are running a special on Botox treatments this September which makes it a perfect month to refresh your last treatment or try Botox for the first time. Our knowledgeable staff will help you with any questions about payment that you may have.

Botox in Redwood City

Botox is a non-invasive way to enhance your natural beauty, treat medical issues you have, and boost your confidence. If you’re located in Redwood City, CA, or the surrounding areas contact GLOW Surgical Arts today by calling (650) 241-2209 to schedule your free consultation.