Botox injections are increasing in popularity as a short term remedy to the effects of old age. Botox, which stands for Botulinum Toxin Type A, has enjoyed such popularity partly due to the fact that it is a non surgical and non invasive procedure. No anaesthetics are required and the procedure is relatively painless and brief in duration. Botox injections cost does vary but tends to start as low as £200 per treatment. Exact prices will vary according to the prestige and location of the surgery performing the surgery.
Botox (Botulinum Toxin) is a toxin that, when injected into specific muscle tissue, disables the electro chemical transmission of the nerves into that muscle preventing it from contracting. If a muscle does not contract, the skin directly above it does not try to fold or wrinkle in the usual way and so appears to be less wrinkled. This could be crow’s feet beside the eyes of brow lines in the forehead. Several Botox injections used in various areas on the face can be part of a non surgical face lift. Of course the Botox injections cost would be more as several treatment areas would be needed. Please note that most cosmetic surgeons structure Botox injections cost to reduce the unit price of the treatment if more treatments are required.
Botox injections are of a temporary nature and last for around 3 to 4 months, after which another treatment is necessary. Although it is a temporary measure it removes the need for cosmetic facelift surgery which is an invasive procedure and has more risks attached to it. Also Botox injections cost is cheap enough to enable the patient to save up for their next treatment.
Thankfully, the risks are minimal and any side effects are treatable and mainly of a temporary nature. Risks can include bruising or inflammation of the treated areas, headaches, flu like symptoms, allergic reactions and there is a small risk of any injected area becoming infected. Pregnant women or those mothers who are breastfeeding should not have Botox treatment.
Botox prices will vary between £200 and £500 per treated area. Botox injections cost is very much determined by the cost of the toxin to the surgery and the individual fees of the surgeon and clinic. Try to find the clinic and surgeon with the best track record and reputation rather than being swayed by the cost of the Botox injection alone.