BOTOX®

Markings made prior to injecting Botox into the glabellar region (frown lines)

BOTOX® (Botulinum toxin A) injections are used to treat certain lines and wrinkles of the upper face.  Forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet lines on the sides of our eyes are the most common areas for BOTOX® injections.  These lines are caused by our muscles involved in facial expression.  As we age, these muscles gradually get stronger and bigger, eventually leaving a visible line between the muscle fibers. BOTOX® works by causing a temporary weakness/paralysis of the muscles, thus causing the wrinkle to diminish.  After a muscle is injected with BOTOX®, it relaxes over the next few days with a maximum effect seen at 2 weeks.  The BOTOX® will usually last for 3-4 months for the first few treatments.  With repeated treatments, the effect tends to last longer,  up to 6 months.

How much does it cost?

At Blue Haven Medical Spa, our price for BOTOX® injections is $14 per unit.  The number of units you need will depend on the number of areas being treated and the extent of the lines.  For example, a usual dosage for frown lines between the eyebrows can range between 12 units ($168) for very small muscles up to 32 units ($448) for very large, strong muscles.  The usual dosage for crow’s feet is 12-24 units. The forehead can range from 10-20 units for most clients.

Botox can be injected to the sides of the eyes to reduce “crow’s feet” wrinkles.