Botox (and its alternative Dysport) is a nonsurgical treatment designed to reduce the fine lines and wrinkles that appear on the face over time. Also known as Botulinum Toxin Type A, Botox is a muscle paralyzing neurotoxin. When injected into a predetermined area, the Botox will temporarily relax the muscle and smooth facial creases.
How much will a Botox/Dysport session cost?
The exact cost of a Botox treatment will depend on the area being treated and the amount of correction required. At the consultation appointment, your dentist injector will determine how many units of Botox is required. We charge $6 per unit of Dysport and $15 per unit of Botox, making the average treatment cost between $150 and $300 per treatment area.
Note – 2.5 Dysport® Units are Equivilent to 1 Botox® Unit
Who performs the Botox treatment?
Jeff Jones has been practicing dentistry in Wellington for 25 years and performing Botox and Dysport treatments since 2010.
How is Botox applied?
Injected into the targeted area with a tiny needle, Botox takes less than 30 minutes in the office. Prior to a treatment, Dr. Jones will determine if you are a good candidate for Botox, which areas of the face will be targeted, and how much will be needed. With only minor discomfort, Botox does not require an anesthetic. Patients normally report a slight pinch during each injection. When a Botox is administered around the mouth, for such areas as Lipstick Lines, the use of a local anesthetic is recommended.
What can be expected after Botox is applied?
No downtime is required after a Botox treatment; patients are able to return to their usual activities immediately after a treatment. Minor bruising may occur at the injection site, although this will quickly resolve. The results from a Botox treatment can first be appreciated in five to seven days. The full benefits from a treatment will appear in two weeks. These will last between three to four months; after which time, patients will need a repeat treatment to maintain results.
What areas can be treated with Botox?
Botox will smooth wrinkles and erase fine lines by relaxing Dynamic facial muscles, those responsible for repetitive movements. The paralyzing toxin is best used for Frown Lines (between the eyes), Crow’s Feet (edges of the eyes), Forehead Lies, Lipstick Lines (around the lips) and cheek muscles to prevent teeth grinding
How is Botox performed?
Botox is administered through very small injections, placed directly into the targeted muscle.
How long does a Botox treatment take to perform?
A typical Botox treatment will take less than 30 minutes to perform.
Am I a good candidate for Botox?
The ideal candidate for Botox will be either a man or woman, seeking a more relaxed and youthful appearance.
How long does it take for Botox to take effect?
It will start to take effect in 5-7 days with the full effect taking 2 weeks
Will anesthesia be used during my Botox treatment?
No anesthesia is required during a Botox treatment, as the procedure is only mildly uncomfortable. A local numbing agent is only necessary for injections around the mouth area.
Are Botox injections painful?
Botox injections cause very little discomfort. Patients normally report a quick ‘prick’ during the injections.
What can I expect from the recovery period after Botox injections?
There is no downtime required after a treatment with Botox. Minor bruising may occur; this will resolve over the next few weeks. The results from Botox can be fully appreciated within the next two weeks.
When can I return to work after my Botox injections?
Patients are able to return to work after a Botox Cosmetic treatment.
How long will the results from my Botox Treatment last?
The results from one Botox treatment will last between three and four months. At this time, a repeat procedure will be necessary to maintain the results.
What are the possible risks of Botox?
Botox is considered safe when applied by an experienced professional. Complications are rare; but will be discussed with you prior to treatment.
Can I finance my Botox injections?
Yes, patients are welcome to pay for their Botox injections with cash, all major credit cards, and financing through QCard or Partpay – see https://www.wellingtondentist.co.nz/finance/