Botox® Cosmetic

How does Botox® work?

Botox® Cosmetic injections reduce fine wrinkles between the eyebrows and diminish the prominence of crow’s feet. It is a safe way to temporarily reduce the appearance of fine lines around the eyes and forehead. Botox® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved substance, originally approved as a medical treatment to control excessive contraction of the muscles around the eyes. Because the patients receiving Botox® Cosmetic for that purpose were experiencing smoother skin and less wrinkling around the eyes, it was discovered that a lower dose of the chemical might be used for cosmetic purposes.

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Dr. Wheeler has recently been named by Allergan, Inc., the makers of Botox® Cosmetic, as the number one injector of Botox® in Annapolis. The Sandel Center has also been awarded with the Brilliant Distinctions Customer Loyalty program. This gives our patients exclusive discounts on all Allergan, Inc. products such as Botox®, Juvéderm®, and Latisse®.

Botox® Cosmetic treatments are not permanent. The effects last about three to four months on the average. Dr. Wheeler may recommend combining Botox® Cosmetic injections with other treatments such as chemical peels, laser skin treatments, and injectable fillers depending on your needs and desires.

How much does Botox® cost?

The cost depends on the amount of Botox® injected. The amount of Botox® injected is based on the heaviness of the muscle action and the areas to be treated. Typically, patients in Annapolis Maryland who undergo Botox® injections regularly can expect to spend between $300 and $600.