How Much Does Botox Cost in New Bern, NC?
Botox can be an affordable and effective treatment for individuals seeking wrinkle prevention or reduction. If you’d like to learn more about Botox, including how much it costs, visit Aegean Medical today. Contact us today for more information or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 2111 Neuse Blvd Suite J, New Bern, NC 28560.
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Botox injections reduce wrinkles and fine lines by relaxing the muscles that are responsible for their development. Whenever you smile, squint, laugh, raise your eyebrows, or frown, nerve endings in your muscles cause them to contract. These muscle contractions cause dynamic wrinkles during facial expressions and static wrinkles over time. Dynamic wrinkles are those that appear during facial wrinkles, while static wrinkles are present even when your face is at rest.
Botox injections disrupt these nerve signals and pause the muscle contractions temporarily so that your facial muscles can relax and your skin can smooth itself out from wrinkles and fine lines. In this way, Botox injections prevent wrinkles from occurring and help with wrinkle reduction for already existing wrinkles.
The main ingredient in Botox injections is botulinum toxin type A, made from a bacterium known as Clostridium botulinum. This ingredient works as a neuromodulator, which is a substance that affects the transmission of signals between nerves. With Botox, targeted muscles are injected with botulinum toxin type A so that the nerve signals responsible for them contracting are temporarily suspended.
The reason muscle contractions from facial expressions lead to wrinkles has to do with the loss of collagen and elastin as we age. Collagen and elastin are proteins the body products that are essential to the structural integrity of our connective tissue, such as our bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and skin. With your skin, they promote its firmness and elasticity, among other things.
When your skin has collagen and elastin in abundance, your skin easily bounces back into form from muscle contractions. When your skin lacks sufficient collagen and elastin, it does not bounce back into form as easily and static wrinkles and fine lines start to settle in. So, by temporarily pausing these muscle contractions, Botox injections prevent new wrinkles from forming and give your skin some reprieve so it can smooth itself out.
While Botox is a great treatment option for both wrinkle prevention and reduction, there are some wrinkles it is less effective at eliminating. For example, Botox is ideal for eliminating dynamic wrinkles, but less effective for severe, deeply set static wrinkles. That said, Botox can still be effective for treating mild to moderate static wrinkles. For severe static wrinkles, Botox may soften their appearance, but you may need a combination of Botox and dermal fillers to achieve the results you want.
The cost of Botox varies according to several factors, such as how many units you need, the location of the clinic, and the provider’s expertise. As Botox is priced per unit, the more extensive your treatment needs are, the more expensive your treatment will be.
Further, the location of the clinic and provider expertise also influence the cost of Botox treatment. Clinics in larger city centers tend to have higher rates because of the increased competition than in smaller locales. Likewise, providers with extensive credentials and expertise may charge more than those with inferior credentials and experience.
Most people find that Botox is worth the cost, but it is ultimately up to you to decide if it is right for you. If you’re looking for wrinkle prevention or reduction for moderate wrinkles and have a budget set aside for cosmetic purposes, chances are Botox will be worth the cost for you!
If you’d like to know more about Botox services at Aegean Medical in New Bern, North Carolina, including our rates for Botox units, please feel welcome to contact us today! You can also schedule a Botox consultation with one of our providers through our website. We serve patients from New Bern NC, Hymans NC, River Bend NC, Brices Creek NC, Fairfield Harbour NC, and Neuse Forest.