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Santa Fe Botox

Contrary to popular myth, Botox is extremely safe and FDA approved. There’s only one simple reason that Botox is so widely popular—it’s because it gives patient’s the results they want!

Botox for medical purposes
In cosmetic applications, a Botox injection, consisting of a small dose of botulinum toxin, can be used to prevent development of wrinkles by paralyzing facial muscles. As of 2007, it is the most common cosmetic operation, with 4.6 million procedures in the United States, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Qualifications for Botox injectors vary by county, state and country. Botox cosmetic providers include dermatologists, plastic surgeons, aesthetic spa physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, nurses and physician assistants. The wrinkle-preventing effect of Botox normally lasts about three to four months, but can last up to six months. Following treatment, visible results of Botox Cosmetic are usually seen within 3–5 days, however it can take up to 2 weeks to see full results (courtesy of Wikipedia).

Side Effects
Side effects of Botox are very, very rare. The most common complication is bruising at the site of the injection, though this is very uncommon. Unity Medical Clinic is exceptionally careful when injecting the Botox to minimize the potential for bruising. Other very rare complications include brow drooping or lid drooping. Headache is also a very rare side effect, but has been shown NOT to be due to the Botox, but rather due to the stress of being poked with a sharp needle.

We use ultra-fine needles
Unity Medical Clinic uses the smallest needle available (31 gauge). Additionally, though most facilities will utilize the same needle for many injections on a given patient, Unity Medical Clinic prefers to use each needle for only one injection. These ultra-fine needles become dull after only one or two uses so we therefore use a fresh needle for each and every injection to minimize patient discomfort.

Botox pricing
In terms of price, we charge by the unit at $12 per unit. We do not charge “by the region,” because everyone’s face is created differently, patients have different goals, and therefore require dramatically different quantities of Botox. We tailor each patient’s treatment to accommodate their specific aesthetic desires.

Patient satisfaction
We are strongly committed to patient satisfaction. Unity Medical Clinic knows that our patients are knowledgeable consumers and have many options in terms of where they obtain their cosmetic services. If a patient is ever less than fully satisfied with his or her treatment, every effort will be made to make it right. Touch-ups are almost always free.

Please contact us with questions about Botox, or to schedule an appointment.