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Choosing the Right Provider for Botox Treatment

Remember the old phrase our mother used to tell us - if you keep making that face, it will stay that way? Well she was right! Years of frowning, squinting and facial expressions can cause those pesky wrinkles set deep between the eyes; we call these glabellar lines.  This is a great place for botox, eliminating that furrowed appearance that has been created over the years. Indeed many wrinkles have names like worry lines, smile lines and smokers lines.

In 2013 Botox is celebrated 10 Year Anniversary of FDA approval for moderate to severe lines in forehead. When Botox hit the industry, it took off and hasn’t looked back. It has been instrumental in helping men and women feel more confidence, creating self-esteem that opens the door to more success and overall well-being. Feeling good about yourself and your appearance on a personal level absolutely gives you more empowerment in your daily life.
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Cost of Botox :

There are two ways Botox is sold. By Area treated or by units (amount) used. In pricing by area we believe the consumer is not empowered as there is lack of transparency as to how much Botox is administered. For pricing by area typical cost is $250 - $500 per area.

Other important factor is if the Botox is administered by a Physician or an assistant (like nurse or a physician assistant).

  Physician Administered
$10-$15 / unit
 Nurse Administered

In San Jose California Medical Spas are quite popular. According to California Medical Board, if they are offering medical procedures, they must be owned by physicians. The use of the term "medical spa" is for advertising purposes to make the procedures seem more appealing. In reality, however, it is the practice of medicine. Please ensure that you are getting treatment in Qualified 

How Botox Works?

A very commonly asked question is can I use Botox to fill my wrinkles?
Botox, actually is not used to fill in wrinkles. Rather, Botox is used to relax muscles, making it effective for erasing dynamic wrinkles, those formed by muscle contraction. Botox is particularly effective for wrinkles of forehead, crow’s feet (also called laughter lines), between the eyes and vertical lip lines (also called smokers lines).

We want clients to still have facial expressions, while eliminating the wrinkles. Once the muscle is relaxed, you will find a more youthful appearance.

How is Botox Administered?

During your consultation, we will review your health history and examine you to ensure medical safety and identify specific locations for best possible aesthetic outcome. The procedure is done with very fine needle to insure minimal discomfort. We have developed special technique due to which many of our patients do not feel any pain when very small amount of Botox is gently injected in the muscle. This simple and safe procedure is usually completed in within 10-25 minutes, depending on how many sites are being treated.

How soon can I see results?

You can resume your daily activities immediately following Botox procedure in most cases.  As a result our patients from Los Gatos and San Jose Bay Area can achieve remarkable results with no down-time and no recovery time.

Within five to seven days  you will see marked improvement in moderate-to-severe frown lines between your brows. We generally invite you for a follow-up after two weeks, by which time nearly full effect of procedure is expected and touch up treatments are administered if necessary at that time. This is important because the results vary from person to person.

How long do the results last?

The amount of Botox used depends on how deep lines may be in the forehead; a highly-trained professional is a necessity when dealing with the face. After a period of 3 to 6 months, Botox breaks down, is metabolized and passed out of the body.

Cost of Botox

It is common to charge $300-$600 per area treated in a physician office. However, in such pricing we believe the consumer is not empowered as there is lack of transparency as to how much Botox is administered.

Another common pricing method is to sell Botox by number of Units administered. For physician administered Botox, the pricing varies from $12 to $16 per unit of Botox. While actual units used will vary depending on your individual needs, as a general guideline:
  • Frown Lines             : 10-40 units
  • Forehead Lines        : 15-50 units
  • Crow's Feet              : 10-30 units
  • Vertical Lip Lines      : 5-10 units
Other variables include if the Botox is administered by a RN or a MD and if the practice uses genuine Botox from Allergan or an imported generic product. A good way to confirm is if your physician is listed as a Botox Provider on Allergan Inc. website and if they offer Brilliant Distinctions Rewards for your genuine Botox treatment.

Why should I choose Orchid for my Botox treatment:

Minimal Pain and Scarring:
Zero downtime and Zero bruising. Many of our patients who have been treated elsewhere in the past complement us on how they felt little or no pain during their treatment with us. You are not rushed and we give ample time for numbing cream to set in and finest technique for minimal pain.

Treatment in a medical office by a physician. We offer only genuine Botox from Allergan, no imported or generic products are ever used at Orchid. Dr. Mungekar is a Botox provider physician listed on Botox website.

You will find our prices fair for physician administered Botox. In addition, further savings are available through Brilliant Distinctions Reward program for taking only the genuine Botox. These savings can be used for future Botox and Juvederm treatments.

How can you get in on a great rewards program, authentic treatments in a Doctor’s office?  
Call us at (408)794-9490 for your appointment at our Los Gatos office today!

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Dr. Mungekar is the Founder and Medical Director of Orchid MediSpa. She is a top rated physician in internal medicine with certifications in Botox, Dermal fillers and laser cosmetic procedures. She is a Board Certified Physician and completed her residency from UC San Diego in 2006. Dr Mungekar likes to spend time with her patients to fully understand their needs and provide recommendations to help then look your best.