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What is Botox® Made Of?

Facial expressions require a symphony of coordinated muscle movements. Some of these movements crease and fold the skin until it develops lines and wrinkles. Botox® stops these muscles so your skin can relax and become smooth. Botox® can let you look noticeably younger without a fake or overdone appearance.

What is Botox®?

Botox® is a wrinkle relaxer injected into facial muscles to improve lines and wrinkles. At Manhattan Aesthetics, our expert injectors have been approved by Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox®. This injectable treatment works by blocking facial nerves from telling muscles to contract. This stops the muscles from creating wrinkles. 

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*individual results may vary.

What is Botox® Made Of?

Botox® uses a protein called botulinum toxin. A species of bacteria produce this toxin, which can cause rare cases of food poisoning. Botulinum toxin is extremely safe in the tiny doses used for facial injections. This protein interacts with nerves and stops them from releasing a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. Without this signal, facial muscles become relaxed and smoother. Lines and wrinkles soften and disappear. 

What is Botox® Used For?

Botox® has many medical and aesthetic uses. Medically, it can treat excessive sweating, muscle spasms, and other conditions involving overactive muscles or nerves. Aesthetic uses include:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead lines
  • Glabellar lines between the eyebrows
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines
  • Neck bands
  • “Gummy” smile
  • Lip lines

Some lines and wrinkles respond better to Botox® than others. You will see the best results with wrinkles caused by muscle movement. Wrinkles caused by sagging skin may respond better to another treatment. 

How Much Does Botox® Cost?

Providers set their own prices for Botox®, and this will vary widely by location. Some providers measure Botox® in units, while others charge by the area. The average price per unit is about $14. Most people will need around twenty units to achieve their desired results. We recommend a consultation to provide an accurate estimate based on your goals. 


Our expert providers here at Manhattan Aesthetics would be happy to meet with you for an in-person consultation.
Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

What Results Will I See With Botox®?

Botox® results can take seven to ten days to develop. Botox® has been used for medical purposes for decades and found to be very safe. It can last from three to five months, depending on your individual response. You can expect to see lines and wrinkles soften and become less noticeable. An expert injector will make sure your results look entirely natural.

Is There Any Downtime With Botox®?

You can resume your usual activities immediately after your appointment. You might have some sensitivity or bruising in the injection area, but this will go away within a few days. You should avoid rubbing your face or engaging in strenuous activity for a day after treatment. 


*Individual results may vary.


The first step is to come in for an in-person consultation with our expert providers at Manhattan Aesthetics serving Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, New York, and New Jersey. Please fill out the form on this page or call our office during normal business hours at 212-960-8172.

*Individual results may vary.