With more than 6.7 million procedures performed in 2015 alone (according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons), BOTOX is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the country. BOTOX, which is administered through an injection, has continued to be a popular choice among men and women who want to reduce facial wrinkles and frown lines over the past couple of decades.
If you’re not sure if BOTOX is right for you, here are 8 great reasons to consider BOTOX injections.
1. BOTOX is a non-surgical way to improve the look of your face.
Age, genetics, dietary factors, environmental factors, and weight loss or gain can all change the look and feel of your face over time. If it’s wrinkles that are preventing you from achieving the look you desire, BOTOX is a non-surgical way to improve your appearance and self-confidence. Because BOTOX is administered through a simple injection, it comes with fewer risks than surgery (no anesthesia to worry about).
2. When compared to other procedures, BOTOX requires no downtime.
While a face lift can certainly improve the look and feel of your face, it is a surgical procedure, which means the results you want take a little more work to achieve. BOTOX, on the other hand, is known as a “lunchtime procedure”—meaning it requires no downtime and can be an effective, quick fix to your worries.
3. BOTOX is a relatively affordable cosmetic procedure.
While plastic surgery can cost thousands of dollars—because of factors like time, difficulty of the procedure, and anesthesia—BOTOX is different. Because it’s done while you are awake and is a non-invasive procedure, you can expect to pay just a few hundred dollars to achieve the look you want.
4. When combined with Juvederm, BOTOX can give your whole face a more youthful look.
Many of our patients choose to combine Juvederm facial fillers with BOTOX injections to achieve a smoother, tighter look across their face. While BOTOX helps soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles between the brows, Juvederm has the same effect on the creases around your mouth. In addition, Juvederm is often used to achieve fuller lips.
5. BOTOX is clinically proven to be safe and effective.
BOTOX was first used in other treatments—for instance, treating excessive sweating and overactive bladders—a few decades ago. Over the years, it has been aggressively studied and tested—becoming clinically proven to be safe and effective for cosmetic use in 2002. Over the past two decades, BOTOX has been widely used among men and women across the country.
6. You may be less prone to future wrinkles after receiving BOTOX injections.
BOTOX is not a permanent fix to fine lines and wrinkles; results typically last between three and six months. However, with repeated treatments, your muscles can actually start gravitating toward a more relaxed state—resulting in less severe frown lines over time. Even if you choose to stop treatments at any point, you should be able to retain some of the effect.
7. BOTOX may help treat chronic migraines and other conditions.
Though it is most commonly used for cosmetic reasons now, BOTOX has been approved by the FDA in 2010 to treat chronic migraines. BOTOX has also been used over the years to treat excessive underarm sweating and other conditions. It is also used by dentists to lessen the effects of clenched teeth.
8. BOTOX is designed to yield attractive, natural results.
We’ve all seen some TV show or movie poking fun at BOTOX injections: a character showing up with a “plastic” face, stiff and unnatural. This is not representative of BOTOX in real life. An experienced plastic surgeon or BOTOX-certified nurse will make sure that your BOTOX treatment looks natural and understated. Your face will look like your face, only better.