BOTOX has long been one of the most popular cometic treatments in the United States to help women and men reduce facial wrinkles and frown lines. And according to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the pandemic-fueled “zoom boom” has led to a dramatic increase in both surgical and non-surgical facial plastic surgery treatments, making injectables such as BOTOX as popular as ever.
At NuBody Concepts Nashville and NuBody Concepts Memphis, our board-certified plastic surgeons and certified nurse injectors offer a variety of injectables and fillers for patient seeking non-invasive facial rejuvenation. If you’re ready for your next treatment by an experienced staff at an affordable price, call us today to schedule an appointment.
If you’re not sure if BOTOX is right for you, check out these 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. Wrinkles inevitably make us look older than we’d like. BOTOX is an effective, quick fix to a worn-looking face plagued by permanent seeming folds and wrinkles. In addition, BOTOX is completely non-invasive. It is administered through a simple injection and thus comes with fewer risks than surgery (no anesthesia with its potential side effects).
2. When compared to other procedures, BOTOX requires no downtime.
While a facelift is still the most effective procedure to permanently rejuvenate your face, it requires surgery. This means the results you want take more time – and expense – to achieve.
BOTOX, on the other hand, is known as a “lunchtime treatment.” The entire process takes no more than 15 minutes. The injections have been described as feeling like a pinch, so most individuals do not require numbing. Once your provider has administered the injections, you’ll be good to go and return to your normal daily routine. Results will be noticeable within 24-48 hours and fully manifest after 3-5 days.
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 or other dermal 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 and around the eyes, Juvederm has the same effect on the creases around your mouth and to plump up lips. Patients often combine BOTOX for the upper face with a dermal filler for the lower face during the same session.
5. BOTOX is clinically proven to be safe and effective.
BOTOX is one of the most thoroughly and extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments. It has been approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries and has an excellent track record in its use over the years.
The effectiveness and safety of BOTOX has been evaluated in Allergan-sponsored clinical trials as well as in 417 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals. This credibility makes it a trusted product used by aesthetic specialists in millions of procedures in the United States.
6. You may be less prone to future wrinkles after receiving BOTOX injections.
While most people turn to BOTOX in their 40s and 50s when their resting face starts showing lines and wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes, doctors have more recently observed a significant increase in younger patients using Botox as early as their 20-30s. The idea is to use it preventively as so-called “preventative Botox.”
Studies suggest that this is not a myth. Botox doesn’t just make your wrinkles disappear by paralyzing certain facial muscles, it also seems to increase the elasticity of your skin while it’s in effect. Starting with Botox early apparently helps to keep your skin elastic at the same time as preventing you from forming those habits that cause wrinkles to form.
7. BOTOX may help treat chronic migraines and other conditions.
Though it is still most commonly used as cosmetic treatment, BOTOX is increasingly applied to other conditions such as chronic migraines ever since it gained FDA approval for this use in 2010. In the past, BOTOX has also been used to treat excessive underarm sweating and similar ailments. It is also increasingly popular among dentists to lessen the damaging effects of clenched and grinding 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.
We hope that you have found this article to be informative. If you are ready to get started with a facial injectable or filler, get started by clicking the pink button to schedule a an appointment or consultation today!