According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, over 7 million Botox procedures were performed in 2018 alone. And it’s not just celebrities and the wealthy opting for this popular treatment – more and more everyday people are turning to Botox to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.
But why all the sudden interest?
Well, for starters, results from Botox typically last 3-4 months – meaning less frequent visits and upkeep compared to other wrinkle-reducing options like fillers or facelifts. Plus, the procedure itself is relatively quick (around 10 minutes) with little downtime needed afterward.
And let’s be real – who doesn’t want a more youthful appearance? Whether it’s erasing crow’s feet or giving your forehead a more relaxed appearance, Botox can give you that extra boost of confidence.
But for those looking for a hassle-free way to turn back the clock on aging skin, it just might be worth considering.
Did you know that Botox was originally used for medical purposes?
In the late 1970s, ophthalmologist Dr. Alan Scott began experimenting with botulinum toxin (the active ingredient in Botox) as a treatment for strabismus, or crossed eyes.
It wasn’t until 1987 that Dr. Scott and fellow scientists discovered its potential for reducing wrinkles, leading to its FDA approval for cosmetic use in 2002.
But how exactly does it work?
Botox is injected into targeted facial muscles and works by temporarily paralyzing them, resulting in smoother skin and a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to treat excessive sweating, migraines, and muscle spasms.
While Botox is considered safe, it’s important to note that there can be potential risks and side effects such as headaches, bruising, or drooping eyelids. It’s always best to consult with a licensed professional before undergoing any cosmetic procedure.
If you’re still hesitant about trying Botox, there are alternative options for wrinkle reduction such as chemical peels, Forever young BBL, and fillers.
Frequently asked questions:
How long do the results last?
On average, results can last 3-4 months but this can vary from person to person.
Is it painful?
At Better Life Clinics we use a technique that makes it relatively painless without the need for any numbing or ice.
Can Botox be combined with other treatments?
We love combining BOTOX with the Vampire Facial to give long lasting results, as well as improving the texture and tone of the skin.
Will I still be able to make facial expressions?
While the treated muscles will be temporarily adjusted, you will still be able to make natural facial expressions as the injections do not affect all muscles in the face. The goal is to look younger, more beautiful, and natural.
Are you ready to see what Botox can do for you? Call Better Life Clinics today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward smooth, youthful skin.