BOTOX® has been used since 2002 to ease wrinkles, and for many years before that to treat headaches, eyelid spasms, and other medical issues.
Today, it’s still going strong and is far and away the most popular cosmetic treatment in the United States, with over 6.3 million treatments administered in 2013.
So what makes these injections so popular? Here are some of the things we love about America’s favorite anti-wrinkle treatment!
It has a wide variety of medical and cosmetic uses, and the list keeps on growing. In 2013, the FDA approved the drug to treat crow’s feet around the eyes, and it’s used off-label for treating other areas of the face. It is essentially a muscle relaxer, so the injection’s applications are endless.
Recently, the audience has expanded, and what was once a treatment for middle-aged and older women has been gaining popularity in other demographics. More men as well as younger people are turning to these injections to treat and prevent wrinkles.
Cost & Safety
It has an approachable price tag, with treatments typically costing a few hundred dollars. It’s a great option for those new to cosmetic treatments due to its low cost and good safety record. With a long and proven history of safety, severe side effects are extremely rare, and most people tolerate it very well.
Taking only minutes to administer and start working, these injections are great for special events and general instant gratification!
Prevention of New Wrinkles
Perhaps as exciting as relaxing existing muscles is BOTOX®’s ability to prevent new ones from forming. By relaxing the muscles in key areas where wrinkles usually form, the skin stays relaxed, thus preventing new wrinkles from forming due to muscle movement in those areas.
Since it is an injection, not surgery, patients can return to their normal routine immediately. Mild side effects may occur and the treatment offers zero downtime after being injected.
Perfect Adjunct to Laser Skin Treatments
It isn’t just a great treatment in its own right; it is also perfect in combination with other anti-aging procedures. These injections allow anti-aging laser treatments to last longer by preventing wrinkles from returning.
Laser treatments stimulate collagen in the skin to provide better elasticity, appearance, and texture, while it relaxes the muscles under the skin that can cause wrinkles. Combined, these treatments make for a youthful and more refreshed appearance.
Get BOTOX® from the Pros
While these injections may seem like an easy treatment to administer, it actually requires a specially trained and experienced hand to produce the safest, best results.
At Laser Skin & Wellness, we have achieved Platinum status with Allergan, meaning that we are in the top 5% of these injectors in the country. This designation also gives us access to rebates and special pricing that other providers do not get. Then, we pass those savings on to our patients.
Call us today or contact us in Palm Beach Gardens or Lake Worth locations for more information.