Most of us know Botox® is popular, but do you know how popular it is? Millions of Botox treatments are performed every year in the United States, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, making it the most popular cosmetic treatment in the nation.
There are lots of reasons why Botox is so popular, and most of those reasons have to do with taking control of your appearance and the changes it undergoes as you get older.
At Luminary Dermatology, our team uses a custom approach to Botox treatment to help every patient get the beautiful results they’re looking for. In this post, learn nine reasons why you should consider adding Botox to your anti-aging regimen.
Botox is injected using very fine needles. That means no incisions, no anesthesia, and no risk of infections or surgical complications.
Botox has been in use for decades for muscle-related issues, including neck spasms and blinking problems. As a wrinkle-reducer, it gained FDA approval more than 20 years ago, back in 2002. Since then, millions of treatments have been performed in the United States and worldwide.
Botox can be used to treat wrinkles and lines in multiple areas of your face, including around your eyes, forehead, brows, mouth, and chin. It can also be used to gently lift your brows (again, no surgery!) and help your lips look fuller, too.
Each Botox session takes about 20 minutes or so, depending on how many areas are being treated. The actual injections take just moments to perform, making Botox a convenient option even for people with the busiest schedules.
With Botox, you can have a treatment and go right back to your regular routine without any downtime involved. After your injections, you might have some mild redness or swelling or a little minor bruising, effects that clear up very quickly.
Botox works on dynamic wrinkles that form when you make facial expressions. Fillers work on static wrinkles that form as a result of aging, sun damage, and other factors. Both types of injectables can be used to treat wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin from your forehead to your chin for results often referred to as a “liquid facelift.”
Botox results typically last from 3-4 months, or a little longer in some people. When they begin to wear off, you can have touch-up treatments to maintain those results indefinitely.
While Botox used to be thought of as a treatment for people age 40 and up, today plenty of people have treatments in their 20s and 30s. Early treatments help prevent lines from being “etched” into your skin, which could mean you can enjoy smoother, more youthful skin for a longer period of time.
Lines and wrinkles might be a “natural” part of aging, but that doesn’t mean you need to welcome them with open arms. Botox helps you look as young as you feel, so you enjoy greater confidence, too.
If you’re ready to learn more about Botox and how it can become a part of your skin care routine, book an appointment online or over the phone with the Luminary Dermatology team. You can come see us at one of our offices in Arcadia, Miami, Bradenton, Homestead, Sarasota, Venice, Longboat Key, Bradenton, and Northport, Florida, and Midwest City, Oklahoma.