Through the years, BOTOX has become more popular as a fast and effective treatment for correcting facial wrinkles and lines. This injectable treatment is particularly effective on lines on the forehead or between the eyebrows. A derivative of the botulism virus, BOTOX actually paralyses the muscles that contract areas of the face, making it impossible for them to draw in and create wrinkles. Both men and women use BOTOX to reduce the signs of ageing and increase self-esteem.
Some reasons BOTOX has become such a popular choice include:
Lower Cost Option
Individual BOTOX treatments are relatively reasonably priced, particularly when compared to facelifts or other cosmetic facial surgery. Increase in competition among those administering the procedure has brought prices down, even more, making BOTOX quite affordable in most cases. Some dermatologists like cosmedocs.com also run specials on BOTOX treatments, reducing the rate of individual sessions or providing lower prices per treatment for multiple treatments. As BOTOX treatments need to be repeated on a regular basis to maintain optimum results–usually about four to six months–these treatment packages can help save even more money in the long run.
Proven Track Record
BOTOX was approved by the FDA for certain medical applications in 1989 and has been approved for cosmetic purposes since 2002. Since then, many, many patients have received this procedure successfully. A large number of dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons are experienced in administering BOTOX at well respected clinics such as Jade Cosmetic & Wellness clinic and have a proven record of successful treatments. Qualified, licensed professionals are easy to find, making treatment convenient and safe.
Painless and Easy
Before BOTOX injections are administered, a numbing agent is applied to the skin, making the actual injections virtually painless. A typical treatment takes less than an hour and can be performed in the dermatologist’s office with little necessary preparation or post-procedure care. Following the doctor’s instructions can prevent the BOTOX from migrating to other areas of the face, but other than these precautions, very little aftercare is necessary.
After a BOTOX treatment, results can be seen almost right away. While optimum results take a short amount of time to take full effect, a visible difference can be seen as soon as the treatment is finished. Wrinkles will appear softer, and after a short time will virtually disappear. After about a week, the treatment will have reached its optimum effect and will remain for several months, as the effect gradually wears off, the facial muscles will begin contracting again. At this point, wrinkles will again become visible.
After treatment, patients can leave the clinic and do the normal things they usually do without the need for long-term recovery. Some swelling, redness or bruising can sometimes occur after treatment, but these side effects are usually minimal. Patients should not lie flat for at least four hours after treatment and should avoid rubbing the treated areas for at least twenty-four hours. As with any cosmetic procedure, following the doctor’s instructions will increase the effectiveness of the treatment, as well as reduce recovery time.