Most patients at Skin Vitality seek BOTOX® treatments to effectively deal with wrinkles that already exist on their face. BOTOX® accounts for the overwhelming majority of non-surgical treatments performed on male and female patients over 40 years old. In fact, in 2010 the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported over 3 million treatments were performed on 40-54 year old patients, and it was the top cosmetic procedure overall for this age group, winning by a landslide.
However, if you haven’t yet hit your fabulous 40s and are still fairly wrinkle-free in your 20s, you may wonder why there were still over 78,000 treatments performed on 20-29 years olds, as discovered in the same survey. Why would someone without serious wrinkles need BOTOX®?
The answer is easy. For the same reason why you apply sunscreen and stay out of the sun because you worry about the effects of excess sun exposure, or religiously moisturize your skin everyday – BOTOX® is simply part of a skin care regimen that keeps wrinkles at bay. One of the best uses for BOTOX® is for its preventative benefits. Rather than seeking treatment to get rid of existing wrinkles, many men and women are being treated in their 20s because it’s a fantastic preventative procedure that maintains the smoothness of their already youthful skin for a much longer time. It will keep your skin free of lines, wrinkles and creases, and target any existing ones as well so you can look the best for your age.
To fully take advantage of the preventative benefits of BOTOX®, start your treatments as soon as you can. Typically, most patients find that treatments scheduled every 4 months or so is ideal. Even if you’re already in your early 30s, it’s not too late to start.
You’ll find that your smooth complexion will be maintained well into the future, and it will look more natural because people will have gotten used to thinking you look so great already!
Here are the three main reasons for why BOTOX® is, and continues to be, such a popular product for use in cosmetic medicine.
BOTOX® wouldn’t be so popular if it wasn’t for the fact that it is proven to be highly effective. Patients that choose to undergo these treatments are almost always satisfied with the results they experience because, simply enough, the product is one that has been carefully tested and researched. It has also enjoyed a successful track record since its approval nearly 20 years ago. When combined with a schedule of follow-up treatments and a qualified medical professional, the treatments offer unparalleled results.
The fact that BOTOX® can be used to treat such a wide range of patient conditions – from forehead lines and crow’s feet to brow lifts and lip lines – is also responsible for its immense popularity. The treatments are able to combat many different cosmetic or medical disorders and do so with reliable results that have contributed to the popularity of the product.
Unlike many other forms of aesthetic medical treatment, BOTOX® is relatively painless and hassle-free. A BOTOX® treatment, performed by an experienced medical professional, takes little time and requires that patients undergo only a very small amount of discomfort. The modern needles used for injection are extremely fine and thin and the injection site is usually numbed with a local anaesthetic to ensure that almost no pain is felt. Treatment duration times can vary but are almost always no longer than 10-20 minutes in length. Recovery times are extremely short as well and allow patients to return to their normal schedules almost immediately.
BOTOX® was approved as a regulated product by the FDA almost two decades ago and, since that time, it has been used in numerous procedures. The documentation involved with BOTOX®’s continuous use for such a long period makes it one of the most reliable and safe products on the market. Coupled with a knowledgeable and skilled doctor, Botox can be counted on to provide great results without any of the worry or risk involved with other cosmetic products or procedural methods.