Posted June 03, 2019 in BOTOX®
There are many myths regarding BOTOX® Cosmetic and what it can achieve. The truth about BOTOX® Cosmetic is that it is an excellent non-surgical option for reducing and smoothing crow’s feet, forehead furrows, frown and lip lines, and neck bands. People between the ages of 22 and 37 years old, known as millennials, are leaning towards these methods of treatment to address concerns about aging without a lot of downtime or upfront expense.
Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic
BOTOX® Cosmetic treats fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin in the forehead, eyes, and mouth, and also has non-cosmetic uses. This neuromodulator is produced by a diluted version of the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum, which is safely and strategically injected to achieve the desired outcome. Not only can this injectable rejuvenate your face by smoothing the skin, but it can also address concerns with pain and sweating, making it a very versatile product. By injecting directly into specific areas of the face, the muscles are relaxed, and skin is smoothed for an even texture and youthful appearance. Application takes approximately 15 minutes, and the results are immediate. Patients can resume their daily activities directly after treatment. Depending on the severity of your corrections and the number of recommended treatments, it can be a more cost-effective alternative to cosmetic surgery. Contradictory to common misconceptions, BOTOX® Cosmetic is not permanent, and it is not intended to paralyze your face or leave you without any facial expressions. Instead, it relaxes the tiny muscles that cause certain fine lines and wrinkles for a smoother, softer appearance. Serious risks or side effects from this injectable are rare.
According to The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) 2018 annual survey report, patients want a more naturally youthful appearance using less invasive techniques. Millennials are opting for non-invasive cosmetic procedures with an increase of 22 percent in injectable treatments since 2013. We believe the reason for this spike in interest is due to busy, stressful schedules, a common desire for temporary solutions to minor signs of facial aging, and the desire for more affordable options.
Achieving Your Ideal Facial Contour
Whether you would prefer a more long-lasting solution to your facial concerns, such as a facelift, or you’re seeking a quick, virtually painless treatment that can last up to six months, there are procedures to help you achieve your desired results. Discussing your goals and preferences with your surgeon can help determine what is recommended for you. Every patient receives a full evaluation and customized treatment plan to match their needs.
Dr. Messa is happy to schedule a consultation to discuss your concerns and suggest a treatment plan to achieve your goals. Call our office to schedule a consultation at 954.659.7760 or 877.250.8117, or fill out our online contact form.