Botox® was first approved for cosmetic use in April 2002. It is currently the only product FDA-approved to temporarily decrease the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines and wrinkles. It is currently approved for use in 98 countries and remains one of the world’s most iconic and recognizable brands. Botox® is strategically injected into different areas of the face and provides extremely effective results. It should always be injected by a highly-trained, skilled, and qualified professional.
While Botox® cosmetic is best known for its age-reversing, transformative results, it holds many more benefits.
1. Botox® Is a Non-Surgical Treatment
Although there are many different types of surgical cosmetic procedures available to make your face look younger, some patients opt for an option that is less invasive, requires less downtime, or yields quicker results. While facial cosmetic surgery is a great option for many, there are risks associated with all surgical procedures, making a non-invasive cosmetic procedure a good alternative that can achieve satisfactory results. Botox® helps achieve a youthful appearance without the need for surgery. When paired with other facial fillers such as Juvederm®, results can be even more rewarding. Botox® is also a much more affordable option than cosmetic facial surgery.
2. Botox® Reduces and Prevents Signs of Aging
The aging process is an unavoidable part of life. However, Botox® can help to reduce and prevent the signs of aging, keeping you looking youthful. Botox® has proven to be an effective method of smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. It can also treat other aging concerns, such as drooping brows. Botox® even helps prevent more wrinkles and lines from forming since it temporarily relaxes the muscles in the treatment area.
3. Botox® Provides Almost Immediate Results
Unlike other treatments, such as a face lift or brow lift, Botox® does not require downtime. In contrast to surgical procedures, Botox® results will be almost immediately noticeable with an initial onset of 3 to 5 days. The results of Botox® can last about three to four months, so keeping a recurring treatment schedule will help you maintain your fresh look.
4. Botox® Is FDA Approved
Botox® is an FDA-approved treatment that is generally quite safe. Its safety and effectiveness have been proven through over 16 years of research, making Botox® Cosmetic one of the most studied and widely researched treatments of its kind. To ensure your treatment goes as smoothly as possible, it’s important that you put your trust in the right hands. Make sure that the specialist you choose has the proper training and experience to administer your Botox® injections. Having an inexperienced doctor attempt to complete a Botox® treatment can lead to unnecessary complications. Do your research beforehand and choose a credible doctor for your treatments.
What Is the Future of Botox®?
With over 100 million vials of Botox® sold in the United States since its approval for cosmetic use in 2002, Botox® customer loyalty continues to grow exponentially. It is widely viewed as the best treatment of its kind with a reputation that is here to stay.
If you live in Missouri and are interested in getting Botox® injections, contact our team at Heartland Plastic and Hand Surgery to schedule a consultation. Our Botox® is always name brand and always administered by our board-certified plastic surgeons and master injectors. Dr. Humphrey and Dr. Deisher have years of experience in the field of plastic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic procedures and are dedicated to providing the best treatments for their patients.