There’s no doubt Botox is a great way to turn back the hands of time.
It’s so effective, millions of people trust Botox to help them look younger and fresher. In 2016, 6.7 million Botox procedures were completed, an increase of 759 percent since the year 2000.
So what makes Botox so popular? Here are five benefits of Botox that will help you understand its appeal.
1. Botox lifts the brow without surgery.
Botox is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead. The product effectively paralyzes the muscles in your face which cause wrinkles to appear over time. When the muscles are paralyzed, they won’t be able to move your skin into a “wrinkled” position. The result is a smoother, more youthful appearance that erases years from your complexion.
While it’s most often used on the forehead, Botox can be used on the neck or even around the mouth for small laugh lines.
2. Botox is a preventative treatment.
While Botox is effective at reducing the appearance of forehead wrinkles and lines, it’s a great way to stop them from occurring in the first place. It’s highly effective on dynamic wrinkles or those that only appear when you frown, squint or smile. Since it stops the muscle from moving, wrinkles won’t form if you start using it before lines begin to appear. Botox is considered safe for anyone over the age of 18 to use.
3. Botox is completely safe.
Contrary to what many believe, Botox is safe to use in your body. Yes, it is made from a purified form of botulinum toxin A, the same bacteria that can cause food poisoning. When used correctly and in the right dosage though, Botox will cause no serious side effects. To diminish wrinkles, a very small amount of the toxin is used to relax the facial muscles. Plus, it’s injected directly into the muscle and not into your digestive tract.
Side effects that may occur include temporary pain at the injection site, headaches and bruising. In less than 1 percent of causes, patients might experience drooping eyelids or brows, but they will return to their pre-Botox state within a few months. While it’s safe for most people, women who are pregnant or nursing should consult a doctor before getting the treatment.
4. Botox is cost effective.
When compared to the price tag associated with cosmetic surgery, Botox is a great deal! While prices per unit vary from provider to provider, the price of Botox is extremely affordable for many people. Botox is priced by the unit so the total cost of your treatment will depend on the number of units you need to get the right result. A professional trained in Botox treatments can give you an estimate on how many units will be needed to get results.
5. Botox is reversible.
One of the good things about Botox is that it’s not permanent. The treatment must be repeated every three to four months. So if you don’t like the way you look with Botox or you decide it’s not right for you, you can easily stop having treatments .There’s no long-term commitment (unless you want one!). However, many people who get Botox are so pleased with the results that they continue having treatments for years.
More things to know about Botox
- Only allow a trained medical professional give you Botox injections using sterile equipment. Botox parties with friends are generally a bad idea.
- To reduce the risk of bruising, don’t take aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil, vitamin E or gingko for two weeks prior to treatment. These medications thin the blood and increase bruising.
- The injections do not hurt. They feel like a strong pinch and take very little time to administer. The pain dissipates very quickly.
- Make certain your provider uses FDA-approved products that were purchased in the U.S.
Botox is one of the easiest ways to diminish the signs of aging. Along with helping your teeth look great, Dr. Nancy Horton offers Botox injections to her patients who want their complexions to match their smiles.
Call 813-879-9299 today to talk with us about having this simple, yet highly effective cosmetic treatment. We love to help out patients look their best!