You've heard your friends talk about it, you've seen celebrities mention it on TV and you've probably thought about getting it before now. Botox® is a long-standing treatment for the appearance of fines lines and wrinkles. Since the treatment first became available, a number of other wrinkle-fighting products have come to market, but Botox® remains the primary choice of many patients around the world.
Here are three reasons why Botox® has remained a popular aesthetic treatment:
1. It's a tried and tested treatment
Botox® was approved by the Federal Drug Administration as a safe and effective therapy drug in 1989 and has been used widely ever since. For nearly 30 years, doctors have utilized Botox® to treat wrinkles, crow's feet, frown lines and more. Additionally, the injectable has a number of medical uses, including the treatment of eye twitching, chronic migraines and excessive sweating, according to the Mayo Clinic.
In the cosmetic world, Botox® treatments help patients look younger and feel happier. After all, when you look as good as you feel, it's easier to enjoy life with a positive attitude.
2. It's highly effective
One of the main reasons the treatment has persisted for so many years is its ability to quickly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox® injections achieve this by blocking the impulses from nerve endings to the facial muscles. This relaxes the muscles and allows them to lay flat under the skin. Typically, the muscles regain full functionality within three to six months.
Patients with several problem areas may be able to utilize Botox® in multiple ways. For example, the injectable could treat fine lines around the lips, deeper wrinkles across the cheeks and crow's feet around the eyes. According to the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine, the treatment is also an effective way to manage brow ptosis, or drooping of the brow.
3. It's relatively painless
Compared to other wrinkle treatments, Botox® is non-invasive and relatively pain free. Dr. Marotta and his team use fine gauge needles to minimize discomfort. Plus, you may receive a numbing cream prior to the procedure. Once each area of concern has been treated, you'll receive an ice pack to reduce swelling. Only a small number of patients see any bruising after the procedure.
Dr. Marotta is a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon. He is committed to delivering the best experience possible to his clients. Schedule a consultation today to see how Dr. Marotta and his team can help you decide if Botox® is right for you.