The Rise in BOTOX® Cosmetic
September 14th, 2020 | Posted in: Botox Treatments |
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BOTOX® Cosmetic injections solidly hold the number one slot for non-surgical treatments, with 7.7 million injections in 2019 (up four percent from 2018).
So, what makes BOTOX® Cosmetic so popular? In the recent decade, we have begun to see a de-stigmatization of cosmetic treatments in the modern world due to social media, lifestyle acceptance, and the proliferation of advanced dermatologist techniques.
This, combined with an increased desire to maintain youthful facial contours, is making BOTOX® Cosmetic more popular than ever.
Why Is BOTOX® Cosmetic So Convenient?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is extremely convenient in its concept and application.
The concept of BOTOX® Cosmetic is simple: a fast-acting muscle relaxer that prevents the muscles from contracting to form wrinkles. This idea, coupled with its simple injection application, allows patients to see real results fast.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is also convenient for its minimal (or non-existent) downtime and lack of commitment required to maintain results. BOTOX® Cosmetic does provide temporary results, and injections will need to be repeated to see long-term improvement.
Why Is BOTOX® Cosmetic So Popular?
The simple reason why the BOTOX® Cosmetic injectable is so popular is that it is so effective. BOTOX® Cosmetic injectables use botulinum toxin solutions that deliver fast-acting neuromodulators to block the receptors in the muscles responsible for creating fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and mouth.
Patients enjoy their results in as little as one to two weeks, and BOTOX® Cosmetic can last up to four to six months at a time. BOTOX® Cosmetic gives some men and women the option to avoid surgical corrections (such as brow lift surgery) or at least postpone them until later in life.
Should BOTOX® Cosmetic Be Performed Alone?
While these are often used alone (with tremendous benefit), they are also popularly combined with other non-surgical treatments, such as facials, dermal fillers, or microneedling.
Using BOTOX® Cosmetic along with dermal fillers (like JUVÉDERM®) allows patients to reduce wrinkles and restore lost volume, whereas using BOTOX® Cosmetic followed by microneedling gives the skin a smooth and radiant appearance.
Just as BOTOX® Cosmetic can be performed alongside other non-surgical techniques, it can also enhance surgical corrections, such as those accomplished with facelift surgery or eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).
Whether you are looking for the subtle improvement of crow’s feet, frown lines, or forehead lines or looking to combine your BOTOX® Cosmetic injections with a non-surgical or surgical treatment, these injectables can help to restore youthful contours.
With such promising results combined with such little downtime or downsides, there is no surprise that BOTOX® Cosmetic is becoming more popular than ever.