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 works to weaken the muscles in your face that cause wrinkles to appear over time. When the muscles are weakened, 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.
2. Botox is a preventative treatment.
While Botox is effective at reducing the appearance of forehead wrinkles, 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. When used correctly and in the right dosage, Botox will cause no serious side effects. To diminish wrinkles, a very small amount of the toxin is used to relax the facial muscles.
Side effects that may occur include temporary pain at the injection site, headaches and bruising. In less than one percent of cases, patients might experience drooping eyelids or brows, but they will return to their pre-Botox state within a few weeks or so. While it's safe for most people, women who are pregnant or nursing should consult a Doctor before getting a Botox 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. An experienced Doctor that frequently injects Botox can give you an estimate on how many units will be needed to get the results you are looking for.
5. Botox is reversible.
Botox is not permanent, and the treatment may need to be repeated 2 or more times per year. 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.
When you're ready for Botox, please give us a call at 650-652-6762 to schedule an appointment.