Since the early 2000s, Botox® procedures have increased by 845% — and for good reason.
The procedure is safe, fast, and semi-permanent, and it’s not even as costly as you may think, especially when compared with more invasive cosmetic procedures.
Also, did you know that you can have your procedure and get back to your everyday life right after leaving the dermatologist’s office?
But what makes Botox the crown jewel of anti-aging procedures is its effectiveness.
Women and men alike end up spending hundreds of dollars on creams that promise one thing: youthful-looking skin. Unfortunately, no cream can even come close to competing with Botox when it comes to getting rid of expression lines.
The American Society for Clinical Investigation looked at the effectiveness of facials, gels, and facial massages. Its conclusion was rather disheartening: Very few anti-aging products have noticeable effects, and the ones that do fail to offer results that can compare to the dramatic transformations that come with Botox and dermal fillers.
So if you want to get rid of those expression lines fast without having to wait months for modest results, Botox is your friend. And here at Dermatology Associates of Central NJ, our experts can help you achieve a youthful look within minutes.
How Botox works
Botox doesn’t remove wrinkles, but it stops your muscles from contracting when you make certain facial expressions, which in turn prevents your skin from looking wrinkled and dull.
Because the substance only “paralyzes” your muscles, Botox only works on dynamic wrinkles, the ones that appear when you frown, laugh, and squint. For wrinkles in the lower face, dermal fillers are usually the best choice.
Lately, people have been opting for Botox as a preventative measure as well. You now have the option to use small quantities of Botox to reduce the contraction of your facial muscles and lower the risk of developing deep lines as you get older and your collagen production starts to drop.
The difference between Botox and dermal fillers
Without going too much into detail, Botox and dermal fillers address different types of wrinkles.
Botox combats expression wrinkles, the lines that appear due to the movement of your facial muscles after your collagen production plummets.
Dermal fillers, on the other hand, work best against static wrinkles. These types of lines aren’t caused by movement, but rather by sagging and a loss of volume. And instead of paralyzing the muscles underneath the lines, dermal fillers fill up the areas that have volume loss.
Are you considering Botox but aren’t sure whether it’s worth speaking with a specialist about it? Below are a few of the benefits that have convinced millions of Americans to use Botox.
Non-invasive cosmetic procedure
If you’ve never had a cosmetic procedure before, the thought of going under the knife may make you run for the hills. Luckily, Botox is injected using thin needles, and it doesn't even require an anesthetic.
An added bonus is the recovery time. You can go back to your daily routine, without impediments, as soon as you leave the doctor’s office.
Inexpensive when compared with other cosmetic procedures
Most cosmetic procedures not only take longer to heal and present more risks, but they also come with a high price tag. Botox is cheaper, and you don’t have to take days off from work to recover from the procedure either.
Botox lasts up to five or six months depending on the individual. So if you want to tweak your look or you simply don’t like the end result, you aren’t stuck with it. Botox goes away on its own over time.
Botox is a first-line treatment for wrinkles
People have used Botox for decades as a non-invasive method to fight lines, and now the substance is even used as a preventive method against aging.
If you’re unsure about whether Botox is the right choice for you, why not request a free cosmetic consult? Get personalized advice from our specialists by simply completing a form.