Here's Why Botox Should Be Part of Your Beauty Routine

What’s the most popular cosmetic treatment in the U.S.? Surprise! It’s Botox! OK, that’s probably no surprise at all. Since receiving FDA approval for cosmetic use in 2002, Botox treatments have soared in popularity. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, about 7.5 million Botox treatments were performed in 2018, accounting for about half of all minimally invasive cosmetic treatments for both women and men for that year.

Of course, one of the reasons why Botox is so popular is that it’s very effective in treating so-called dynamic wrinkles — lines and creases that form as a result of repeated facial expressions. Botox works by blocking the nerve signals between your facial muscles and your brain. When those signals are blocked, your muscles are never “told” to contract, and that means there’s no chance for lines and folds to form. But as good as Botox is at reducing the appearance of these dynamic wrinkles, its effectiveness is just one reason why it’s so popular. Here are a handful of other important reasons why women and men love Botox — and why you might want to consider adding it to your own beauty routine.

Botox is safe

Botox has been used for cosmetic treatments for a long time — even before it received FDA approval for frown lines back in 2002. And before that, Botox was used for more than two decades for other medical treatments, including blinking problems (blepharospasm), crossed-eyes (strabismus), and painful neck spasms (cervical dystonia). Today, it’s also used to treat chronic and excessive sweating, migraines, and some types of urinary incontinence. That means Botox has a long history — and a long and proven safety profile.

Treatments are fast — and there’s no downtime

Botox injections are performed right in our office with no need for sedation or numbing. Injections take literally moments, and you can complete your entire treatment in less than a half hour. Before treatment, we’ll determine the best placement for the injections based on your facial anatomy to help you get the results you’re looking for. And after your injections, you can go right back to your regular activities without any downtime. Any minor redness or tenderness will dissipate quickly, and you can apply ice gently to the area to reduce any residual discomfort.

You can combine Botox with dermal fillers

While Botox treats dynamic wrinkles, dermal fillers treat “static” wrinkles that form from sun exposure, gravity, genetics, and aging. Many patients opt to have Botox treatments along with dermal fillers to address both dynamic and static wrinkles in the upper face and around the mouth, nose, and chin, offering a kind of “mini facelift,” but without any of the risks (or cost) of surgery.

It’s not permanent

Not crazy about the results of Botox? No problem. Unlike cosmetic surgery’s permanent results, Botox effects last for about three to four months, then wear off naturally.

Regular touch-ups are all it takes to maintain your results

Love your results? That’s great! You can maintain that smooth, youthful appearance with regular touch-up injections of Botox. Most women and men benefit from touch-up injections every four months or so. Your treatment schedule can be adjusted to suit your specific goals so you always look and feel great.

Routine Botox treatments may even “soften” wrinkles

When you make Botox treatments a part of your regular beauty routine — that is, when you have regular touch-ups to maintain your results — those lines and wrinkles around your eyes and forehead can start to relax on their own. That means you might be able to wait longer between touch-up treatments while still maintaining those beautiful results.

You can start in your 20s

Because they're caused by repeated facial movements, dynamic wrinkles become more visible as you get older. Many patients opt to start Botox treatments in their late 20s to help prevent wrinkles from showing up in the first place. 

Want to learn more about Botox?

Dr. Melissa Schneider, PC is a top, trusted provider of Botox injections, using the most advanced techniques to help patients get the results they’re looking for. If you’ve been thinking about Botox, Dr. Schneider can develop a treatment regimen that’s just right for you. To learn more about Botox or to schedule a consultation or treatment, book an appointment online today.

You Might Also Enjoy...

How Does Hair Restoration Actually Work?

It starts with a few lost strands and a little thinning, then progresses into a full-blown bald patches. You’ve heard about ways to get your hair back, but some seem extreme and look a little fake. Find out how effective hair restoration works.

The Many Benefits of a PRP Facial

Sure, "vampire facial" sounds provocative, but there's a lot more to these novel treatments than a catchy nickname. Here's a list of six benefits you can expect from your own PRP facial.

CoolSculpting Is the Perfect End to Your Weight Loss Journey

You've finally reached the end of your weight-loss journey — and you've still got stubborn pockets of fat that just won't budge. Don't worry! CoolSculpting can help. With no incisions, no needles and no downtime, CoolSculpting gets rid of stubborn fat so y