If you are looking for a fast and easy way to roll back the clock on your appearance, you don’t have to look much further than Botox. There may not be anything “new” about this tried-and-true procedure, but why fix something that isn’t broken after all? No matter how many new procedures and treatments are introduced, Botox remains the gold standard in wrinkle treatments for many patients. There are a number of reasons why Botox continues to be the lunch break procedure of choice today.
Proven Safety and Efficacy
Because Botox has been used for many years as a cosmetic treatment, it has a proven track record of both safety and success. Even before the medication was introduced as an anti-wrinkle solution, it had been widely used as a medical treatment for difficult conditions like uncontrollable eyelid twitching and cervical dystonia. Today, it continues to be used as a medical treatment for these conditions, as well as chronic migraines, excessive sweating and bladder control issues.
With a long history in both the medical and cosmetic realm, patients that choose to undergo Botox treatments can rest assured this medication is a safe option for reducing the appearance of wrinkles. However, it is still important to choose a plastic surgeon experienced in Botox injections like Dr. Andrews and Courtney Albritton, PA-C at PCI Plastic Surgery to ensure the best possible results from your procedure.
Fast Procedure, No Downtime
Botox injections are one of the fastest cosmetic treatments available today. The procedure does not typically require any type of anesthesia or numbing cream, since injections administered by a very fine needle are nearly painless. There is no downtime after the procedure either, which means you can spend a few minutes in our office having your treatment and immediately return to your daily routine afterward. Botox truly is the lunchtime cosmetic procedure!
Works on Different Areas
Botox works best on “dynamic” wrinkles, which are the lines that form when certain facial expressions are made. Over time, those expression lines can become permanently etched in the skin. Botox relaxes the facial muscles that lead to the formation of those wrinkles, smoothing away the telltale lines in the process. Botox can also be used to enhance facial contours around the eyebrows and lips to create a more youthful look.
Typical treatment areas for Botox include:
- Brow line
- Between the eyebrows
- Around the eyes
- Corners of the mouth
- “Gummy smile”
Dr. Andrews and his staff will discuss your specific concerns and cosmetic goals with you prior to your Botox injections to ensure this is the right treatment for you. If Botox will not give you the best possible results, Dr. Andrews has other injectable options to ensure you see the most satisfying outcome.
One Treatment, Full Results
A single Botox treatment will offer you full results. Those results will be evident immediately following the procedure and will continue to improve in the days after your treatment. Wrinkles will be noticeably reduced and you will be sporting a refreshed, more youthful appearance overall.
The results of Botox usually last about 3-4 months. At that time, you can schedule another treatment to ensure your positive results are maintained. Some patients find that with regular treatment sessions, they can begin to stretch out their appointments by a few weeks without sacrificing results.
Botox is a lunchtime procedure that continues to be one of the most requested cosmetic procedures today. To learn more about this treatment or find out if Botox is the right procedure for you, contact PCI Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery at 855-338-0261.