BOTOX® Cosmetic injections and other similar injectables are the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States.
“Neurotoxin treatments are the most popular single cosmetic procedure in the U.S. and are mainly used to smooth dynamic wrinkles, or those wrinkles that form as a result of facial movements like frowning, squinting, smiling, and other expressions we tend to make day after day. Treatment works by blocking nerve impulses to the muscles, causing them to relax. As a result, your expressions soften and the dynamic wrinkles are greatly reduced.” -the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.
New Study Shows BOTOX® Cosmetic May Help Skin
As reported originally by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery BOTOX® Cosmetic may help the skin to get rid of the wrinkles as well as stopping the muscles from creating unwanted expressions and wrinkles. The study tracked 43 women who were first time users and found that skin elasticity was also increased by 30%, helping to increase the skin’s ability to prevent wrinkles after the injections and neurotoxin’s effects have worn off.
While this finding is still preliminary in nature and needs further investigation, it is encouraging that there could be even more benefits to BOTOX® Cosmetic than originally thought. This could also be a part of the reason that patients have such a high satisfaction rate with the procedure.
Are Botulinum Treatments for Men and Women?
Most certainly yes. While women are still getting more treatments than men, BOTOX® Cosmetic just gained a famous new male spokesperson:
“TV analyst, Hall of Famer, and former pro football and baseball player Deion “Primetime” Sanders is now the spokesperson for the Botox brand. “I’ve always taken pride in my appearance. Turning 50 prompted me to take an honest look in the mirror. When I did, I noticed lines between my brows and in the corners of my eyes — and that’s just not Prime. So that’s why I’m telling men is that, if they’re like me, and don’t like seeing frown lines and crow’s feet, they should talk to a doctor. I did, and with his help, made the choice to get treated with Botox Cosmetic.”- The Manual
Deion Sanders is just one of millions of people who got the procedure done in 2017. He also made the right choice by talking to a doctor.
Case Study of BOTOX® Cosmetic with Clint
A Personal Trainer Who Wants to Look His Best
Clint is a competitive by nature, and that’s why he decided to get BOTOX® Cosmetic to help him look his best. His wife got treatment and mentioned that she noticed more men getting treatment. Clint had seen the results his wife had been getting and went to talk to his dermatologist to see if he could get similar results. He did, and now he just wishes he would’ve done it sooner!
The Popularity of BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatments Over Time
- More than 7 million men and women got botulinum treatments in 2016
- 6.7 million men and women got treatment in 2014
- 6.1 million in 2012
- 5.4 million in 2010
- 5 million in 2008
- 4.1 million in 2006
- 786,911 procedures done in year 2000
Quick Facts about Botulinum
- Results typically last 3-4 months per treatment, and even longer for some people
- Results take about 3-7 days to start to take effect and 14 days for full effect
- No downtime
- BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only FDA approved treatment for crow’s feet and forehead lines
- BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin are all approved for treating frown lines
- When someone cannot express themselves due to botulinum that means they have been treated with too much; proper dosage minimizes extreme expressions but does not take them away
- Well applied botulinum is generally not noticeable by the general public but makes the patient look more rested and happier
BOTOX® Cosmetic has many potential uses:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Forehead furrows
- Lip lines
- Bunny lines
- Excessive sweating in some areas
- Neck bands
- Dimpling of chin
Whether or not a botulinum treatment is appropriate for treating a certain area will be determined during a consultation with your dermatologist.
How Effective are BOTOX® Cosmetic and other Similar Procedures?
BOTOX® and other similar treatments are very effective procedures. BOTOX® Cosmetic has 93% ‘Worth it’ reviews on RealSelf.
What is the Difference Between BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin?
All neurotoxin treatments use the same active ingredient (Botulinum toxin type A), but the exact formulations are somewhat different. BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport both have accompanying proteins. Xeomin does not contain this accompanying protein.
Dermatology Center of Acadiana chooses to use BOTOX® Cosmetic because it has the longest track record of both safety and effectiveness.
Safety First at Dermatology Center of Acadiana
We take your safety seriously, and that is why we have made the extra effort to become board-certified dermatologists. This means that on top of our 8 years of schooling to become a doctor we also have completed a one-year internship and a 3-year residency program.
Find out more about board certification here.
BOTOX® is Safe when Applied by a Qualified Dermatologist
Two of the biggest reasons why neurotoxin treatments are so popular is that they get results and that they are very safe when applied by a qualified practitioner.
The horror stories in the news almost always involve a practitioner who is not qualified, some sort of fake substance that is made to be similar and is being called ‘Botox’, or a combination of both.
Here is one of the most recent cases in Florida that involved both someone who was practicing without a medical license and who was not using the real product.
If you go to a board-certified dermatologist like Dermatology Center of Acadiana you can rest assured that you will be getting top quality BOTOX® Cosmetic and that the person administering it will be adequately trained in facial musculature to know exactly where it should be applied.
Get Rid of Fine Lines and Wrinkles Around Your Eyes and Forehead with Botulinum Treatment
If you are looking to hold off the effects of aging and keep your skin looking young and supple, BOTOX® Cosmetic is a great solution. Botox is safe and effective and has satisfied millions of people a year who were looking to get rid of or lessen crow’s feet, frown lines and other fine lines and wrinkles.