Did you know that Botox has been the number one non-surgical procedure since 2000? In addition, Refinery29 reports, that as of 2015, there have been 400 million Botox procedures performed! There’s a reason that so many New Yorkers love Botox. In fact, there are several reasons! For starters, Botox has stood the test of time. It was one of the first cosmetic procedures to be discussed in mainstream media and incorporated into the plot lines of movies, TV shows, and beach reads. Although it is sometimes parodied, year after year, Botox continues to provide a reliable, life-changing treatment for men and women who are seeking a boost of confidence without the commitment of going under the knife.
Botox is also notoriously safe. Although it was first discovered by accident, it has grown to have a reputation for reducing lines in a minimally invasive way. Since it has been studied extensively, patients feel comfortable asking about it during visits and, ultimately, having treatments done.
I meet a lot of clients who are interested in receiving Botox injections to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around their eyes, mouth, or forehead. While treatments in these areas are incredibly successful for many, a surprising number of people think that Botox is used in these areas alone. That’s not the case at all. In fact, Botox can make big changes in other sections of the body. Here are a few examples.
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Thanks to a loss of fullness and elasticity, one definite sign of aging is a neck that has creases or lines. As our society becomes more and more dependent on technology, these lines are easier to develop. In fact, simply looking down at our phones more frequently can increase how quickly they form. Botox is a great option for those who are dealing with these marks, and just a few small injections can dramatically improve the way your neck appears. Botox can also eliminate lines that develop between our eyebrows, which is great news for individuals who spend a significant amount of time with tinting or other brow treatments.
Excessive sweating can be a major problem for some people. Individuals can excrete extra sweat from their hands, which can make for uncomfortable handshakes; from their hairlines, which can lead to clogged pores, smeared makeup, and acne; and from their armpits, which can make it look like they’ve been swimming or just stepped out of the shower when they’ve merely been sitting in an office. Botox has proven effective in tackling these concerns.
A lot of people come in for Botox alone and see great results, but I find that it is equally helpful when paired with other treatments, including facelifts, skin rejuvenation therapy, and laser skin resurfacing. The best way to know what approach is best for your personal needs is to set up a consultation where we can discuss your current situation and your future goals.
Thanks to its popularity and dependability, it doesn’t seem likely that Botox is going away anytime soon. If you’ve been thinking about getting injections, now is a great time to start. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns about the process.