Since it received the stamp of approval from the FDA two decades ago, popularity levels of Botox injections and treatments have soared tremendously, with more than 6 million treatments being performed in the United States each year alone. There are a few good reasons why this form of cosmetic surgery has become even more popular than ever over the past few years.
It’s a Non-Invasive Form of Surgery
Unlike many other forms of cosmetic surgery, Botox injections are classified as being non-invasive, which means that they are normally also virtually pain-free. Patients also experience minimal discomfort these injections because of the fact that extremely thin needles are used to administer them. Treatment times are normally also short in that they last no longer than 15 to 20 minutes and patients are normally able to resume their regular daily routines almost immediately afterwards as well.
Regardless of whether they are being used for cosmetic purposes or even medical reasons such as migraine treatments, more than 95% of patients who have Botox injections administered are extremely satisfied with the end results. Although initially used for lip enhancement, these injections have since gone on to treat a myriad of other conditions such as brow lines, crow’s feet and other forms of wrinkles on the facial area as well. Although allergic reactions to the injections have been reported, these are extremely rare in that they are experienced by less than 1% of patients.
A Safe Treatment Option
Since receiving the FDA’s approval, Botox has been deemed to be one of the safest forms of cosmetic surgery – even when used and re-administered for a few consecutive years in a row. However, it is crucial for patients to ensure that they choose a cosmetic surgeon to administer the treatment based upon recommendations as well as experience and qualifications. This will ensure that the treatments are safely administered, while also reducing the risk of infections or allergic reactions occurring.
Many other forms of cosmetic surgery can cost thousands of dollars to perform, especially when follow-up treatments are taken into consideration; however, Botox is far more affordable in that it can cost as little as $300 per treatment area, which will normally include the surgeon’s initial consultation fee. When searching for a surgeon to administer the injections, patients should not base their choices solely on finding the lowest price. If a surgeon advertises prices that are substantially lower than those of other surgeons, chances are that he or she may not be registered, qualified or experienced. This could result in the injections being incorrectly administered.
Patients who are looking for a solution for their fine, lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet and other minor imperfections should not hesitate to discuss the option of Botox with a cosmetic surgeon. An added advantage of these injections is that if for some reason, a patient is not happy with the end results, they will only last a maximum of 6 to 7 months. Patients who would like to find out if they are suitable candidates for Botox should not hesitate to contact us.