Botox has been the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure in America for years now and it looks like it has no plans of relinquishing the throne. According to recent statistics released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Botox remains the most popular non-invasive procedure, with roughly 3.6 million injections given last year.
While Botox has become a household name, certain misconceptions about the popular injectable still exist. Let’s set the record straight.
Botox is useful for all kinds of aging problems in the face.
Botox is not always the answer for all aging issues on the face. It is FDA-approved to soften the appearance of crow’s feet and furrows between the brows. Its off-label aesthetic uses include treatment of neck bands and drooping mouth corners.
Botox results are visible immediately.
Botox takes some time to relax the targeted muscles that create the wrinkles above them. Botox results are noticeable within a week of injection. Its wrinkle-relaxing effects last from three to four months. Repeated treatments will be necessary for long-lasting results.
Botox can be administered by any healthcare professional.
Yes, it’s possible for any healthcare professional to inject Botox. However, there’s a huge difference between someone who knows how to inject Botox and an injector who has experience injecting Botox for aesthetic purposes and who also has in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy. Doing your research here pays off.
One doesn’t need Botox if you choose surgery for facial rejuvenation.