Why Botox Remains the Go-To Choice for Crow's Feet and Frown Lines

Are crow’s feet and frown lines making you look older than you feel? Then BOTOX® could be just what you’re looking for. According to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 7 million botulinum toxin A treatments were performed in 2017 alone, making it by far the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment. But what is it that makes it so popular? Here are eight reasons.

1. It works

BOTOX acts on the nerve receptors in your muscles, preventing signaling between the muscles and your brain. When you make an expression, your brain sends tiny electrical impulses to your facial muscles, causing them to contract. As your muscles move, they pull on your skin, causing wrinkles and lines to form. Over the years, those lines can become etched into your skin, so they’re visible even when you’re not making an expression. By blocking the signals, BOTOX prevents your muscles from contracting, so those wrinkles can’t form.

2. It’s proven

BOTOX has been used since the 1980s to treat muscle spasms in the eyes, neck and other areas, and since 2002, it’s been approved by the FDA to treat dynamic wrinkles (lines that form as a result of facial movement). That’s a long history of safety, which means you can feel confident about your treatment and your outcome.

3. It’s convenient

BOTOX injections are performed right in the office, and they only take a few minutes, even if you have both eyes and your forehead treated in the same session. Plus, there’s no downtime, so you can go back to your regular activities afterward. You might have some redness or bruising at the injection sites, but you can cover the areas with makeup for the few days it takes for those issues to subside.

4. It’s affordable

Unlike cosmetic surgery, BOTOX doesn’t use anesthesia or incisions, making it very affordable. Considering the amazing results you can achieve with regular BOTOX injections, it can be an amazing value.

5. The results are predictable

BOTOX has been used cosmetically since 2002, but that’s just part of the story. It’s been used in millions of treatments for both women and men. Over those years, the treatment itself has been perfected, and today, doctors understand how to use BOTOX injections to treat wrinkles to achieve optimal results in all types of patients.

6. It’s not painful

Yes, BOTOX uses needles, but guess what? It’s not as uncomfortable as you might think. The needles used during BOTOX injections are very fine, a lot slimmer than the needles used in vaccinations, such as the flu shot, for example. You might feel a little pinch when the BOTOX solution is injected, but that’s about it. Plus, treatments are quick, so even if you do feel a little discomfort, it won’t last long.

7. It can be combined with other treatments

Many people decide to have both BOTOX injections and fillers to treat wrinkles no matter where they appear on the face. Plus, BOTOX can be combined with other treatments as well, including peels and laser treatments.

8. You can extend the results almost indefinitely

BOTOX treatments last about six months, but you can extend those results by scheduling “touch-up” treatments. Plus, by having regular “maintenance” treatments, your wrinkles can become softer and less visible, which means you might be able to go longer between your treatment sessions.

Is BOTOX a good choice for you?

At American Beauty Medi Spa in Lake Forest, California, we help patients look and feel their absolute best at every age with BOTOX treatments customized for their needs and their treatment objectives. Whether you’re having BOTOX treatments performed alone or as part of an overall facial rejuvenation, we can help you develop a custom treatment plan just for you. To learn more about BOTOX and how it can help you look as young as you feel, book an appointment online today.

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