BOTOX has become a household name. Ask any of your friends, and the chances are great they have either heard of it or are secretly using it. You may find yourself looking in the mirror and seeing static lines on your forehead, or Crow’s feet around your eyes when you smile. All of this is a common result of daily life due to aging, stress, sun damage, or even living in a dry climate such as Las Vegas. So you have heard of it, now let’s learn what all of the rave is about and why BOTOX is king. Learn how the cosmetic treatment of BOTOX can help temporarily eliminate or even prevent those pesky wrinkles and lines you see staring back at you in the mirror.
The Power of BOTOX
BOTOX is a treatment that uses Botulinum Toxin Type A, which is a safe and effective remedy for treating wrinkles. Used in small amounts, BOTOX temporarily paralyzes the muscle under the skin so that dynamic expressions are limited, which reduces the formation of static wrinkles. For example, squinting at the sun, when living in a sunny place like Las Vegas, forces you to use the muscles around your eyes more than you think. In addition, if you are an expressive person and move your eyebrows up and down when you talk, the same outcome can occur, creating those frustrating horizontal lines on the forehead. Even the way you sleep on a regular basis can cause wrinkles! Finally, if you have a stressful job or find yourself frowning more often than not, chances are you will develop those vertical lines between your brows. Over time, all of this usage will cause wrinkles as the skin ages and loses its elasticity. BOTOX limits the skin from contracting to either make the wrinkle disappear or be dramatically reduced for a softer, smoother look.
It’s a Game-Changer
BOTOX has been considered one of the modern-day miracles for the cosmetic industry, allowing men and women to rejuvenate their appearance without surgery. In Las Vegas, in fact, it is especially becoming more and more popular among men who are getting BOTOX to create a youthful look and get that cutting edge youthful look. With the ability to remove and diminish lines and wrinkles that can make one look tired or angry, BOTOX allows patients to look fresh and energized with just a few injections. The results after receiving a BOTOX treatment is glowing, radiant skin that you can maintain year-round with quick, simple touch-ups.
Age Gracefully Through Each Decade
BOTOX injections can help with wrinkles at any age if done on a continuous basis. In your 20s it can help with the prevention of wrinkles before they start and before the real effects of aging set in. In your 30s or 40s BOTOX can be used for “maintenance” purposes on wrinkles and keeping the aging process at bay. This is probably the most popular decade for receiving BOTOX treatments and patients can enjoy their results for years as long as they continue with their maintenance routine. In your 50s or 60s, it can still be utilized but as older adults begin to age and the skin becomes more lax, BOTOX is often used in conjunction with a mini or full facelift or some type of facial cosmetic surgery. The bottom line: BOTOX can be used for years and many decades before surgery needs to be considered!
No Surgery Required!
You read that right. BOTOX requires no surgery or anesthesia and can give you results within days of the treatment. There are no scars to heal or follow-up appointments needed. You can enjoy more youthful, smooth skin with this non-invasive procedure with literally no downtime from work or play!
Convenient and Effective
Making your BOTOX appointment at our Las Vegas plastic surgery center is simple. It’s important to find a trained doctor or BOTOX injector with the experience to create natural-looking results. During your appointment, you will be placed in a comfortable, reclining chair and your face will be cleansed and marked according to where the injections will go. Mapping out the muscles prior to the injections allows for precise targeting of the problem areas and with a few small injection spots, you are done. The whole appointment takes about 10 minutes to complete. You can even do it over lunch!
Not only can you return to work or your personal life right after your appointment, but BOTOX injections are far less expensive than most cosmetic surgeries. A brow lift or mini brow lift procedure can cost thousands of dollars. BOTOX costs about $200-$500 per visit (depending on how much medication is needed to attain the right results). So, if you are looking to have a rejuvenated look for a special event like a high school reunion or an upcoming wedding this is a procedure that can make that happen and be easier on your wallet.
It takes about 5-7 days for BOTOX to kick in and when it does, you literally wake up, look in the mirror, and look and feel younger. The skin looks soft, glowing, and radiant. Wrinkles diminish and it looks like you have slept for days! And of course, the more injections you get on a regular basis the more effective the results are at keeping wrinkles away year-round.
Not Just for Wrinkles
Before becoming FDA approved for cosmetic treatments in 2002, BOTOX was used to treat chronic eye spasms and also TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction). Now the spectrum of BOTOX usage has been expanded to help patients with chronic migraines. It can also be injected into the muscles of the bladder to help ease bladder spasms. It can halt Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), which can happen in warmer climates, such as Las Vegas, by targeting the muscles causing patients to sweat in order to give them some much-needed relief. BOTOX is an outstanding product for both the aesthetic and medical industries.
So not only is BOTOX the rock star of most cosmetic procedures, it is an affordable, quick, and painless way to step up your game to achieve a more glowing, youthful look. Be leery of BOTOX “home parties”, BOTOX kits to do at home or getting a “bargain” on your BOTOX injections. As always it is best to have any cosmetic treatment or procedure done by a certified professional in a sterile, clean office environment with an experienced injector. We invite you to call the Las Vegas, NV plastic surgery office of Dr. Christopher Khorsandi to learn more!