According to the annual plastic surgery procedural statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), around 17.5 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States in 2017, a 2% increase over 2016.
With a 200% increase in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures since 2000, Americans are turning to new and innovative ways to shape their bodies, the statistics revealed. With 15.7 million procedures performed in 2017 alone, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, especially for the face, grew at a slightly higher rate than surgical procedures, where the Botulinum Toxin Type A or Botox remained the top procedure focused on the face.
Botox is the ultimate choice to improve one’s appearance and give yourself a youthful look. However, Dr. Connie Wang of Elite Dermatology, specializing in Botox and Dysport treatments in the Houston and Katy areas of Texas (TX), strongly emphasizes being carefully examined by a licensed professional before using Botox in any form to avoid any unfavorable results, which can ruin your existing look.
4 Reasons Why Could Opt for Botox
- Treat Wrinkles Associated with Ageing: Botox injection are an FDA-approved procedure to help temporarily smooth frown lines between the brows, treat wrinkles and lines around the eyes, forehead and face. Botox works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles so that they no longer contract. The makes the muscles soften and relax. The results can become more prominent if you take good care of your skin, like avoiding prolonged exposure to sunlight, applying sunscreen before stepping outdoors and avoiding products that irritate the skin.
- Less Expensive than Surgery: Surgical procedures like face lift are highly effective at reducing wrinkles. The results are long lasting too. However, when compared to Botox and other injectables, surgical procedures are pretty expensive. If you are not ready to invest in a permanent surgical solution as yet but still want to get that younger looking skin, it is better to get Botox done.
- Non-Permanent Results: Most people aren’t sure about the treatments. The nervousness of what the results will be keeps them away from trying the treatment in the first place. The results of Botox aren’t permanent and will wear off over time. So, there is no need to worry about having to live with a look that you don’t like. However, the results of Botox are such that most people love them, according to dermatology reviews in Katy, TX.
- Quick Recovery: Recovery from invasive surgery takes time, but Botox doesn’t. Botox is a very fast and convenient treatment. There is no need to even remain in hospital overnight. Often referred to as a “lunchtime cosmetic procedure,” it doesn’t take more than 15 minutes to administer an average injection. The results become apparent within 2-3 days of the treatment.
Do you know how much a discomfort a Botox injection can cause? Well, as little as a pin prick. Botox is injected at localized sites with expertise and precision to cause to minimal discomfort.
But before you go for a Botox and Dysport treatments in the Houston and Katy areas, check the dermatology reviews to choose the best facility.