Men and women have been looking for the Fountain of Youth just about as long as anyone can remember. Although cosmetic surgery doesn’t stop the process, it does help diminish many of the major signs of aging. As an alternative to surgery, less invasive treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic injections have been rapidly gaining popularity over the last several years. Does BOTOX® really live up to its reputation?
The Benefits of BOTOX®
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a formulation of botulinum toxin that, when injected, temporarily paralyzes the targeted muscles. When injections are delivered to the muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles, or those wrinkles caused by repeated muscle movements during facial expressions, those muscles are temporarily prevented from forming and deepening wrinkles. This allows the surface of the skin to become smooth and unlined again as muscles relax, treating the signs of aging at their source.
In addition to being one of the best ways to erase crow’s feet and frown lines, BOTOX® can also be used to help treat excessive sweating and even migraines. Last year, BOTOX® was the number one cosmetic procedure performed in the United States.
So, does BOTOX® deliver on its promises to help men and women look years younger without downtime or surgery? Indeed, it does. Although the cosmetic effects wear off gradually after several months, during that time it’s undeniable that the signs of aging in the target area are dramatically reduced, offering a less invasive, simple alternative to more advanced cosmetic surgery procedures.