Botox has remained the most popular noninvasive procedure amongst plastic and cosmetic surgeons nationwide. As a neurotoxic protein, Botox works to temporarily soften fine lines and wrinkles in the forehand and around the eyes by restricting muscular movement. But why exactly has this drug stayed popular for so long? Let’s take a closer look.
It Can Be Preventative
Botox isn’t just popular among patients in their 40’s and 50’s. In fact, more and more patients in their 20’s and 30’s are flocking to Botox not because they have fine lines and wrinkles, but because it can be preventative as well. Think of it this way: you get wrinkles by a variety of things including making the same facial movements over and over again. When those facial movements are restricted, it’s going to be more difficult for you to form wrinkles. Botox does just that; it stops your forehead muscles from making the same movements time and time again which can help your skin look younger for longer.
The last thing anyone wants to do is fork out money on something only to realize it doesn’t quite work. The number one reason why patients keep coming back to Botox is because it works. Even though it takes about 3-7 days for it to fully kick in, patients are, more often than not, really pleased with their results.
It Doesn’t Require Surgery
Even though facelifts and other cosmetic procedures are a go-to for some patients, they certainly aren’t for everyone. If you feel like you want to get rid of your fine lines and wrinkles, but you don’t want to have a facelift of a brow lift, then Botox may be just the solution for you.