When you think “Botox,” you might picture older women walking out of spas with their faces taut and plasticky. Those days are long gone — men and women of all ages and from all walks of life are getting Botox injections as part of their beauty regimens because of its profound ability to naturally reduce the signs of aging.
The truth is, Botox treatments can be as routine as haircuts and facials! They can complement parts of your existing beauty routine and even replace some altogether. From Dr. Andrew Gear at Providence Plastic Surgery, here are five big reasons why you should incorporate Botox into your regular beauty regimen.
1. It’s quick and easy.
Get Botox on your lunch break! Seriously, it’s that quick. Most Botox treatments at Providence Plastic Surgery take less than 30 minutes — sometimes less than 15. After your treatment, you’ll begin to notice the effects in 24-48 hours. The final effects usually set in between 3-10 days after treatment.
2. It’s effective and long-lasting.
How frustrating is it when you spend hard-earned money on a beauty product, and it doesn’t work? Way too frustrating, we’ll say.
With Botox, you don’t have to worry about that. Botox is proven to be effective for a variety of cosmetic conditions, including fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead creases, droopy eyelids, and more. The effects from Botox injections last about three to six months, much longer than most spa and at-home beauty treatments.
3. It’s safe.
Botox is a simple, minimally invasive treatment that requires no anesthesia or downtime — you can get right back to work and play following your appointment. Additionally, Botox is FDA-approved for treating cosmetic concerns on the face, and side effects are minor and rare. It’s essentially as safe as trying out a new facial exfoliator or at-home laser hair removal.
4. It’s multi-functional.
Sure, you can add Botox to your beauty routine to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, laugh lines, and crow’s feet. But Botox can also treat asymmetry in your face, droopy eyelids, and uneven eyebrows.
There’s more: Botox can be used medicinally, too. Many people seek Botox treatments for lazy eye, eye twitching, chronic headaches, overactive sweat glands (hyperhidrosis), overactive bladder, and neck muscle spasms (cervical dystonia). If you struggle with a medical condition that you think Botox could solve, Dr. Gear will be happy to advise you on the best course of treatment.
5. It’s virtually painless.
Unlike surgical procedures, Botox offers impressive results with little to no pain — and no recovery time. The needles used during Botox procedures are incredibly thin, and Dr. Gear is an expert in administering Botox. Most patients feel nothing or just a slight tingling or pricking sensation. Still curious about Botox for beauty? Check out our Botox FAQ.