In the last decade, Botox® Cosmetic has taken the world by storm. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), in 2011, there were 5,670, 788 Botox® and Dysport® procedures performed, as compared to 786, 911 procedures performed in 2000, that is a 621% increase in 2011 vs. 2000, thus making Botox® and Dysport® procedures the number one cosmetically minimally-invasive procedures performed over the past eleven years. What's so special about Botox® and how does this fantastic procedure work?
Botox® Cosmetic is a prescription medication that is injected directly into the facial muscles to improve the appearance of moderate to severe lines in between the eyebrows. It is generally used by people between 18 and 65 years of age and for a temporary period of time.
According to Botox® Cosmetic's website, more than 11 million men and women have experienced proven results after undergoing the procedure. Botox® is perfect for people who want to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines between their brows that make them appear tired, or older than they feel.
Patients can receive Botox® injections approximately every 3 to 4 months as long as they don't experience any allergic reactions or other serious side effects.
The incredible cosmetic effects of Botox on wrinkles was first documented by a Sacramento, California plastic surgeon by the name of Dr. Richard Clark, and published in the journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1989. After undergoing formal trials on April 12, of 2002, the FDA approved botulinum toxin type A (Botox Cosmetic) for temporary improving the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines in between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). Since 2002, the use of Botox® Cosmetic has been used by countless celebrities and others that view the procedure as less invasive than traditional plastic surgery. Botox has also received FDA approval for a number of other uses including treating chronic migraines, and cervical dystonia (BTX-B) among others.
Botox is made from a purified protein that relaxes wrinkles and rejuvenates the appearance of the face; it can literally make someone look years younger after one treatment. When injected by a trained doctor, patients can immediately experience smoother skin, elevated brows and a beautifully youthful appearance in a matter of minutes. There is no downtime and one can return to their normal activities immediately following this remarkable procedure.
Are you looking for a procedure that is minimally-invasive, affordable and doesn't require going under the knife? If so, then Botox® Cosmetic may be the exact procedure you've been waiting for. Contact Dr. Gorodisky at West Coast Plastic Surgery Center today to schedule a one-on-one consultation with him directly. The Center serves Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles areas. Your fresh and youthful appearance may be just one phone call away, so call us today to find out how we can help you feel amazing about the way you look and feel!