Do you Know the Benefits of Botox?

Botox has been used successfully in medicine for the last 50 years and researchers are still finding new safe and effective ways to benefit from its use.

Most commonly known as a wrinkle reducer, it is a safe and compelling alternative to surgery. Many patients have been pleased with the results and even more satisfied to find they can be achieved without going under the knife.

Here are some of the benefits of using Botox for fine lines and wrinkles.


Botox is a neuromodulator that reduces fine lines and wrinkles by targeting the muscles underneath them. Since it received FDA approval in the United States in 1989, it continues to gain momentum.

The popularity of Botox has soared and women everywhere use it to take years off their appearance.

Botox was used in the medical industry for a number of different things before its FDA approval for cosmetic use, so it has a pretty safe track record. That makes it appealing to a large majority of women.


Botox helps reduce the "grip" that underlying muscles have on skin in areas that tend to wrinkle. Botox treatments provide virtually instant results.

They greatly improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The results are not permanent but they do last quite a long time. Treatments must be repeated to achieve and maintain desired results.

The general accepted practice is that a Botox treatment usually lasts three to four months.


Botox can be used to fight the signs of aging. Research is showing that starting Botox treatments early in life can delay the onset of such signs significantly.

Some research suggests starting treatment in the mid- to late-20s for best results. The amount of Botox administered is adjusted accordingly so the treatment plan for prevention is not as aggressive.

Cost Factor

Compared to other treatment options, Botox is quite affordable. Because it is an outpatient treatment requiring virtually no recovery time, people don't have to miss work.

The aggressiveness of the treatment plan, as well as the number of areas being treated, affect the price point. Botox is an affordable option with a high satisfaction rate.

Botox is relatively easy to get, and people will say you don't need a plastic surgeon to administer it. However, when it comes to your face, you don't want to take any chances. Plastic surgeons have a deep understanding of human facial structure and anatomy.

They know how to use Botox safely and how much will achieve the desired results. The chances of an unfavorable result are low.

They also know how to spot an allergic reaction and what to do. If you happen to be in that small percentage of women whose bodies react adversely to Botox, you want to be under the care of a doctor who has expertise in this area.

Botox offers great results for the majority of women. It helps fight the signs of aging in younger women and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in older women.

The treatment plan can be mild or aggressive, depending on the desired results, and it is relatively affordable.

For the sake of safety and to achieve the best outcome, make sure to have a licensed plastic surgeon administer it.

November 10, 2015 by Amanda Brown
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