Botox has been used for decades to help people smooth out wrinkles and experience toned, even skin. Although it has been around for quite a while and many other cosmetic tools have been invented and hailed “the next big thing,” Dr. Fadi Bacha and his associates still believe Botox is the best option for long-term wrinkle reduction. Here’s why.
Botox is the epitome of long-term
Some of the other, more recent options aren’t tried-and-true the way Botox is. Anyone under the age of 65 is encouraged to use Botox and should expect to see impressive amounts of wrinkle reduction. Those over 65 can still use the procedure, and though the effects won’t be as dramatic, they can still be considerably effective.
In addition, people have been using Botox for years to treat their wrinkles, and as a society, we understand what that option looks like. According to the Mayo Clinic, data for wrinkle treatments using Botox goes back at least 15 years, so we have a clear idea of the long-term results and side effects of the procedure. Compared to other treatments that may have only gone on the market a few years ago, this makes Botox the epitome of long-term solutions.
Botox is easy to manage
Depending on the patient, their needs, their age, and other variables, the effects of Botox injections usually last between three and six months. This means people who use Botox may only need to get the treatment twice a year at the most. This makes paying for Botox, as well as scheduling your treatments, much easier than a cosmetic tool that requires monthly upkeep, making it an ideal long-term option.
Getting Botox also doesn’t take long, usually just a few minutes. It doesn’t require anesthesia, which makes it much safer than options that do, and you can stop getting the injections at any time if you choose to do so. As a result, it’s one of the easiest cosmetic tools to utilize when it comes to managing appointments and staying on top of the treatment.
Botox creates long-term effects
Though you will still have to get multiple treatments if you want to continue experiencing the effects of Botox, there are some more permanent changes the procedure can make over time that drastically help your aging process. For example, Byrdie reported that people who get Botox for long periods of time actually experience a change in their muscles that causes them to make less “aggressive” expressions than they once did. This, in turn, helps to minimize the formation of wrinkles.
Also, those who get Botox for more than 10 years will look visibly younger than those who haven’t had the same treatments. If you use the treatment in the long term, you may also be less likely to form some wrinkles that would have potentially formed without the treatment. These can include wrinkles around the eyes, between the eyebrows, or on the forehead.
Is Botox right for me?
We think Botox is the best option for the long-term treatment and prevention of wrinkles and other signs of aging. If you are interested in learning more about the procedure or in setting up your first appointment with Dr. Bacha, call 859-545-0430, or book an appointment on our website. We look forward to meeting with you and helping you start your anti-aging treatment process.