The most popular injectable treatment in the United States is Botox®. Botox® treatments are administered to a whopping six million customers each year. Botox® employs the use of a neurotoxin called Clostridium botulinum that works by paralyzing underlying muscles of the face to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Botox® has been trusted for years by doctors and has recently taken the millennial generation by storm. So, what makes it so appealing?
What is Botox® Treatment Like?
Several small injections of Botox® will then be injected into the muscles of the forehead and around the eyes where trouble areas are usually found. After treatment, a cold pack is typically applied to injection sites to minimize any redness, swelling, and discomfort. Aside from some slight bruising or swelling, recovery is extremely low maintenance and minimal, allowing you to return to your daily routine immediately after your appointment. You can expect to begin seeing results after four or five days post-treatment, with full results setting in after one to two weeks. The effects of Botox® typically last anywhere from three to six months.
A Low-Cost Treatment
One of the most important factors for millennials, when considering cosmetic treatment, is cost. Cosmetic procedures are notorious for being expensive, especially when follow-up treatments are necessary. However, in contrast to its pricier cousins, Botox® is relatively affordable at as low as $300 per treatment area per session.
Preventative Botox® Injections
Aside from the cost, the biggest reason for the trend in use of Botox® by millennials is simply that they are the age group that can benefit the most from injections. Lines can begin to form on your face early in life from repetitive muscle movements caused by regular, everyday facial expressions. As aging progresses, facial lines and wrinkles only get deeper, which is why the best time to treat wrinkles is when they first appear in our twenties and thirties. By starting treatment early with preventative Botox® injections, patients not only improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles but can reduce the intensity of wrinkles that will inevitably form in the future with fewer Botox® treatments, effectively “aging slower”.
Double board-certified and North Florida’s Face Expert since 2001, Dr. Phillip Garcia is an expert at providing his patients with beautiful and natural looking results following their Botox® treatments. If you are interested in learning more about Botox® treatment or would like to schedule a consultation, contact our office today. Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery provides their services to the residents of Palm Coast, Avondale, and Fleming Island.