For nearly two decades, Botox® has been one of the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in the United States, with more than 2.6 million in 2020 alone. There are many reasons why Botox reigns supreme in the world of anti-aging, and we explore them here.
Under the direction of Drs. Khongruk Wongkittiroch and Matthew Zarraga, our experienced aesthetic team at Z-Roc Dermatology prides itself on offering the most effective anti-aging tools available, and Botox certainly qualifies. Here’s why.
Lines of the past
Before we get into why Botox is so effective, let’s take a quick look at what we’re up against. Botox is approved by the FDA to temporarily diminish moderate to severe frown lines, crow's feet, and forehead lines in adult skin.
These wrinkles are what we refer to as “dynamic,” which are those that come and go with your facial expressions, such as laughing, frowning, or furrowing your brow in concentration.
When you were younger, these lines disappeared as soon as you relaxed the muscles, but time can break your skin down, allowing these wrinkles to become well-worn and permanent paths in your skin.
Tackling the source of the problem
One of the primary reasons why Botox is so effective is that it contains a neurotoxin (onabotulinumtoxinA) that relaxes the muscles that contract to form those dynamic wrinkles on the upper half of your face that can prematurely age you.
A natural-looking solution
Another reason why Botox is so popular is that we can shave years off your appearance using a subtle approach. We understand how to use Botox to create a more youthful, natural appearance, without making you look frozen or as if you’ve had “work done.”
Instead, friends will be left guessing as to why you look so refreshed and vibrant.
An easy solution
While we refer to Botox as a nonsurgical procedure, it’s hardly a procedure at all. To administer the Botox, all we do is simply inject the solution into strategic areas around your eyes, brows, and forehead.
In fact, Botox injections are so quick and easy, you can come see us during your lunch break and get back to your day without skipping a beat.
While you may experience some soreness or bruising around the injection sites, these side effects are short-lived, unlike your results.
Great results that last
Most of our patients enjoy great results that last up to four months, at which point you simply return for another round of injections.
It takes 3-7 days for the Botox to go to work and reveal a more youthful appearance.
If you’d like to experience for yourself why so many people make Botox a part of their regular beauty regimen, contact our office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to set up an appointment.