It's been 15 years since the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) gave the green light for cosmetic use in the United States. Since that time, Botox has only soared in popularity and remains the number one injectable for anti-aging purposes.
What is Botox?
It's an amazing serum from the bacterium "Clostridium botulinum" that contains tiny refined amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein. It's been studied in numerous clinical trials and reviewed in multiple scientific journals and discovered to be safe and extremely effective at temporarily smoothing away wrinkles around the face and neck for three to six months.
No Scalpel, No Guesswork
The injectable is a superb muscle relaxant and offers quick results with minimal downtime. It is considered a non-invasive dermatological treatment and one that has revolutionized the way women and men can maintain a youthful and natural-looking appearance.
If the injectable were not amazing at what it can deliver to foreheads and crow's feet, for example, then it would have quickly disappeared from the skin care "menu" of med- spas and dermatologists' and plastic surgeons' offices around the world.
Not Just For Celebrity Faces
Botox treatments are a huge hit, considering approximately 10.9 million vials of the injectable have been sold in the United States since 2002. Not only do A-list stars make visits for the quick anti-aging procedure, but young adults to mature adults with non-celebrity status also are obsessed with the incredible skin care drug that can allow one to look rested, more youthful and five to 10 years younger.
Multi-Purpose Cosmetic Drug
Botox treatments perform other incredible things besides relaxing wrinkles. The cosmetic drug is popular at halting migraines and calming underarm sweating. It can be injected into the pectoral muscles to give one's decollete a smoother appearance. The injectable is now popular for those who grind their teeth; it shrinks the muscles and jawline when injected along that part of the face and can cleverly tighten the jowls.
Pinch Here, Pinch There
Women and men are drawn to the popular injectable because they notice real results forming within a few days and can afford its treatment price. It is not painful and feels to most like small bee stings.
Minor side effects include tenderness, swelling, redness, slight numbness or bruising and headache. These conditions do not last long, and those injected with the treatment are able to move about and assume their regular routines.
Look For Skilled Injectors
Many would agree that the best results from Botox depend on who's doing the injecting. The experienced and certified staff at Trilogy Medical Center are compassionate to the client and artistic with the fine work they do in halting wrinkles and delivering a more youthful and attractive-looking you. Our injectors are sensitive to the individual needs and expectations of their patients. They take a conservative approach especially for new patients trying Botox for the first time.
So when someone asks you, "What is Botox?" The answer is quite simple. Botox treatments are a miracle rejuvenator for the face and body.
Call Trilogy at 801-747-2273 to make an appointment today, and visit us in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah. Read more about Botox and other neurotoxins on our blog post, "Neurotoxins and Fillers Explained".