A lot of our cosmetic enhancement patients ask us when Botox® injections are right for them. The truth is, both men and women can benefit from Botox at almost any age. So forget those moderate to severe wrinkles and lines in the brow, crow’s feet, and forehead, and enjoy a fresh and youthful appearance no matter how old you are.
Botox® sure does get a lot of attention—and for good reason. Over the years, this incredible injectable has become a household name, thanks to its powerful anti-aging properties. But despite its ubiquity, there are still a lot of myths surrounding this wonder treatment. That’s why we wanted to take a moment to address many of the misconceptions people have about Botox. Let’s do some myth busting! Continue reading
Ever since it was approved for cosmetic use in the United States, Botox has become the most popular anti-aging cosmetic treatment for both men and women. In fact, in 2017, botulinum toxin type A, which Botox is derived from, was injected over 7 million times. That’s good for a two percent increase over the previous year. As Botox’s popularity shows no signs of slowing down, we here at UCI Plastic Surgery get a lot of inquiries regarding this wonder drug. So here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions.
It was 15 years ago this past April that onabotulinum toxin A was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for cosmetic use. Back then it was only okayed for fighting frown lines—the vertical creases between the eyebrows that appear after lifelong use of the surrounding muscles. Then came crow’s feet, but now Botox is making news again.
Everyone’s favorite wrinkle wonder drug has just won another approval from the FDA, this time for treating forehead lines. Although it’s already been used “off-label” by doctors to temporarily free foreheads from wrinkles for years, it’s now official.
Once again, Botox injections are the most popular form of nonsurgical enhancement. According to statistics recently released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), well over seven million botulinum toxin treatments were performed in 2016—a four percent increase in just the past year. Far more astounding however, is the jump in the past 16 years. Since 2000, Botox has seen a 797 percent increase.