Botox injection has become increasingly more popular in the US. In fact, many people are opting for this non-surgical procedure over a facelift. Botox is the number one most common non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the US. According the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over six million injections were performed in 2012. Only about 120,000 facelifts were performed the same year.
Why would so many more people prefer the non-surgical procedure for a younger looking face? The reasons are simple.
Botox can be customized. It can be injected to very specific parts of your face. Whereas, a facelift will affect your entire face. There are different options for products, techniques and placement. Botox is just one of a variety types of muscle relaxers used to smooth away wrinkles. There are many different types of dermal filler that can be used diminishing wrinkles or scars and even enhancing lips.
People love having the option to choose. When it comes to facelifts, you can’t get a variety. If you are a first time cosmetic patient, you can start small. Get only a couple Botox injections of the face to see how you like it. From there you can always get more and in different areas of your face. A facelift is pretty much all or nothing. If you aren’t happy with your facelift, it can’t be undone.
Botox injections are always conducive to people’s lifestyles nowadays. Everyone is busy with work, school or families. Some people can’t afford to be out of commission for a few weeks. The surgical approach can keep you off your feet for at least a week, maybe even longer. With Botox injections, not only is it an outpatient procedure, but you won’t be limited in your daily activities. You can literally get a Botox done on your lunch break and go back to work.
If the Botox injections don’t turn out the way you want, it is likely to be temporary. You won’t be unhappy with the way it turns out for long. You can always go back to the doctor’s office and get them redone in different areas of your face. Many people will try out non-surgical rejuvenation procedures for a few years before deciding to get surgery. You may still want to go the surgical route, but it’s a good idea to try it out first. Botox doesn’t look exactly like a facelift would, but it gives you a general idea of how cosmetic procedures affect the appearance of your face.
The risk factors are very low for the non-surgical approach. Many dermal fillers are based on natural substances. There are no scars to worry about either. Botox is a much more cost efficient approach as well. You won’t have to break the bank to get a procedure done.
If you are considering either a facelift or Botox injections, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Franks. He can answer any questions you may have and ease your worries about the procedure. He is a well-trained board certified plastic surgeon that can perform either procedure you may choose. For more information facelift procedure Des Moines, contact 515.421.4299.