In 2009, over 2.5 million Americans got Botox injections, making it the #1 cosmetic procedure in the United States. Thanks to this marvelous little molecule, furrowed brows, tired eyes, and crow’s feet are becoming a thing of the past. There are plenty of reasons why Botox is such a popular pinch these days, and here are the Top 3 that made it the country’s most acceptable injectable.
#1 It Works!
According to top New York City plastic surgeon, Dr. Anthony Labruna, Botox is one of the easiest and most effective ways to treat fine wrinkles around the eyes and brow. “Even though it’s one of the simplest procedures I do, it’s amazing how much of a difference it can make”, says Dr. Labruna. “I’ve been very impressed by how satisfied my patients are after Botox. Nearly all of them are happy with the results they get, and that’s a level of satisfaction that’s difficult to achieve, even with more involved, and more expensive, cosmetic procedures.”
#2 It’s Safe!
While there’s no such thing as a risk-free procedure, Botox injections come as close as you can get. The injections can be done in the office setting with no anesthesia required. After numbing the surface of the skin with an ice pack or a special cream, a teeny-tiny needle is used to inject the area of interest. You’ll have almost no swelling, bruising, or bleeding, and no there’s no “recovery” period. You can get right back to whatever you were doing before you came to the office as soon as the injections are over, which usually takes no more than 5-10 minutes. “I’ve done thousands of Botox injections, and I can’t remember the last time someone had a bad reaction. It’s definitely one of the safest procedures I offer”, says Dr. Labruna.
#3 It’s Affordable!
There’s no doubt that Botox gives you a lot of bang for your buck. With an average cost of about $400, this popular wrinkle fighter certainly won’t break the bank. The procedure does have to be repeated every 4-6 months to maintain the best results, but the price is still reasonable enough to keep your wallet from getting too thin.
Safe, effective, and affordable. That’s why the Botox Bandwagon is over 2.5 million strong. Go ahead, jump on!
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Nicholas Vendemia, M.D. Plastic Surgeon, New York City MAS / Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery www.ManhattanAestheticSurgery.com
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