Minimally invasive and non-surgical aesthetic treatments are all the buzz in 2018 - for both women and men.
The leader of the pack is Botulinum toxin type A injectables (BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®) with 15.7 million treatments performed in 2017.
So who exactly is seeking out BOTOX® in the modern era? And how do you find a provider you can trust? Keep reading!
BOTOX® Use is Widespread across Demographics
In 2017, 7.23 million Botulinum toxin type A procedures were performed in the United States. That's according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. That number is up 2 percent from 2016. BOTOX® remains a top cosmetic treatment in this country.
Adults of diverse ages and backgrounds receive BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, but there are two groups in particular that are interesting to note:
Millennials. Physicians across the country report an uptick in 20-somethings and 30-somethings seeking Botulinum toxin type A injections. These young adults are looking to BOTOX® to provide preventive benefits, freezing the development of creases before they really become obvious. By softening the creasing of the skin early on, the severity of the crease in later years may be reduced. Lines are easier to soften at an early stage.
Millennials may be more inclined to view BOTOX®, and treatments like it, just as they would view the ease and regularity of getting a manicure or a spa treatment. That is to say, for younger generations, injectable touch-ups are becoming a beauty routine. Gone are the days of embarrassment or concealment surrounding your visit to the injector's office. Injectables are part of the rejuvenation norm these days!
Men. Since 2010, the number of men getting BOTOX® has risen 27 percent, according to MensHealth.com. In 2016, men made up 6 percent of total Botulinum toxin type A procedures. While women are still the biggest BOTOX® customers, men are becoming increasingly interested.
For men, it is more and more socially acceptable to express interest in anti-aging treatments like BOTOX®. Perhaps in generations past, this desire to look younger was not as out in the open for men as it is now. But today, men of all ages are realizing and embracing the benefits of simple, non-surgical injections to look their best.
While the growth in popularity among young adults and men is interesting, it's also important to note BOTOX® remains popular among adults of all ages. It is a great way to refresh your facial appearance without surgery or downtime. At any age, you can reap the benefits of softening the over-activity of certain facial muscles, which leads to crow's feet, lines between your brows, drooping outer eyebrows, forehead lines and other skin creases. The effects last for 3-4 months before re-treatment is necessary.
How to Choose a Qualified BOTOX® Provider
Because this injectable has become so common and sought-after, you may see it advertised everywhere. Doctors' offices, dentists' offices, the spa – there seems to be no shortage of businesses offering BOTOX®, which also means it is more important than ever before to do your homework before choosing a provider.
Here are some tips concerning what to look for:
- Experience. An injector who has been providing BOTOX® for years will be accustomed to how the injections work, where to place them and how to place them, how many units to use, and how to create the results tailored to what you want.
- Training. Injectables are products that require someone very trained in how to inject them. Look for injectors who are Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialists (CANS). Proper training is required for good results and a safe treatment appointment.
- Reviews. Word-of-mouth reviews from past patients or online testimonials are a great way to get a sense of the provider's results and quality of care.
- Results. Past patient before-and-after images show you the results the provider is capable of achieving.
- Specialization. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections should be one of the main focuses of the practice you choose. Specialization goes hand-in-hand with experience and familiarity. Your provider shouldn't moonlight as an injector. It should be his/her full time job, in which they inject all day, every day.
Taking a little extra time to find the right provider is a good assurance that you'll get results you love. Although the injections themselves may seem like a simple procedure, these injections must be placed strategically and precisely, in the right quantity, in order to produce results that look good.
Reasons to Choose Facial Aesthetics
Our team of caring Aesthetic Nurse Injectors has the training, experience and qualifications needed to provide great results. In fact, Facial Aesthetics has received the esteemed Black Diamond status from Allergan (the maker of BOTOX®), which places us in the top 1 percent of providers nationwide.
If you are looking for someone to provide these injections, we encourage you to call us to arrange a complimentary consultation. We will determine your candidacy for BOTOX®, and answer all of your questions.
Our skilled injectors are Registered Nurses, and CANS certified, so you can rely on their knowledge of health, anatomy and human musculature. They know how to provide BOTOX® Cosmetic injections in a way that creates the results you love.
We also highlight the fact that treatment is individualized to you. Interested in the most subtle effect possible? BOTOX® Sprinkles may be right for you! These strategically placed, small injections soften muscle contraction in the right areas. However you want your final results to look, rely on our experienced Aesthetic Nurse Injectors to create the refreshed, rejuvenated appearance you want.
Schedule Your Consultation in Denver or Greenwood Village
Interested in arranging your BOTOX appointment? Please call Facial Aesthetics to arrange your complimentary consultation. You can reach our Denver office at 303-377-2868, and our Greenwood Village office at 303-791-1820.
As a Colorado practice, Facial Aesthetics is passionate about the care and the results we provide for our clients. During your free consultation, you'll be able to meet us, tour the office and find out if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you.