Botox injections are one of the most popular anti-aging procedures today and now it has attracted the younger crowd in their 20s! Plastic surgeon Dr. Sam Speron explains why this skin regimen is even more than what it seems!
New study reveals that more patients in their 20s getting Botox than ever before!
Botulinum toxin, also known as Botox, has been known all over the world as the miracle elixir in a syringe. Its popularity has increased since its outbreak in the media crowd where almost every celebrity yearns to keep their image perfect and youthful. In today’s society, a Botox injection has become more popular for the younger generation of men and women in their 20’s who have used it to help halt wrinkles before they even begin to appear. Statistics from the American Society for Plastic Surgeons show that in 2010 almost 78,500 people in their 20′s received Botox in this country, an 11% increase from 2009.
The FDA originally approved Botox to be introduced in the U.S. market in the year 2000 to use as a treatment to cervical dystonia, a painful spasm in the neck and shoulder. In 2002, Botox entered its way in to the field of cosmetic surgery as an anti-aging regimen that eliminates the appearance of frown lines and gives you a more rejuvenated youthful look. When it first got official government approval, Botox went on to quickly become a multi-million-dollar company. Botox sales had reached $310 million by the end of 2001. Since then, Botox has become one of the most popular anti-aging treatments among Americans.
“The mechanism of action for Botox is really quite simple. After the substance is injected into the facial muscle, it blocks the nerves that contract muscles, softening the appearance of wrinkles” explains Dr. Sam Speron, board certified facial plastic surgeon and consumer advocate. “If there are preventative measures that you can take, why not take it? The newest trend is patients in their 20s starting Botox earlier than ever!”
There are many benefits of Botox that should be known other than treating wrinkles including but not limited to migraine headaches, excessive sweating, muscle aches and eye muscle disorders. Botox can also be combined with other cosmetic skin procedures such as dermal fillers, microdermabrasion and chemical peels to improve your results further.
Dr. Speron is the founder and medical director of Dr. Speron Plastic Surgery, SC. He is board certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery and an active member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS).
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