Non-surgical methods to stop the effects of aging are becoming more and more popular. In fact, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, transdermal injectable fillers such as Botox Cosmetic have been increasing in popularity for the past 12 years. Statistics show that more than two million people received Botox treatment in 2010.
In today’s stressful world, headaches are common and migraines in particular are on the rise. In 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Botox to treat these specific types of headaches. When used at 12 week intervals, Botox has shown to be effective against chronic migraines as well as relieving the pain and frequency of subsequent migraines. Botox can also be used to treat more than twenty other conditions including localized muscle spasms, excessive sweating, and some scientists are currently researching how effective Botox is in treating asthma. From a purely cosmetic perspective, Botox and injectable fillers often provide positive results with few, if any side effects. It is important to remember that these cosmetic treatments are far from permanent and the injections need to be repeated periodically for best results. Treatments other than cosmetic would need the supervision of a trained physician. Individuals considering a Botox treatment can avoid further difficulty by abstaining from taking aspirin or ibuprofen, which can thin the blood and cause bruising, for a couple of weeks before the treatment commences.
In the new 21st century economy patients are searching for an unparalleled level of value for their dollar. A body of evidence is growing that shows treatments using Botox Cosmetic is far more medically useful than just smoothing out a few wrinkles.