Many industry analysts have been surprised that, despite the credit-crunch, the numbers of people having Botox treatments actually rose in 2008. The surgery has increased in popularity recently as more and more people want a younger look which can be achieved through a minimally invasive procedure. Now people work such long hours and struggle to find free time, Botox provides an excellent opportunity as it has relatively quick recovery times.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is the organisation who have made the claim about the rise in people taking up Botox after it had carried out research. There was a 5% increase across the board in people having non-invasive treatments and the most popular of these non-surgical options was found to be Botox. Perhaps the recent plethora of celebrities undergoing the treatment is what has spurred so many of us to start our own fight against the detrimental effects of the ageing process.
According to John Canady, the President of the ASPS, there is a double-fold reason for this increase in the numbers of people seeking Botox. The main reason behind the boom is the number of people who are becoming regulars to the treatment. Pleased with the effects of the first bout of injections, they are returning again and again to have the treatment and this is helping to bolster the Botox figures. The second wave of patients who are helping to strengthen the numbers of those seeking Botox are people who are undecided about surgery. People who wish to start combating the signs of ageing but don’t yet feel ready for more invasive procedures. These surgery-lite patients are discovering Botox provides excellent results without the prolonged recovery times needed after more strenuous facelifts.
It’s not just Botox which is being helped by the numbers of patients shying away from surgeries in favour of less invasive alternatives. More than 1 million people chose to have chemical peels to rejuvenate their skin in 2008, whilst the numbers of people having hyaluronic acid fillers rose to a staggering 1.1 million. If you’re lucky enough not have started ageing yet then Botox could still be of use to you. The injections can be used to tackle excess sweating; the perfect solution to an embarrassing problem especially as we approach the summer months and you won’t want to be hiding behind layers. Get Botox to help banish your insecurities!