Botox is a popular cosmetic treatment and is used to treat many different conditions, from crows-feet to baldness, however because Botox is only a semi-permanent procedure it is now finding a new fan-base in the form of people who are wanting to undergo face-lifts but who don’t want to make the leap straight away.
Botox is being used a quasi-preview procedure for those who are too scared to take the leap into a highly invasive, highly expensive face-lift. San-Diego dermatologist Dr. Susan Stuart and Dr. Richard Chaffoo, have confirmed this story. “Botox can mimic some of the skin-smoothing effects of facial surgery,” said Dr Stuart. “Patients want a way to test the waters so that they can feel confident revealing their new look in their day-to-day lives,” they have been quoted as saying.
The temporary nature of Botox, used for treating brow furrows and laughter lines, often leads those undergoing the non-invasive injections on to more permanent solution to their quest for younger looking skin. Once patients see the dramatic changes which can be made to their ageing faces, they often feel more confident about the success and the integrity of cosmetic surgery. This confidence is then transferred into the face-lift market which is one of the most successful corners of the plastic surgery market.
Botox is amongst one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.K and indeed in the wider world. Kylie Minogue is amongst the celebrities which has been rumoured to have put themselves through the surgical procedure and, as they get older, they may well turn to face-lifts to achieve more lasting results which the needles cannot give. Botox has also been given a boost because of people’s hectic 21st century lives. Face-lifts might be a better solution but they are incredibly hard to recover from and often people have to take a good few weeks off work. In the current economic climate, when many people are battling to keep hold of their jobs, this just isn’t an option. Botox offers a preview and also offers a stop-gap solution- younger appearances can be gained in the short-term and then, as the effects start to subside along with the worst part of the recession, perhaps more people will come to consider face-lifts as a viable option. One thing is certain, once you have had a taste of looking younger you won’t want to age again!