The most popular cosmetic procedure in the U.S., as stated by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, is Botox. This minimally invasive dermal injection utilizes a purified protein called botulinum toxin to prevent nerve signals from reaching targeted muscles.
This substance is naturally occurring and is used in both the medical and cosmetic industry. The cosmetic advantage of Botox is that it works as a wrinkle preventative for the face – no costly surgery or recovery required.
In 2014, there were 6.6 million injections of botulinum toxin, which as mentioned is the generic form of Botox. The procedure is safe, affordable and takes less than a half hour. Once the injections are complete, the solution should remain effective for several months at a time.
For more information about Botox, the non-surgical treatment sweeping the nation, contact our Newport Beach office to set up an appointment. Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Raymond Lee is experienced with injectables and knows the proper locations and doses for optimal results.