Unbeatable Botox: Still The #1 Non-Surgical Choice

If you ask women in one word how to stop the hands of time from turning, many of them will respond – BOTOX. The popular injectable is not only a household name, but it remains the most widely used non-surgical treatment globally. Most plastic surgeons expect the use of Botox to continue to grow as expanding markets like young people – and even men –  are now beginning to discover its benefits.

Dr. Shaun Parson and Dr. Robert Whitfield discuss unbeatable Botox and it's continued popularity as the most effective and desired non-surgical treatment.

If you ask women in one word how to stop the hands of time from turning, many of them will respond – BOTOX. The popular injectable is not only a household name, but it remains the most widely used non-surgical treatment globally. Most plastic surgeons expect the use of Botox to continue to grow as expanding markets like young people – and even men –  are now beginning to discover its benefits.

Unbeatable Botox

If you started to check of the names of celebrities who use Botox, it could take awhile. Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet, Jennifer Aniston, those are just a few famous female names who are rumored to have used the injectable. Botox is the first line of defense against aging and is especially popular with women.

According to a recent survey by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) in 2015, more than 4.5 million injections were performed worldwide, most of which were done on women. “Botox is kind of the gateway drug when it comes to facial fillers,” says Dr. Shaun Parson. Parson is a plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, Arizona who continues to see the booming popularity of Botox. “Botox is as popular as ever, because people pay attention to their faces – they notice the little things.”

Parson says Botox is a top pick because the non-surgical treatment provides a quick fix, and even works to prevent wrinkles if used properly. “Most people start to fire and fire their muscles and they start to notice the lines and that is the first thing they want to fix.” Parson says Botox will help restore a youthful appearance in those cases. The treatment also requires minimal downtime, a very attractive aspect to patients.

Men and Botox

Botox has been around for some time, so its hard to imagine someone who hasn’t heard of it. For some plastic surgeons, it’s even hard to imagine someone who hasn’t tried it. “I find it hard to believe that more people aren’t using Botox these days,” says Dr. Robert Whitfield. Whitfield, a plastic surgeon in Austin, Texas, sees younger people in their 20’s using Botox to curtail crows feet around the eyes. He says it’s because of sun damage, and not using protective eye wear. “Younger people aren’t wearing sunglasses and that can cause wrinkles, so the Botox can help in those areas.”

Whitfield also expects that more men will see the benefits of Botox or what’s sometimes casually referred to as "Bro-tox". “I think males will try it, especially those in markets where they have to compete to stay in the front of their field. I have seen that.” Whitfield says it is becoming more accepted for men to seek treatment with Botox. “As they see their friends do it, they feel that it’s OK and they are willing to try it.”

Expanded Use on The Horizon

Botox expansive market doesn’t only include wrinkles. The treatment is FDA approved to ease migraine pain and urinary incontinence, in addition to a myriad of promising treatments on the horizon. Experts say the expanded use of Botox will help keep the injectable in circulation for many years.

The one downside to Botox for all treatments is it’s lifespan. Depending on past use, a Botox injection will only last for typically 3-4 months before another injection is required. While this may seem a short amount of time, the rejuvenative results are so remarkable that many patients take no issue with going back for more when it runs it’s course.

As the use of non-surgical treatments continue to burgeon, Botox reigns supreme as one of the easiest, most effective treatments to stave off the march of time on our faces.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.