By now, everyone reading this will be aware of Botox and what it can do.  You’ve either seen stories about a celebrity who’s had successful Botox treatments, or you know someone who’s had great results with the treatment.

But Botox awareness works both ways.  You’ll also have seen some questionable results.  One thing that’s important to remember about Botox is that imitations abound, as well as people not necessarily qualified to inject you with this product.  Sometimes, less reputable sources of Botox will dilute the formula, leading to results which are less than stellar.

At DRC360, our model is rooted in medical ethics.  We practice primary care here, shoulder to shoulder with our suite of aesthetics services.  When you come see us, you’re coming to a medically-rooted clinic which practices advanced cosmetic treatments in a professional environment.

This post is about why Botox is better than plastic surgery.  People ask us this every day and here’s our stock answer, in long form.

Minimally Invasive

Plastic surgery is an invasive procedure, requiring anesthesia and incisions.  As with every surgery, there’s the risk of infection to consider, as well as extensive recovery time.

Plastic surgery patients also require bandaging.  This often compels them to stay out of sight as they’re healing, causing them to lose valuable days and even weeks at work.

There’s also the less-focused aspect of plastic surgery which may not factor in your goals.  A one size fits all mentality predominates, with the procedure not changing much from one patient to the next.  Every face is not the same, just as every goal is not the same.

The Botox Advantage

Botox has gained sweeping acceptance since its inception.  Derived from a naturally-occurring toxin which serves to limit muscle movement, strategically-injected Botox can do anything plastic surgery can, only in a more personalized fashion.

When you’re working with a licensed professional to have your Botox administered, you’re working with someone who has a detailed knowledge of the musculature of the human face.  They know exactly where the product needs to go to create the effect you’re seeking.

Whether that’s a perkier lift to your eyebrows, conquering the “11” between them, or reducing the appearance of crow’s feet, Botox is an excellent choice.

But Botox is increasingly being turned to by people in their 20s and 30s to prevent the formation of lines and wrinkles.  Because the product limits movement in treated muscles, these lines can be stopped in their tracks.

Looking Great Shouldn’t Hurt

Botox is now used by millions of people around the world to maintain a youthful appearance, or to turn back the hands of time.  Plastic surgery, while often used to correct disfigurement, or congenital conditions which lead it, is no longer what most people desire, when it comes to looking fresher and more vibrant.

Nowadays, Botox is the treatment of choice and that’s for good reason.  Looking great shouldn’t hurt. Neither should it expose you to the risk of infection or demand that someone operate on your face.

Contact DRC360 to find out more.