Reading an article about the increasing versatility of Botox™ reminded me just how far the field of cosmetic rejuvenation has advanced. It wasn’t too long ago when all we could recommend to turn back time was surgical intervention. Most of our patients were “mature” men and women, who wanted not only to improve on what nature gave them, but also wanted to erase forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, marionette lines, and/or lift the inevitable sagging skin.
Botox was the first of the cosmetic injectables to gain acceptance from people seeking minimally invasive cosmetic rejuvention. As a board-certified plastic surgeon and Medical Director of the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, in Paramus, NJ, I continue to be impressed with its effectiveness in smoothing forehead lines, and eliminating crow’s feet. Not only in my practice, but nationally, Botox injection is the most commonly performed minimally-invasive procedure; 5.7 million procedures were done in 2012, up 8 percent from the previous year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Today I’m also seeing a younger demographic who want to preemptively deal with early signs of aging before they become more pronounced; now they can by relying upon no-fuss, minimally invasive procedures.
In 2014 we have a wealth of safe, temporary facial fillers to offer patients. Among them: Radiesse® to restore lost volume, lift sagging skin and plump lips; Juvéderm ® and Restylane®, used to smooth facial wrinkles, also works for lip augmentaton; Voluma, restores the loss of volume to the mid-face region; Sculptra® can restore lost collagen and promote skin elasticity.
If you’d like to explore your cosmetic rejuvenation options either by making temporary adjustments or permanent improvement, please contact our office manager, who will schedule your consultation.
*“Botox Itself Aims Not to Age”, The Wall Street Journal, Monday, May 19, 2014, Marketplace, page B1