If you think Botox treatments Austin being used to treat crow’s feet is old news, you’re only half right. Though the popular wrinkle treatment has been used off-label for years to treat crow’s feet, Botox was only formally approved for this purpose by the FDA recently. In Austin Botox has been used for some time for treating medical conditions such as uncontrollable eye movements, migraines, underarm sweating, overactive bladder, and even cerebral palsy, but Botox cosmetic was previously only approved to treat frown lines between the eyebrows.  Now, however, those looking to banish those pesky eye wrinkles commonly referred to as crow’s feet can do so with the FDA’s formal nod of approval.

How Do Botox Treatments Work?

Botox, short for botulinum toxin, works by blocking nerve impulses and reducing muscle activity at the injection site. This may sound scary, but it’s actually very effective for easing moderate to severe dynamic wrinkles on a temporary basis. The injections last between 3-4 months on average, but Botox produces such uniformly good results, that many people are willing to come in for treatments a few times a year. Botox is different from facial fillers as it does not actually fill in wrinkles, but rather smoothes them out by relaxing the underlying muscles.

Younger People on Board for Botox Treatment

As it is a proven treatment for smoothing facial wrinkles, younger people are now coming on board to enjoy the benefits of Botox. However, many of these twenty something’s are turning to Botox treatments Austin to prevent wrinkles, not tame them. The logic behind this movement is that if the muscles are unable to move, the wrinkles will not have a chance to form. Though this is a current trend among young people that has been much reported on this year, it is unclear as to how effective the practice is.

An Anti-Aging Favorite with MILLIONS of Treatments

Botox in Austin was the top non-invasive cosmetic procedure in 2012, with over 6 million treatments administered, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Despite competitors like Dysport and Xeomin gaining in popularity, Botox Austin is the tried-and-true favorite for Americans who want to look younger.

Call Aesthetica Medspa in Austin to schedule your Austin Botox appointment today. 512-899-2639