Over the years, most forms of plastic surgery have received a bad rap. As a result, most people would not advertise the fact that they had opted for any form of it. However, these days, quick procedures such as Botox injections have become extremely popular, as well as widely advertised. A reason for this could be the fact that they are quick, painless and do not leave scarring afterwards.

Why Botox Treatments are so Popular

In days gone by, most forms of plastic surgery would result in some form of scarring and discomfort during the recovery period. Patients who opt for Botox injections have a distinct advantage in that they require minimal downtime, and there is no visible scarring afterwards. In most cases, these quick treatments can be performed in a plastic surgeon’s consulting room, and the effects are noticeable within just a few days. Over the past few years, these injections have also become more affordable than ever, costing just a few hundred dollars per treatment.

Uses for Botox Injections

Most people only associate Botox treatment with enhancing their physical appearance. However, it has also been discovered that inserting the injections in particular points around the forehead can result in a reduction of migraine headaches. Although Botox is often associated with reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the facial area, it is also extremely popular for women who want to enhance the appearance of their lips. Patients who suffer from the embarrassment of excessive perspiration can benefit from these injections as well.

Medical Conditions That can be Treated with Botox

Patients who suffer from multiple sclerosis often experience debilitating muscle spasms. Doctors have discovered that these injections can help reduce the spasms, making the patient more comfortable. Bell’s palsy is a condition that results in the drooping of facial muscles, which in turn can cause patients to drool. Botox injections can assist with rejuvenation of these muscles in order for the patient to enjoy a better quality of life. In some cases, tennis elbow sufferers have reported decreased discomfort after having a round of Botox injections.

A Thriving Industry

These days, there is no reason for anyone to schedule their appointments for Botox treatments behind closed doors. It has become more widely acceptable for patients to choose treatment options that suit their needs while also being the most convenient option. As a result, less discrimination is being experienced by those who have used Botox. In many cases, patients who have had these injections have experienced improved levels of self-confidence after their treatment.

Those who are considering Botox injections should discuss their options with a plastic surgeon. This doctor will be able to inform patients whether the treatment will be suitable for their particular condition. Should a person suffer from any medical conditions or allergies, these should be discussed with the surgeon prior to the procedure taking place, as this will reduce the chances of allergic reactions or complications occurring.

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Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

With special expertise in all aspects of facial plastic surgery, and a particular skill for revision surgery, it’s clear why Dr. Spiegel is one of the most celebrated facial plastic surgeons in the world. If you are seeking the best possible results, or have a uniquely challenging problem, you’ve found the right doctor.

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Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir (pronounced “oh-near”) has years of experience in facial aesthetics and treats some of the most recognizable and famous faces. Dr. Onir started her career in oral health, earning doctorate degrees from both New York University and Boston University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her cutting-edge medical research as well as her technical skills in dentistry.

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Dr. Jacob Tower

Dr. Jacob Tower

A board-certified specialist in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jacob Tower brings a thoughtful approach and an artistic eye to New England’s premier plastic surgery practice, The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts. In addition to being an in-demand surgeon, Dr. Tower is an assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, a sought-after lecturer, and an expert in facial plastic surgery.

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