With the pressures of a poor economy thrust upon us, many individuals looking to “re-market” themselves or just simply “feel better” are turning towards minimally invasive facial rejuvenation. Dr. Mitchell Chasin of Reflections, center for skin and body in Livingston is “seeing a dramatic rise in the number of non-surgical facial cosmetic procedures such as Botox and dermal filler injections, as well as skin rejuvenation using IPL and/or lasers.”
As good consumers, patients need to be aware of important considerations regarding these popular treatments. First and foremost, it is important to choose an experienced and well trained Physician who specializes in Cosmetic Medicine! Next, it is important to understand the costs. Botox, for example, can be charged by the area of the face being treated or per unit of Botox administered; the latter is normally in the patient’s best interest, so you only pay for what is used.
According to Dr. Chasin, “the skill and experience of the practitioner ultimately determines the cosmetic outcome, but the number of units administered is one of the factors that determine longevity so know how many units were used. Over time we can often decrease the Botox dose (and the cost) as the muscles respond and the unwelcomed lines fade away.” Dr. Chasin cautions patients to “beware of outliers when it comes to cost, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.”
“Botox Cosmetic treatments are one of most satisfying cosmetic procedures; beyond the rapid and predictable improvement in one’s appearance, recent studies have confirmed that Botox actually slows down and reverses the aging process.”
With a little homework and careful choice of a Botox provider, patients can expect wonderful, natural appearing, long lasting results from this cost-effective treatment.