The quest for youth is driving growth for many cosmetic products manufacturers and service companies. Women in particular are visiting day spas and clinics in increasing numbers to have a variety of skin treatments including Botox injections and Restylane injections. These products help to reduce the signs of skin aging and combined with an overall beauty and aesthetic treatment, women enjoy the treatments and they appear to increase their self esteem.
Allergan Inc., the manufacturer of Botox earned almost $900 million in 2006 and reports sales are growing. Although Botox injections are a small part of the skin care treatment market today, it is enjoying faster rates of growth than other treatment types.
Baby Boomers Needing a Non-Surgical Face Lift
The baby boom generation is well into that period of life when the body and skin are showing signs of aging. Both men and women suffer from skin damage having been ravaged by years of use and climatic damage in combination with other again factors. However, the cosmetic products and spa treatment market is very much dominated by women who seek a variety of services including Botox injections, Restylane perlane injections, microdermabrasion, chemical facial peels, mesotherapy, non-surgical facelifts, IPL acne treatments, along with laser vein removal, scar removal and laser hair removal. Many day spas also offer massage treatments and detox foot spas.
While beauty only runs skin deep, these services appear to help women feel better about themselves. The damage wrought by the sun and wind, and time, does deteriorate the appearance of the skin. Even those blessed with beautiful, flawless skin don’t escape the deleterious effects of nature and time. And there are those who endure problems from accidents, surgery, birth marks, and other conditions that affect how other people treat them. That’s why aesthetic clinics are such a great service for millions of people who only have surgeons to turn to.
Botox treatments are in increasing demand for other conditions such as sweating, migraine headaches, and muscle twitching. Treating migraine headaches with Botox Injections has still not received approval in the US but is available in Canada.
The positive result for Botox injections is in how they relax tense facial muscles which have created wrinkles and grooves in the facial skin. The tight, spasmodic facial muscles are the result of years of active living and exposure to the joys, stress and sorrows of life. Some people are affected more than others. Facial relaxation exercises unfortunately don’t solve these issues when they’ve taken decades to develop. The easiest way to get rid of those face lines and neck bands, is to have a Botox treatment.
You may have thought your frown, crows feet, and eye bags were permanent, however Botox injections and a good overall aesthetic treatment at a day spa can revive your looks considerably.
The Miracle of Botox
Botox is a purified protein. It’s also known as a poison, but when used in cosmetic skin treatments, it’s only administered in very minute doses. These are sufficient though to achieve the desired effect of relaxing facial muscles. When small doses are injected directly into the muscles, impulses from the nerves to the injected muscle causing the wrinkles are blocked – allowing them to relax. This relaxing of the muscles allows the skin to smooth out thus causing those persistent lines that which developed over time to diminish.
Restylane Perlane is another substance that when injected creates fuller or more plump lips. Restylane(TM) is a crystal-clear, biodegradable gel created from a natural substance called hyaluronic acid. The Restylane gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The results are instant and produce long-lasting, natural enhancements that are gentle and safe to your skin. The Restylane injections take about 30 minutes and lasts for up to 9 months. It’s just another way of getting back what nature has taken away.
There are hundreds of aesthetic clinics and day spas throughout North America. While we’d like to believe the aesthetic staff are trained professionals with extensive experience in performing Botox injections and Restylane injections, there is of course going to be differences in the quality of the treatments. Private local establishments may not have training resources or the professional quality of service that you’d expect. They may be selling a particular treatment because it’s all they do.
You may want to search for those day spas that offer a variety of treatments. They are more likely to assess you and provide services that will address your skin’s special condition and then provide services you actually need. Skin treatment services are very popular and there are hundreds of mom and pop boutique aesthetic shops popping up everywhere. Ask for a free consultation and ensure that they really have your best interests in mind when they recommend a treatment.