Since 2001, the number of cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the United States has grown by 50%. Last year, about 12 million cosmetic surgeries were performed, the most common being breast surgery, nasal surgery, liposuction, abdominoplasty, and eyelid surgery.

During this now global recession, the number of cosmetic surgeries has gone down significantly, but the number of BOTOX® procedures has only dropped six percent. The recession is even spurring men into considering BOTOX® to improve their appearance. Many men are choosing it to help them in their job search, and at The Cosmetic Surgical Center, we are seeing many more men for BOTOX® treatments.

BOTOX® injections are not a substitute for a facelift, but they can produce very gratifying results for about four months. BOTOX® works by temporarily paralyzing the specific muscle where it is injected. It blocks the nerve messages coming from the brain that would otherwise tell the muscle to contract.

Most often it is used to treat frown lines. When the frown muscle remains relaxed for weeks and months, the forehead becomes smoother, giving you a more calm and youthful appearance. A repeat treatment will extend that and it has even been found that a series of BOTOX® injections will start to retrain the muscle, teaching it not to contract so often. Many facial lines and wrinkles are caused by repeated facial expressions.

If you live in the Dallas or Fort Worth, Texas area and are considering any form of cosmetic surgery, please contact Dr. Vasdev Rai, Dallas cosmetic surgeon, to schedule your initial consultation.