Botox continues to rank at the top of the most popular minimally invasive procedures in the United States, generating over $1.3 billion in sales in 2008 alone.
Botox injections for cosmetic purposes are designed to decrease deep furrows and lines in the forehead, eliminate crow’s feet, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles around other areas of the face. However, these injections do run some risks, and maintaining a Botox treatment plan can be pricey.
One medical spa hopes to capture a portion of the Botox market with an innovative no-needle Botox treatment. The ‘Botox facial’ treatment is available at the Spatique medical spa in Manhattan, and involves a light peel, electrical current technology, and the application of a nourishing cream that helps to tighten and tone the skin.
The peel is designed to tighten the skin from inside out, and the electrical currents are administered to help improve product penetration. The spa insists that there is no actual paralysis of the face with this procedure, but the muscles do become relaxed and the skin becomes tighter, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The nourishing cream applied to the face is rich in hyaluronic acid, and Vitamins C and E. These are essential ingredients and nutrients for maintaining a youthful appearance, and help to enhance the effects of the treatment. Clients who have undergone the treatment report softer, smoother skin, and a gradual diminishing of fine lines and wrinkles. Most patients notice their skin is glowing after just one session. Though results are more subtle than the standard Botox treatment, this may be a healthy, non-invasive alternative to injections.
One Botox facial session costs approximately $150, and there is no downtime involved. The spa recommends a series of at least six sessions in order to see results, which is the total price of about two Botox injections.
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