There comes a time in everyone’s life when looking into the mirror is not quite what it used to be. Sagging and wrinkles are starting to take most of our attention and make-up just doesn’t do it anymore. Many people who are finding these flaws and are not yet ready for a full facelift are turning to injectables such as Botox. This is a good start on the road to facial rejuvenation.

Injectable material, such as Botox, is very safe in the hands of a board-certified facial plastic surgeon and is used mainly as a cosmetic procedure to reduce the formation of facial wrinkles. Botox has various other uses and these include treatments for chronic migraine headaches, extreme underarm sweating, strabismus (a condition wherein there is an abnormal alignment of the eyes), and blepharospasm (involuntary tightening and closing of the eyelids). In these cases, Botox has proven to be a boon to sufferers.

Botox use has sky-rocketed in the past few years. In 2007, $4,600,000 was spent on Botox and the expectation is that it will reach $4 billion by the year 2018.When thinking of a non-surgical facelift, such as Botox, put yourself in the most experienced and capable hands you can find. Be sure that your surgeon is board-certified and has a solid reputation of successful procedures.One unfortunate woman from Florida was permanently disfigured when her face was injected with cement by an unscrupulous and ill-trained doctor.

Dr. Kyle Choe of The Choe Center for Facial Plastic Surgery is one of the finest experts in this field. He is a member of several prestigious medical associations and trains other physicians in advanced facial rejuvenation via the injection technique. The Choe Center is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and can be reached at 757.389.5850.