Posted June 24, 2020 in BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®
I have been performing BOTOX® Cosmetic injections since its U.S. debut in 2002. I figured that during COVID-19, demand for BOTOX® Cosmetic would be down since most people are stuck at home and are socially distancing. To my surprise, the demand for BOTOX® Cosmetic in our practice has actually been up. Or more correctly, way up!
At first, I couldn’t figure out why. After talking to several of our patients, the answer became clear. Since most people appear in public with masks (which prevent visualization of the nose, lips, and the remainder of the midface), the only visible areas are the brow and eyes–precisely the areas most commonly treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic. Now more than ever, wrinkles between the brows, forehead wrinkles, and crows feet wrinkles stand out. So along with their hair and lash treatments, women are pursuing BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments.
To obtain BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments safely, I recommend the following:
- Wear a mask at all times with the possible exception of facial evaluation and injection.
- Your injector and all other office staff should wear an N-95 mask at all times. Although you, the patient, can wear a mask during injections between the eyes and in the forehead, this may not be practical for crows feet injections.
- If you are using laughing gas (which we have available for your comfort), make sure that the face mask and all tubing are disposable and for single-patient use.
- As always, more educated and experienced injectors generally obtain better BOTOX® Cosmetic results. This is why after 26 years as a plastic surgeon, I still personally evaluate, photograph, mark, and inject every one of my patients.