Here in Chicago botox treatments have become just as normal as heading out for lunch or going for a walk in the park, and the attitudes have changed like this in many other cities around the world. I can remember some years ago when there was a real fear around botox and what it could do, and there was a stigma to it that meant so many people would refuse to have the treatment done. So what is it that has changed in the last decade that has made botox treatments so acceptable? Well there are a number of factors which we are going to look into here.
The most important point to mention here is that we have far more knowledge about this treatment than ever before and that has certainly relaxed the views which many have on it. In the past we would see these celebrities with horrendous results of cosmetic surgery or trout lips after injecting who knows what into them, and because people didn’t have a clue about any of the procedures or treatments, they would run a mile when they heard botox, despite not knowing that it had nothing to do with what happened to the celebs. Knowing how effective and safe it can be has played a big part in killing off the stigma.
In the past you’d have to go to a pretty high end establishment in order to get yourself some botox treatment and that made it inaccessible to so many people. As the demand rose however we began to see more and more cosmetic clinics offering the treatment and that in turn saw more people looking to have botox injections. No matter where you go in the US, and especially here in Chicago, you will see so many clinics which are offering this treatment, something which certainly never used to be the case.
It is not just that there are many more places to have this treatment, there is also the fact that the costs have tumbled which has made it more affordable for everyone. The costs have come down by more than 50% and that of course has ensured that so many more people can afford it who previously couldn’t.
Arguably the biggest reason why more and more people are getting botox injections is because of the incredible results which they are able to deliver. Small wrinkles, crow’s feet and even deeper wrinkles can become a thing of the past, at least temporarily, as a result of this procedure. When people see the impact which it has on their friends and their family, it is no surprise that they then look to make themselves an appointment and get in on the action.
These days going for botox is the same as heading out for a quick bite, it is fast, it is normal and it is something which everyone is doing, at least here in Chicago it is.