Dallas-area women opt for injectables during lunch

March 21, 2013

The lunch-break Botox session is becoming popular among Dallas-area women.
The lunch-break Botox session is becoming popular among Dallas-area women.

When most people take a lunch break, they typically quench their thirst, run errands or grab a bite to eat. However, some women in the Dallas area are choosing to do something completely different with their afternoon breaks.

The Dallas Morning News reports more women in the region are going for injectables during their lunch breaks for a little refresher during the day. These quick touch-ups are attracting women of a younger age who are worried about a little wrinkle here or there. Injectables like Botox are a quick way to fill out the face without having to go under the knife. When it comes to the face, injections are most frequently done on the mouth, cheeks, eyes and chin.

According to the news source, the Food and Drug Administration has approved 14 synthetic fillers. Anyone who is interested in giving their face a little volume should speak with their surgeon about which option would work best for them.

Quick procedures attracting women
"I'm concerned about my appearance and would like to hold off the hands of time," Jodi Philippson, who has been drawn to getting Botox at lunch, told the news provider. "I say to my doctor, 'Do what you do best.' I let him be an artist and design a face."

Many women like Philippson are drawn to how quickly they see results with relatively little pain. Because the injection sites are tiny, the news provider reports women are simply covering their faces with makeup before heading back to work so that no one is the wiser to how they spent their lunch breaks.

Cosmetic procedures continue to increase
The growing trend of getting injections during a lunch break may not come as much of a surprise, as women remain the primary demographic for plastic surgery and other procedures, accounting for 90 percent of instances. According to recent findings from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, minimally-invasive procedures, such as injectables, accounted for 83 percent of the total number of procedures in 2012.

The most popular nonsurgical procedures included injections of Botulinum Toxin Type A, Hyaluronic Acid injections, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion and chemical peels. The demand for any form of cosmetic procedure, whether surgical or not, continues to grow in popularity, as the report states that there has been a 250 percent increase since statistics were first collected in 1997.


The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) includes medical education, public education and patient advocacy. Plastic Surgery News Briefs are summaries of current stories found through various news and magazine outlets that relate to or mention plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. The views expressed in these news articles do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ASAPS, but are merely published as an educational service to our members and the general public. For additional information on these subjects and other plastic surgery related topics, please go to www.surgery.org

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