Many Hollywood stars have turned to cosmetic surgery for several reasons. Being under constant media scrutiny, celebrities always make sure to look their best, and this often entails turning to plastic surgery for enhancements. Some stars choose breast augmentation or liposuction, while others opt for rhinoplasty or a face lift. However, one of the most widely sought after treatments by far is Botox.

Botox has been a popular cosmetic procedure for many years, but while it has usually been used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the face, it seems as though this breakthrough treatment may have some additional benefits, including helping one world-famous singer keep his career alive.

Musician John Mayer doesn’t seem to be getting any wrinkles as of late, but he has sure been getting a lot of Botox. While Botox is usually injected around the eyes, forehead or mouth to lessen the appearance of wrinkles and lines, Mayer has been receiving Botox treatments to help him regain his voice.

The Grammy Award-winning artist, who is currently dating Katy Perry, lost his voice after developing a granuloma on his vocal chords. A granuloma is a small area of inflammation in tissue. While Mayer underwent surgery to have the growth removed, it returned, and has been getting Botox injections in his neck to treat the problem.

And it appears as though the innovative treatment has been working exceptionally well. Mayer’s growth is nearly healed and it’s all thanks to Botox.

Botox works by paralyzing the dynamic muscles in the area injected. So the way it worked in Mayer’s case was by preventing the vocal folds where the growth was located from meeting, thereby allowing the vocal folds to rest and recuperate.

According to Mayer, the process was nothing shore of “fascinating.” “It’s a small enough needle that you don’t go totally berserk when you see it,” he said.

Mayer has received world-wide acclaim for his songs, receiving seven Grammy Awards over the past few years. Without Botox, who is to say he might never get an eight award?

John Mayer’s case goes to show that cosmetic treatments like Botox can not only help improve a patient’s self esteem by enhancing their aesthetics, but can also provide numerous health benefits.

Botox specifically has been a popular procedure since it came out in the 1990s, especially in New York. As experienced NY plastic surgeon, Dr. David Shafer can attest to, the treatment has become a favorite for individuals who are seeing the signs of aging, but who are not ready for a permanent surgical procedure, such as a face lift.

One of the most popular aspects about Botox that attracts individuals is the fact that effects wear off in about three to four months. Patients can try out the treatment and determine if they like it and can continue with Botox injections or can opt for another treatment, such as fillers, if they choose.

If you live in New York and have considered getting Botox, contact Dr. David Shafer today for a consultation to determine if you are an ideal candidate for the treatment.