Botox 101 for First Timers

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Botox has been a hot topic among the cosmetic industry with no end in sight. As we continue to wear masks, more people have found the current climate has a large focus on one’s eyes. And let’s face it: the area around the eyes and forehead are prime areas that give away our age. One solution? Botox, for treating fine lines and wrinkles.

Never tried Botox? Here’s what you should know.

  • Botox temporarily freezes your muscles.

“Freeze” is a strong word, but Botox is a diluted form of botulinum toxin, which relaxes your muscles – typically in the forehead, eyebrows and eye area – and temporarily blocks nerve impulses to specific muscles in your face. As a result, you won’t be able to form certain facial expressions, and effectively, the wrinkles that come with them.

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  • Your injector makes all the difference.

Botox has been growing in popularity for years, so it’s no surprise that many cosmetic professionals have jumped on the injector bandwagon. However, the best injectors pay close attention to your facial structure and use the appropriate dosage to avoid overly-injected-looking (fake-looking) results. Always seek a board-certified plastic surgeon or accredited injector, such as Michelle Giglio, PA-C or Ivette Ballara, RN on the Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery team. The Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery team of Advanced Injectors have been recognized in the Top 1% in the Nation. What does this mean? You’re in good hands with some of the most professional administrators of Botox and Dysport in the country! LEARN MORE

  • It doesn’t permanently get rid of wrinkles.

Botox doesn’t permanently get rid of wrinkles on your face, but it does temporarily reduce the wrinkles made from expressions. By improving the appearance of these wrinkles by relaxing the muscles, people see smoother skin. So, it’s important to note that Botox isn’t a one-time injection. Patients typically see results from Botox for about 3 months, and from there will need repeated injections.

  • If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Beauty isn’t cheap – and neither is Botox (but the results are worth it!) With several manufacturers jumping into the injectables business, it’s important to keep in mind the dosage you’re receiving. Many off-market brands are available, but they may be significantly diluted solutions that won’t yield long-term results.

  • There isn’t a perfect age to get Botox.

While it’s best to get your first Botox injection before deep wrinkles set in, professionals haven’t confirmed if there is a specific age when you should begin getting Botox. While someone in their late-20s can begin Botox injections for preventative measures, older patients can also receive Botox and receive similar benefits – wrinkle reduction and smoother skin.

  • You’ll see the results – while others will always wonder why you look so good.

Going back to point #2, the right injector makes all the difference. The right injector provides the right dosage and when they do, you won’t appear frozen. You’ll notice a difference in your skin within a few days, but these minor (but impactful) differences in your skin will have people wondering why your skin looks great. Moreover, your injector will assess how many injections you should receive – which can determine how much or little movement you’ll show in your post-Botoxed face.

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