Let’s face it: fine lines and wrinkles are inevitable as we age. Yet, no one wants to look older than they actually are. Botox is used to temporarily relax the wrinkle-causing muscles of the forehead, around the corners of the eyes and between the eyebrows to soften fine lines and wrinkles.
Not all of us are familiar with Botox. In fact, many of us may have heard the horror stories about frozen or fake-looking expressions from Botox. Don’t fear this: natural-looking results are possible with Botox. Here’s what you need to know:
It’s okay to use Botox as a preventative measure.
By using Botox in your 20s, you’re preventing deep lines around the forehead and eyes. Even at a young age, some types of repetitive facial expressions may train certain facial muscles to pull into a crease. By using Botox early, you will be able to relax those creases before they sink into your muscle memory, essentially stopping the wrinkles in their tracks.
Very little recovery is involved.
It’s normal to experience minor swelling and bruising, but our team of experts provide instructions to minimize side effects and maximize your results. Immediately after treatment, you can wear makeup, and continue with light activity. Redness typically disappears within 24 hours. After a few days, you’ll see results, yet continued treatment is required to maintain results.
Botox isn’t permanent.
Botox isn’t permanent, which is why patients often revisit our office after about 3-4 months. The timing between treatments depends upon your dosage.
A good injector is one of the biggest differences between natural-looking and unnatural-looking results.
These days, multiple providers offer Botox, but few are actually qualified. Some providers are not equally trained and do not have the same level of knowledge in the area of facial cosmetics. The key to a beautiful, natural-looking facial improvement is choosing a qualified expert injector. A good injector will consider the overall shape of each individual patient’s face and aim to provide balance and harmony using fillers and neurotoxins.
Our team of providers are recognized national trainers and are true artists in facial rejuvenation with cosmetic fillers.
Not all Botox injections are safe
Botox is provided by the manufacturer, Allergan. Yet multiple providers may sell Botox at a reduced price by watering down or diluting the concentration of the injectable. This leads to results that don’t last as long as you’d expect. Be sure to check the box and do your research: if the price for injectables sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Real Botox injections are FDA-approved
Aside from Dysport from Galderma, Botox from Allergan is the other FDA-approved injectable for softening fine lines and wrinkles around the forehead and eye area. But multiple counterfeit options exist and are sold under names like BTX-A, Botox, and Botox-A, but these products can wreak havoc on your health. Many illegal products contain chemicals that aren’t approved for human use and can cause detrimental results.
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