Are you considering getting Botox but worry about looking motionless or overdone? You are not alone. However, you do not need to be concerned when you work with a qualified, credible injector. The best Botox providers, like Dr. Ary Krau and his team, understand that a little product goes a long way!
Subtle Changes Turn Back the Clock
Botox is intended to minimize lines caused by repeated facial movements such as frowning and squinting. When injected into targeted facial muscles, Botox temporarily relaxes the muscle and prevents it from contracting. As a result, the overlying lines or wrinkles smooth out and the treated area looks softer.
Botox is best for minimizing crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles and vertical lines between the eyebrows. A few quick injections produce noticeable results without radically transforming your expression. Softening these lines and wrinkles can help you look years younger, but in a very subtle way. With your smoother, softer skin, other people will notice you look rested and refreshed — but no one will be able to tell you have had any cosmetic work done.
The results of Botox last anywhere from three to six months or more, depending on your skin type, genetics and lifestyle. Regular treatments are required to maintain the effects.
Avoid Looking Overdone or Frozen
As mentioned, the key to avoid looking overdone or frozen is to select your injector wisely. A qualified injector will help you look more like your natural (and younger) self rather than a completely different version of yourself. Take your time, do your homework and find an injector with a lot of experience and a vast understanding of facial anatomy. Don’t be afraid to look at the injector’s before-and-after images. Look for images of people who resemble you and who were treated for the same issues that concern you (e.g., forehead wrinkles or crow’s feet). Be clear with your injector about what you hope to achieve with Botox. Some patients want to maintain more facial movement in areas like the forehead, whereas others do not.
Also, if you are getting Botox for the first time, it might be best to start out conservatively. Instead of treating multiple areas of concern at the same time, start out by treating your crow’s feet or forehead wrinkles only. This allows you the opportunity to decide if you like the results without going too far. You can always add more product later if you are happy with the outcomes.
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For more information about whether Botox can help you accomplish your aesthetic goals, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Krau’s team today.