Botox is not a one-size-fits-all cosmetic treatment. What works for some, may not work for others. Here is some helpful tips on what to know before getting Botox.
Do Your Research
When searching for the right injector for you, look for a licensed, well-qualified professional with extensive experience and training in Botox and filler injections. Ideally, you want someone who is consistency performing Botox treatments multiple times daily, most days of the week. During your initial consultation, evaluate your comfort level with them and how well they listen to your needs and concerns before trusting your face in their hands.
As we all know, not everything on the internet can be trusted. That be said, it’s still important to educate yourself on the basics of Botox so you know what to expect and what questions to ask your provider during your consultation. RealSelf.com has valuable information from thousands of Botox providers all over the country and is a great resource for cosmetic treatments in general.
Botox was first FDA approved to temporarily improve the appearance of the lines between the eyebrows (glabella). Botox has since been approved to treat forehead lines, glabellar lines and crow’s feet (lines around your eyes). Allergan, the makers of Botox, suggest a dose of 20 units to fully treat the glabellar lines and 22 units to properly treat the crow’s feet. This may not be the case for every patient, which is why it is important to discuss your concerns and desired outcome with your injector prior to treatment.
After your initial treatment, a touch-up approximately 10 days after may be needed to achieve ideal results. This is free of charge for up to 5 units at Utah Facial Plastics. It’s best to stick with the same provider who knows your history, what works for you and what doesn’t. Botox lasts about approximately 3-5 months on average. Consistent Botox treatments will prevent wrinkles for reappearing or ever forming in the first place. Our injectors recommend treatments at least twice per year to maintain results.
Trust Your Injector
Once you have an injector you feel good about and have experienced positive results with, you can continue to trust their recommendations and expertise moving forward. Giving them trust will allow them to do their job and provide the best outcomes possible.
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