So You’re Thinking About Botox?
Forget drastic plastic surgery and discover an alternative, non-invasive procedure that can actually slow the aging process. Put aside all of your pre-conceived notions about Botox, and learn just how this gentle approach can take years off of your face.
When is the right time to start using Botox?
Botox is just as much a preventative measure for keeping fine lines and wrinkles at bay as it is for cosmetic or corrective use. If you wait too long to begin, and wrinkles get deep enough to crack the epidermis, it becomes much more difficult to treat and almost impossible to completely correct. There is no concrete age when beginning treatment is recommended, because each person’s skin ages differently. If you are uncertain about when to start, just keep in mind that prevention is the best medicine!
The intention of Botox is to smooth anything from mild to deep-set furrows, crow’s feet, and frown lines while leaving your face capable of movement. If injected conservatively (and correctly), it will do just that. According to the FDA, Botox is one of the safest procedures out there. It even recently won FDA approval as a treatment for chronic migraines. This injectable wonder can also make you feel better in other ways, with a theory that there is a mood-elevating factor that comes along with treatments – possibly because frowning can send feedback to your brain that you are feeling bad. Most people hold tension between their brows and are sending that signal to their brains without even realizing it.
Will I look like catwoman?
No! As long as the injections are done correctly. The safest way to find the best doctor is always referrals from friends, family members, and physicians. Word of mouth is best, and beware of Internet searches (doctors can pay for search engines to display them as ‘the best plastic surgeon’).
Can I over-do it?
Absolutely. Which is why it is so important to find a doctor who will treat you correctly and ethically. For best results, it is actually recommended that you begin with frequent injections within the first year (3 or 4 treatments), and then scale back to 1 or 2 sessions a year. The idea is to build up a foundation of training the muscle, then getting to a place where injections may not even be needed. After several treatments, the muscle “forgets” how to contract in a frowning manner, and you will need injections less frequently.
How can we help?
Sally Teusch, RN, provides treatments at our location at least twice a month, and runs discounts specials every month! There is no better way to try something out than with a deal! Sign up for our newsletter to find out Sally’s dates each month!