Will BOTOX® Cosmetic Make My Face Look Overdone?
We’ve all seen someone who may have gone a little too far with their BOTOX. When performed properly by a highly skilled aesthetic injector, however, the results of BOTOX and other cosmetic injectables can be stunning and remarkably natural-looking. At Johnson Family Medical in Frisco, TX, board-certified family nurse practitioner Katherine Johnson and our expert team of providers are proud to help men and women achieve a smoother, softer, more youthful look that appears naturally beautiful with BOTOX wrinkle relaxers. Read on to learn more about what enhancements can be made with BOTOX, and find out what you can do to ensure your BOTOX results look as natural as possible.
What does BOTOX do?
To better understand how to avoid artificial-looking BOTOX results, it’s important to first have a basic idea of what BOTOX is, how it works, and what it’s used for. Unlike JUVÉDERM® and other dermal fillers, which target static lines and lost facial volume, BOTOX is an injectable wrinkle relaxer that is specifically designed to smooth out dynamic lines and wrinkles. These lines are the result of years of repetitive muscle movements with certain facial expressions, such as smiling, squinting, and frowning. When BOTOX is injected into a facial muscle, the neurotoxin compound works to temporarily paralyze or “freeze” it, causing the surface lines to relax and smooth out.
Where can BOTOX be used?
BOTOX facial injections are most commonly used to reduce the following lines and wrinkles:
- Forehead lines
- Brow lines
- Glabellar lines/11 lines
- Crow’s feet
Will my face look tight after BOTOX?
About a week after getting BOTOX injections, patients will begin to notice their results taking shape. First-time BOTOX patients may need a few days to get used to the somewhat restrictive sensation of wrinkle relaxers. However, most patients agree that BOTOX often feels more drastic than it looks. In fact, the most natural-looking BOTOX results may be achieved when some movement remains, rather than being totally frozen, which requires the skill and experience of a trained cosmetic injector. When too much BOTOX is used, patients may indeed appear windblown, tight, plastic, or artificial. Additionally, relaxing the brow too dramatically can actually cause it to droop or sag, and give patients a heavy, tired, or overly masculine appearance.
How to get natural-looking BOTOX results
To ensure the most beautiful, longest-lasting, and natural-looking results from your BOTOX injections, be sure to:
- Choose a highly qualified and experienced cosmetic injector
- Discuss your concerns and goals at length
- Follow all BOTOX aftercare guidelines closely
- Do not touch, rub, or massage your face right after BOTOX
- Sleep on your back with your head slightly elevated for 24 – 48 hours after BOTOX
- Restrict strenuous physical activity for 1 – 2 days after BOTOX
- Do not smoke
- Limit alcohol consumption
- Maintain a regular BOTOX routine every 3 – 4 months
- Consider complementary facial injections, such as JUVÉDERM fillers
Enhance your natural beauty and boost your confidence with BOTOX injections in Frisco, TX
When it comes to your face, you should only trust a licensed and experienced provider. To learn more about the striking yet natural-looking results that are possible with BOTOX and other cosmetic injectables, call Johnson Family Medical in Frisco, TX to schedule your private consultation with board-certified family nurse practitioner Katherine Johnson today!