Beauty regimens have been a part of our society since time immemorial; it’s always been important to look your best, not just because of how others perceive you, but because of the confidence it instills in ourselves. Botox is becoming a more and more popular part of beauty regimens, prized for its ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, frown lines and make skin look youthful, as well as it’s natural sourcing. There is, however, a common misconception about botox, sadly propagated by “botched” jobs; that Botox does not look natural. This is fortunately not the case; Botox works by freezing muscle contractions in the face, and is administered in extremely small doses. This means Botox can absolutely look natural; there’s just a few steps you have to follow to ensure success.
The first thing you’ll need to do is find licensed, qualified experts to administer your injection. When unqualified individuals attempt Botox, they may inject too much, resulting in drooping or “frozen” looking facial features, as too many of the muscles have been frozen. While these effects are temporary (Botox lasts a number of months, not forever), they are unsightly. For botox Beverly Hills, Nualla, Dr. Newman’s extremely skilled nurse manager is more than happy to help with wrinkles, crow’s feet, and other skin problems, to keep you looking youthful and confident.
The second important element to your Botox looking natural is before and aftercare. You absolutely want to keep upright for at least an hour after an injection, preferably for four. Facial massages and other facial rubbing can move the Botox to unwanted areas, so avoid these for four hours as well; tightly fitted headgear can also be problematic. Strenuous exercise can cause complications, so relax after your appointment! Avoiding alcohol and blood thinners before the treatment can also reduce the chance of bruising.
Post-treatment, it is acceptable to touch your face, so long as you’re not rubbing it. Alcohol is not optimal for 24 hours after Botox, as it’s blood thinning properties can increase the likeliness of facial bruising. Light exercise is acceptable a few hours after the injection, but remember to avoid exercises which will invert your body’s position (like downward dog in yoga).
While some in the media have given Botox a bad rap, the reality is that less than 1% of Botox injections have adverse effects, and even when they do, the side effects are usually only temporary. It’s important to stress once again that a highly qualified specialist must be the one to inject Botox; it’s important to talk to your dermatologist about a comprehensive Botox and skin rejuvenation plan in order to achieve the best, most natural looking botox effects possible. Botox is safe and effective, and all in all it can be a useful part of your beauty regime; don’t hesitate to get in contact with Dr. Newman and his team of specialists for a consultation!