If you’re like most people, then you don’t want to look “fake” when you go out and face the world. For example, unless you’re playing around with a bold eyeshadow color palette for fun, you probably wear makeup so you can have a polished, yet natural look. The same holds true for cosmetic treatments like injectables—most people want the results to look as natural as possible.
Wrinkles aren’t flattering, even if they are “natural.” Although lots of people are interested in non-invasive rejuvenation options like Botox, some never get past the research stage. Why? Because they’re worried that they’ll look fake or unnatural after their injections. But is this really likely to happen? Here’s what you need to know.
How Botox Works
Most people who are worried about looking unnatural after a Botox treatment are concerned about their face looking “frozen.” This is because of the way Botox works. It’s an injectable neuromodulator treatment that is created using botulinum toxin type A, which disrupts nerve signals and limits the movements of facial muscles wherever it’s injected.
Botox is extremely effective for improving “dynamic” wrinkles, which are caused by repetitive facial movements. By relaxing the muscles that cause frown lines and crows’ feet, Botox can erase wrinkles and create a more youthful appearance without surgery.
The worry for many prospective patients is that they won’t be able to fully express themselves after the treatment. They’re concerned that they’ll look blank and expressionless, frozen and unnatural. The truth is more complicated than that, however, and mostly has to do with the Botox provider you choose to work with.
Good Botox vs. Bad Botox
Botox won’t “freeze” your face and prevent you from smiling, frowning, and expressing yourself. This is a myth that’s perpetuated simply due to the fact that some people end up with “bad Botox” from an unskilled provider. When done right, Botox eases wrinkles without making the face look unnatural or frozen.
Like most things in life, problems can occur when someone who isn’t skilled tries something difficult. Although Botox involves only a simple injection session, it requires skill and experience to perform the procedure properly. Unskilled medical professionals can easily inject too much Botox and create a droopy brow or an unnatural appearance.
Lots of people have seen the results of “bad Botox.” It is crucial for the Botox provider to not only use the right amount of product but also to inject it into the correct spots. Good Botox injections require both technical skill and artistry. This is why it’s so important to choose a plastic surgeon or medical spa with a long track record of great results and happy patients.
Choosing a Botox Provider
Because the skill of the provider is so key to getting good Botox results, it’s crucial to take your time and choose a clinic with a great reputation. What are the reviews like? Take a look at the clinic’s before and after photos on the website before you book a consultation. Do you like the results you see?
It’s important to note that you do not have to go to a plastic surgeon directly for Botox. If an aesthetician has been properly trained and has extensive experience in injecting Botox, their results can be just as beautiful and natural-looking as a plastic surgeon’s. What are the credentials and experience of the Botox providers at the medspa or plastic surgery clinic?
Your consultation will give you a good feel for the clinic. Make sure you feel comfortable with the provider and ask any questions you may have before you commit. A reputable provider will not only answer your questions honestly, but they will also ask a lot of their own questions to ensure that you are a good candidate for the treatment.
Risks of Botox
Botox is one of the most extensively-tested cosmetic products on the market. It’s been used for cosmetic purposes for many years and has an impressive track record of safety. Serious side effects are extremely rare and any reputable provider will minimize risks by assessing the candidacy of each patient who requests the treatment.
If you want to dip your toe into anti-aging treatments, Botox or fillers is a great place to start. These treatments are safe, reliable, and effective. Side effects are mild and typically disappear quickly. Plus, if you don’t like them, the results will wear off in a few months!
Talk to a Botox Expert
If you’re still skeptical about the results of Botox, that’s okay! It can be scary to seek out your first cosmetic treatment. That’s why it’s so important to attend a consultation and find out if the treatment is right for you. At Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, our expert aestheticians will be happy to guide you through the process and give you the tools you need to make a decision.
Mirror Mirror is supervised by renowned Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Vitenas. The entire staff is experienced, highly-trained, and compassionate. In addition to natural-looking results, you can expect a comfortable and supportive experience at our state-of-the-art medical spa.
To schedule a Botox consultation at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston, TX, call our office today at (281) 810-9083 or request a consultation online.