Botox has been dominating the injectables scene for several years now. According to the latest numbers from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of Botox injections performed in 2013 went up by 15.6 percent from 2012. Many first-time visitors here at our practice are surprised to find out that what they think about the most popular injectable is actually wrong, particularly when it comes to getting the most out of the injectable and obtaining optimum outcomes.
We have outlined the 3 basic steps below on how to optimize Botox treatments and get value for your money:
1. Figure out if Botox is the right injectable you’re looking for.
There are a wide variety of injectables out there and each has its own specific role when reducing the appearance of facial aging problems. Botox is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in reducing the appearance of glabellar lines (lines between eyebrows), frown lines, and crow’s feet (wrinkles at the outermost corners of the eyes). Generally, Botox works well against folds and wrinkles that are a result of repetitive muscle movement.
Moreover, you might also want to figure out how long do you want to see the results if you want to try injectables. The results of Botox typically lasts for 3 to 6 months and can be extended with repeated treatments.
2. Choose your Botox provider wisely.
Botox injectors range from board-certified plastic surgeons to nurses to dermatologists. So how does one exactly find the right Botox provider? By and large, your Botox injector of choice should have the following qualifications:
- has advanced knowledge of facial anatomy and physiology
- underwent the necessary training to inject Botox such as in board-certified doctors
- has solid experience in injecting Botox for aesthetic purposes
- answers each question in detail
- has clear concern for your satisfaction and safety during and after the procedure
- makes recommendations based on your personal cosmetic goals and preference
3. Get to know your units.
Not all Botox treatments are created equal, that is when it comes to the amount of Botox that you need to get the results you want. The number of units required for each treatment will depend on the muscles being treated, your gender, and your cosmetic goals. If you’re on a budget and you have numerous problem areas, focus first on the area that you think will benefit the most and provide the greatest facial rejuvenation effect.
Your Trusted Botox Provider in Danville and neighboring areas
We invite you to get in touch with us to learn more about Botox and other injectables. We’d love to provide you with detailed information and answer all of your questions. Call 925.820.3633 or fill out this contact form to set up an appointment today. We look forward to your visit!