We’ve all seen the results of a BOTOX treatment gone bad, which may, understandably, make some patients nervous about trying injectables for the first time. When performed properly by a certified and experienced injector, however, BOTOX can provide stunning, natural-looking results that make you look and feel more confident than ever. At Avanti Medical Center in Lehi, UT, Medical Director Kellie Lewis and our team of aesthetic experts are proud to help patients achieve their desired look with a comprehensive range of cosmetic injectables, including BOTOX. In this blog, you’ll find out what to expect after BOTOX injections and how to ensure naturally beautiful results that may become your best-kept secret.
What does BOTOX do?
The primary cosmetic purpose of BOTOX is to smooth out dynamic lines and wrinkles on the face, meaning those that have developed as the result of repetitive muscle movements and facial expressions. Common concerns that can be dramatically improved with BOTOX injections include:
- Forehead lines
- Brow lines
- 11 lines
- Glabellar lines
- Crow’s feet
BOTOX, which is an injectable neurotoxin, works by binding to the muscle’s neuroreceptors to temporarily paralyze or “freeze” the muscle. In turn, the muscle relaxes, and surface lines appear much smoother. In some cases, dynamic lines may disappear altogether following BOTOX injections.
Do I need BOTOX or fillers?
It is important for patients considering cosmetic injectables to understand the difference between wrinkle relaxers and fillers. While injectable wrinkle relaxers – like BOTOX – are designed to address dynamic wrinkles, fillers – like JUVÉDERM® – are more suitable for filling in deep, static lines and/or restoring lost volume in the cheeks, lips, and other areas of the face. Oftentimes, a combination of fillers and wrinkle relaxers can provide the most compelling results. During your initial consultation for fillers or BOTOX in Lehi, UT, one of our expert cosmetic injectors will help you determine the most appropriate combination of products for you.
Will BOTOX make me look fake?
Many patients worry that BOTOX will result in an overly plastic or frozen look, leaving them unable to make facial expressions at all. While BOTOX does work by temporarily paralyzing certain facial muscles, it does not prohibit expressive movements completely when injected in the appropriate amounts and in the proper areas. For this reason, it is critical that patients choose a qualified, certified, and experienced injector to administer their BOTOX in an accredited facility. Similarly, fillers should only be injected by a highly qualified provider to ensure smooth, even, and natural-looking results.
How long does BOTOX last?
The effects of BOTOX typically take about 4 – 7 days to become apparent, with the final outcome developing after about 7 – 10 days. On average, patients can expect their BOTOX injections to last for about 3 – 4 months, though patients who exercise more frequently may metabolize BOTOX more quickly and require more frequent injections. Oftentimes, patients choose to schedule regular BOTOX appointments 3 – 4 times per year to maintain a consistently smooth look before their BOTOX “wears off” between injections.
Look smooth, sexy, and natural with cosmetic injectables in Lehi, UT
With the right amount of BOTOX and strategic injection points, you can get the soft and natural look you want. To schedule your Lehi, UT BOTOX consultation with one of our award-winning providers, call Avanti Medical Center today.