Will My Face Look Natural After Botox?

Each time you look in the mirror, you can’t stop noticing the fine lines creeping up in the corner of your eyes. Don’t fret. You have options, Botox® being among the most popular.

However, the cosmetic use of Botox was discovered in 1987 by Jean and Alastair Carruthers. The pair of doctors found that after some of their patients were injected with Botox to treat uncontrollable blinking and spasming of the eye, those patients developed fewer wrinkles in the forehead and eye area.

Since its discovery, Botox has helped millions of men and women enjoy a smoother, line-free complexion with minimum side effects. Between 1987 and 2003, there were only 36 cases of reported adverse effects associated with Botox, many of which were linked to an underlying condition. 

Botox isn’t for everyone, but most people do qualify for the treatment, and very few people experience adverse effects. 

You probably already know Botox is effective. But can you maintain a natural look with Botox? We asked our experts at Bethel Family Medicine about the strategies they use to achieve a rejuvenated yet effortless look.

Dose matters 

Botox lessens the appearance of lines by blocking the movement of muscles between your eyebrows, in your forehead, around your eyes, under your eyes, and next to your lip, chin, and jaw. 

The key to maintaining a natural look with Botox is the dose. Fortunately, Botox isn’t permanent (results last between three and six months), so you can start with fewer injections and work your way up until you achieve the results you want. 

Not all cosmetic issues require Botox 

You would think the purpose of Botox is to eliminate wrinkles, but smoothing out certain parts of the face alone isn’t what makes someone appear younger. Our providers look at the face as a whole and can recommend treatments that make your face look balanced and youthful. 

For example, if your problem is sagginess in the lower face, addressing your eyebrow wrinkles won’t help much. Injectables such as Juvederm® and Radiesse® can fix the problem of volume loss in the face. 

Sometimes these injectables are combined with Botox, and sometimes they aren’t. Only a consultation with one of our medical providers can help you determine what type of procedures will achieve the best results. 

Get a free consultation to find out if Botox is right for you

Botox is a safe treatment that has been used for decades to eliminate wrinkles. But at the same time, this injectable uses a neurotoxin to paralyze the muscle, and only an experienced specialist knows where to inject the solution without risking adverse effects. 

Our specialists are board-certified family doctors with decades of experience in both family medicine and cosmetics. They combine their knowledge of the whole body with their knowledge of cosmetics to help people achieve a natural look, safely. 

Contact us to schedule an appointment and find out what type of injectable works best for your goal. Aside from Botox, our team also provides dermal fillers.

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