BOTOX® - HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?
With Botox® being the most popular aesthetic procedures used by both women and men and additionally gaining popularity among the younger population (including millennials living in Jupiter, Stuart, Port St. Lucie, and Palm Beach), it is very important to use it in proper doses and frequency.
WHAT EXACTLY is BOTOX® and HOW DOES IT WORK?
Botox® is the brand name for Botulinum Toxin Type A, a neuromodulator that selectively relaxes muscles for the purpose of reducing dynamic wrinkles, according to Dr. Barrett. It does this by temporarily paralyzing the muscles.
HOW TO PREVENT THAT FROZEN LOOK
The absolute key to preventing that dreaded frozen look is to go to an experienced injector who understands not only the facial anatomy, but also well versed in all of the various treatments possible. While you may think that BOTOX® is the answer to preventing future wrinkles, only a well regarded injector with experience can provide you the necessary information for you to make an informed decision. Dr. Barrett recommends staying clear of heavily discounted treatments or Groupon-like provider who is basically doing Botox® at cost. These folks are doing it more so to draw people into the practice so that they can get more patients.
THERE IS NO ONE MAGIC BULLET
Just remember that while BOTOX® is great at preventing future wrinkles but it’s important that you don’t over use it. Once every 6 months is enough to achieve your aesthetic goals. Additionally, you must have a holistic approach as the outer skin is a reflection of your inner-self. Below are some important ways to maintain your refreshed look:
- Staying out of the sun.
- Wearing sunscreen everyday that you go outside (Make it a daily habit like how you brush your teeth)
- Medical grade skin care
- Proper diet
- Getting enough sleep
- Learning to reduce stress by focusing on things you can control and not making things bigger than it really is.
The best kind of aesthetic procedure is when it looks so natural that no one even notices that you got a procedure done.