Maybe you have reached a birthday milestone but suddenly notice forehead creases in the mirror. On the other hand, maybe you are still a twentysomething but, after spending too many teen summers at the beach or on a tanning bed, dreaded Crow’s Feet are starting to show. No matter which category you fall into, there may come a point when at-home skincare regimens will fall short of providing the youthful results you want. Could this mean it’s time for Botox Cosmetic? Ask yourself the following five questions to find out.
What do you expect from your results?
You probably already understand how Botox Cosmetic works, temporarily relaxing targeted facial muscles. As the specific muscle’s ability to contract is shut down, the overlying wrinkle will be reduced. So, ask yourself, how does this process correlate to my personal appearance? If you have deep forehead creases, 11’s between your eyebrows, or web-like Crow’s Feet, then the results from Botox may be just what you want. However, if you are looking for more volume along your cheekbones, lifted skin along your jawline, or fuller lips – think again. A dermal filler is probably more what you need.
What is your ideal level of correction?
A board-certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Vitenas and his staff at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, are pros at achieving natural-looking results with Botox Cosmetic. Fear of the ‘frozen’ look keeps many away from the technique, but a skilled provider can avoid this complication. Although some people may prefer a more ‘done’ appearance, most patients want results that leave them feeling refreshed and looking like themselves – only better. Bring a picture of your ideal results to your Botox consultation, making sure your doctor shares your vision and can achieve the look.
Do you have patience?
If you are planning on getting Botox right before an event, sit tight. The full results from Botox Cosmetic will take seven to 10 days to appear. We recommend making your Botox appointment at least two weeks before your big day. Soft tissue fillers, like Juvederm and Restylane, do offer immediate benefits, however, they are used to smooth static lines and restore lost facial volume.
How committed are you?
Keep in mind, the results from Botox Cosmetic do not last forever. The wrinkle reducing benefits will look fabulous for three months, sometimes longer. As neuromodulators only work temporarily, after about 12 weeks, you will need to return to the office for a repeat treatment. With a little commitment, you can ensure your Botox results are maintained to keep looking fresh and fabulous.
Have you done your research?
The final question you need to ask yourself is who will provide your Botox injections? This is the single decision that will make or break your results. Do the diligent research, look into the office where you are going to get your procedure, and make sure the provider is reputable and experienced. When you choose a quality Botox provider, you ensure quality wrinkle-removing and a younger appearance.
Once you make it through the 5 essential questions, you will be ready to schedule your initial Botox consultation. Call Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique at (281) 407-9549. or fill out our online Contact Us form for more information.