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Tips For Getting A Natural Botox Appearance

by Camila Davidson

If you have some wrinkles and lines on your face that you want to get rid of temporarily, then you may want to look into Botox treatments. Some people are a bit anxious about the possibility of looking stiff. Thankfully, there are some ways to ensure that you experience a more natural look. Keep reading to learn about some tips to follow. 

Ask About Dosages 

Some people want drastic results, and they can get them by receiving large doses of Botox in one facial muscle. These individuals will typically receive larger and larger amounts of Botox until they see the results they desire. With that said, you do have the option of starting off conservatively. So, speak with your cosmetic professional to see what they suggest. 

Botox is dosed in units. The unit measurement refers to the concentration of the Botox within the syringe and the medicine is diluted with a saline solution. The recommended cosmetic dose of the medicine ranges from 20 to 40 units. Start with the smaller 20 unit dosage and assess the results.

You should consider how you feel after the administration in terms of numbness. This can take some getting used to, and you should remember that more Botox means less feeling across the injection site. Also, you want to see how well you can move your face and whether facial movements appear stiff. Try scrunching up your forehead and opening your eyes wide. 

If you receive fewer doses of Botox, then fine lines will reappear sooner. So, you do want to think about how often you want to receive treatments when considering dosage. Typically, you will see results for three to six months.

Ask About Locations

The injection sites will vary based on your cosmetic concerns. And, multiple injection sites can be planned in one area. For example, it is common for a cosmetic professional to inject Botox in a total of six spots over the brow ridge with an additional four across the forehead. For a more natural look, you can reduce the injection areas to two as long as they are symmetrical on the right and left sides of the face. 

Also, inquire about the specific treatment locations. You can stick with one or two locations to minimize facial paralysis. Some common treatment locations include the forehead, brow ridge, chin, side of the lips, and outside of the eye. 

If you want to know more about Botox and the way that you can get the most natural look possible, speak with a cosmetic professional like one at Mansfield Plastic Surgery LLC.