“Freeze my frown! The inside scope on Botox”

Botox is kind of a house hold name right now, thousands of men and women do it, both young and older. Some even call it the ‘fountain of youth’ because it preserves your face in a way… namely; it relaxes your muscles so your fine lines and wrinkles aren’t being activated as strongly. Don’t let Botox freak you out when you hear you can’t move those muscles. Let us explain:

There are 43 muscles in the face. Certain muscles, like your forehead and crowsfeet, have the thinnest skin and very strong muscles. Therefore fine lines and wrinkles are more prevalent than your cheeks for instance. Depending on your muscle strength and how much movement you want to have, your injector will gauge the best amount for you.

Botox can be injected in a few areas on your face:

  • Forehead
  • Crowsfeet
  • Upper lip (helps with people that have a ‘gummy smile’)
  • Chin (if someone has strong muscles that tend to crinkle
  • Platysmal bands on neck

Botox can also be injected in the scalp for chronic migraine headaches. Some people who sweat profusely under their arms (or some brides before their wedding love getting this done) can be injected with Botox and it helps control the sweat gland production.

Botox is also not an immediate result… that’s the filler’s game (Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, Radiesse). It starts settling in within the first week, and by day 10, all the Botox should take.

Not all Botox injectors are the same, just as not all hair stylists, teachers, doctors, etc are. If an injector puts Botox too close to the eye brow, you could have a droop. It’s not just the product, it’s all about technique. Preserve your youth with the one and only, Botox AND Nurse Nataly J


** Before getting injected, make sure you refrain from alcohol consumption at least 2 days before to prevent bruising, swelling and sensitivity. It’s also better to stay away from blood thinners such as Asprin, Aleve, fish oils, etc. You may take Arnica before your treatment to help as well.