BOTOX® in Buffalo, NY is sometimes referred to as a “liquid facelift” due to its facial rejuvenating effects. This injectable product eliminates or reduces dynamic wrinkles by temporarily relaxing certain muscles; hence, it has become the most commonly sought procedure. BOTOX® can provide a natural-looking and rejuvenated appearance when performed by a qualified professional–usually a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist.
Choose a Qualified Professional
Aside from board certification, you must also scrutinize the doctor’s experience and his eye for detail. Look at his before-and-after photos to determine if he delivers natural-looking results and not the perennially surprised or frozen look.
Be Transparent During Your Consultation
During your pre-op consultation, never omit or hide medical conditions and drugs and supplements use. Take note that some over-the-counter meds and herbal remedies may result in more bruising. To minimize bruising, a good rule of thumb is to avoid medications and supplements with blood thinning effects.
Meanwhile, the consultation also serves as an opportunity to share your cosmetic goals, which should be in line with what the procedure can realistically accomplish. Take note that BOTOX® can only address the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by repetitive muscle movements; it cannot improve fine lines and wrinkles that primarily stem from sun exposure.
By being thorough and honest about your cosmetic goals, our doctor may recommend complementary procedures such as dermal fillers (if you have facial volume loss) or laser resurfacing (if you have sun-damaged skin).
Stay Still During Your Treatment
Our practitioner will ask you to stay still during the treatment process to ensure that the product will only get into the right facial muscles. During the treatment, we may also ask you to smile and frown to get a better view of the muscle movement and the dynamic wrinkles.
Don’t Disturb Your Face
Vigorously touching and massaging the injection sites after the treatment can cause inadvertent migration of BOTOX®, which may lead to an asymmetric appearance or less than optimal results. A good rule of thumb is to avoid disturbing the injection sites for at least a day.
To learn more about BOTOX® in Buffalo, NY, and other non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures, talk to the experts at The Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center in Williamsville, NY. We’ll be happy to answer any questions that you might have. Contact us today to book your appointment!