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Tips for Getting the Most Out of Botox

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Botox

Botox® injections are not permanent, which can be reassuring or inconvenient, depending on how you feel about injectables. With a trained hand administering your injections and a commitment on your part to proper maintenance, you can slow and alleviate the effects of aging with Botox.

At Ventura Eye Institute in Camarillo, California, our professional team of eye care specialists also provides Botox injections for a younger, fresher-looking appearance. Whether you regularly undergo Botox injections or want to get the best introduction possible, here are some tips for getting the most out of Botox. 

Finding the right provider

Botox consists of a purified form of the botulinum toxin derived from the bacteria responsible for food poisoning. Fortunately, when purified, this neurotoxin can be used to safely and precisely “freeze” tiny muscles in your face.

However, that doesn’t mean you can order some Botox and DIY this procedure. Before signing up for Botox injections, make sure you choose the right provider. Your injector should have a keen understanding of facial anatomy, proper technique, and a trained hand. 

A well-equipped medical spa, dermatology office, or eye clinic should always be preferred over a cheaper clinic with few or mixed reviews. Be wary of coupon deals, and always schedule a consultation before meeting a new injector for the first time. 

Ask questions about where they source their Botox, how it’s stored, and what procedures they use to ensure the sterility of the treatment area. You only want a professional sticking a needle into your face!

How Botox works

The neurotoxin in Botox temporarily relaxes the muscles responsible for causing dynamic wrinkles, such as crow’s feet and frown lines. These wrinkles are formed by expressions that repeatedly crease the skin over time, like squinting. 

By carefully paralyzing the specific muscle(s) responsible, you can smooth out the wrinkles without compromising the rest of your expressions. A skilled injector can produce seamless results that do not look frozen, droopy, or unnatural. 

Botox maintenance

If you enjoy your appearance with the enhancement of Botox, there are ways to make the results last. You’ll need to get further injections in 3-6 months, depending on how quickly your wrinkles return. 

To make your Botox last longer, try the following: 

To learn more about Botox and build an injection routine that works for you, call Ventura Eye Institute at 805-388-1211 or visit the contact page for more options. 

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