BOTOX® injections continue to grow in popularity, with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reporting an increase of three percent in 2018, with over 7.4 million injections performed. BOTOX works wonders for treating dynamic wrinkles, or those caused by facial muscle movement.
These include frown lines and crow’s feet. While BOTOX injections can help take years off your appearance, the popularity of these injections has clinics and spas all over offering them. So, how do you know which BOTOX pro is right for you?
1. Schedule a Consultation First
When getting BOTOX injections, it is important to find a certified BOTOX injector with proper training experience. It is just as important to find a provider with whom you can feel comfortable communicating your needs. Many providers offer free consultations and you should take advantage of this.
Ask questions. Go over exactly what your facial concerns are and what you hope to achieve. Ask about the provider’s experience and look at before and after photos. You are looking for someone that will listen to what you have to say and answer your questions and concerns.
2. Don’t Just Opt for the Best Deal
When choosing a BOTOX provider, cheaper isn’t always your best option. You will likely pay more for more experienced providers, but this experience can make all the difference when it comes to results. A good provider looks at your individual facial structure and matches the ideal dosage and dilution to achieve your desired results.
BOTOX should not be a one-size-fits-all procedure, with the same injections for everyone. Too many units can give you that frozen appearance, while not enough will leave you looking exactly the same as when you first arrived for treatment.
Some providers offer cheaper costs because they increase the saline dilution of the BOTOX, allowing them to get more injections per vial. Unfortunately, this means short-lived results for you. A good BOTOX treatment can last up to last 3 to 4 months, but overly diluted injections won’t last near that long. Just remember, you get what you pay for.
3. Find Out What Others Are Saying
One of the best ways to learn about BOTOX professionals is to talk with friends, family and coworkers that have had injections. They may have tried out a few providers before finding one they were happy with. Reading online reviews is another way to find out information about a provider and even ask questions.