With any cosmetic enhancement, the ultimate goal should be an enhancement, not necessarily recreation. The ideal Botox treatment enhances the existing structure of the face to give you firmer skin and a more youthful glow, without changing your overall appearance. As you plan your treatment, it is helpful to keep this goal in mind.
Schedule a Consultation
The most important step in your Botox journey is to schedule a consultation. You should never have this treatment performed without sitting down with a professional to discuss your goals and concerns and to hear their feedback on your expectations. The consultation is the planning phase of the process where the provider will help you determine what treatment is best for you. Fortunately, as long as you visit with a licensed professional, a consultation should be an automatic part of the process.
Focus on Problem Areas
Botox does an excellent job at targeting your problem areas and can be used all over the face, including the chin, around the eyes, and the lips. However, it does not mean that you personally need injections in all these areas. Stick to the mantra to only fix what is broken to keep this treatment looking natural. Otherwise, you run the risk of overdoing it, which may yield less than desirable results.
Keep Doses at Recommended Levels
One of the factors that make this treatment so unique is that it is intended to only be administered in small doses. The more of the solution injected, the more dominant the paralysis effect. In terms of a natural appearance, the last thing you want to do is to walk around with a face that looks frozen in place. If your provider suggests a dosage that is lower than you expected, remember that it is for the best.
Commit to Aftercare
This treatment does not require a lot on your part in terms of recovery, but there are some aftercare guidelines you need to follow if you want to improve your appearance afterward. For example, consuming alcohol too soon after treatment can cause excessive bruising, and touching your face excessively can alter the locations of the injections. Plan to take it easy and keep your hands off your face.
As always, speak directly with the professional who will administer the treatment. They are there to ensure you are safe, comfortable, and, most importantly, happy. Do not hesitate to ask as many questions as you need to ensure you get the treatment you want.