Look, if you're scared of looking frozen, I don't blame you. But I'm sure you've meet people that had Botox and you were surprised they look so good, right? So let's stop with the Botox shaming and start looking smooth. What is Dysport, Botox, Xeomin, Jeaveau? These products are toxins that prevent the nerve from telling your muscles to contract. While they are all a bit different in their preparation, duration, purity, and structure, overall all of the above toxins are the same. The most common areas we treated are the forehead lines, the dreaded 11s between the brow, and crow's feet. Some other areas that are less common (but very gratifying) include a brow lift, lip flip, lifting the corners of the mouth, helping with migraines and jaw clenching and many many more.
Why start early? My best looking patients are ones that have been using toxin (and medical grade skincare - see previous post) for years and years. Why? As your muscles continue to move (and they should so you continue to appear human), the lines they make in the skin will become etched into the skin, at which point there is little that you can do to relax them. Neurotoxins help prevent this process, so long as you stay consistent.
If I get a facelift, do I need toxin? There is no substitute to consistent toxin use. We don't cut the muscles between the brows anymore, or the forehead and crow's feet.
How much do I need? This is the one of the most important aspects of choosing toxin. For the area between the brows (glabella) and around the eyes (crow's feet), undertreating will only decrease the duration. If you're looking to save money, treat less areas, don't use less product. On average, between the brows, crow's feet and forehead may require between 35-50 units of Botox (or 105-150u Dysport).
Will I look frozen?
My goal is for my patients to have movement but minimal lines. Personally, I like the look of some smile lines but if you don't, let's freeze them.
I am here to answer any of your questions!