It’s often said that when done well, Botox should be undetectable. On the other hand, bad Botox is glaringly obvious as evidenced by unnatural facial movements, overarched brows, or a drooping mouth.
The good news is that you can take precautions and protect yourself from these undesirable outcomes. Continue reading for five tips for avoiding bad Botox.
1. Look for an Injector Who Customizes Treatment
One of the best ways to avoid bad Botox is carefully choosing your injector.
Not only should the provider have exceptional qualifications and extensive experience, he should also take care to customize treatment instead of taking a one-size-fits-all approach.
This means carefully assessing facial anatomy and muscle movements in order to soften wrinkles and maintain your unique features.
2. Ensure that You Are Being Treated with Branded Botox
All too often, unscrupulous providers use a counterfeit neuromodulator in place of a brand-name, FDA-approved product like Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, or Jeuveau.
To ensure that you are being treated with the real deal, look on the Allergan, Galderma, Merz, or Evolus websites and confirm that the injector is a certified provider.
3. Check Out Before and After Photos of the Injector’s Work
A tell-tale sign of bad Botox is a face that looks unnatural when in motion and at rest.
In order to save yourself from appearing frozen or sporting a Spock brow (the end of the eyebrow is too high and the medial part is too low), take a look at the injector’s work in before and after photos.
This will allow you to evaluate his approach (conservative or heavy-handed) and see if his aesthetic preference matches your own.
4. Avoid Online Deals or Bargain Hunting
Bad Botox often stems from bargain hunting and online deals. Accordingly, never place cost and convenience above injector credentials, experience, and expertise.
Extremely low prices often suggest a counterfeit or overly-diluted product, lack of training or experience, or a cookie cutter approach to injections.
5. Insist on a Qualified and Experienced Injector
For natural-looking Botox results, that help you look like a more refreshed and youthful version of yourself, always insist on being seen by a licensed medical professional.
Stay away from Botox parties, med spas, and nail salons and seek care from a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist who has unparalleled knowledge of facial anatomy.
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If you are considering Botox, please call our office today to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Navin Singh.