Natural Looking Botox: The No BS Guide

Botox Northern Virginia

Published on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 2: 28pm

Botox injections are the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the country. Botox is FDA approved and changing lives all over the United States.

Botox provides many advantages with less than one percent chance of any serious risk. This minimal risk directly correlates with its non-surgical nature. It’s simple, yet so rich in benefits.

So here’s a quick and dirty guide to the world of Botox. Is it the right remedy for you to turn that frown upside down?

How Does Botox Work?

Botox is actually a substance called botulinum toxin. This is actually a poisonous chemical, but fear not, it is found throughout the world in plants and water.

And in the small dosage injected during Botox treatment, the practice is entirely safe.

The injection triggers muscle paralysis—blocking the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, if we want to get technical—in the targeted area which minimizes the appearance of wrinkling and other signs of aging.

Steps You Should Take

Given how popular the procedure is, there are likely going to be plenty of doctor’s offices to choose from in your city.

Do some research.

Stick with experienced medical professionals like those found at Lumiere Skin and Laser in McLean, Virginia. Don’t be afraid of asking any questions during your consultation. Also, checking the doctor’s social media is a great way of seeing if their work is up to your liking.

Speak with your medical professional about what goals you expect to see. Any experienced professional will gladly walk you through the process and inform you about what kind of results to look forward to as well as getting an idea of how many times you may be returning for more injections.

Each area to be treated can run up a bill of anywhere between $400 and $1000 so it’s important to remember the results generally last three-to-four months.

Staying on top of your Botox will likely constitute at least two visits a year—sometimes up to four. So consult  about how often you should anticipate returning to the office.

Is There an Appropriate Age?

Botox can be applied anytime you can’t stand the fine lines appearing in your face.

Though a healthy lifestyle can delay these marks of aging, we all experience a reduction in collagen production (which is the protein that keeps our skin nice and tight) by our early 30s.

If you’re interested in scheduling a Botox consultation at Lumiere Skin and Laser, contact us today.

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