Botox injections have been around for a while now and are the most common cosmetic procedure performed today. More people reportedly receive Botox each year than the entire population of the state of Arizona, according to a November 2019 article in verywellhealth by Dr. Naveed Saleh, M.D..
As popular as Botox injections have become, these procedures should not be considered “routine” in the same way that getting an oil check or teeth cleaning is. In the case of Botox facial injections, you are entrusting your one and only, beautiful, beloved face to someone with a long needle, who may or may not know what they’re doing. The non‐surgical procedure, while largely safe and effective for most clients, still carries risks.
In other words, when choosing a Botox provider, don’t compromise around this one criterion: only the very best Botox will do. But what is the best Botox, and how do you find it? In cities like Boca Raton, where Botox proliferates, this question can be hard to answer. There are so many options, it’s hard to know where to begin. Here are some tips and insights to help you find the best Botox for your facial needs and goals.
1) The Best Botox Is Preventative.
First, the best Botox is preventative. There’s a common misconception that Botox is for older people with pronounced wrinkles. Actually, though, these injections can be very effective as preventative, anti‐aging measures. When administered at an earlier age (in the 20s and 30s), these injections can help to prevent and reduce wrinkles in later years.
Typically, the best Botox will be for people between the ages of 18 and 65. This has to do with how wrinkles form. While aging is one reason wrinkles develop over time, repetitive movement of certain facial features—for example, squinting of the eyes or frowning—can also bring on wrinkles. Even movement of the forehead muscles and facial skin can cause lines to form over time. Botox can be highly effective at addressing all of these issues.
2) The Best Botox Will Be Injected in the Right Places.
The best Botox will be injected only in those areas of the face where Botox has been approved for use. At Reveal, our doctors regularly use Botox injectables to erase wrinkles—virtually overnight—in the forehead, frown lines, sagging eyebrows, “crow’s feet” (wrinkles in the corner of the eyes), and other areas susceptible to wrinkles.
That said, there are also areas to avoid injecting that any qualified provider will know about. For example, an injection in the area near the orbital bone right above the eye pupil can lead to an eyelid droop that may last anywhere from weeks to even months.
3) The Best Botox Is Every 4‐6 Months Tops.
While Botox results are temporary and injections are meant to be administered more than once , there is such a thing as “too much Botox.” If a provider suggests Botox injections at a higher frequency than every 4‐6 months, take a moment to Google “images for too much Botox” and imagine your sweet mug in the line‐up. Then, consider consulting another Botox provider.
4) The Best Botox Is Administered by a Trained Medical Professional.
Only a healthcare professional who is trained and licensed to administer Botox should give you a facial injection. Depending on where you live, only a licensed physician may be allowed to administer Botox—or, additionally, qualified nurses and medical assistants. If you’re considering a Botox provider, don’t be embarrassed to inquire about their credentials. After all, you deserve the best Botox. Period.