After a proper BOTOX treatment, your friends and colleagues should not be able to immediately tell that you’ve had BOTOX, but they should notice something more refreshed, relaxed and attractive about you.
One of the most common reasons for avoiding BOTOX treatments is that patients are afraid they will fall victim to classic signs of “over-Botoxing”. We’ve all seen celebrities that look noticeably altered by improperly administered treatment and want to make sure that we never experience these problems ourselves.
Sign 1 – “Frozen” Look
Since BOTOX works by blocking neuromuscular transmissions, it’s possible to overdo treatments and create a “frozen” look where facial expressions become unnatural or stiff. This occurs as a side-effect of BOTOX’s intended effects – namely, the partial relaxation of a targeted area. That’s why it’s important that the medical professional performing your treatment has the experience, knowledge and credentials to inject the right amount of product in the right spot.
Sign 2 — Droopy Eyelids
BOTOX® may be injected too close to the eyebrows or eyelids and create a drooping effect. Again, accurate injection placement, technique and amount are critical.
Sign 3 — Excessive Bruising and Inflammation
All injections will cause some inflammation or light bruising, since the injection is made into the soft tissue. However, one common sign of excessive (or improperly administered) BOTOX can be found in patients with severe bruising, redness and inflammation. Because any injection irritates the skin it is important to have an experienced medical professional perform treatments.
How Can a Good Medical Professional Prevent These Signs?
An experienced and skilled medical professional can work with you to ensure that you don’t suffer from an “over-botoxed” appearance. A “frozen” look can be avoided by agreeing on a cautious treatment schedule that is appropriate for you. Avoiding excessive therapy is also essential for keeping the face as natural looking as possible.
Bruising, inflammation and droopy eyelids usually aren’t a concern when you’ve been treated by a pro who knows their stuff, and has the experience to back their claims. Just as needles are less painful when administered by a skilled medical injector, side effects are dramatically reduced altogether as well.