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Will I Look Frozen After Botox?

 Will I Look Frozen After Botox?

With so many overdone celebrities and cautionary tales, we understand if getting Botox® isn’t high on your to-do list. But we want to clear up a common spa misconception: Botox injections don’t have to make you look unnatural. 

Dr. Divina Averilla and our team at Love Your Body Medical Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada, are proud to offer aesthetic injectables done right — and we’re eager to tell you how we make it happen. 

The science behind Botox

Botox (the brand name of the botulinum toxin) is a neurotoxin that temporarily blocks signals from the nerves in your muscles to your brain. The result is a weakened or paralyzed muscle that can’t contract. 

When we inject Botox into your face, the muscles there are less active, effectively softening your wrinkles and, in some cases, slightly lifting your eyebrows. You get a bright, youthful aesthetic. 

Botox results aren’t permanent, but they can last for up to six months. You can then receive follow-up injections once your results have worn off. 

The truth about the frozen face

In our opinion, Botox should never make your face look frozen. Anyone who walks out of their provider’s office with an unnatural expression likely received too high of a dosage in too many treatment areas. 

In short, a frozen face is often an injector error. 

It’s a common misconception that Botox is intended to freeze your facial muscles completely. Done correctly, Botox aims to relax your muscles enough that they don’t make dramatic movements when you squint, smile, and make other expressions. 

You should always have enough control over the muscles in your face to make natural-looking expressions. 

Tips for avoiding the frozen face

Unfortunately, botched Botox treatments happen all too often. That’s why it’s crucial to see an expert like Dr. Averilla. She has an extensive portfolio and years of experience injecting Botox, and she does so in a way that ensures our clients always come out looking like themselves. 

We administer Botox on a case-by-case basis, taking into account your age, treatment goals, skin care needs, and more. You receive the appropriate dosage to address your skin concerns and maintain a fresh, natural expression. 

Deciding if Botox is right for you

Now that you know Botox won’t make you look unnatural, it’s time to decide if it’s the right anti-aging treatment for you. 

Our patients love Botox because it’s safe, FDA-approved, proven to work, and virtually painless. 

All Botox requires is a simple injection in certain areas of your face. Downtime is minimal, and side effects like injection site redness and tenderness wear off quickly. 

Botox is also an excellent option for almost everyone, regardless of age or sex. In fact, we recommend that men and women start getting Botox injections in their late 20s and early 30s before the skin begins to lose its grip on youth. 

Getting Botox doesn’t count you out for other aesthetic treatments, either. Many of our patients combine Botox injections with dermal fillers, facials, skin tightening treatments, and more to overhaul their look. 

If you have more questions about Botox and what to expect from your injection treatment, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr. Averilla. Contact Love Your Body Medical Spa online to request an appointment or call today. 

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