Will My Face Look Like I’ve Had Work Done After Botox?

Thousand Oaks BotoxOne of the most common concerns that I hear from patients at my Thousand Oaks office is that they don’t want to look like they’ve had anything “done”. Botox in particular has gotten a bad rap for being overused, especially as its popularity as a wrinkle-remover grew. The key to a natural result takes years of training and an eye for treating the right area without affecting your facial expression.

This might seem simple, but Botox treatment is a subtle art that requires intimate understanding of how to locate just the right muscle to relax tight facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles.

My Approach to Botox Treatment for Thousand Oaks Patients

To determine the right way to use Botox, I begin by considering your facial features during a consultation. The face is composed of many different muscles and care must be taken to find the right area for injection. After nearly three decades as a practicing plastic surgeon, I have treated thousands of patients with Botox to diminish lines and wrinkles that appear on their:

  • Nasolabial folds (around the nose and mouth)
  • Forehead
  • Between the brows

These areas see the greatest improvement, taking years off my patients’ appearances with no downtime whatsoever. Because I limit the use of Botox to these areas, there is no loss of your ability to naturally express yourself by moving the muscles of your face.

Targeted Treatments for Exceptional Results

Botox is not a cure-all and should not be used for Thousand Oaks patients who have volume loss or laxity of the skin. By applying Botox only to reduce lines and wrinkles, smoothness is restored without looking as though any work has been done at all. Each procedure is calculated to provide my patients with exceptional results by adapting treatment to your specific problem.

For example, Botox works by releasing tense facial muscles by temporarily relaxing them. Overuse can cause patients to lose their ability to work these muscles naturally. However, in the hands of an expert plastic surgeon, Botox is a miracle treatment that can help patients in their 30s and 40s prevent the slow creep of lines and wrinkles that give the appearance of early aging.

After Botox Treatment

You will begin to notice the effects of your Botox treatment over the course of 2-7 days after treatment. Many patients appreciate this gradual effect because it is more subtle and unnecessary to take time off to recover. After a week, people may comment that you look refreshed, rested, or rejuvenated, not surgically enhanced.

Keeping Up Your Botox Treatment

Botox treatment is about maintenance rather than a one-time procedure such as a facelift.  This means that you’ll need to come in for three or four treatments per year to keep your look fresh. The benefit of this approach is that wrinkles will have no time to form and after repeated treatments your results will likely extend so that you can reduce your yearly treatments to twice a year. The end result is prolonging your beauty without changing anything about your facial features.

For more information about Botox, call our Thousand Oaks office at (805) 373-9919