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Will BotoxⓇ Make You Look Unnatural?

Botox is a popular option for reducing the wrinkles caused by years of facial movements and expressions. But, despite its widespread use (and many devoted fans), plenty of people worry that the injectable will make them look stiff or frozen instead of naturally youthful.

There’s no real secret to getting a great-looking outcome from BOTOX — but there are things you can do to make sure you get the smooth, natural results you’re looking for. As a leading medical spa in Beverly Hills, California, Baheri Wellness Center uses advanced techniques and a customized approach to Botox injections, helping women and men enjoy beautiful results. Here’s how we can help you.

How Botox works

Botox is a neuromodulator, blocking nerve signals that cause facial muscles to contract during expressions. When those muscles don’t contract, they don’t pull and tug on your skin, so wrinkles and folds won’t form.

Botox is extremely popular among women and men. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports nearly 8 million Botox treatments were performed in 2019, up tenfold since 2000, making it by far the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States.

Botox injections take just a few minutes per treatment area, and there’s no downtime afterward. Results last about four months, and they can be repeated to prolong your results indefinitely. Plus, they can be used along with dermal fillers to treat wrinkles throughout the face.

That’s a lot of reasons to love Botox — but the main worry people have is that the neuromodulating effect will leave them looking stiff, unnatural, and “frozen” — essentially unable to make normal facial expressions. Is that true?

Getting natural results

Botox is like any other injectable: The results you get depend a lot on the skill and expertise of the person performing the injections. If your injector doesn’t have a lot of experience or if they haven’t had professional, medical training for Botox injections, you’re more likely to get a less-than-desirable result.

That “stiff” look is a good example. To get a beautifully natural, relaxed result, you need just the right amount of Botox based on the area that’s being treated and the extent of the wrinkles and folds in that area. If your injector uses too much Botox, the neuromodulating agent works overtime to prevent movement in that area of your face. When there’s no movement, you can get that “frozen” result.

Placement of the injections is another important factor, and again, you’ll get the best results from an injector who has a lot of experience in Botox treatments. Each injection needs to be precisely placed to make sure specific muscles are being affected. When an injection is misplaced, it can affect areas you don’t want to have treated, and that can affect your results, as well.

The bottom line: Mehran Baheri, MD, and his team have the training, skills, and experience to give patients the results they want, without worrying about a stiff or unnatural appearance. There are no one-size-fits-all approaches to Botox treatments at Baheri Wellness Center. Each treatment is customized to the individual patient, with just the right amount of Botox placed in just the right locations for beautiful, smooth skin that looks youthful, refreshed, and natural.

Look your best in 2021

Every year, millions of people turn to Botox for smoother skin and a younger, more energized appearance. Make 2021 the year you do something to make yourself feel good. Call the office or use our online form to schedule a consultation, and learn how our Botox treatments can help you look and feel more attractive, youthful, and confident.

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