Making Powerful Choices About your Look

Facial BotoxYou cannot turn back time, but you can give yourself the feeling of rejuvenation to boost your confidence and energy. Making the decision to apply a tried-and-tested method of enhancement like Botox to your face can be a powerful one. It’s about improving the great features you already have and giving yourself just that little extra edge that can make all the difference.

Choosing a clinic for Botox such as Face-Stationin Richmond means putting your faith in someone who is qualified to administer the treatment and to assess how best to blend it with the natural contours of your face.

How does it work?

Botox is administered via injection to various parts of the face. You will agree to precise placement areas with your practitioner before you start. Typically, Botox is administered to the forehead, between the eyes and around the mouth. You can choose to pay attention to one of these areas or a combination of them.

It will be effective in places where the lines on your face are caused by the engagement of small muscles. Botox temporarily relaxes these muscles to stop them from forming the lines. It does not remove lines that are already ingrained but it can stop them from becoming pronounced each time you form a facial expression using the associated muscles.

The procedure takes around 15 to 20 minutes and should not cause you any pain. It can be an unusual sensation but easy enough to bear for most people. The effect may not be noticeable straight away. It will develop over the course of three to seven days and continue to be visible for around three months.

What are the risks?

It is hard to know exactly what effect Botox will have on your look in advance. We know what it does to the facial muscles but how this will affect the aesthetic qualities of your face is something you will only be able to see once you have had the treatment. Some people need a couple of treatments to get the effect that others experience from one.

You can build up a tolerance to the effects of Botox over time. This is more likely if you have treatments that are too close together.

Talk to your practitioner about any concerns you have.