There are all sorts of cute names we use to refer to first-time Botox – ‘Botox Virgin’, ‘Baby Botox‘, and now that more men have jumped on the ‘Botox Bandwagon’ we’re hearing about ‘Bro-tox’! What used to be a dirty little beauty secret amongst celebrities is now talked about openly between friends. The most common questions we’re asked are: will I still look like myself and will everyone be able to tell? To put it simply, yes and no.

Botox Should Be Subtle

Perhaps the most important thing to realize about Botox is that it’s supposed to be subtle. The goal should never be to eliminate movement; you need to retain natural movement and expressions, we just want to soften the crunching a little bit. Without Botox, that repetitive full strength muscle movement begins to scar our skin over time, meaning that the lines are there even when we’re not lifting or furrowing our brows. The most common things clients tell us is that they think they’re looking more tired around the eyes and that they don’t want to look stern or unapproachable due to having a perpetual scowl. When Botox is placed correctly it relaxes the muscles and not only prevents the wrinkles from getting deeper but also softens existing wrinkles and fine lines.

Why “Baby Botox” Makes Sense

We’ve also noticed that more people want to take a preventative approach, having some control over the way that they age. We’re living longer, healthier lives and we want our faces to look as vital and refreshsed as we feel on the inside. This is where the ‘Baby Botox‘ comes in. When you start Botox in your 20’s or early 30’s before the wrinkles have a chance to take hold, you can maintain a smooth, rested, and refreshed appearance without looking fake or frozen. There’s no dramatic change in your appearance, but rather sustaining smooth skin for a longer period of time.

Botox Maintenance

Clients should expect to repeat their Botox treatments 2-3 times per year which is pretty impressive when you stop to consider how often we need to repeat other aesthetic services such as simply getting a haircut or colouring. With the average treatment taking only 5-10 minutes, it’s an incredibly low maintenance treatment that fits in easily with our on-the-go lives. Botox has been used safely for over 30 years both therapeutically and cosmetically to reduce wrinkles. If this is something you’ve been considering, it’s time to get off the sidelines and talk to an expert about your options.

Talk To One Of Our Experts To Learn More About Botox Today!

Book a consultation or appointment online or contact Vancouver Laser & Skin Care Centre at 604-708-9891.

Also, while we are on the topic of botox, be sure to check out VIVIER Ultimage™ this winter, which has been called “botox in a gel”.