Should I Get Botox®?

Posted on October 15, 2021

When it comes to big names in the cosmetic industry, Botox® is definitely one of them. That’s because it’s the single most popular non-surgical treatment performed each year, with over 4 million people getting Botox treatments in 2020 alone. It’s likely you know somebody who swears by Botox and it’s totally normal to consider your options. If you’ve never considered Botox before, then there’s a lot to learn. The best thing you can do is schedule a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist and expert injector to learn more, but in the meantime here’s a quick guide to Botox at the Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine and whether it’s right for you.

Do Get Botox If You’re Bothered by Wrinkles

Botox is hard to beat when it comes to smoothing wrinkles and relaxing furrows. It’s the best non-surgical option available for dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles caused by a lifetime of natural facial movements. If you’re bothered by wrinkles around your eyes, between your brows, or along your forehead, then Botox can produce excellent results. It can last for 3-4 months before you’ll need to consider re-treatment, making it a low-commitment way to begin exploring cosmetic treatments.

Don’t Get Botox If You Want to Look Decades Younger

Botox is best for achieving the most refreshed, rejuvenated version of yourself. If you want to look like a completely new person or want to look like you did ten years ago, Botox may not be the right option. In these cases, a surgical procedure like the facelift will produce the most transformative results, meaning you may need to explore other options. Make sure to have reasonable expectations for your Botox treatment, despite what many people might claim it does.

Do Get Botox With Plenty of Time to Spare

Many people opt for treatments like Botox before a big event like a wedding or reunion. Although it can give you a major confidence boost, it’s important to schedule your injection appointment well ahead of your big day. This gives the product time to settle in fully (which can take about two weeks) and gives you time to return for a follow-up appointment to tweak your results if needed. Make sure not to opt for Botox at the last minute since you likely won’t see results – or you risk unsatisfactory ones.

Don’t Get Botox at a Party

Botox parties are one of the biggest reasons that patients have a bad experience with Botox. Usually, it’s because it’s administered by an inexperienced or uncertified injector who is unable to take the time to really discuss your goals and create a customized treatment plan. As with anything, you’ll get out of Botox what you put into it – this includes cost, time, and consideration. And, since your face is what you present to the world, it’s always worth it to seek out the best, most qualified providers. It can be the difference between an excellent first experience and a disastrous one.

Schedule an Appointment

Botox is an excellent way to boost your confidence without downtime or high cost. To meet with Drs. Kalimullah and Cavanaugh and learn more about your options, we invite you to contact our Chicago, IL office by calling or filling out our online form.