Over-Anxious Angelenos Guide to Going Back to Botox

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

Finding a good Botox doctor can be a frustrating endeavorone I like to describe as tricky. Do you choose a plastic surgeon, or do you go to a dermatologist for such a procedure? How do you communicate to the doctor that you actually like your face, but just want someone to enhance what you've already got, rather than having someone with a God complex impose their signature look on you? On the other side of the spectrum, what if you want to completely transform your look? How do you find the right medical professional who won't make your face into a punchline? I've learned the hard way that the ones boasting less is more are usually those who leave you looking like a wide-eyed, startled-looking, frozen Phyllis Diller. Please do not let their stunning offices adorned with Calacatta Gold marble with backdrops of cascading waterfalls win you over until you've seen results on your own face.

For quite some time now, famed New York-based dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross has managed to keep a steadfastly loyal clientele largely based on two things: his longtime medical expertise in the field of dermatology and his signature straightforward outspokenness on overhyped, ineffective skin procedures. At the tail end of winter, many will be taking care of beauty business that may have been put on pause due to the pandemicin other words, bi-annual or quarterly Botox treatments. W thought it essential to provide some helpful reminders and direction on the do's and don'ts of Botoxwho better than Gross to give us insight into the important factors to keep in mind? Below, Gross outlines some of the most important guidelines and information we all need to bear in mind when getting ready to freshen up our faces.

First off, there are several Botox brands. Is there one that is far more superior in your mind, or one that you've had more success with than others? Are there some we should be wary of, or other which contain ingredients that you aren't a fan of?

I personally use Dysport, which is one of the leading competitors to Botox. It temporarily decreases muscle movement in the target areas and softens the appearance of any glabellar lines between your eyebrows and your forehead. It's also used for specific muscle-based medical conditions such as muscle spasms and neck pain.

This question, of course, depends on one's face and how much fat or muscle tone they may havebut is there a guideline for how often someone should get Botox?

Read more on: beauty

You May Like