And very recently, actors and celebrities have been snapped with frozen faces at the Cannes Film Festival and the Oscars. At first blush you would think all Botox is bad.
Are celebrities REALLY falling out of love with Botox?
In contrast, the most recent report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported a record number of Botox treatments. Demand for Botox is also expected to increase.
Last year more than 6.3 million Botulinum toxin type A treatments were performed, continuing to make Botox the nation’s most popular ‘non-surgical’ procedure.
Surely then not all Botox is bad?
So why the Paradox?
Is Botox going out of style with celebrities, while the rest of the country increasingly opts for the needle?
For some celebrities, the ‘frozen’ look is something they were seeking. While in other cases, let’s just say, even the the best injectors make mistakes. However, in most cases, ‘too much’ Botox is not something celebrities want or like.
Botox isn’t just a celebrity affair either. We are all realizing what a good result looks like.
Celebrities are slowly learning from past mistakes (recent exceptions noted). Celebrities and Hollywood A-listers haven’t fallen out of love with Botox. In fact, just like the rest of us, more celebrities are doing Botox.
What we are seeing is attention on celebrities who haven’t got good results, while the smart celebrities are doing their Botox better, smarter and keeping it under-the-radar.
1. A More Natural Look
Let’s face it, no pun intended, the frozen look was never good.
When it comes to Botox, there are broadly 3 types of look – the ‘natural’, ‘still’ and the ‘frozen’ look:
Natural – Advanced Botox Injectors customize treatments to the individual and can achieve a subtle, natural look. A natural look softens facial lines and wrinkles, yet still retains facial movement, for example when you laugh, cry or look surprised.
Still – A ‘still’ look provides a nice result; lines and wrinkles are erased and some facial movement can still be seen. When the treatment is done well, a ‘still’ look provides a natural result with full correction.
Frozen – A ‘frozen’ look inhibits facial expression and the skin appears stretched tight across forehead. A ‘frozen’ look can also give the face a ‘waxy’ appearance.
As history has shown us, the frozen look is not good for celebrities and actors. If an actor can’t move their face, they can’t do their job.
Smart Celebrities: opt for a ‘natural’ or ‘still’ look.
2. Small and Subtle Improvements
Celebrities are also realizing the difference between enhancement and correction. Enhancement is associated with augmentation, while correction is making small, subtle improvements to provide correction, for example softening age-related lines and wrinkles.
In a past edition of Elle magazine Michelle Pfeiffer is quoted as saying,
“I’m all for a little here and there – fine. It doesn’t matter to me if people have plastic surgery, or they don’t, or if they do Botox”.
Whether or not Michelle Pfeiffer has had Botox is debatable, but her attitude of making small, subtle improvements is a good one, with benefits both on and off the red carpet.
Smart Celebrities: make small and subtle improvements.
3. Treat only One or Two Facial Areas
In the same vein, celebrities are also learning to only treat one or two facial areas. For example, treating the frown lines between the brows, known as the 11’s, and also perhaps the Crow’s feet. This reduces lines and wrinkles, but there isn’t enough of a difference for anyone to know.
Kelly Ripa might be a fan of treating just one facial area, telling a friend,
“When all else fails, I get Botox injected right here, right into my forehead”.
Smart Celebrities: only treat one or two facial areas with Botox.
4. Regular Maintenance
Another celebrity trick is to get the desired Botox result, and then proactively maintain it. Through regular Botox treatments, celebrities can hold their wrinkles at bay, and the media soon forgets they ever had any.
A-lister’s are able to stay under the radar, and most importantly, out of the spotlight for the wrong reasons.
Smart Celebrities: stick to a regular Botox routine.
5. Keep Beauty Secrets Safe
Celebrities are becoming less and less vocal when it comes to their beauty secrets; not just with Botox, but with everything. Again, celebrities are learning from their past mistakes – being vocal about beauty secrets has proven to be a disservice for some.
Take Simon Cowell for example, he’s freely admitted to using Botox, but then he’s never been allowed to forget it.
Smart Celebrities: don’t vocalize their beauty secrets.
Are Celebrities REALLY falling out of Love with Botox?
When you’re in front of cameras every day, or being photographed on the street you have to look good. However, if Botox is part of your beauty regime, it has to be done well.
Botox mistakes have been made, but smart celebrities are learning fast.
Botox isn’t going out of style with celebrities, the SMART ones are just thawing out..
.. and learning that LESS IS MORE.
In some cases, celebrities are doing their Botox so well, you wouldn’t know they had Botox at all..
Have you ever wondered how much Botox costs? Look no further..
From threads to forums to real-selfers, the web is awash with people talking about the price of Botox. After spending hours reading all the reviews of Botox we could find, interviewing Botox experts, consulting online databases of thousands of user reviews, Injector 5280 in Denver has pulled the best of the web together to create a Botox price guide to the United States.
Larger and more affluent cities tend to have the highest prices – Manhattan, NY and Beverly Hills, CA are the most expensive cities to get Botox.
Connecticut has the highest average cost of Botox – Connecticut also has one of the highest number of millionaires per capita in the United States, as well as one of the highest concentrations of top doctors.
The North-East region of the United States has higher prices compared to other regions.
Research shows that the price of Botox ranges from around $10-$21/unit.
Taking into account all 50 states, the average price of Botox in the United States is estimated to be around $13 per unit.
Cost of Botox
The price of Botox is dependent on many things, including the skill and experience of the Injector, local economy, consumer spending and patients in proximity to providers.
Generally speaking, affluent and more populated cities and states tend to have higher prices. Price can also vary greatly within a state, especially where pockets of more affluent communities exist in close proximity to top Botox Injectors.
Price is important to consumers as they seek value for money. However, while cost is important, so too are results.
Choosing a Botox injector shouldn’t be decided primarily based on price. A lower price isn’t always a bargain, while a higher price isn’t a guarantee of better results. Quality of results, level of care, trust and overall patient experience are also important factors.
We believe Botox should be thought of as a service, not a product – It’s not Botox alone that provides great results, but rather how the Botox is injected.
Therefore, it’s not the PRICE of Botox you should bargain for, but an injector you TRUST, and results you LOVE!
Including US States: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Demand for Botox Predicted to Grow 50% within 10 Years
The demand for botulinum toxin type A cosmetic products (Botox Cosmetic®, Dysport® and Xeomin®) in the United States is predicted to grow 50% over the next 10 years, according to a new report by Injector 5280.
Demand for Botulinum toxin type A treatments (referred to as Botox) has been strong and steady over the last 9 years. Even in 2008 in the midst of the recession, demand dipped only slightly.
According to the latest report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 6.3 million Botulinum toxin type A cosmetic treatments were administered in the United States last year.
Injector 5280 predicts the Botulinum toxin type A market will reach at least 9.5 million cosmetic treatments by 2024, representing a 50% increase in demand within the next 10 years:
Future trends were predicted through in-depth analysis of data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in combination with the importance, probability and implications of other factors in the Botox market.
Why is the Demand for Botox expected to Increase?
1. Botox is Mass Market. Once it seemed only celebrities and affluent baby-boomers opted for aesthetic injectables, but Botox is now common place for the everyday person.
Increasing numbers of people are seeing minimally-invasive procedures as a viable option. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, botulinum toxin type A cosmetic treatments were the most popular ‘minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure’ last year.
With the ease of treatment, increased accessibility to local providers and the affordable cost of Botox, it is predicted that Botox will continue to grow as a mainstream aesthetic treatment over the next 10 years.
2. A Shift in Cultural Thinking. Recently there has been a much greater social acceptance of aesthetic injectables. Ten years ago a Botox treatment may have been seen as vain or gratuitous, however people are now much more accepting.
Media coverage of celebrities and Botox has got everyone talking about injectables. Botox has become a household name, and even a verb. People are now seeing Botox as another part of their beauty routine. Some women highlight their hair, some get their nails done – others see Botox as just another available beauty option.
In most cultures over the next 10 years, it is anticipated that there will be an even greater social acceptance of Botox as a form of beauty maintenance.
3. Increased Spending on Beauty. According to Yahoo! Shine, women reportedly spend $426 billion a year on beauty products. Women, who account for 94% of the Botox market in the United States, are also spending their beauty dollars on Botox.
With an optimistic economic outlook projected over the next few years, spending on beauty products is expected to increase, as well as spending on Botox.
4. Botox not ‘Economically Sensitive’. Even in an economic downturn, Botox has proven not to be acutely economically sensitive.
In the midst of the most recent recession, the number of Botulinum toxin type A cosmetic treatments dipped only slightly – treatments fell by as little as 4.4% in 2009; while the following year the number of Botox treatments jumped 12.2%, even though the economy was still sluggish:
5. Increased Quality of Treatments. Botox isn’t a cookie-cutter treatment and a good result takes more than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Injectors now understand in order to gain patient satisfaction and retention they need provide a customized treatment. Results have greatly improved over the last 10 years and consequently so have patient satisfaction rates.
Greater patient satisfaction rates has led to increasing numbers of people choosing Botox. As Injectors further hone their skills, it is predicted that satisfaction rates will continue to rise, as will the demand for Botox.
6. Continued Demand from the 40-54 Age Group. Demand from the 40-54 age group has historically always been strong and consistent:
The 40-54 demographic are typically mature in their careers, and statistically the highest wage earners. In their struggle against aging, this demographic also has good reason to spend money on beauty products.
Even as little as one generation ago, we didn’t see advertising of anti-aging products like we do today. Older adults are becoming increasingly aware of the options available to them.
The 40-54 age group is a very important market for manufactures of Botulinum toxin type A and a significant reason why historical sales have been so strong. Last year the 40-54 age group represented 58% of the market in the United States.
With greater education and increasing desires to preserve a youthful appearance, it is predicted that consumer demand from this age demographic will further increase over the next 10 years.
7. Younger Adults are currently the Fastest Growing Market. The largest age group choosing Botox for cosmetic treatments have tended to be 40-54. However last year, there was an increasing demand from people in their thirties.
Over the last 2 years the demand for Botox has continued to rise for all ages, however the fastest growing age group last year was 30-39. Demand from this age demographic increased by 4% – the largest growth rate compared to any other:
At around the age of 35, collagen production starts to decrease and skin loses its elasticity. Lines and wrinkles start to appear and people begin to see changes in the mirror. Again, people in their thirties are becoming increasingly more educated about their available options, making Botox a viable treatment option.
The 30-39 age group has also experienced strong historic growth. Since 2006, the 30-39 age group has seen an average growth rate of 6.38%; second only to the 40-54 age group which averaged 7.38% in the same period:
The thirties market is a relatively untapped Botox market and becoming increasingly important. It is predicted that awareness of Botox will continue for people in their thirties, and demand from this demographic will subsequently increase over the next 10 years.
8. Awareness of Preventative Botox. The growth in demand for Botox has, in part, also been generated by younger people realizing that Botox isn’t solely used for correction.
Studies have shown that Botox can prevent the development of facial lines and wrinkles. Botox reduces and eliminates fine lines and wrinkles, but it can also prevent facial lines and wrinkles from becoming more noticeable. If facial muscles are not able to contract and form facial lines, they can be less prominent in the future.
Younger adults are starting to see the benefits of being proactive when it comes to beauty maintenance. Indeed, the tag line for Injector 5280’s medical practice is ‘Proactive Medical Aesthetics’, highlighting the value of prevention.
As increasing numbers of people see the preventative benefits of Botox it is predicted that demand for Botox will also increase.
9. The Emergence of the ‘Bro-tox’ Era. Interestingly, the number of men choosing aesthetic injectables is also rapidly growing. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that between 2000 and 2013, the demand for Botulinum toxin type A cosmetic treatments from men increased by 310%.
Men are starting to realize that the ‘furrowed-brow’ look is out, while a fit, refreshed and youthful appearance is in. Frown lines on men’s faces can make them appear stressed, worried, aged and even angry. With competitive workplaces and assertive social scenes, there has never been more pressure on men to look refreshed and youthful.
Although men currently only represent 6% of the overall Botulinum toxin type A cosmetic market in the United States, Botox is proving to become an increasingly viable option for them. It is predicted that more and more men will choose Botox over the next 10 years.
10. Growing off-label use. Although Botox Cosmetic is only FDA approved for a limited number of facial areas, advanced injectors are using Botox to treat other areas of the face.
For example, Botox Cosmetic is also successful in treating the depressor anguli oris muscles to elevate drooping corners of the mouth. Botox can also be used to tighten platysmal bands in the neck, creating a sharper profile.
Although not FDA approved indications, these procedures are considered well known to some advanced Botox injectors.
It is predicted that off-label use of Botox will continue to grow the market for Botox, and thus increase the overall number of Botox treatments performed.
11. New Botox Indications. Botox Cosmetic was first FDA approved in 2002 for the treatment of frown lines. Last year the FDA approved Botox Cosmetic to treat lateral canthal lines, also known as the ‘Crow’s feet’.
As Botox manufacturers continue to prove successful indications for use, more FDA approvals will lead to more people becoming aware of the benefits of Botox for use in those new areas.
With more indications for the use of Botox, it is predicted that demand for those treatment areas will follow suit.
Demand for Botox is Expected to Grow at a Strong and Consistent Rate
With the ever increasing popularity of anti-aging products and our desire to preserve our youthful appearance, greater numbers of people are opting for the needle.
Injector 5280 expects the demand for Botulinum toxin in the United States for cosmetic treatments to grow at a strong and consistent rate over the next 10 years. Even if the economy falls into a recession at any point during that time, long term growth is likely to stay strong.
In summary, growth will be stimulated by new market opportunities as well as developing existing markets. Botox will also ride the cultural wave of a growing acceptance of aesthetic injectables, together with an increasing education and demand for anti-aging treatments. Additionally, treatment accessibility and increasing treatment satisfaction rates will further drive the demand for Botox.
The next 10 years will be an interesting time in the Botulinum toxin cosmetic market. It is expected that sustained growth in the Botox market will lead to substantial profits for the manufacturers. Companies such as Allergan, the billion dollar company behind Botox Cosmetic has every reason to be optimistic about their future.
Although not common, bruising can occur after BOTOX® injections.
Bruising occurs when a Botox needle ruptures a blood vessel.
Blood vessels are difficult to see and everyone’s anatomy is different. Good Botox Injectors use a very fine needle and special techniques to minimize the risk of bruising. However if a blood vessel is ruptured, blood leaks into the surrounding tissue underneath the skin.
The blood has no where to go – and a red or purple mark is left behind. This is what we know as a ‘bruise’. The bruise slowly turns to yellow and green and other shades of color as the body heals itself.
Eventually, the body completely re-absorbs the blood and the skin returns to it’s normal color.
Follow the 24-day timeline below of ACTIONABLE TIPS to:
1) Minimize your chance of bruising 2) Heal faster after a bruise from Botox Individual results may vary
If you’re planning your Botox for a specific event, we recommend being treated about 4 weeks prior. Botox can take up to 2 weeks to reach full effects and if any touch ups are needed, you will have plenty of time to get those done too. You’ll see optimal results of your treatment and any bruising will have subsided. Individual results may vary.
1) HOW TO PREVENT A BRUISE FROM BOTOX
10-12 Days Prior: Avoid*:
St. John’s wort
Omega 3 or fish oil supplements
High doses of vitamin E
Anti-inflammatories e.g. Ibuprofen, Excedrin, Aleve, Advil, Motrin
*If you take aspirin, or pain medication for medical purposes, you should continue use.
7-10 Days Prior: Start:
Arnica Montana orally in tablet form. Available at most supermarkets, natural grocers and drug stores.
Eating pineapple to help minimize bruising. Pineapple naturally contains the supplement bromelain, which enables the body to clear metabolic waste and heal itself faster.
2-3 Days Prior: Avoid:
DAY OF TREATMENT
Bruising can start to appear 0-4 hours after treatment.
2) IF YOU GET A BRUISE: HOW TO HEAL IT FASTER
Apply a cold compress to the bruised areas, on and off for the first 24 hours
Continue taking Arnica Montana orally in tablet form for 7-10 days
Continue eating pineapple
Apply Arnica Montana cream topically to the bruised areas for 7-10 days
As necessary, cover up bruises with a high quality concealer and apply powder with a small brush.
If you plan well for bruising and follow good post-care, there will be very little downtime.
When it comes to Botox® and exercise, here’s found we’ve to be evident at our practice.
When can I Exercise After Botox?
For at least 4 hours after a Botox treatment:
1) Refrain from exercise, including running and any other forms of strenuous activity.
2) Do not engage in activities where your head is below your heart, for example at a yoga class, stretching class or simply bending over after a Botox treatment.
For optimal results, it is preferable to postpone exercise and strenuous activity for 24 hours after treatment.
Why Can’t I Exercise After Botox?
Reason 1) After Botox is injected, it takes time for the proteins to diffuse into the treated muscles. Therefore exercising vigorously after a Botox treatment can cause the product to be metabolized before its had time to fully diffuse. Hence the Botox becomes less effective.
Reason 2) If you engage in activities where your head is below your heart, or if you sweat during exercise and rub your face, Botox can migrate from the intended treatment sites.
Reason 3) In the event you get a bruise after Botox, the bruise can become worse if you workout immediately after your treatment.
If you’re reading this because you exercised immediately after a Botox treatment, don’t worry. You just may not get an optimal result and the Botox may not be as effective. However, it’s unlikely that your treatment will have been significantly compromised or you will experience adverse side-effects, just try to remember next time.
When should I plan my Workout?
Preferably plan your workout before your Botox treatment – either in the morning, or the day before, and have a ‘rest day’ the day of your treatment.
Will Botox wear off faster if I Exercise frequently?
When working out or doing strenuous activity, we have a tendency to tense our facial muscles.
The more we exercise, the more we tense our face.
Try it now… pretend you’re working out hard, or lifting a heavy weight. Do you feel your face tense up, grimace or frown?
For people who exercise regularly, these strong and repetitive facial movements can result in our body moving through the Botox faster.
This effect is even more pronounced for people who lift heavy weights during their work out. When lifting weights, people experience more tension through their faces.
Also, if you exercise frequently, including distance running, your metabolism becomes faster, which means Botox may last less time. This is because the body can metabolize the product quicker, breaking it down faster.
In contrast, people who don’t work out, or have never worked out, tend to have weaker facial muscles. Botox is more effective in weaker muscles and less product is needed. For people with weaker facial muscles, Botox can last significantly longer that Allergan’s four month guideline.
Will I need more Botox if I Exercise?
Over time, for the reasons above, strenuous exercise can strengthen and tone facial muscles.
There is a positive correlation between stronger facial muscles and the number of Botox units needed for an optimal result.
Therefore, if you exercise frequently, vigorously and hold a lot of tension in your face while you exercise, you may need more Botox at your treatment, and/or it may wear off faster after treatment.
DON’T STOP EXERCISING!
Exercise has so many benefits for your overall health, including your heart, weight, mood and energy levels. The minimal difference in longevity and the amount of Botox needed is definitely worth the trade-off. Plan your Botox treatment around your workout and don’t stop exercising!
– Go for a natural look – Start with just 1 area – Plan for bruising – Don’t do it over your lunch break – Combine your treatment with time off work
If your Botox is done well, friends aren’t likely to know. They may even comment that you look more refreshed and relaxed.
4. Have you done your Research? One of the most important things you can do upfront is spend some time finding a good Botox Injector. This can make all the difference to your results and your experience.
Get a recommendation from a friend, or select a provider from Allergan’s official Botox website. Do your research on the medical practice and the Injector.
5. Does the Injector understand your Aesthetic Goals? Be clear with the Injector about the look you want and which areas you want treated. The majority of Botox patients want a natural look, but tell the Injector what your definition of a good look is.
IT’S OK TO SAY TO THE INJECTOR YOU DON’T WANT THE ‘FROZEN LOOK’!
An advanced Botox Injector will be able to customize the look you want.
A lot of patients bring pictures to their Botox consultation. This can help the Botox Injector visualize the look you’re seeking. You can bring pictures of people in magazines, celebrities, or even pictures of yourself when you were younger.
6. Are you prepared for the Cost of Botox? Let’s face it, sometimes it can be scary going up to the front desk and getting a bill.
Ask the Injector to give you the total cost of the treatment beforehand.
This will help you determine if you want to proceed. A good Injector will be able to give you an accurate price before they inject you.
Don’t comprise SAFETY with SAVING MONEY. The best Botox Injector isn’t necessarily the most expensive, but one things for sure, they won’t be the cheapest. If a price for Botox is ‘too good to be true’, then it probably is. BEWARE of any deep discounts, deals or promotions.
7. What about Post-Care? Understanding and following post-care can maximize your chances of a great result. Most importantly:
– Refrain from exercising after Botox for at least 4 hours – Avoid lying down completely flat for 4 hours after the treatment – Do not rub or massage the treated areas – If you have a minor bruise after Botox, this will subside in a few days and can easily be covered up with makeup – this goes for men too!
8. Are you a Patient Person? The first 2 weeks after getting Botox can be a journey, so be patient.
Here’s what to expect after your Botox treatment:
Days 1-3 – Over the first few days you may see no changes at all.
Days 4-7 – As the Botox begins to take effect, you will start to see some changes. The onset of Botox can be quicker in some facial muscles that others, therefore it’s not unusual to see some very slight unevenness in the beginning. You have to be patient during this time while the Botox takes full effect.
Days 8-11 – You will have a pretty good idea how it will turn out. You should notice a smoothing effect to the skin and facial lines and wrinkles will be reduced or eliminated. The result should be a refreshed and more youthful appearance.
Days 12 – 14 – You will see full results.
If after days 12-14 your Botox is still uneven, you may need a touch up. Call your provider to see what can be done. In many cases the Injector can inject a few additional units to resolve any unevenness.
A good Injector likes to get feedback, both good and bad. They won’t be offended if you need a touch up. If the Injector wants your continued business, they will want the chance to get it right.
The Final Result!
You’ve had your treatment done and you can see the full results.
Hopefully you love your Botox.
If you didn’t like the treatment, know that your Botox will wear off in a few months.
Just like finding a hairstylist, it may take time to find the right Botox Injector.
If you loved your Botox then that is great.. Perhaps you’ll do a second area next time, or just maintain your results.
Building a relationship with your Injector is important. They will get to you know your facial anatomy, musculature and continue to improve on the look you like.
We hope this has been useful..
We sincerely wish you well in your quest for GREAT Botox!
Some women don’t want their husbands to know, some men don’t want their friends to know, some executives don’t want their co-workers to know.
We get it.
We’re not advocating being sneaky, or spending money you don’t have, but a lot of people desire to keep their Botox® a secret.
For the right reasons, it’s ok to be discrete.
Here’s how to keep your Botox YOUR secret:
1. Go for the Natural Look. There are broadly 3 types of ‘look’ when it comes to Botox. The natural, still and the frozen look. Go for the natural look because it won’t give you away and it looks more attractive.
Tell your Botox injector you want to retain your facial movement, for example when you laugh or look surprised.
If your Botox looks natural and done well, people won’t notice a change, they will just think you look better.
2. Treat just One Area. Treating just one area of the face will provide correction, but there won’t be enough of a difference for anyone to know you had a treatment.
If you treat one area, go for the frown lines between your eyebrows, also known as the 11’s.
3. Plan for Bruising. If you’re prone to bruising easily, or even if you want to just minimize the chances of bruising after Botox, try not to take aspirin or anti-inflammatories 10-12 days prior to treatment. Also avoid alcohol 2-3 days before treatment.
Taking Arnica Montana and eating pineapple before and after the treatment can also help minimize bruising.
4. Regular Maintenance. Get the look you want and keep it. Regular Botox treatments will hold those wrinkles at bay and people will soon forget you ever had any. Following a regular Botox regime can also mean more effective Botox treatments, because treated muscles won’t be fully active yet
5. Don’t do it over your Lunch Break. Even though Botox is sometimes referred to as a ‘lunchtime’ procedure, do it on a Friday evening after work, or on a Saturday.
When you leave your treatment, you may have some redness at the injection sites. This is completely normal and will subside very quickly, although you may not want anyone to see.
6. Plan it around a Vacation. Plan your Botox treatment before a vacation or take some time off work. Or if you stay at home, get your treatment done while your loved one is out of town. When you (or they) return, people will just think you look more rested and relaxed. Any bruising or swelling will have subsided.
7. Pay in Cash. For some people, leaving behind a paper trail is a sure-fire way to give their secret away.
As long as you have the money of course, stock piling cash in between treatments is common practice. Alternatively, pay half in cash and the other half on a card.
For some patients who have money, but for whatever reason really need to hide their injections, it has been known to routinely get cash-back during their weekly supermarket shop. Hence no ATM withdrawals, or unusual credit card transactions.
We don’t advocate or oppose these methods, but of course, for some people it really helps them be discrete.
8. Don’t Vocalize your Beauty Secrets. Keep your beauty secrets safe! People are generally becoming less and less vocal when it comes to their beauty secrets; not just with Botox, but with everything. If you look amazing, then maybe it’s good genetics!
9. If Someone Asks. If it comes up in conversation and someone ask you directly, be like JLo and don’t rule anything out. If it’s a firm no, then you might get some backlash later. Tell people you wouldn’t be opposed to a treatment in the future, if you really needed it.
10. Go through the Back Door. Ok this isn’t for the masses, but if you’re in the public eye, see if the practice has a back door you can enter. This may sound over the top, but some people don’t want to walk through a busy reception.
In some cases, high-profile patients text the Receptionist from their car, and ask them to text them back once the Injector has finished with their current patient. That way they can just walk straight into the treatment room. Others come in sunglasses and summer hats… ok, you get the idea.
Fortunately these days, the stigma of Botox injections has worn off, but there’s a multitude of ways of being discrete about your Botox injections if you need to.
By law, aesthetic practices have to respect their patient’s privacy. They have to observe strict HIPAA policies and abide by rules about sharing their patient’s information.
So as long as you don’t shout it from the rooftops, it’s VERY easy to keep your Botox treatments YOUR SECRET!
With the increasing popularity of anti-ageing products and our desire to preserve our youthful appearance, more people are opting for the needle. Botox has become one of the most widely talked about anti-ageing treatments on the market today.
But how much do you know about Botox Cosmetic?
Find out by taking this educational and informative quiz. Whether you’re new to Botox, or an experienced Botox professional, some of these questions might challenge you.
What year was Botox Cosmetic first Approved in the US by the FDA? Botox Cosmetic was first FDA approved in 2002 for the treatment of frown lines.
What is the name of the Company that Manufactures Botox? Allergan, Inc. headquartered in Irvine, CA.
Is Botox Cosmetic a Dermal Filler – True or False? False – Botox Cosmetic treats dynamic lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive facial movement. Dermal fillers enhance facial volume.
Statistically, what area of the face is the most popular treatment area for Botox Cosmetic injections? Glabellar lines, also known as frown lines, or the ‘elevens’. These are the wrinkles that form between the eyebrows.
In which year did an Advertisement for Botox Cosmetic first appear in a Magazine? The first Botox Cosmetic advert appeared in 2002, in People Magazine’s ‘World’s Most Beautiful’ issue.
Does Botox have any Medical uses other than for Cosmetic uses? Yes. Botox is FDA approved for more than 25 medical uses in approximately 85 countries. Medical uses range from treating chronic migraines, excessive underarm sweating, urinary incontinence and abnormal eyelid spasms.
Is it Advisable to Exercise after Botox? It is generally recommended that patients avoid exercise, or lying flat, for 4 hours following a Botox treatment.
Statistically, which Age group uses Botox Cosmetic the most? 40-54. According to the latest American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) report, this age group had the highest % of total procedures in the United States in 2012.
What does the term ‘Brotox’ refer to? Brotox refers to Botox for bros, or in other words, Botox for men. According to the latest data from ASPS, men accounted for 390,000 Botox treatments in 2012.
What year was Botox Cosmetic approved to treat the Crow’s feet? Botox Cosmetic was FDA approved in 2013 to treat the Crow’s feet. Crow’s feet are the fine lines which form around the outer corners of the eyes.
Name 2 ways providers charge for Botox Cosmetic treatments By the ‘Unit’ or by the ‘Area’. Charging by the ‘unit’ pertains to the quantity of Botox a patient receives, while charging by the ‘area’ pertains to the treatment of a specific area, for example the forehead.
What is the most Popular minimally-invasive Cosmetic procedure for both Men and Women? Botulinum toxin type A treatments, or in other words, Botox and Dysport. According to the latest data from ASPS, Botulinum toxin type A procedures topped the list in 2012.
What was the name of the 2012 Botox Cosmetic Marketing Campaign celebrating 10 years of FDA Approval? ‘Women Just Like You’. The campaign celebrated women who had made a positive impact on their friends, families and communities.
Name 3 ways of minimizing Bruising after Botox 10-12 days prior to receiving Botox, patients can avoid taking aspirin, St.John’s wort, Omega 3, Ibuprofen and high doses of vitamin E. 2-3 days prior to receiving Botox, patients can also avoid alcohol. If you take aspirin, or pain medication for medical purposes you should continue use.
All Botox Cosmetic providers’ Results are the same – True or False? False. Select a provider from Allergan’s official website: www.botoxcosmetic.com and do your research. Visiting 2-3 providers for consultations is always recommended and choose someone you trust. Bring a list of questions with you to your consultation and ask the Aesthetic Injector to show you before and after photographs of their own patients.