The secret to a natural-looking Botox result, is not to eradicate all movement, since no one wants to look like they’ve had injections.
It is often best to be conservative with the first treatment of Botox and then see the patient in 2 weeks, to assess the results to obtain the best-desired Botox dose. At that time a patient may decide with the advice of their practitioner to remain at the same dosage or to increase it.
The amount of Botox needed for each area is dependent first on the desired effect, and secondly on the amount animation and strength of the muscle.
The practitioner should be very knowledgeable of facial anatomy and the number of units required for minimizing the movement of expression lines. When properly performed, BOTOX® treatments will leave a patient looking relaxed, rested, and refreshed.
After the initial Botox treatment, the patient will begin to notice improvements within 5-10 days. Eventually after 4-6 months the Botox will have worn off.