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Thinking about Botox shots?
Getting botulinum toxin treatments “is not something I think (people) should be impulsive about,” says Malcolm Roth, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Here are some recommendations:
-Experience matters: Get the shot delivered by a doctor who has performed hundreds of such procedures.
-Men vs. women: Look for someone who has knowledge of facial anatomy and an understanding of facial aesthetics, several plastic surgeons and dermatologists recommended. Different people require different amounts of the drug; men generally need more than women.
-Keep it fresh: Ask the nurse or doctor to mix the solution immediately before the injection to ensure freshness. Botox is delivered in powdered form, and once water is added, it must remain refrigerated and stays fresh for only about a day.