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.

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